Monday, August 28, 2006

cupcake update

Oscar made it to the lineup. Although I protest to his smile. He's a grouch, his smile should be upside down. Although Zoe's unibrow was quite the surprise. It was chocolate frosting, and quite delicious. I had two of these on Saturday. Part of old roomie's bday celebrations. I continued to devour banana pudding and 2 more cupcakes from magnolia bakery. I think I'm cut off from all sweets until the end of the month. That's only 4 more days you say? You don't understand how difficult that can be for me. I'll have to tell you about my month without desserts back in June sometime.

Friday, August 25, 2006


I heard about this on NPR today (yes, I am an old man who listens to the news while driving to work). It's called freecycle. You post things you don't want and let people take it. It's not like ebay where you sell your old junk, here you give it way, no backsies, or conversely, you take it for free. Useful for stuff you have lying around the place you don't want or need but can't find a way to get rid of, or for stuff you want to take off of someone's hands. worth the check out.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Come on Napoleon, give me some Tots!

I had a Napoleon Dynamite moment the other day. Doing a Radiology rotation can be somnolescent. You're in these dark rooms with people talking real softly and you have no idea what you're supposed to be looking at on the x-ray. Without fail, 5 minutes into the day, I start nodding off. My usual way of keeping myself awake is to sip, chew, or munch on something. The other day, while on a "field trip" to one of the other reading rooms, one of the docs had a huge bag of pretzels with them, seriously big, 5 pounds worth of mini-pretzels big. He offered it to everyone, and right then and there I saw my opportunity to keep awake. So I grabbed a fistfull and shoved them into my lab coat pocket so I could munch on them while reading films. Later on, while everyone is in the room reading films, I'm behind the doc, observing and learning, and every now and again I reach into my pocket and sneak a pretzel into my mouth. The whole time all I could think of was Napoleon Dynamite. I was sitting there just waiting for some jerk to kick my pocket and crumble all the pretzels. Yeah, I need a life.

Cartoon network has unleashed some entertaining/weird ads all over the place. I particularly find them amusing.

Many people have no clue what's going on, which makes it even more amusing to me.

Can you tell me how to get...

I like cupcakes. These were good too. Many times I have been asked,"When will you grow up?", mostly by my father (I like animation, which roughly translates to: I still watch cartoons.) Come on though, you gotta admit, those are cool cupcakes.I had a long argument/discussion about these cupcakes with my sis and cousin, both grown up and watchers of Sesame Place in their youths (as well as I). Before I presented them with these cupcakes, I was telling them of how I found these fun cupcakes at a bakery near the hospital I'm rotating through in Brooklyn right now. I told them I got a few cupcakes, Big Bird, Elmo, Zoe, and the blue guy. Cousin says,"you mean Cookie monster." Nay, I say, Cookie moster's eye were crossed (or loose and rolling around his sockets, whatever muppet impairment you want to call that), the other blue guy. Both he and sis deny the existence of another blue character. I continue to thry to persuade them of the existence of this guy. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name, but Gonzo kept coming to my mind, but I knew that wasn't right, Gonzo was the weird nosed muppet from the muppet show with the fetish for chickens (well, for Camilla the chicken anyway.) They suggested Oscar. I was like," First of all, that's Oscar the grouch, secondly, he lives in the garbage can, and thirdly, he's green.) They still didn't believe me. I tried to remind them how he was also a superhero and would put on a helmet and cape and fly around and stuff, and now they said I was making things up. We were discussing/arguing for a good 30 minutes or so, and finally we googled it and it all came flooding back to everyone: GROVER!

Hmmm... Maybe I do need to grow up...

a view from the cape

The view from cape cod, a little reprieve from the moving and before my forced excursion to Maine for school stuff. It was pretty. Picture doesn't really do it justice.