Monday, July 28, 2008

Not Cuil

Cuil, pronounced "cool" was developed by 2 former Google employees that happen to be a husband and wife team. According to a NY Times article in todays paper, this new search engine was launched today with the promise of returning more comprehensive and relevant results. Google is currently the top search engine, being used for over 60% of all searches done in the US. Yahoo is a distant second with a little over 20% usage. With the promise of better results and a more user friendly layout, I was excited to try Cuil. After happily typing, I got this message:

"We'll be back soon...

Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity. Thanks for your patience."

Not Cuil.

I didn't want to...

but I have to admit, I kind of like Come on over, the new Jessica Simpson song. Maybe country is a better fit for her. She is from Texas, y'all.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

And people wonder why...

I became a vegetarian.


Ok, so it's not that new, but I love little stores like this...because I am a paper and stationary whore. I love sending and receiving handwritten notes and they are even better if they are on something fun.
So...Hazel opened in our neighborhood a little over a year ago. The only thing that I don't like about Hazel is that the store has wierd hours, but I still manage to visit it frequently. Check it out.

Man steals buses, returns them at night

A man stole Miami-Dade transit buses, drove them on their routes and returned them at the end of the night and didn't even steal the fare.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

buy it

Corona and lime by Shwayze is now available on iTunes.

Buy it.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

RIP Sophia Petrillo

Sadly, my favorite Golden Girl passed away this morning, Estelle Getty She was better known as the sarcastic Sophia Petrillo on the long running tv show, The Golden Girls. 

20 years later...still hangin' tough!

Like everyone else, I was a fan of NKOTB 20 years ago. I must say, their new song isn't too bad...actually, I'm liking it.  

Get out your jean jackets, big buttons and roller skates because the NKOTB are b-a-c-k...

Random facts

I love knowing random facts. Here are some that I learned this week:

**There are around 600 kernels of corn on every ear. 

**There is on average one silk for every kernel of corn that is on the ear. 

**One out of 3 hotel rooms order adult movies.

**The Marriott makes 30% of it's profits off of adult movies ordered in the rooms. 

Corona and Lime by Shwayze

I am loving this laid back song by Shwayze right now. It reminds me a little of the LFO song that was out around 10 years ago. Everytime I hear it I want to be hanging out on my back patio.

It was released on Rhapsody and Verizon July 15th, but hasn't been released on iTunes yet. Sorry, the video is awful.

Click for video

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another one...

Also taken from that Angie girl....

Name: Stacey L Lens
Single or Taken: oh so single
Eye color: blueish green
Shoe size: cruise ships(according to my brother)
Height: 5'11"
What are you wearing right now? work clothes, I'm at work
Righty or lefty: righty

Kind of pants: linen
Animal: horse or Madagascar hissing cockroaches
Month: May
Juice: I don't really like juice, but so like, orange?
Favorite cartoon: I like the comic strip Fox Trot, does that count?

Bungee Jumped? No, but I did some free falling thing
Loved someone so much it made you cry? dumb question
Been in a physical fight? only with my brother and megan
Been on a plane: I love flying!!!
Came close to dying: no, but someone tried to kidnap me once
Been in a hot tub: love them
Fallen asleep in school: yep
Broken someone's heart: doubtful
Cried when someone died: yep
Fell off your chair: oh, yeah. there was this one time in 7th grade...
Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: not that I ever recall
Saved IM conversations: totally, you knkow, back in the d-a-y

Do You:
Believe in love at first sight? no idea
Believe long distance relationships work: i know they have for other people
Like school: yes
Question yourself: constantly
Who was the last person that called you? my mom to tell me that they got home ok
Who makes you smile the most: hmmm, a lot of people make me smile
Who knows you the best?: maybe my brother
Get along with your family: oh, yeah

Final Questions:
What are you doing this weekend? well, it's the weekend and I'm working
What car/truck do you wish to have: vespa
Have a lava lamp: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
How many remote controls are in your house? no idea
Are you double jointed? not possible. no such thing. it's called having loose ligaments
When you last showered? 2:30pm
Scary or Funny Movies: funny
Rootbeer or Dr.Pepper: ooh, I would welcome either
Summer or winter: there are good things about both
Diamond or pearl: neither, I'm not really a jewelry girl
Sprite or 7up: neither, they don't have caffine in them and are therefore, a waste of my time
Coffee or tea: both!
In person or on the phone: I hate the phone

Yesterday Did You:
Talk to someone you like: yes, I like a lot of people
Buy something: yes, a diet coke fountain soda

Last person who:
Slept in your bed: me
Saw/heard you cry: no idea, I haven't cried in a really long time
Made you cry? again, no idea
Went to the movies with: no idea, haven't been to the movies in months
Been to Canada: yes
Been to Mexico: yes

Do you have a crush on someone right now: hmmm...
What book are you reading now: The Confessions of Max Trivioli
Future kids names: kids?!? I'm not even dating anyone...let's not get ahead of ourselves here
Do you sleep with a stuffed animal: no
What's under your bed: rubbermaids of winter sweaters
Favorite sports to watch: baseball, football, basketball, rugby and volleyball
Favorite Locations: lots and lots of places
Tattoos or piercings: my ears are pierced
What are you most scared of right now? failure, always failure
Who do you really hate? no one
Do you have a job? um, yeah
Have you ever liked someone you didn't have a chance with: oh sure, his name is Matthew McConaughey
Song that's stuck in your head right now? Stuck in the middle with you by Stealers Wheel
Have you ever been on radio? yes. I had to do some promo thing

More Random
What color is your underwear right now? peacock blue
What are the first things you notice about the opposite sex? smile
Are you too shy to ask someone out? yeah, you had to in high school for the vice versa dance
Hugs or kisses: wierd question
Dogs or cats?: dogs
Favorite Flower?: wild flowers
Have you ever fired a gun? oh yeah
How many pillows do you sleep with? multiple

Saturday, July 12, 2008

angie swope is my hero

So I googled myself tonight to see what would come up and one of the first hits was a post on Angie's blog titled "stacey lens is my hero." It was a survey, so I am going to complete the survey for her...

