Archive | September, 2011

Meet the Sheep Who Thinks He’s a Dog

28 Sep

Jack is a sheep who thinks he’s a dog.  He sleeps next to  the family dog, does tricks, and even helps herd the rest of the flock! Plus he’s seriously adorable.

Don’t you wish you could pet him?

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25 Delicious Foods You’ll Never Eat Again

27 Sep

Montonsoup sent me an interesting article last night about 25 (mostly awesome) foods we’ll never get to eat again because they were discontinued.  Some of these items I understand- I mean Crystal Pepsi? No thanks.  But some deserve a little bit more attention for all the goods times they brought us:

Surge
If you’re a child of the late 80’s/early 90’s you remember Surge.  Delicious, electric green, full of caffeine.  Basically the most delicious drink ever invented.  If Coca Cola started making these again, I think I could die happy!

Surge

Squeezits
Fun faces, fruity flavors.  These were the best thing to find in your lunchbox!

Squeezits

Heinz Colored Ketchup
I remember this ketchup, and it was disgusting.  I guess the fun factor of using different colors didn’t outweigh how gross it looked to most people.  It’s funny how important color can be.  Heinz discontinued this product in 2006.

Oreo O’s Cereal
This cereal was delicious.  Was it healthy? Obviously not.  But I still don’t understand why it was discontinued. I mean Cookie Crisp is still around right?  So people clearly don’t mind eating cookies for breakfast!
 

If you want to see the full list of delicious food items you’ll never eat again, click here.   What’s your favorite discontinued food item?

Rock Paper Scissors- You vs a Computer

23 Sep

The New York Times posted this incredibly addicting game.  You can choose to play Rock, Paper, Scissors against a novice computer that learns the game from scratch, or against a veteran one that has played more than 200,000 games.

I chose to play a novice computer and even that was hard!  After 97 rounds, the score was:

Me- 28 wins
Computer- 38 wins
Ties- 30

Think you can outsmart the machines?  Try it out here, then let me know your score!

Arugula Craisin and Grape Salad

23 Sep

I love arugula!  It’s a little bit spicy, and it makes salads much more interesting than plain iceberg lettuce (not to mention it has more nutritional value too!)

I usually eat arugula with parmesan cheese shavings and balsamic vinaigrette, but I decided to mix things up a little this time.  This salad is quick to make and the sweetness of the craisins pairs well with the peppery arugula and the slightly tart grapes.  Try it!

Arugula Craisin & Grape Salad

Ingredients:
1 bowl arugula
1 bunch of seedless green grapes
1/4 cup craisins (adjust amount to taste!)
balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:
Rinse your arugula and put it in a bowl.  Cut grapes in half and add to bowl along with craisins.  Drizzle the dressing over your salad, then toss to coat.  That’s it.  Easy and delicious!

The Cutest World Record Ever?

16 Sep

I think it might be.  Check out this video of 13 dogs skipping rope at the same time.  It’s adorable! 

 

Uchida Geinousha is the dogs’ handler, and they are based in Japan.   I love how the dogs are all different sizes but are still so coordinated!

Choir Creates a Thunderstorm

16 Sep

This video is awesome.  Close your eyes and listen- it’s a thunderstorm!

Fall Fashion Quiz

14 Sep

It’s time for another fun quiz!  This one reveals what fall fashion trend you should follow.  Take it  here.

What’d you get?  I got Femme Fatale, a “French cool girl with a dangerous edge”  Oo la la!

I love warm weather so summer ending makes me sad.  But I’m trying to stay positive and look forward to apple picking, bonfires, and football tailgates.  And of course, fall fashion (hello new flannel & croc ballet flats!)

Are you ready for fall?

Flash Mob Haka

6 Sep

This is the best flash mob I’ve ever seen.  A group of New Zealanders takes over a mall in Auckland to do the haka.  It’s so badass!


Apparently they did it in honor of the Rugby World Cup.  I actually have a kiwi connection these days since my sister is studying there for a semester.  If she goes to some of the games we might get some firsthand accounts!

Material World

2 Sep

I recently came across this really interesting art project by Peter Menzel.  Peter traveled around the world to a variety of different countries, and in each one photographed an average family with all their possessions.   The differences are striking to see. 

It really makes you reconsider all the stuff you own, and what’s really important.

Some highlights:

Tokyo

Mali

Western Samoa

India

Russia

Aren’t these pictures fascinating?  Check out more here:
http://flavorwire.com/205437/photos-from-around-the-world-of-families-and-their-possessions