Brimborion Brew

A mixture of things without value or use

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

odds and ends for today

Well it's Paczki Day once again. I'm not going to indulge, because it seems like that is all I've been doing lately. I'll have a low carb bar in honor of Fat Tuesday! I didn't realize that Fat Tuesday starts with the Feast of the Epiphany. It's all about food. I don't want to buy a daquiri but it was fun to click on things on this site. You can actually make a song.

Sunday is the big day for Oscar, here is a list and some facts about the best picture award. I must say, I haven't seen alot these films.

Looks like Tivo may give away boxes...of course after I've purchased mine.

Hard to believe that a cave so big that you could fly helicopters into it has gone undiscovered until the other day. Open your eyes people. It looks pretty cool though.

http://www.foxnews.com/images/193753/1_22_021306_new_cave.jpg

Alright, more health benefits of chocolate. Imagine that reduced risk of death...I better go get chocolate.

Ah, the answer to the long debated question on whether you need to turn off your pc at night.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

lose your free radicals and take a poop

For all of you who think that Britney is just fluff...Britney Spears guide to Semi-conducor physics.

I get much of the important news of the day from the monitor in the elevator at work. I saw that Psycho Path in Michigan was voted the wierdest street name in the US. Turns out that Mitsubishi sponsored the poll and the top ten winners are a crackup.

10. Tater Peeler Road in Lebanon, Texas
9. The intersection of Count and Basie in Richmond, Va.
8. Shades of Death Road in Warren County, N.J.
7. Unexpected Road in Buena, N.J.
6. Bucket of Blood Street in Holbrook, Ariz.
5. The intersection of Clinton and Fidelity in Houston
4. The intersection of Lonesome and Hardup in Albany, Ga.
3. Farfrompoopen Road in Tennessee (the only road up to Constipation Ridge)
2. Divorce Court in Heather Highlands, Pa.
1. Psycho Path in Traverse City, Mich.

Wow, why couldn't I have downloaded the billionth song from itunes, I could really use a $10,000 Itunes gift card. He downloaded Coldplay, I downloaded several Tom Jones songs lately, I think it would have made a better story all around if I won. HA!

I thought Green Tea was good for somthing. It's good for your brain. It prevents ovarian cancer. It prevents free radicals, whatever that is.

Some cool pics. I liked them so much I watched all 99 of them.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I am glad, I swear

I don't have one of these, but it cracked me up when I saw it on my google page.

My old roommate used to on occasion call me Pollyanna. You remember her, she played the Glad Game. She would take the grimest of situations and find something in it to be glad about. Well, I happened to stumble upon the hometown of the author who created the world's most optimistic character. Eleanor Hodgman Porter grew up in Littleton, New Hampshire. And how you ask, do you happen to stumble across something so incredibly interesting. Well, I was watching one of my favorite shows, Unwrapped on the Food Network. They had on show about a store that is the Guiness Book of World Record's holder for the longest candy counter. 112 feet to be exact and they say they have tons of old time candy for sale there. The place, fittingly enough, is in Littleton and is called Chutters. Okay, can you plan a vacation around candy and Pollyanna? Look how pretty it is. I wonder if Southwest flies to Littleton.

Look a free library, and Pollyanna is there. Wait a minute, all libraries are free. Well, you don't have to leave your house, who wants to go outside anyway. (That doesn't sound very glad to me...?)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Movie Stuff

The other day I was watching The View. They had a bunch of beauty products that famous people use and supposedly really work. I'm always looking for a good hair product. This is the hair product that Debra Messing from Will & Grace uses. She has great hair, so of course I wanted it, but it's all relative because if you are movie star and making gobs of money it's no big deal to drop $195 on a hair product.

The academy award nominations were announced. I have to say I'm pleased that some of my favorites were there. I was a little surprised not to see Walk The Line nominated more but I was pleased to see Crash and Brokeback Mountain there. Capote was the slowest movie I've seen in a while. Didn't like that so much.

The 78th annual Academy Awards will be televised Sunday, March 5th at 7pm on ABC. I have to set the tivo, so I can forward past all the boring stuff. Here are some Oscar party ideas from evite for anyone who wants to clean there house by March 5th.

I do enjoy movies with quirky characters, here are my favorites:

Harold & Maude
Wonder Boys

Ghost World
Fargo
The Good Girl
The House of Yes

I'm sure there are more....can't think of them right now