1. The phone rings. Who do you want it to be? someone with good news
2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? I don't remember not ever returning it, but I am sure there was that one time...
3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? It depends on how comfortable I am around the people. I can be shockingly quiet sometimes.
4. Do you take compliments well? No, not at all.
5. Do you play Sudoku? I used to, but am so over it.
6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? I would have a better than average chance.
7. Do you like to ride horses? Star is my all-time favorite horse, Doc comes in a close second...Jack and Cupcake are definitely at the bottom of the list!
8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? Yes...horseback riding camp.
9. What was your favorite game as a kid? Ghost in the o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock ROCK!
10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, what would you do? tell them to go home to their wife.
12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? yeah
13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued? Be pursued.
14. Use three words to describe yourself? quirky, tall, BOL
15. Do any songs make you cry? not currently
16. Are you continuing your education? aren't we always
17. Do you know how to shoot a gun? yes
18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed? my roommate
19. How often do you read books? frequently
20. Do you think more about the past, present or future? mostly future...too much probably.
21. What is your favorite children’s book? Cars and trucks, trucks and cars. Also love the giving tree and the quiltmakers gift
22. What color are your eyes? bluish green
23. How tall are you? 5'11"
24. Where is your dream house located? no idea, but it would have a huge yard
27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? i have always wanted to, but never have
28. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? at least 2 years ago
30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today? about a mile and a half from my place
32. Do you like mustard? yes. i used to HATE it, though
34. Do you look like your mom and dad? mostly like my mom in the face, my dad in height(excpet I think I am taller than him now, right dad?!?!?)ha ha ha
35. How long does it take you in the shower? not very long
37. What movie do you want to see right now? something funny
39. What did you do for New Year’s? Went to Kristen and Keno's
40. Do you think The Grudge was scary? I didn't see it.
42. Do you own a camera phone? yep
44. Was your mom a cheerleader? She always cheered me on
45. What’s the last letter of your middle name? h
47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night? usually 4-6
48. Do you like care bears? I used to a whole lot.
49. What do you buy at the movies? tickets
50. Do you know how to play poker? A little.
51. Do you wear your seatbelt? only in the front seat
52. What do you wear to sleep? clothes
53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown? floods and steamboat days, of course!
54. How many meals do you eat in a day? 2-3, sometimes I am too busy and survive on snacks
55. Is your tongue pierced? no way, that is so bad for your teeth!
56. Do you always read MySpace bulletins? No.
58. Do you like funny or serious people better? Funny.
59. Ever been to L.A.? Nope, not really into anything celebrity related
60. Did you eat a cookie today? i did. it was chocolate chip.
61. Do you use cuss words in other languages? no
62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads? iTunes
63. Do you hate chocolate? No, but I really don't like milk chocolate. I am a dark girl.
64. What do you and your parents fight about the most? nothing really, unless they aren't listening to me, like when my mom tries to pack me a travel bag of snacks when I go to leave and I don't want it and have no where to put it and she keeps trying to make me take it. right, josh? but if that is all we argue about, I think we have it pretty good.
65. Are you a gullible person? No, nt really.
66. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy? Definitely not.
67. If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be? I would love to do nothing but volunteer for different organizations all day.
68. Are you easy to get along with? sometimes
69. What is your favorite time of day? evening

The end.

Church cancels gun giveaway


Link: Church cancels gun giveaway

Summer ain't over until this list is accomplished

Here are some things I would like to do before summer is over....If anyone is interested in doing them too, let me know!

**see a movie in the park

**see 16 candles band at least once(they are a great 80s cover band...always a blast!)

**go to the Whole Foods Flavor Fest

**lollapalooza(if I'm in town)

**Taylor Street Festa Italiana

**see the Jeff Koons exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art(it's there until Sept)

**Make it to a couple of farmers markets

**go camping

**drink wine on Brock's balcony

Monday, July 07, 2008

"I do," they did

Last night, I returned from a very busy but fun four days in Iowa. One of my long time, good friends tied the knot with the love of her life. Lindsay, better known as Bedbug married Bill on Saturday July 5th in Burlington.

The festivities started Thursday when we had the rehearsal then had a blow out bachelorette party for the bride to be. Instead of "suck for a buck" we sold glow necklaces and glow sticks, making $130 for the bride. Friday we had the rehearsal dinner and followed that up with the West Burlington street fest. We saw some good live bands and some nice fireworks.

Saturday was the big day. We got up early to get and make-up. We got the bride in her gown, the bridesmaids started getting dressed, all set for pictures, when we noticed that the brides gown was not on right! YIKES. After making ourselves over a half and hour late for pictures we smiled and said cheese. Only to find out, many of the groom and groomsman's pictures had to be re shot because the grooms fly was noticeably down in the pictures. It was a funny fiasco. The ceremony went off without a hitch. I was paired with an awesome groomsman, he an his wife were so much fun to hang around. I am glad I got to meet Matty and Jen. The party bus was awesome and the reception was a giant party. I got to see a lot of people I hadn't seen in a while and CJD stopped by for a visit and a dance. It was a great wedding. Bug was the most relaxed, calm and laid back bride I have ever met. It was a pleasure being her bridesmaid. We were never stressed about anything.

The newlyweds are currently in the Bahamas for a little R&R!