Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I love the internets.

These are not photoshopped. These books REALLY exist.

I was at Meijer's the other night, (If you don't have Meijer's in your area, you are missing out. It is like wal mart- WITHOUT The wal mart customers!) and was in their book section, and found these ultra classy books.




Seriously? Who reads this crap?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here is a cute over dose for everyone. BUNNIES!!

I was at this pet store the other day, and couldn't resist filming these bunnies. They were being way too cute.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tour of my house:The Kitchen

This is the last video. I decided AGAINST filming the 2nd floor of my house, since there is nothing upstairs.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Roadtrip to Newark, OH

Travis and I decided to go see the Basket building last weekend.
It is in Newark Ohio, along route 16. I have seen pictures of it, but to see it in person was great. It is much larger than I thought. Here are some pictures.

Just to give you an idea of how large it is. Look at the bottom right hand side of this picture. That is my boyfriend and his car!

That wasn't all we did. We drove to a small town called Frazeysburg. This is where "The worlds largest apple basket" is. Well the area seems to be closed off to the public now. I still went in to get a picture. It is close to 30 feet tall. The apples actually look real. It was pretty cheesy, and pretty cool at the same time. :D

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kitsch At It's Finest. Blanchester, Ohio's Giant Horseshoe Crab.

Outside of the Freedom Baptist Church in Blanchester, Ohio is a giant horseshoe crab.
Meet Crabby. The world's largest horseshoe crab. 68 feet long, and 28 feet wide. It is one of MANY crazy road side attractions that makes Ohio so entertaining.

This is not only a statue. It is a theater as well! With a ceiling that is about 12-13 feet high, and a movie screen, and about enough room to fit about 60 people.**

It is a place you just have to see for yourself.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Video Tour of my house part 3. Bedroom

Don't you just love the sleaze-core 1970s wood panel??

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Welcome to my house. The video tour.

This video is for my family and friends who do not live near me. This is what my street looks like. It looks like something out of a horror movie. :)
I also made some video of the inside of the house. That will be for another day.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Memorial Day weekend part 2

I know, it is already July, but I had other things to blog about. Anyway, here is some more vacation photos.

Here is the Marblehead lighthouse. It is the only lighthouse in Ohio. It is quite pretty. This looks like a professional photograph, but it isn't. I took it. I got lucky.

The water was ice cold. I stood on rocks, and let some of the waves hit me. That didn't last too long. :)

Travis took this picture. I think it is a good one. It makes me want to own a sail boat.

And here comes the ferry, to take us to the island.

Gilligan's Island?

That was not our destination. Our destination was another mile or 2 away.

This is where we ended up...

We got to ride in a cute little tour bus, and we ended up in a cave.

The cave got a little too claustrophobic, so we decided to sneek out early.
We hopped back on the tour bus wagon.
We went down a lot of roads that look like this.

This isn't a big deal, since every road in Ohio looks like this.

We ended up at a wal-mart, because I forgot my hoodie at home. I needed a jacket, it got chilly. This is where I saw an amazing sunset. There was a forest fire in Michigan, which contributed to the vivid colors of this sunset.

I will continue this later. This is like the Memorial Blog Trilogy. HAHA

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Mushroom House of Hyde Park Cincinnati.

There are so many reasons I love Cincinnati, and this piece of architecture is one of those reasons.

This house was designed by late Terry Brown, and architect and professor of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. This was built with the help of his students in 2006. Brown sadly passed away in 2008.

The house sold for around $400,000.00

Monday, July 6, 2009

Squirrels in Ohio (Just for you Freddy&Claudia!!)

I am sure you have seen statues like this. I have seen geese ones in Longmont, CO. I have seen cow ones in Denver, CO. I have seen a lot of pig ones in Ohio. So I was surprised when I saw these statues in a suburb west of Cincinnati. They weren't the usual pig ones. They were Squirrels.
I instantly thought of my friend Fred, and his wife Claudia, when I saw the squirrels. So I took pictures of the three that I saw.

EDIT* I went back through that town, and found even more recently!

Friday, July 3, 2009


Mia Makila is an artist from Sweden. Her pictures are dark, and creepy, with a dash of humor thrown in. I enjoy finding art that is original. I enjoy finding art that strikes a chord inside of me.
Makila's work does this for me.

You can view more of her work at http://www.miamakila.com/

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Kitsch of the day-An absoult ad of all things. :)

Absolut Vodka is definitely not my favorite thing. It tastes like rubbing alcohol. It smells like rubbing alcohol. It doesn't mix well with anything. Remember how King Midas turned things to gold. Well vodka, turns things (even orange juice) to shit.
Yet somehow, this little ad has made me forget about all those icky things I associate with Absolut. It is delightfully kitschy. It is like something you would find at your grandmother's house. Especially if your dear, sweet grandmother, was a full blown lush. :D
I have no idea who created this piece. If anyone knows, please let me know. I would appreciate it. :)

Sugar Free Disney: The Little Mermaid

Remember Disney’s version of the little mermaid?

