Monday, January 26, 2009

super bowl week is here

Well the Super Bowl is upon us. And yes, despite my absolute hate of the Steelers, I will be watching...for the commercials. And during the game I'll flip on over to the Puppy Bowl. Because its just plain awesome.

In honor of Super Bowl week, I thought I'd post 2 of my fave commercials from the last few years. Both from NFL Network.

Friday, January 23, 2009

barry gibb talk show

Fallon in GD hilarious in these. I completely forgot about them until I just caught an SNL rerun while I was trying to fall asleep. I'm posting videos as a shout out to G-Money - who hearts these more than anyone.

Boooo there is only 1 of the 3 Barry Gibb talk show videos up on Hulu. Not cool, NBC, not cool.

miss chanadaler bong

I've had a fairly crap-tastic week, but TBS in its re-run-tastic-ness made it just a wee better. Usually I just flip past Friends eps on TV - I mean there are so so many of them and they're funny, but I've watched them ad nauseam.

But tonight I was lucky enough to catch my favorite favorite episode ever - "The One with the Embryos." The episode title is b/c Phoebe gets implanted with the embryos of her half brother Frank and his wife Alice ("My sister is gonna have my baby!!!").

But the real highlight is a trivia competition between Chandler/Joey and Monica/Rachel about who knows who better. The host: Ross. The stakes: the girls win and the guys get rid of their pet chick and duck, the guys win, they get the girls apartment. Hilarity ensues. Best episode ever.

If you don't have time to watch the video, here are the highlights:

What is Monica's biggest pet peeve?
Animals dressed as humans

According to Chandler, what phenomenon scares the "bejesus" out of him?
Michael Flatly, Lord of the Dance
Chandler: "His legs flail around as if fly as if independent from his body!"

Every week the TV guide comes to Chandler and Joey's apartment. What is the name is on the address label?
Chandaler Bong
Chandler: "Actually its MISS Chanadaler Bong"
Monica: "Come on, Rachel! We steal the TV Guide every week!"

What is the name of Chandler's father's Las Vegas all male burlesque?
Viva Las GAYgus!

And of course, the LIGHTENING ROUND. The highlights:

What was Monica's field hockey nickname?
Big Fat Goalie

Rachel says this is her favorite movie:
Dangerous Liaisons

Her actual favorite is...
Weekend at Bernie's!

Joey had an imaginary friend as a child. His name was...

His profession:
Space Cowboy!

What is Chandler Bing's job?
"He's a...he's a TRANSPONSTER!"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

full time blogging

Well, the few of you who actually read this blog will be excited to hear that you'll be getting ALOT more posts in the coming days, weeks, and months. Yes my friends, today I got laid off from my job at H&D. I wish I could say that I'm surprised, but I'm not. It didn't take me being an economics major to see that the company was never run well and frankly was clueless when it came to all things financial. Riddle me this Batman, how is it that I could have a regional virtually unknown healthcare company for a client at Planit that billed millions a year, yet at H&D we did all the in-store and packaging for an international cosmetics company and we billed maybe a 5th that amount. Hmmmm...

Factor in a troubling economy and the lay off really shouldn't be a surprise. But given my health condition, I somehow thought I was safe. Nope. I mean if you think about it, I was costing the company way more then my salary with all my insurance costs. Then factor in all the days I miss for treatment or because I'm running a fever. I understand that made me the most easily expendable from my department - I contributed the least. But I'm still taking it personally. Like I did something wrong. I'm trying to keep my chin up, and remember I wasn't fired. But its still tough. It will take a while to sink in.

For now I'll take this time as an opportunity to rest and do my best to get better. I'll deal with the tough stuff (oh like lack of health insurance, for example) in a few days.

I think now I'll play a little Rock Band to relieve some stress. (Yeah, kind of second guessing a $150 video game purchase now that I'm jobless... May as well make the most out of it.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

talk about a slow blog day...

So I'm in my usual right before bed routine. I'm in my PJs, I've brushed my teeth and washed my face, and now I play my last few Lexulous turns and give my usual blogs one last look before I get my zzzzzz's.

Well I hadn't looked at Dlisted all day so I'm giving it a quick once over and I literally laughed out loud at 2 photos. Admire for yourself:

Yeah, thats Mini-me aggressively french kissing a plastic baby doll (I can't even type it without LOL-ing). Apparently over in England they are running a "Celebrity" version of one of my all-time fav reality shows Big Brother. The word celebrity is obviously pretty subjective here. The only peeps I know on the show are Mini-me, Coolio, and LaToya Jackson. The others are folks I can only presume are minorly famous Brits. I may know no one, but I still want to watch this nonsense on DVD. I have fond hilarious memories of Mini-me on the Surreal Life (see the ep when he gets wasted and strips down and pees in the corner - classic reality TV). So god only knows what its like when he can't leave the house at all. I mean what were the circumstances that lead to this picture anyhow?

Next photo also begs the question of what were the circumstances that lead to this picture.

Owen Wilson and Rick Rubin riding bikes at the beach?! Really?! How random.

ummmm coolest parents EVER!

