Brimborion Brew

A mixture of things without value or use

Friday, April 14, 2006

I've been reprimanded

I hear it's no longer Paczki day. Although I have to admit that I could really go for somthing like that right now.

I saw this on one of the message boards that I post on. The top 15 skylines in the world. We're #2! Were #2! I think the picture of Shanghai looks like a science fiction book cover. I must say that I am really surprised of all the skylines in the east, I thought the US had cornered the market on skylines, yep, we have our fair share but all of those are really impressive.

It is 10:48 pm and it is 71 degrees downtown tonight. Yep spring has definately sprung. Things to do are coming out of the woodwork. Art Chicago is right around the corner.

There are some really great shows coming up at Ravinia this year. I would love to see Tom Jones and Etta James on July 16th, Bonnie Raitt and Keb Mo on June 23 or June 24th. Steve Miller Band on July 18th. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, I'll have to see if I can find someone who wants to go see some of these shows.

They've announced the movies in the park. Ferris Bueller is on the list. Pulling up a chair and a bottle of wine, hopefully every week.

Taste of Chicago announced their line-up. I'll probably go down and see JoDee Messina.

Another wine drinking festivity fast approaching (I'm starting to see a pattern to my favorite Chicago events) the Grant Park Music Festival, which is actually held in Millenium Park.

Maybe we'll get some more information about this one soon.

I'm off to find more stuff to do!

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.

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
The Good Girl
The House of Yes

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

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.