Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Merry Christmas!

Me and the kitties and Mr. Pook555 will be watching some bad tv and snuggling :)

Plus, it seemed I had 2 lumps of coal in my stocking, but they turned out to be my 2 little all-black kittens!

So lots of treats for us and for the kitties of course!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas with Cats

Happy Holidays everyone!!

If any of you has never heard of "Simon's Cat" then you should really go to the link because it's basically the funniest set of animated shorts you will ever see in your life, especially if you are a cat lover.  The mischievous little kitty is so spot on in terms of his behavior (though he is somewhat more over the top than my kitties here, but only somewhat).  Below is why we don't have a large Christmas tree in the house anymore (we have two little pre-decorated, non-breakable trees instead - which still are prone to kitty mischief).

Seriously, these videos are the funniest ever, guaranteed to put you in the holiday mood!

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Wonder of the TomTom

Dear TomTom,

    Can I say that without your little device I would permanently be lost?  Because it's true.  I get lost easily (like, really easily) so when I have my little TomTom with me, I feel much better.  Plus, he talks with KITT's voice so what could be better (yes, I did purchase a KITT voice for it and it is the bomb.com).  And yes, sometimes I do thank KITT for his help.  The end.

    And Thanksgiving food is the best food ever invented...

pook555

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I am awful for not blogging...

There, I said it.  I need to try and blog more!  I'm awful!

Random things:

Fresh & Easy has the BEST food EVER!  There, I said it.  And I love them.  Except that I have to scan my groceries, but they make it much easier than the self-checkout in other stores and they pack it, so...I forgive them.  They are a giant ball of awesome (and make the best salmon salad and potato salad combo). Love, love love.

Except (and there's always and "except" or "but" isn't there) that they had some weird fundraising thing involving taking receipts...um, what?  I mean, you needed to take my receipt to...raise money?  What if I need to return something, what do I do (not that I did want to return any of my awesome food, but, well, it was creepy).  So Fresh & Easy, please do not have fundraisers involving taking my receipt.

And that's it...for now...until I blog again (SOON, I swear)...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Spiders...



Dear spiders that fall on or around my head,

   I'm having a really bad day (week, month, year) and I really do not appreciate you falling in and around my head, scaring the bejesus out of me.  It's really not nice.  Now I don't know if you are still on my being, even though I've brushed my hair 1000X, shaken out my shirt, etc.  But I know you could still be there...

   Did you know that once, one of your brethren landed on my glasses, WHILE I WAS WEARING THEM in the car?  Thankfully I was a passenger, not the driver, so when I flung the glasses onto the dashboard, a horrible accident did not ensue.  Try getting over that, a spider showing up on your lens.  You would fling them too.  How would you like it if a human showed up on YOUR glasses or fell on YOUR head.  You wouldn't like it one bit.  Oh, and then there was the time when one of your brethren landed on my shirt (causing screaming and my cat to scratch me BADLY), or sat on the ceiling above my head...the stories ABOUND!!

   So I propose we go back to doing what we do best.  You can hide in the corner, discreetly, or just disappear in a box in the garage (until I need that box and you can move elsewhere at that time).  I will ignore you.  You can ignore me.  And we can have, to quote an episode of Star Trek:  TNG (because I am clearly a nerd) "peaceful coexistence."  Oh, wait, those aliens wanted to take us over and such, but, well, just, um, can't we all just get along???

xxoo,

Pook555

P.S. Just looking for the spider pics traumatized me...

Here, now you can scare your friends!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Luxury Kitty Accommodations!

I had to post about this:

The Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel

You have to see this place!!  If you are a cat lover, this place is for you - honestly this place makes me want to move to England :)

Or be a cat and stay there LOL!!

I think this would also be my dream business to run...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Writers of General Hospital are Smoking Crack

Not that I have actual proof of that, but really, have any of you watched GH lately?  I actually wrote a longer post about this that I plan to publish with pictures, but that will come in the next day or so...

In the meantime, let me sum up the show in this latest storyline.  James Franco, the incredibly hot and famous actor shown here:














Has gone insane and decided to do little guest stints on the show.  I don't know why he is doing this (shades of Joaquin Phoenix perhaps??  I dunno).  But he is.  So, imagining I'm a writer of GH for a second, I have lots of ideas for his possible character spring to mind:  Mysterious stranger, Supernatural character (hey, Twilight is popular y'all), Avenging character (it's pretty much a soap opera about mobsters), Undercover Cop...the list goes on.

And in the end, do you know what the writers picked?  Mysterious artist (hmm, okay, there's potential there), possibly someone from Dante's past (okay, tie to a main character) who is a serial killer (wait, what?) who has a homoerotic crush (umm, hold on now) on the show's stoic hit-man-who-doesn't-talk-much Jason Morgan (hold on, is this a joke?)...aaaaaand, his character (named "Franco", oy) wants to, uh, be with hit-man Jason and kill with him (yeah, this is definitely a joke...wait, no?).




Hey Sonny, where's Jason, my killer crush?  Get it?







