Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sexy Anti-Freeze

Watching SportsCenter and a commercial for "Peak Anti-Freeze" came on featuring Danica Patrick. I had no idea how sexy anti-freeze could be.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bad Restaurant Names

Adding to my ever growing list of unfortunate restaurant names. To date, the champion has been "Pastabilities," which used to be in Port Washington, NY. Fortunately, it's been razed and replaced by a parking lot. However, while in Manhattan last week, I walked past "Wok and Roll." If not worse, it's as least as bad.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Greg Maddux

Great story about Greg Maddux turning 40 at He is the primary reason, along with the Sports Guy, that I'm a baseball fan.

The End of Innocence

Today is Easter, 2006. J, who is six, figured out the Santa Claus/Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy scam a few days ago. I think it had been bothering him since he got a personal letter from the North Pole right before Christmas (courtesy of his Grandmother). It struck him as odd that SC had time to write him personally, what with all the toy building, list checking, etc. A few weeks ago, a personal letter from the Easter Bunny arrived. Now he's had trouble with the easter bunny before. I mean, who wouldn't? It's such a bizarre story to tell kids. And the redeeming value? Don't see one. At least with Santa, you get the "spirit of giving."

So, a few days ago, he asks M about it. "Does the Easter Bunny REALLY hide the eggs and bring the candy? Or is it mommies and daddies?"

M, not wanting to lie to him for obvious reasons, just asked what he thought. "I think it's mommies and daddies."

So there you have it. He wasn't even upset about it. Personally, I think the story was always a stretch, since rabbits don't have opposable thumbs. It should be the Easter Monkey. Makes just as much sense.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Terminator & MacArthur

This space has remained conspicuously empty since December. At least to the three people who read it. So I will attempt a resusitation. Or resurrection, depending on just how dead you consider a four month lapse.

When I was in college, we reserved seats in the common area by saying "Terminator" (ie, "I'll be back."). "MacArthur" also worked if you were going to be gone for a long time ("I shall return."). Clever, and also less emasculating than "backsies". So, I will claim "Terminator" on this small spot and return soon.