Saturday, March 24, 2012


I'm wearing a hoodie - don't shoot me please!


I'm wearing a hoodie - don't shoot me please.


National Puppy Day is a special day, recognized on March 23rd annually, to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. But more importantly, it's a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills, as well as further the mission for a nation of puppy-free pet stores.

National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Behaviorist and Author, Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day. This holiday, as well as others, are part of Colleen Paige's Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, a non-profit organization which offers financial assistance and educational programs ranging from pet cancer to fire safety and travel safety for kids and pets alike. AMF also hosts many wonderful holiday festivals and trade shows throughout each year and brings local shelter pets to these events hoping to find them a forever home.

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and join in all the doggy fun.

Friday, March 23, 2012


The second Woody Harrelson came onto the screen, as Haymitch, all I could think of was Kevin Bacon in Beauty Shop and that Joan Rivers will be all "BITCH STOLE MY LOOK!" You know that Woody's is a wig and Kevin's is probably extensions.

Woody in Hunger Games

Kevin in Beauty Shop


It was good, NOT great, maybe a 2.75 out of 4. I only paid $6.00. The theater was about 30% full (nice!) and I did not see one cell phone light up!

When they make an unneeded minor but significant change from the book in the first 5 minutes you know the movie will be lacking. The change? The origin of the Mockingjay pin.

It didn't occur to me when reading the books but once the games began I thought, "The Running Man".

Josh Hutcherson nails Peeta. And it's okay to crush on him bc he's over 20! He can call me daddy anytime.

Their was one very emotional moment but there should have been more but the movie failed to achieve them.

For a 388 page book, they really stretched it out at 2 hrs and 22 mins while still managing to cut major subplots - mostly Cinna and his team and all their prepping and why.

Liam Hemsworth throws a few facial expressions. His character in not a major player until book 3.

Jennifer Lawrence does not convey the needed mix of charisma, angst, anger and isolation.


He was working the meat counter (heh, heh) at Costco today. The pics don't do him justice - I don't know how everyone (at least it seams like everyone) is able to take "sneaky pics". I was a nervous wreck and am sure he knew what I was doing.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This is it! The MUG SHOT OF THE YEAR FINAL! These are your four finalists. You have one week to vote. Have at it!





Tuesday, March 20, 2012


We currently have a tie for the two semi-finalists. You have one more day to cast your vote for your 2 favorite mug shots in the second half of the MUG SHOT OF THE YEAR semi-finals. You can vote here.

Monday, March 19, 2012


I've been catching up on my reading which include Steven King's 11/23/63 and Full Dark, No Stars; Bill Clinton's Back To Work, Ricky Martin's Me (still in progress) and surprisingly Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Trilogy. Yes, all three books.

I decided to read The Hunger Games, mostly on a whim (damn you Kindle! {shakes fist at sky}), to see what all the hype was about both the book and the coming movie. For those of you living under a rock, the movie starts this Friday, 3/23.

I knew three things about The Hunger Games before reading it:

  1. It is/was a wildly popular book series.
  2. Most importantly, it was written for the young teen market.
  3. There was a lot of excitement about the coming movie.
What won't hurt you to know:
  1. It takes place in the near future, 150 years or so, after some sort of war or apocalypse.
  2. The government is everywhere and knows everything. Hello big brother.
  3. The government controls everything - food, knowledge and your perception.
  4. Make sure you have time to read it because you won't want to put it down.

My spoiler free thoughts:
  1. It is a real page turner! I couldn't put it down and read the 378 page book in 1.5 days.
  2. Although it is sold as three books, it really should have been one. Unlike the Harry Potter books, the quality of the story and the reading level both decline. 
  3. The books are written much more like an action/adventure movie script - heavy on the action and light on the character development. This is fine for the first book but wears thin by the third. Maybe I read too much Steven King.
  4. Katniss is the heroine and becomes quite annoying but I had to keep reminding my self that she is just 14 and this book is written for young teens. I think most teens will identify with her self doubts, fears and loneliness. I think it will trigger many memories for adults.
  5. Katniss doesn't really grow or learn from her experiences, which is really frustrating even when you remember her age and that the books span less than two years.
  6. Josh Hutcherson perfectly matches the image I had of Peeta. We'll have to wait to see if he can portray Peeta's spirit and strength.
  7. The trilogy makes for quick, light reading and despite it's faults, I recommend it.

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