Let me refresh your memory.
Ariel, is a young mermaid, with a beautiful singing voice. She constantly daydreams about life on land, and she is fascinated with objects from the land. She has 3 friends: a bird named Scuttle, who finds various items from the land. A yellow fish named Flounder, and a headstrong crab named Sebastian.

Well, lets get to the story. Ariel sees a ship, and has to get a closer look. She sees Prince
Eric, and it is of course, love at first sight.

A storm breaks out, and Ariel rescues Eric from drowning, and she is serenading him as he wakes up. Then she goes back to the sea. Eric, begins to search everywhere for the woman who saved him.

Meanwhile in the ocean, Ariel is acting differently. It is pretty obvious that she is all goo-goo-ga-ga over a boy. Her father, King Triton asks Sebastian about who she likes. He accidentally spills the beans about Ariel being in love with a human.

Triton is PISSED. So he goes to Ariel and yells at her about it. Loses his temper, and destroys all of her human trinkets.

So Ariel ends up going to the sea witch Ursula.

Ursula gets her to sign a contract. The deal is, Ariel can have legs, and live on land, but she can’t have her voice, unless Eric kisses her in 3 days. Or, Ursula gets Ariel’s soul
Ariel’s voice is kept in a seashell. You can see all of these creepy lumps in Ursula’s cave. They are all of the souls she has gained over the years.

Well, Eric does not think she is the one who saved him, because she is a mute. He is slowly falling for her. Then Ursula decides to cheat, and she comes to the land disguised as a beautiful girl named Vanessa.

She is wearing the seashell around her neck, and tricks Eric into thinking she is the girl with the beautiful voice who saved him. She casts a spell on Eric to forget about Ariel.

He forgets about Ariel, and decides to marry Vanessa. Of course, Ariel gets her voice back, with the help of her friends. Eric kisses Ariel, but not on time. So Ursula decides to take Ariel’s soul. Triton tries to destroy the contract, but can’t. So he offers his soul to Ursula in place of his daughter’s. Ursula agrees, and grows into the size of Godzilla, and decides to screw things up.

Well, Eric gets his ship, and attacks Ursula. He ends up fatally stabbing her in the gut. She dies, and all of the little lumps (including Triton) turn back in to mermen, and mermaids. Ariel gets her human legs back, and she marries Eric, and they live happily ever after.

Sounds wonderful and joyous.

The original version is not so happy.

The Little Mermaid, written in 1836 by Hans Christian Andersen, tells a slightly different story.
Mermaids live for 300 years, and when they die, turn to sea foam and cease to exist. Where as a human has a much shorter life span, but has an eternal life in heaven.

The little mermaid has 5 older sisters. Each one born 1 year after the one before. When they turn 15, they are allowed to go to the surface, and view the world above the sea. Each sister talks about how great it is. When The Little Mermaid’s turn comes, she sees and falls in love with a prince on a ship.
A storm comes, and she saves the prince from drowning.

She waits until a girl from the temple finds him, and she swims away. The prince never actually saw her.

The little Mermaid does see a sea witch who gives her a potion that will give her legs, in exchange for her voice (as her voice is intoxicating). The downside? Drinking the potion will be painful, as if she is being stabbed by swords. He legs will be beautiful, and she will dance better than any human. However, her feet will feel as if she is walking on sharp blades, and her feet will bleed, a lot.
She will only get a soul if the prince falls in love with her and marries her, since part of his soul will go to her.

So this wonderful prince is attracted to her physical beauty, and he loves to watch her dance. She dances for him a lot, even though it is causing the most excruciating pain in her feet.
The prince is not in love with the mermaid. He is in love with the girl who found him outside of the temple. He says that the mermaid is slowly taking the temple girls place. That is until he finds out the temple girls is actually a princess. So he marries her.

The mermaid knows she is going to die soon. However her sister’s come to help. They gave the sea witch all of their hair in exchange for a knife, that the little mermaid must use to murder the prince. If his blood gets on her feet, she will become a mermaid again.

The little mermaid can’t bring herself to commit murder, so she commits suicide instead. Throwing herself into the ocean. Her body turns into sea foam. However, she turns into a spirit of the air, and if she keeps doing good deeds she will earn a soul, and get into heaven.

So, we have a girl that is so in love with a man, that she will dance for him as her feet bleed all over the place. She is in excruciating pain whenever she walks or dances. Then the jerk chooses some other girl over her, because of her bloodline (she was a princess).
So she just kills herself.

Fairy tales can be so morbid and depressing. LOL