But wait, there's more!  Franco also arranged for nuMichael (the main mobster character Sonny's son, who is now being played by someone who can act) to be raped in prison by this guy:





Hey, want to go back to my cell for some toilet wine?





Nope, they don't open a vineyard together like in "Let's Go to Prison" (which is a kick ass movie btw, and a must see for any Will Arnett fan).  Prison rapist is killed by hit-man Jason, which means Franco has to kill someone else and...and then my brain exploded from the bad writing.

Oh, and since it's General Hospital there's some stuff with doctors who sleep with each other for no reason (Patrick, Patrick's-slutty-ex, Elizabeth's brother, Quartermaine intern doctor, etc.), a nurse (Elizabeth) who is pregnant ever 5 seconds and complains about having to be supported by a prince with a zillion dollars and who wants to invest her children's college fund in a scam through her brother...

I can go on in detail, and will in my next post because of all the bad tv I watch, this is the worst.

And the writers of GH are on crack.  My advice, skip GH, get some toilet wine, and watch this big bunch of awesome:
















Love,

pook555

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday USA!!

Yay, it's the 4th of July - so wish a big ol' Happy Birthday to the USA!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Economy Sucks, but Meg Cabot Rules

Not that anyone I'm sure has noticed, but I'm sorry for not blogging lately as I've been depressed busy lately.  I don't have a really great idea for today's blog, so I'll just state some random thoughts (because you know you want to hear my random thoughts, who doesn't):



Dear BP, I'm not here to be political, but I don't consider the oil spill in the gulf to be a political issue.  Just a really really horrible disaster.  BP, you suck for causing the oil disaster in the gulf.  And you suck because of the fact that you didn't just own up to it, work with the government, and try to control the problem.  No, you just made up a bunch of hooey about how you had a plan all along, had safety standards, and how walruses are native to the gulf, and then had the government force you to set aside some funds to help all of those whose lives you pretty much ruined (so you couldn't just go declare bankruptcy and get out of the whole thing like I know you want to do).  And your commercials don't help...



And Dear Economy, I'd like you to improve since I have little to no money.  If you do improve, we can be BFFs, I promise!

Finally, Dear Meg Cabot, I am currently reading Insatiable, and, as per usual, it is an awesome book.  I'm about half way through, and so far, I'm really loving it.  And it makes me forget how craptastic the economy is currently, which is a good thing.  If I ever write a YA novel (like I want to), it will be to be your BFF, because your books are awesome (even though Insatiable is not considered YA, just in case my readers are wondering).  When finished reading, maybe I'll even do a little book review here for you!!



So, in conclusion:

BP, you suck (but could hire me to do PR for you, in which I'd make you seem less like you suck and my economic situation would be greatly improved).  But I still might say how much you suck on my blog since it is semi-anonymous...hehehe...

If the economy improves, we'll (me and the economy, because that's perfectly normal to be friends with a concept or entity) be BFFs.

Go buy Insatiable.  Because Meg Cabot is awesome (and who I also want to be my BFF, in addition to an improved economy).  Keep in mind it is kinda campy, so be in that mindset when reading.



Love xxoo,

Pook555

P.S. I  also bought this of course (yes, I confess I'm a Twicrack addict)!  I think it is a given that I want Stephenie Meyer to be my BFF (mostly so I can convince her to finish Midnight Sun).  And by convince, I mean make her watch bad tv with me while covered in my heaviest cats until she finally relents and finishes it, just sayin').

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Giveaway!!! (that's not mine...)

Hi!

So it's time for another GIVEAWAY that's not mine!!!

It's from the fantabulous blog Mean Girl Garage for a $20 Gift Card to Athleta.com or Babeland.com.  Go click to win on the link above to Mean Girl Garage or here to enter the contest to that I you can win!!!  Her "dirty pants" sound great and I want a pair  you could buy them at Athleta if you win!!

So go and visit her blog so I you can win some dirty pants or other dirty things LOL!!

The drawing is tomorrow, 6/15 at 10am EST!!

And these may not quite be the pants below, but it will give you an idea, enjoy :)















xxoo,

Pook555

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Makeup makes everything better

Well, makeup, bad tv, and my cats (and husband).  With that being said, for me, free makeup makes everything better, as I'm a Bzzagent, which is a super awesome website/program via which I get free products (like makeup) to try out and give my opinion about - which is great because, let's face it, I love free stuff and I'm opinionated, so win-win.  So that's what today's post will be about, the latest free products that I received from Covergirl (part of their "blast" collection).

As a side note on this campaign from Covergirl, I'm also extra inspired to write about this by the fact that I recently may or may not have watched a Bravo marathon of America's Next Top Model from 2008 (Cycle 11), during which the models had to participate in loads of Covergirl related ads/campaigns, etc.  So you see, this IS bad tv related.  Also, I really really want to go to Holland after watching ANTM, who filmed a lot of the competition there.  So country of Holland, if you are reading this, you need to provide me with a free trip to you so I can visit and buy clogs (though they look uncomfortable, but are unbelievably cute):

Clogs/Holland, here I come.















