A Tribute to the Upper Deck (with a visual aid)

Several weeks ago, after the Titans won the AFC South Championship and the right to play at home, Sean purchased tickets for us to attend the Titans v. Ravens game.

I was surprised by how excited I was about going. I had never attended a pro football game before, and I had no idea that deep down was a football fan itching to get out.

We knew that our seats were in the nosebleed section, but we got a huge laugh when we got to the very tip top and realized those were where our seats were located. We had an amazing view of the river and the city when we turned around. And there were a couple of moments when I lost sight of the ball.

aerial customized

So when they announced that they had a special message for the Upper Deck Titans Fans, we were all about that. Of course, when didn’t hear what we were seeing until 10 minutes after we watched it. Sound takes a long time to travel to 10K feet above sea level.

I had to share the humor: I love the Real Men of Genius ads. (yes, they are beer ads)



What is your favorite Real Men of Genius ad?

It’s Snowing on My Blog

Be sure to let the page load and then you’ll begin to see snowflakes trickle down.

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My Excellent Fashion Adventure

I was clearing off my camera’s memory card this past weekend and realized that I had left y’all in the dark about some old news recent excitement in my life.

When I was in 5th grade, we were asked to write about the career we wanted to have when we grew up. I chose a lawyer and/or a model (because, like, lawyers on tv are like, sooooo pretty, ya know).

My dream came true (at least part of it) at the end of February when I was able to make a trip to Paris for fashion week. It was exciting and thrilling. Or C’était excitant et saisissant, as my new French friends like to say. The food! The wine! The cheese! The food! Oh, and the fashion… the lovely lovely fashion.

Armed with my camera, I made myself comfortable in the front row of all of the top shows, seated next to Rhianna and Lucy Liu at one, Victoria Beckham and Claudia Schiffer at another.

Look at me, y’all!

I wore this outfit, which I knittedknit witted… knit myself on the flight over. Fussy’s hat is the perfect compliment to any outfit. Thanks, Fuss! (or Foo-say, as my new French friends call her.)

Compared to me, poor Rhianna looked so frumpy… even though she tried to jazz it all up by choosing some grandma shoes.

Of course, I was there only to observe and photograph the models, as I don’t have 2 pennies to rub together right now, let alone pay $10K for the latest styles, no matter how hip and cool they make me. Fortunately, some of my designer friends were kind enough to loan me some fancy frocks to sport around while there.

Here I am doing some site seeing:

Headed out for some dinner and dancing:

Headed out to visit the French countryside:

I took photos of some of my favorite outfits. They are so flattering for any body shape and size. Exactly what I look for when considering what to throw on for a trip to the grocery store. Take a look:

This one will cover that pimple sprouting on your chin or at least draw people’s eyes away from it. You can mix and match all of those pieces for more options. And as an added bonus, I believe I heard someone mentioning that it filters the air before you breathe it in. Isn’t that FAB!


This one? Perfect for those "fat days" we all have every month. It will hide and conceal any bloating. And see those stilts she is walking on? Adding all of that height will fool everyone and make your body appear proportional!


Since we wouldn’t be caught dead wearing the same outfit two days in a row, here are two more options for concealing any facial blemishes and/or bad hair.

Ditto for another bad hair day:


Bloating AND bad hair day:

I must say that I had so much fun traipsing around Paris. It was all so fabulous. There is just so much to love! And on top of it, I looked so cute doing it! Don’t you agree!

So, I may be having to really force myself to fight the frump… but I’ll always have Paris…
Isn’t it grand to pretend to be someone else and paste your head on other people’s bodies be me?

(originally posted march 6, 2008)

Those marketers are so smart

How many trends from your childhood have you seen make a comeback now that you are a parent?

The Care Bears?

Strawberry Shortcake?


Marketers know that they can get us by appealing to our own childhood memories.

And now there’s a new one that’s back on the block: The Banana Splits. And they have a new website too.

Starting Sept 2, The Banana Splits will star in brand new comedy shorts and music videos on Cartoon Network. This Fab Four – Fleegle (a dog), Drooper (a lion), Bingo (a gorilla) and Snorky (an elephant) – is ready to introduce their unique style of humor and catchy music to a whole new generation of young fans.

What trends from your childhood would you like to see make a comeback?

I’m an addict

Actually, there are a lot of things that I am addicted to: peanut M&Ms, McDonald’s french fries, the internet. But I have found a new buzz for my brain:

super mario galaxy

Heaven help me!

I already thought that Wii was amazing, and now, I’m just flat out ready to marry it. (But that would be illegal on so many levels.)

There are, however, some creepy characters. For example:

Big Crazy half Little Shop of Horror, half dinosaur character:

baby sarus

 Big Crazy Clockwork Orange looking thing:

weird wormy thing

Big Crazy Deformed Mr. Potatohead:

big thing

And Big Crazy flat-out weird fireball throwing octopus thing:


But then there are these cuties:


How can an animated character be so cute! I just want to pinch those cheeks.

Consider yourself warned: Purchase this game at your own risk. You may look in the mirror one day and realize that you are that pimply-faced computer geek you made fun of in high school.

Just sayin’.