Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Whale smile

The other day I heard on KZQZ 1430 AM's top of the hour news snippet that one the storms that hurricane Issac produced beached a couple of pilot whales who were being kept cool and hydrated by attendants and fed a steady diet of fish smoothies through a feeding tube until they could relocate them into the ocean, and the way they worded it sounded like they were just out having a spa day at the beach, even though it must've been traumatic (and pricey, for the humans involved at least) for all. I took a mental note to later look up what Pilot Whales looked like and it turns out they are kind of somewhere between a porpoise and a sperm whale and a little cartoon cutie, just look at this pic someone snapped of a Pilot whale looking like it is smiling! Too cute not to share, and it totally makes me want to draw a cartoon of the beached whales on a spa day, drinking smoothies from giant straws.
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OF COURSE someone in St Louis invented this...

St Louisans love to party. Being in a brewery town, they also love to drink. So of course when someone invents a device that eases your trouble and mess in making JELLO SHOTS, our local news featurette "Show Me St Louis" does a story on it.* Too funny not to post. How could I not be curious at a link that says "introducing the jellinator"? I've never made jello shots before, but man do I like it when someone brings them around, so I kinda wish they would give me a free one so I could blog about trying their recipes or it being a hit at parties or something. It looks like our local weekly rag's food and drink blog already got a test drive, but hey, a girl can dream.


Honestly, I'm a little surprised that the idea of having a reason to make and take jello shots actually sounds good to me right now. Only because over labor day weekend, we (20+girls in a cabin in the woods of Lake Taneycomo near Branson, MO) had about a million of them at my friend Claire's bachelorette party weekend, including some gross mistake tequila ones, some frozen ones that were not quick to eat, and some half-melted ones we threw out, all of which should have turned us all off of them for a WHILE. I'll take this opportunity to post a very awkward-faced photo of me taking a "shot" out of a jello shot syringe, administered by the cocktail waitress at the dueling pianos bar we went to in Branson, MO. I promise that I didn't plan on making this face when I had my friend take the picture, it just happened, which I find way funnier. It was shocking how nonchalant the girl was about aiming a turkey baster/injector style device in complete strangers' mouths, it was like how I imagine force fed animals must feel at the vet's office...totally weird, but I'll let the picture speak for itself. I kind of look like a freaked out baby bird who is contemplating puking up her meal after getting grossed out by mama bird trying to feed me regurgitated food, and I'm like "waaaiiiittamminnute....so you're telling me that this is the only way I can get food until I can learn to fly? oookayyyy, I guesssss.....WAIT WAIT I WASN'T READY FOR THAT! UCK WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!"



*I was trying to find this feature story on a day trip destination after liking their fb page (that I bought a living social coupon for a while back, but have yet to set aside a weekend to redeem) to see what it's like before planning to go on a double date there before it gets too cold, and I couldn't resist clicking on this story and sharing it with the internet.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ksteg sent me this video that reminded her of me

I love it when I hear from old friends like this. I miss Kristen all of the time! My favorite thing about this video is its cartoon heliated vocals and italo disco lo fi synth beat weirdness, and how in the video they are turning anything with control panels on it into a synthesizer (like the pilot and the scientist ground control looking guy) even though those knobs couldn't possibly match up their functions with the sequences of sounds they are producing...NERD alert! That girl does have a rockin zip up flight suit and bad ass bangs though!
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