But anyhow, back to the review of the Covergirl Blast Makeup:

We'll start with the Covergirl Shineblast lipgloss (in shade, Sparkler):






















So, as you can see, it's pretty much a gorgeous shade of pink (which is my most favy fav color in makeup just so you know).  Upon first glance, I thought this might have some chunky silver glitter in it (which would not have been pleasant), because that is what it looks like in the tube, BUT it didn't.  The glittery shine is really really fine, so it's not chunky or tacky.  Plus, the gloss tastes like watermelon and is super yummy.  Taste is really important to me in a gloss, and this was pretty much delicious, so two thumbs up for that.  And it has a nice, smooth texture, not sticky, icky, or tacky, just shiny and pleasant feeling on the lips.  The only thing I didn't like is that I was expecting a pretty, shiny, baby pink color on the lips, but instead got a "your lips but shiny" result instead, with almost no color payoff (but it's so pretty in the tube, waaaaaah!).  I remedied this by adding some tinted lip balm beneath the gloss, and voila!  Some pretty, shiny, PINK results.  And the consistency/shiny-ness/taste was ranking up there with MAC, so pretty good job Covergirl.

From yesterday's post, I'm starting a new rating system which will consist of rice krispie treats.  There will be a score out of 5 rice krispie treats.  So this gloss gets four out of five rice krispies!!

4/5 RKT





Next, the Shadowblast Shadow in Purple Plume:



















Now, I really really like this concept of easy to apply shadow in a lipstick like case (double sided, for convenience).  Plus, it reminds me of an eyeshadow (in light purple no less) that was part of a set of children's makeup I received as a kid from my biffly bff (the most adorable and awesome gift ever, no joke, the lipstick, eyeshadows, etc. looked like crayons, and really worked when applied).  SO, with that trip down memory lane, I was all "eeeeeee, just like my makeup crayons" when this arrived.  And there was an instruction booklet with it (and directions on the back to create a sexy, smoky eye).

This was good, as whenever I've tried for the "sexy, smoky, eye," I usually get "sexy, smoky bruise" instead, and look like I have a black eye (no good).  But, I followed the directions with this, applying the light, shiny color (sort of a light pinky-purple) all over the eye, which took all of 2 seconds (so quick, easy), followed by the darker color on the upper lashline and crease of the eye, which again, took 2 seconds, so I was pleasantly surprised with how easy and quick this was to apply.  Since the darker color kind of acts like a liner, you can skip that step if in a hurry (I added a bit of top lash liner anyways).  Then you smudge a bit with your finger, and you're set.

The end result was pretty, not too overtly dark, but nice.  The only problem was, when I smudged it into place, I noticed how creamy it stays when applied (read: you know this is going to crease), plus, if you touch/rub your eye, it comes off!  I kind of expected more of a cream-to-powder consistency, and was slightly disappointed by this.  Sure enough, it did crease and wear off later in the day after application, but if you carry (it's small and portable) it in your purse, again, it takes about 2 seconds to reapply.  It's also nice to carry around to go from casual to nighttime quickly, when on the go.

Adding powder shadow on top helped with the creasing (so did a shadow base), but I was a little disappointed in the way this creased/wore off as the day went on (though I did reapply).


So, for this one, I'm giving 3/5 RKT with an extra shout out for being like my makeup crayons.







And there you go!

xxoo,

Pook555

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Giveaway!!

Okay, so that was a tad bit misleading, and I'm not having the giveaway, but one of my very favorite bloggers, the Boob Nazi is so you can go here to enter. It's for some super-beautiful necklaces from this etsy shop of awesomeness (plus, I'll be honest, I get an extra entry for blogging about this, so it's a win-win situation for us all - and by "us all" I mean me and the 0 people who are reading this new blog of mine). Aaaaaand, I'm lazy, so this is my blog post of the day (again, win-win). Plus, here are some of the necklaces you could win (and by "you," I mean "me"):

Wind and Wings Trio Necklace
Wind and Wings Trio

Springtime Necklace
Springtime Necklace

Beautiful, no?

Okay, time to feed the cats and watch bad tv...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Woot Woot, The Blog is Here!!

It's here!! I've actually gone and done it!! I am now officially a BLOGGER!! And I have cats and watch bad TV, so what could be a better title, am I right??!!

Well, I'd say I was an accidental blogger. You see the story goes something like this:

A while back, I started following one blog. And then, I commented, and clicked on a few other commenters' profiles, and started to follow their blogs...until I figured I'd start my own. Now, I don't promise to be as funny as any of the other blogs that I follow, but I'll try my very best. When in doubt, I will fall back on things my crazy relatives say (they are truly very funny, albeit accidentally so - which is why I'll probably remain somewhat anonymous LOL).

Speaking of being somewhat anonymous, you can call me pook555 (now don't you want to name your kids that?).

So hi to everyone who is reading (and by that I mean probably nobody)!!

Oh, and please bear with me (<--note: I did just google that phrase to make sure it wasn't "bare with me" which apparently would mean for us to all get naked, which I am not advocating) while I design and add bling to my blog to make it nicer (I promise, it will be nicer, any tips are welcome).

xxoo,
pook555