Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30th, outsourced

I finally watched this commercial after about fifty of my friends linked to it. So chances are, you've seen it already. If not, behold the impeccable comic timing and clever catch phrases of Dollar Shave Club.

Ah, Wegmans. I miss you.

Loved The Muppets. Loved reading about Bret McKenzie writing the songs for The Muppets. I'm going on seven days of having those songs stuck in my head (in a good way).

I knew someone was going to show me how to do my hair in a Katniss braid! Is this hairstyle showing up everywhere in the US yet??? I can't wait to try it.

Downton Arby's. Ha ha. [HT Lili]

Here's an interesting Mormon-focused article about baby names. The name story in the third-to-last paragraph is one of the most bizarre name-related things I've ever heard.

I was really excited to watch this video of AUS Global Day 2012 to see if our family made an appearance. Then I remembered that when the camera was on us (by the Syrian ice cream cone vendor) I happened to be in the middle of sternly refusing an ice cream cone to a whining Miriam. So no wonder they didn't include that footage.

Everything I read in this article I already knew from watching Veggie Tales (but it was an interesting article).

The story of the California Iraqi woman being killed is a bigger news deal than Trayvon Martin over here. I'm glad I can access American newspapers online to keep up with what is going on. I read this article in the NYT and I cannot for the life of me get over this passage:

For Deanna Smith, a retired teacher who brought her 12-year-old granddaughter to a march for the Martin family in Atlanta this week, it is merely about standing up against racism. She also brought a big bag of Skittles. She does not mind that the company is making money from her purchase. The cause is more important.“He was so innocent,” she said. “Just getting candy from the store.”And after the march, they ate the Skittles.“There was no reason to let candy go to waste,” she said.
Is that supposed to be poignant? Or funny? Because it kind of made me giggle. (Just that part of the article, nothing else.)


AmandaStretch said...

I can't believe I'm about to say this - I've been doing the Katniss braid since before it was cool. I spotted a similar braid in a Veronica Mars episode and on my former RS Pres (she tucked the end back up into the hair) and have been doing my own that way for awhile. It's a pretty simple variation of the French braid, obviously. Haven't seen it take off in the US in the last week, but I certainly like having another variation for my own purposes! Plus, it's especially fun since the bottom half shows off my red portion of my hair and the top the blond and purple.

Crys said...

So I don't do the fancy braid because let's face it, I don't have enough hair, but I love putting my hair in just a normal side braid. That lady cracked me up, "So I'm wearing my hair extensions today." Alright...I've got pretty much nothing to say to that :)

Bridget said...

Crys, you should watch some of her hair videos. They are amazing. I don't know how long your girls' hair is but I have been trying out some of them on Miriam (and even Magdalena's short hair) and they are super cute and relatively easy. The videos are clear, anyway - if I can't do a hairstyle, it's because my fingers aren't as skilled as hers. Or my kids don't sit as still, which is more likely.

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Bizarre that some folks are calling for Skittles to get involved in the aftermath of the Martin case. I don't see that they have any responsibility or obligation to do so. And sure, let's eat the Skittles but why is that newsworthy?

Also bizarre--the Mormon baby name phenomenon. I've heard some ridiculous baby names, especially in Utah and Idaho, and Gidianny is just dumb (no doubt I'm offending someone who latched on to that unique name for their next child).


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