Brimborion Brew

A mixture of things without value or use

Friday, January 20, 2006

Oh how I love to reminisce

That is what I should have named my blog, reminicing...Did you ever see a picture of something that you remember from your past with such fond memories that it puts a gigantic grin on your face? That very thing happened to me just last night as I was paging through the Vermont Country Store Catalog. I posted about them a little while back they are the purveyors of the practical and hard-to-find. Drum roll please... Here it is...the good mood maker. You should have seen this thing by the time I got through with it. It's ears were gone. The banana was no longer yellow, I written something on his gym shoes, it was probably "Paula loves Chucky." I remember waking up in the middle of the night and running to my mother in tears that we had to go to the hospital because my monkey's ear had fallen off.
This was fun to see too. You remember Family Affair. That was Buffy's doll, Mrs. Beasley.
I had one of these too. and my rotten brother stuck bubble gum on the doll that snapped on the top of it. He also hung my sister's Dancing Ballerina doll by the neck with a noose he made from the belt of his robe. Happy Birthday little brother.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Looking forward

Something to look forward to...a new touring Cirque Du Soleil show! I am a Cirque-aholic. The new show is Corteo, they don't have the dates available for Chicago just yet, but it is on the list. Word on the street is that there is a new Cirque show in the works for Las Vegas based on the music of the Beatles. Now I've got two things to look forward to. I have to say being a Cirque-aholic truly compliments or perhaps is a product of my obsession with Las Vegas.

I've always thought the ocean was to look at and not to swim in.
Now I know how to mummify a body. You never know when that will come in handy.
This is kind of funny to me, in sick twisted sort of way, and a not so fitting tribute to the King's birthday last Sunday.
Overeating vs. being unfaithful, depends on who you ask I think.
It's not really as bad as it sounds, visions of some weird freak show popped into my head at first.
Small price to pay for the gobs of money this guy is making with a number one book. Think of him as the Milli Vanilli of the book world.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

I cleaned my house for those assholes

I love this shirt, I have got to get one. I couldn't have said it better myself. It makes me sad.

Well, my dream is over, I hate those cable assholes. They never showed up! When I called to see where they were - they outright lied and said they had been there and no one answered. Malarcky! Why don't we have more than one service to pick from? You can be whatever asshole you want to be, if you are the only one to pick from. Jackass Comcast.

I was reading my copy of Time Out and I was shocked to find that Trader Vic's in the Palmer House closed on New Year's Day. Home of the original Mai Tai, gone.

Berghoff's is closing as well. Why not just board up all of Chicago. All these historic very cool places are closing when we could close Comcast instead.

Happy Birthday Laura.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

A new world record

I walked on the treadmill 2 days in a row. Starting a new habit is tough, but I'm going to give it my best shot.

I also finally broke down and ordered more than basic cable. I'm still not going to get the Travel Channel. Guess I'll just continue to go to Las Vegas or I could go to MSNBC Travel and they can tell me about the top 10 travel destinations. I will get the Game Show Network, ME tv, and TVland. Does it mean you are old if you start wanting to watch old reruns? I just really like Match Game and Press Your Luck and Hollywood Squares. I'm also looking forward to seeing Mary Tyler Moore throw her hat up in the air and Bob Newhart walking through the streets of Chicago.

On Christmas I played Scene It? The TV Edition it was the most fun I'd had playing a game in a long time, well except maybe when I was playing video poker last week and won $1000. It is a dvd game, where you watch a clip from the dvd and then answer questions. It makes a great team game. We had a blast trying to be the first one to shout out the all play questions, you can sample some questions here. I'd like to try the Movie or the Music Edition as well.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year

Watched a news show about the Vermont Country Store, they claim they are the purveyors of hard to find, unique and practical items. I do like the Tired Old Ass Soak. Oh look it comes with practical advice, hahah.

Tired Old Ass Soak perks you up again in a way that is no joke. If you're too pressed for time to take a bath, take a footbath-or quit your job. Life is too short to be worn out.


They also have Aging Hippie Bath Oil. I love it. Where was this place when I was Christmas shopping. Wouldn't it be cool to give your boss some Tired Old Ass Soak.

I had the best cocktail I ever had in my life at Aria the other night. It was an egg nog white russian. It was awesome. It was eggnog, Kaluha and Vodka, yum. They also had a gingerbread and a pumpkin cocktail but I didn't try those, I need to find them earlier next year. I am going to miss egg nog. Why can't everyday be Christmas? I'm going to find some other fun cocktails like these to fill the void. Maybe a trip to the Kit Kat Lounge is in order. They have awesome martinis there.