Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pimple Popping on YouTube

Hubby was watching Big Brother After Dark and they were talking about searching weird things on YouTube.  Specifically, they were talking about searching popping pimples.  Hubby couldn't resist, so he went to YouTube and did the search.  There are some really gross videos.  He couldn't resist, so he showed me when I got home.  There were honestly some on there that were turning my stomach and I have a really strong stomach.  So, if you are bored and in the mood to be grossed out, or maybe you are just so curious you can't help yourself; go to YouTube and search popping pimples.  But remember, I warned you some of them are really gross.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Austin Comic Con

Hubby was selected to be a volunteer again this year at the Austin Comic Con.  I also volunteered, but I am not sure if I will be selected yet.  It will be three very long days, but hubby had so much fun last year.  If I don't get selected as a volunteer, then I will still go and maybe take my neighbor.  My neighbor would LOVE to go and he would have so much fun.  We will have to see, November is a long way off.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Broken Record

In the Austin area, we have officially broken the 1925 record for the most days of triple digit temperatures.  The record was 69 and I believe we are at 72 now.  They are predicting our temp tomorrow to be 108.  That is just to blasted hot.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Drought & Water Restrictions

Living in Texas, you expect the triple digit temperatures, and you even expect that there will be droughts and water restrictons.  What really irks me are those people who refuse to follow the watering restrictions.  In the area where I live, we are at Stage II which means we can only water outside using sprinklers on certains days of the week and only during certain hours (not during the heat of the day).  Since people are not following the restrictions and the water consumption is too high to sustain us through the drought, they are considering going to Stage III which could be no outside watering.  I see some of the people in my neighborhood who water every day and simply don't care. Their reasoning is that "they can afford the bill".  How can we get them to see that it is not about whether you can afford the bill?  I can afford my bill too, but I want to ensure that we have water to sustain us through the drought.  For those people who are only worried about their yard looking pretty, how do we get them to understand? 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


There was a new show on tonight called Mobbed.  It was hosted by Howie Mandel and was actually much better than I expected.  The premise is that they get a group of people to do a flash mob.  Tonights was a guy who wanted to propose to his girlfriend.  Unfortunately, Howie didn't let it stand at a simple flash mob.  They ended up having over 1000 people and not only did he propose, they also arranged a wedding.

Monday, August 15, 2011

City Wide Garage Sale

Hubby and I went to the City Wide Garage Sales on Sunday.  We typically like to go several times per year, but the past week times we went have been disappointing.  It is slowly becoming the City Wide Jewelry Show.  About a third of the vendors this time were all jewelry.  Only a few of the normal vendors were there this time.  We actually did buy a few times, but overall it has been pretty disappointing.  I normally like to look through the fabrics, but since I got a horrible rash from it last time, I didn't go near it this time.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Yard Work

Today hubby and I, mostly hubby, did a little work in the back yard.  We have some spots in our back yard where the grass just isn't doing very well.  We think we may have a fungus call brown spot, but we aren't 100% sure.  We are going to take a sample and get it tested.  In the meantime, we are doing some of the others things suggested to take care of it and that should at least make it better.  If we don't have brown spot and it is just the heat, then the things we are going to do won't hurt the grass.  Other than working in the yard, we had a pretty uneventful day.  What did you do today?

Friday, August 12, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance

I am so happy that Melanie won on SYTYCD.  She was my favorite during the auditions and has been my favorite all through the competition.  I was a little disappointed that Marco came in third.  I thought he should have been second.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I looked at the allergy forecast for our area and we have had high mold counts for 25 of the last 30 days.  I always thought that there needed to be some moisture in the air for the mold count to be high, but I learned today that that is not true.  Some mold is really high when it is hot and breezy, just like it has been here in Texas for quite some time.  Darn.  I was really hoping for some relief from the sneezing and coughing.

Monday, August 8, 2011


I spent the whole weekend sleeping.  I didn't realize how run down hubby and I had gotten until we both got sick this past week (he with bronchitis and me with a sinus/ear infection).  We are both still recovering, but at least our bodies were able to get rested over the weekend. 

Now, I am looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully getting rid of this walking cast.  Let me tell you, a walking cast with the triple digit temps we have been having is not pleasant.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


We seem to have a lot of bats that hang around in our area.  Late in the evenings, we can see them flying all around.  I don't know much about bats, but they are kind of cool to watch.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eden Eats

Last night we walked a new show on the Cooking Channel called "Eden Eats".  On last nights show she spent 24 hours eating in various restaurants in the Austin area.  I was a little hesitant about what restaurants they would show since most travel/food shows tend to feature all of the same places  Thankfully, Eden didn't stay on the normal path.  She chose an Ethiopian restaurant, a Cuban place, a Moroccan food truck, a Filipino restaurant, a Lebanese bread place, and a Hungarian restaurant.  It was great to see places other than BBQ and Tex-Mex featured.  A couple of t he places are not too far from where I live, so maybe we will have to check them out.  If you want to see some of the recipes they tasted, you can check them out on the Cooking Channel.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cats vs. Dogs

In the Parade yesterday, there was an article about which is better a cat or a dog.  In this article the dog won, by a nose.  Today, a coworker sent me the "Dog's Diary vs. the Cat's Diary".  The cat's diary is hilarious.

From a Dog's Diary
8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

From a Cat's Diary
Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.

They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Bastards.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now................