Hello, you’re a very special kitten.

This video has made me happier than just about anything else in a long time.

The song is from Science of Sleep which is just a fantastic movie. I think the only way today could get any better would be to have someone to curl up with and watch that movie.

-Willie

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Published in: on March 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm  Comments (1)  
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A modern day “Wild Thornberry’s”

Recently, my life goals have changed a bit. I’m not sure how serious I am about this, but if it could happen I would be ecstatic. It all started on a little website called tumbleweedhouses.com On this website someone has come up with a whole “build your own house” idea in mass production. It started with a kid who wanted a tiny house that would be considered more “green”. So he built himself a small 89 square-foot house that would fit on a trailer. It used an extremely small amount of heat and was just generally a cool idea. Since then he has put out many different models and makes, which brings us to my new future.

 

The Carleton! O.K., so its called the Tarleton, but in honor of the Fresh Prince I am naming it the Carleton.

The Carleton! O.K., so it's called the "Tarleton", but in honor of the Fresh Prince I am naming it the Carleton.

Essentially it is a small one to two person house (if you want to sleep in the same bed) that is easy enough to build on your own. This website will sell you the blueprints and instructions on building the house for a little under $1000 and says that if you’re thrifty you can build the whole thing for $21,000. All the specs and more pictures can be found here. I guess lately I have been building a lot of little things at work, and I did a lot of construction in the commons two summers ago that has all just made me realize how much I love building things.

But, what would I ever use this mobile house for, practically? Then I realized that I could easily go around the country doing sociological research! On top of that, with my teaching certificate, I think it would be appropriate to relate that research to schools. While this is all an idea in the works, I think it would be extremely cool to do.

And that brings us to my “Modern Day Wild Thornberry’s” analogy. Let me refresh your memory on “The Wild Thornberry’s”, it is the story of a family who travels the world by R.V. and studies animals in a tv show manner. The husband and wife work together, the husband being in the show and the wife filming, and bring their children, a monkey, and a wild boy along.

The Wild Thornberrys at their finest.

The Wild Thornberry's at their finest.

While I can only hope that my children will have the ability to talk to animals, and that I will find a boy in the wild to study, I’m not trying to be unrealistic here. I think it would be really great to find a woman who I fall in love with, who would want to travel the country with me. In my ideal setting she would be a photographer or an artist; possibly even a writer. Eventually, as we wanted to have children I would probably settle down in one place, but until then I think we could have some awesome adventures.

Alternatively I  would be merely happy with a normal life where I help build some of my house to a degree and am just a general handyman. So I could always say to my kids “I built that room you sleep in so you better appreciate it!” and then to my grandchildren I could make grandiose lies about how I built a mansion with my bare hands in a week.

I guess in the end it all tells me I want to travel before I’m too old, and I’d really like to build things when I have a family and want a home. Things I am generally happy about.

-Willie

Ahnold

So today I was discussing my favorite Christmas movies with my friend Nick. I came up with these three, in no particular order: Love Actually, Elf, and Jingle All the Way. While the first two are instantly recognizable, many of you may not know “Jingle All the Way”. It is a classic late 90’s movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The basic plot is that he needs a “turboman” doll for Christmas and Sinbad is his rival in attempting to get said doll. There are midgets and jetpacks scattered throughout. Overall, it is one of my favorites for the pure unintentional comedy.

In turn I decided to find a clip and share it with everyone. Then I remembered he was also Mr. Freeze in the terrible mid 90’s Batman movie and found a clip of that as well. Enjoy:

Published in: on January 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm  Comments (5)  
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Romantic Gestures and Christmas Sweaters

This year I will be making the Holidays extreme.

This year I will be making the Holidays extreme.

Although I know the whole “Bad Christmas Sweater” thing is coming to the end of its H.A.P. (Hipster Approval Period – There are newspaper articles about the phenomenon so it’s just not underground enough anymore) I still very much enjoy it, and hopefully will for years to come.

As for Romantic Gestures it had near or approximate rhyme with sweaters, and it’s a subject I want to tackle so I figured “Why not?”

Read on to hear all about my complaints over the lack of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa sweaters as well as Ron Burgundy themed romantic gestures…

***EDIT***

OH MY GOD! Me and my friend Tal were just looking at various sweaters and I realized that there is a secret google easter egg! Basically if you type in either “christmas sweaters” or “hanukkah sweaters” or “Kwanzaa Sweaters” into google (Make sure you have those exact words spelled correctly undercased and that the word sweater has an s on the end) then you will get these results!

You have to click on these images and click again on the next page to see them.

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Don’t Call it a Comeback

What the hell is this video about?

Why haven’t I written in a really long time?

How can you predict what your future child will look like?

All these questions, and more, shall be answered…

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