Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Last week, yet another salmonella scare swept the nation, and as of today, almost 400 people have been affected. Since September, cases have been found in 42 states, but the majority are focused in California, Ohio, and Minnesota. Although Minnesota officials think the culprit in their state may be King Nut peanut butter, they haven't connected this product to the national outbreak.
Investigators discovered the salmonella in a five-pound container of King Nut peanut butter in a nursing home. This company doesn't make its own peanut butter, but instead orders it from Peanut Corporation of America, based in Lynchburg, VA. King Nut then sells to food-service providers that supply food to hospitals and other institutional facilities, so it's not sold in retail stores. For safety purposes, King Nut has voluntarily recalled its creamy peanut butter.The CDC, Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration, and state health officials plan to continue the investigation so they can give the public more details about the source of the outbreak. Since the salmonella was found in an open container of peanut butter, cross-contamination may also be a possibility.
Say it isn' so!!
This would literally be my worst nightmare.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
We have decided not to play that game any longer. Rather than changing the sound, spirit, and soul of what has made Indie 103.1 great Indie 103.1 will bid farewell to the terrestrial airwaves and take an alternative course.
This could only be done on the Internet, a place where rules do not apply and where new music thrives; be it grunge, punk, or alternative - simply put, only the best music.
For those of you with a computer at home or at work, log on to www.indie1031.com and listen to the new Indie 103.1 - which is really the old Indie 103.1, not the version of Indie 103.1 we are removing from the broadcast airwaves.
We thank our listeners and advertisers for their support of the greatest radio station ever conceived, and look forward to continuing to deliver the famed Indie 103.1 music and spirit over the Internet to passionate music listeners around the world.
-Indie 103 website
I can't believe it.
There is no reason for me to ever, ever listen to the radio now.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Polaroid has just released the new PoGo Instant Digital Camera. It prints pictures in 60 seconds with or without "fun" borders.
I'm not gonna lie, this is pretty cool and convenient, but it will never hold the charm and retro quality that the old Polaroid cameras did.
Really? Was she trying to be funny? That dress is terrible in every possible way. Like what the heck is going on with the sleeves? At least her hair is curled nicely.
Drew!! What were you thinking? We all know you're a little wacko and cray cray, but...at least you usually look pretty or at the very least sane.
It's such a bummer because her dress is actually pretty nice, but the hair just killlsss it. I am so disappointed.
Soo pretty! I love love the color of the dress, the silhouette, everything.
Eva Mendes always looks good. Not many people can pull of a dress like that, but she did. And I love the bright necklace that makes the whole look more playful.
Rumer actually looked really nice, no? I love the color of her dress, the pretty details, and her hair looks good.
As much as it pains me to say this, I thought Miley looked like a little Grecian princess. It's age appropriate and her hair goes with it perfectly. Looks like her friends came out to play though. How many push-up bras did that take?
Beyonce is the definition of glamor fierceness. This look is so her.
And of course the gorgeous Eva Longoria. She very rarely disappoints on the red carpet, and I think she was arguably the best dressed last night. I don't usually like red on red, but she pulled it off. Her hair could have looked a little better, and maybe more interesting earrings? But regardless, she looked hott.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
For the people that are just as upset as I am for the near end of Polaroids, fear not!
There is now an easy and free alternative encompassed in Poladroid.
This application allows you to drag any pictures from your computer into the "camera," watch the picture slowly develop, and voila!
A new polaroid picture.
Of course they aren't as cool as the real thing, but as you can see above, they look pretty darn real.
I took all of those photos with a regular digital camera, and with this application, they look pretty close to authentic polaroids.
Prettyy, prettyyy cool.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Apparently she pulled the fire alarm because she wanted it to snow...
I'm too bewildered to laugh, but my god.
This is why sorority girls have such bad reps.
Wait it's coming....
"When your waistband feels too snug, reach for the Waistband Stretcher. You don't have to get rid of your favorite jeans, skirts or slacks thanks to this simple waist-band stretching device that lets you add from 1-5 inches (depending on size of garment) to the waist of cotton pants, skirts, and shorts. Just moisten the garment's waistband, insert the waistband stretcher, extend the garment to the desired size and let dry - voila, a more comfortable fit! Easier and more economical than taking tight-waisted clothes to the tailor for alterations."
Or more economical than going to the gym?
Having a healthy diet?
Making your clothes conform to you?
Only in the US of A.
You can purchase this through SkyMall: http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.htm?pid=69660335
Proof that this is not a joke.
So, whose been tuning in?
I sure have, and thanks to my relatively low standards in television, I enjoy it very much.
I don't believe it will be as successful as the Hills have been, which viewership numbers have shown, but hey, I can see it going for maybe another season.
The different city shots of NY are a nice change from the bird-eye views of my hometown LA.
Not that I go to Les Deux and those toootttally cool LA hotspots, but NY is a tad bit further from my immediate reality which makes my television experience all the more joyful.
It's also a nice change to have new characters.
Whitney is doing pretty well as the front-runner of the show instead of the random pop-up of a character she was on the Hills.
Her confused, open-mouthed look still occurs a lot, which makes old viewers feel at home.
Her friend Erin is pretty cute, with that whole "downtown style and attitude," since the City is apparently all about dividing...the city.
In contrast, there's the doe-eyed " uptown social" Olivia, who is totally the real life Blair Waldorf, although not as likable and with pointier features.
I don't like the fact that she acts all philanthropic towards Whitney and feels the need to guide her, which she is obviously only doing because she is on Whitney's show.
Example: not inviting Whitney to her ~closest friends only dinner party~ and then inviting her after the producers probably told her to do so.
Newsflash: Whitney is new to NY, not to life, and she doesn't need your wannabe high-classiness to make it in the city.
Everyone knows Olivia is not respected in the whole socialite world anyway, especially not after being on the show.
Then of course there's the men.
Jay, who should be replacing the random guy in the picture above that has not been shown yet, is apparently the definition of a typical "downtown hottie."
He does indeed hold many hottie qualities: he's in a band, ruggedly hott (kind of needs a shower and a haircut), and is from Australia equipt with an accent.
Meh, I kind of got over it, but I can see why Whitney likes him (?).
That other model guy Alex, who is kind of pathetic and may or may not be the good guy on the show, is not very interesting.
Really all this mumble jumble does not matter, because the main reasons I am loving this show are the clothes and Kelly Cutrone.
She is the only authentic and cool part of the City.
Apparently she's getting her own show too, and I'll definitelyyy be watching.
So, what's to happen next on the City?
Who knows, but I will be obediently tuning in every Monday night at 10.
Not that it matters to a lot of people, but I know there are a few readers out there that still care!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is enjoying the new year so far.
A new year already?
Kind of scary, kind of refreshing.
I would say that one of my resolutions is to update this blog more, but I don't want to make promises to myself I might not keep...so let's just hope I don't get intensely lazy any time soon.
To start off 2009 with a bang, I give you this lovely little story:
Yeah world, take a good look.