You all know I heart everything about our splendiferous new president Obama. And now after reading this article on Best Week Ever, I have even more to lurve.

Apparently last night at the Prez and Michelle were cruising the many inaugural balls, Malia and Sascha got to have some friends come over to check out their new digs. They got to watch some flicks and then they had a scavenger hunt through the White House to get them used to the place. And get this, at the end of the hunt, they open up a door and the fucking JONAS BROTHERS are there! I'm sorry, that would be exciting for me and I'm 27. If I were a tween girl, between the HSM3 and real life Jonas Brothers I think my head would literally explode.

I've tried to come up with an equivalent ridiculous experience for myself. So far this is what I got. I'm thinking, I get to go to the premiere of the Arrested Development movie and then I go on a scavenger hunt which ends with me finding Jake Gyllenhaal naked in my bed. Yeah, that should work. Mmmm...

Ok lets face it, a lot less would make my head explode. I recently found out that Terry O'Quinn (Locke from Lost) has a house in my aunt and uncle development in Lutherville.
So I could go see Benjamin Button and then see Locke grocery shopping at Grauls and that would be enough to make my head explode. And he's not even hot. Although I am reminded of 2 things. 1) I need to remind ppl not to talk to me about the Lost season premiere until I've watched it on my TiVo and 2) I should watch the Cutting Edge after I watch my Lost eps - seeing Locke as a dude with hair AND enough money to buy his prissy daughter her own ice rink is amusing to me.

at last

Dude, I don't know what hit me, but I instantly teared up watching this last night.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

happy inauguration day!

Being sick is no fun. But as my leg continues to heal, and as my painkillers render me too loopy to drive or work, I am lucky enough to be home on this historic day and able to watch the events unfold on TV. Obaaamaaaaa! Yay!

The above mentioned loopiness is going to keep this post short. But not before I get to my point. And its actually not about Obama (while I think he is unbelievable). My point is actually about LBJ and why I think he's pretty awesome himself.

Obviously all media, and well, everyone in general is completely focused on all things presidential today. In that light, my fav foodie Elizabeth Large at Baltimore Sun has listed favorite foods of the last 10 presidents. (Obama apparently loves pizza, BTW)

1) George W. Bush: Mexican food

2) William J. Clinton: Chicken enchiladas (allergic to chocolate!)

3) George H. W. Bush: Pork rinds

4) Ronald Reagan:Macaroni and cheese

5) Jimmy Carter: Sirloin steak

6) Gerald Ford: Pot roast and red cabbage

7) Richard Nixon: Cottage cheese and ketchup

8) Lyndon Johnson: He liked Fresca so much he had a fountain dispensing the soda pop installed in the Oval Office.

9) John F. Kennedy: Tomato soup with sour cream

10) Dwight Eisenhower: Vegetable soup and steak

That's right folks - Johnson loved Fresca just as much as I do. I mean a soda fountain in the Oval Office? Thats dedication people. I need me one of those babies.

OK, this is way more thinking then my brain can take today. Back to the couch.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I wanted to get a good night sleep before I wrote anything here about last nights AFC Championship game. I was just so angry, I knew that any post I wrote would be a rant, in all caps, filled with expletives and unnecessary exclamation points.

Well I got 8 hours of sleep and ya know what? I'm still pissed. But for now, I'll just say this:

1. I'm so unbelievably proud of my Ravens, and how far they made it this season despite the low expectations going in. What we did was truly remarkable considering our record last season and our rookie QB and head coach.
2. Flacco did play like a rookie but Harbaugh certainly did not - the play challenge in the 1st quarter - over whether Santonio Holmes had the catch, when everyone else thought he had a TD - that was a veteran coaching move.
3. My thoughts are with WIllis McGahee and I hope he'll be alright. I was upset enough at the outcome of the game to that point, but to see a player go down like that, it really shook me up.
4. To Rex Ryan, who will inevitably get a head coaching spot now, probably with the Jets, THANK YOU for everything you've done for the Ravens and for Baltimore. You will be missed, but you deserve this opportunity.
5. I refuse to watch ESPN, read my sports blogs, or listen to sports radio until after the Super Bowl - I can not listen to everyone fawn over the Steelers every second of every day.
6. I still HATE the Steelers. And I would like to clarify that I mean not just the team, but their fans, who I find not only obnoxious but extremely disrespectful.
7. Lets go CARDINALS! This is your 1st Super Bowl. Lets make it count boys!

I'm sure the anger rants will come eventually, but as long as I stick to number 5 above, they should be kept in check. Hopefully.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

a prayer

Dear God,
I know over the past 15 years or so I have openly denounced your existence, so you have no real reason to even listen to a prayer from lil ol' me. But as you know 2008 was a really rough year for me. So I have a favor to ask. No its not health related - I know a cure for Leukemia is a lot to ask. I'm asking for you to let the Ravens beat the douche bag Steelers today in the AFC Championship game at 6:30pm EST. I'm sure you get a lot of prayers like this from both Ravens and Steelers fans, but I figure since you've basically screwed me over the last year, you kinda owe me this one. Plus I mean seriously, have you seen how douchey Steelers fans are?! Take their mayor for example.

So in summary, help me out here big daddy. I don't hold the CLL against ya. I know everything is for a reason, and that this experience has made me a stronger person, and realize the great people around me. I just figure, since I found this portrait of you and Ray Ray, that you can't be a bad dude. Make it happen, pal.

Mia (no middle name) Loizeaux

random fact of the day

So I've had the movie Teen Witch on the brain ever since Kenneth's awesome rapping on last week's episode of 30 Rock:

(And for those with the stomach for it, here is the actual version from the movie. I warn that it is painful to watch)

Anywho, I was perusing my new issue of Entertainment Weekly this morning, and it mentioned that Robyn Lively, star of Teen Witch, is actually the sister of Blake Lively (aka Serena from Gossip Girl). I just thought it was really random. I mean yeah, they have the same last name, but I wouldn't have even considered them being related. They look nothing alike. Or am I off on this?




PS, have I mentioned lately how much I heart Gossip Girl? The more obsurd it gets, the better it is!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

neverending netflix queue - the muppet show

The one thing I actually enjoy about this frigid weather is the excuse to stay in, curl up on your couch and totally veg. This evening, for my vegging out entertainment - The Muppet Show Season 3 on DVD.

Now of course I remember watching the Muppet Show as a kid, and always enjoying it. But as I watch these DVDs, I can't help but think of what the show would be like if it were on now. FIrst of all, what kind of celebrities would be the guest hosts? As I watch these eps, even me, who I consider to have a higher then average pop culture IQ, only knows who 1/3 of these celebs are. GIlda Radnor, Steve Martin, Liberace, Raquel Welch - of course I know em. Leo Sayer? Marisa Berenson? Spike Milligan? I have no clue.

Obviously the modern day Muppet Show hosts need a sense of humor. I'm thinking you'd be pulling from the same pool as SNL - Justin Timberlake, Steve Carrell, Peyton Manning? These would be awesome hosts.

On a Peyton aside, I don't care how much I hate the Colts, I find him hilarious in those MasterCard commercials - esp this one:

Also, this is one of my fav SNL skits:

But back to the Muppets. Disney owns the Muppet franchise, so you know the hosts would be like annoying ass Miley Cyrus, or the Jonas Brothers. Or, if the latest made for TV Muppet movies are any indication, we could have a real mixed bag. Case in point, the latest Muppet Xmas special had Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, and Pauly Walnuts from the Sopranos. I mean Uma is a big name, as is Nathan Lane, but neither has been in much lately. So what do y'all think? Leave thoughts in the comments...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

bring it

ravens 13 - titans 10

bring on the afc championship!

Friday, January 9, 2009

twas the night before festivus...

The Night Before Festivus

'Twas the night before Festivus, when all through Charm City
Ravens fans were stirring and even felt giddy.
The jerseys were hung by the chimney with flare,
In hopes that Joe Flacco soon would be there.

The fans were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of the playoffs danced in their heads.
And when we awoke and December 28 was the date,
We just settled down for a winter's tailgate,
When out in the end zone there arose such a clatter,
The opponent looked over to see what was the matter.

In a huddle of players that looked like a flash,
The Ravens looked ready for a hard-hitting clash.
The season had boiled down to one single game
as the players were looking for more than just fame,

And what to my wondering eyes looked intense,
For it was Ray Lewis...and the Baltimore defense.

A terrifying unit, so lively and quick,
They'll hit you, they'll haunt you, or even grab the pick.
More rapid than wolves these hunters they came,
And Ray whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"T-Sizzle! now, JJ! now, Bannan, Haloti!
On, Trevor! on Leonhard! on, Reed and Samari!
To the top of the mountain! to the top of the hill!
Knock them out! Get the ball! Now in for the kill!"

And then, the offense, led by a menacing line,
Came onto the field and was ready to fly.
A three-headed monster was at running back,
led by McClain, a big rumbling mack.
And Mason the veteran, with his shoulder so sore,
Kept reining in passes, one, two, three, more!

And finally, a sight so perfect, so new;
a quarterback to be proud of, a little like Johnny U.
Joe Flacco was ready to take the city by storm,
his cannon for an arm much better than norm,
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And led them downfield, the fans going berserk.

The Ravens were ready to give such a gift
to the fans of Baltimore who needed the lift.
Coach Harbaugh exclaimed, while his team looked so sleek,
"Happy Festivus to all, and we'll see you next week."

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

morning lol

Thanks to Evan for sharing this hilarity with us this morning. The disgusting office coffee I was drinking at the time nearly came out my nose. (On an aside, can this disgusting half freezing rain shit hold up for 20 minutes so I can go to Dunkin Donuts and get a decent cup of coffee?!)

Monday, January 5, 2009

hulu distraction

Don't worry, my inevitable RAVENS playoff-hotness post is on its way. But first I need to bring up my latest Hulu distraction - Lipstick Jungle. By no means is this show "quality" but its total guilty pleasure crap viewing. And I heart it. Wanna know why? Because of this:

Kirby = yummy.

The show also gets points in my book because of Andrew McCarthy. Because lets face it, I celebrate anything associated with "Weekend at Bernie's."