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Something's bugging me… (spoiler alert, it's an amazing spider, man!)

This spider has set up residence in the garage above the garbage cans. It’s probably a good spot for him… cycle of life, I guess. He’s welcome to stay there and do spider things until he gets too crazy with the web – then I’m bringing that knucklehead outside to be an amazing spider in the bushes.

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Something's bugging me… (spoiler alert, it's a moth)

I know there’s nothing in the photo for scale, but trust me when I tell you that this moth is at least two inches long. Seriously, On the real, For Real – whatever you prefer. It’s a really big moth. I first noticed the moth when the beating of his wings started knocking things over in the kitchen. The damn house shook when he landed on the wall.

So I’m saying the moth is big.

Television Reflection Photography – doggy style

Sometimes, the sun hits a tube television in just the right way and you get a great mirror effect, which I was able to utilize in this photo of Maggie, our resident golden retriever. If you’re in the right place at the right time of day and have a tube television in the right spot, this is a fun thing to play with!

Olive Oil Smiley Face


No, not the Popeye character – it’s actual olive oil in a pan shaped like a smiley face. Sometimes, life just works out like that… or, I’m so powerful that even cooking products bend themselves to my will.
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Paper Mohawk Wig is a thing that exists

While wandering around the urban wasteland that is any Target store, Dr. Girlfriend and I came across this Paper Mohawk Wig. I suppose one never knows when they’ll need to have such an item on hand and five bucks sounds like a fair price, but I passed up this impulse purchase opportunity.

I may live to regret that decision…

Happy Easter 2014

Sorry I’m late on my Easter Wishes for everyone. I hope you had a fun day, full of Batman Easter Eggs, Bunny Cakes and maybe even watching Easter Parade… but not Hop. I cannot stress that enough – do not watch Hop.

While the candy on the top of the cake is probably not vegan, the cake itself certainly is, featuring multi-colored coconut on top! This is my mom taking it to the next level after her first success (see the above ‘Bunny Cake’ link). It was both beautiful and delicious! The cake recipe comes from the giant Veganomicon cookbook.

What's in a name? Nothing. Especially if you're selling tea.

In Act 2, scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare writes:

Juliet
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father, and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

Romeo
[Aside.] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Juliet

’Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself though, not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O! be some other name:
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name;
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.

Ya see, that’s all fancy talk for "You can all "chocolate" "dog shiz" and it won’t alter the taste; chocolate tastes like chocolate no matter what you call it.

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Attack of the Non-Killer Tomatoes

Look, sometimes the tomatoes don’t kill – they’re just behind you. At the grocery store. They’re not up to no good; they just want to make sure you’re clear on where they are hanging out.

That is all.

Frozen! (dog photo)

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This is completely amazing to me: he’s standing in the snow, but there’s no dog tracks. The snow is totally frozen!

Hand Dryer Humor

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Somebody knocked it out of the park – or should I say – mocked it out of the park? But yeah – well done, some guy in the movie theater bathroom.  This is the best graffiti ever.

Car with cars on it

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A car with cars on it? That is bonkers! Who would do something so wacky?

This was sent in by creativejamie.com contributor George, who you can see on episodes of mixers and movie reviews.

Photo after the smallest hurricane ever

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It was windy and raining, but for the most part, the tiny hurricanes here in Bergen County New Jersey did little to no damage. I got the above photo with its eerie lighting toward the end of the day.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure

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While we didn’t have the opportunity to take in all of the Six Flags Great Adventures Fright Fest opportunities, we did enjoy the decor and performance by the zombies that they let loose throughout the park.  The art work and zombie makeup were all exceptional.

The hippest curb your dog sign around

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What else can you say? That’s the best curb your dog sign I’ve ever seen. Curb em and scoop it.  Boro ord 789.  Seven ate Nine?  Better than eating dog poop, I guess…

Tomato smile

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Now that is one happy tomato.  I wonder what’s got the rest of the tomatoes down.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign…

I like signs – I can’t explain why, but I think signs are awesome.  I talk about them all the time!

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Here’s today’s sign, found at a small Italian restaurant.   As you can see, they’ve… What, gone for a Morse Code style?  I get that the dots are there to break up the words, but for some reason, this is still very funny to me.

That’s all – nothing too out of the ordinary.   This short post might be a sign that my tendinitis is bothering me!

Hofbrau beer packaging is the least likely anomaly of all time

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Much to my surprise, the Hofbrau beer packaging included the only cleavage I could find in the beer aisle. You’d think it would be a veritable waste land of scantily clad women, but not so.
Wonders will never cease!
(Forgot to check if their tag line was “Drink till she looks like this.”)

Sand Shadow (photography)

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As you can see, the sand on the pavers was moved by the rain, which left a shadow from where the watering can had been.   Neat, huh?

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly chilling in my garden

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My butterfly bush works like gangbusters at attracting butterflies, so well named there!  The Internet says the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly likes pink, purple and red flowers, and I certainly have those in spades.

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Oh Hot Wheels, you so crazy…

Hi, I’m Jamie, and if you didn’t already know, I’m a crotchety old man.   Hence the following complaint (Do your best to imagine a garbled old man voice while reading the text below):

In my day (the eighties) we had die-cast metal Hot Wheels and we liked it that way.   If your friend pissed you off, you’d just bean him in the head with a corvette or a station wagon and he’d know you meant business.  Now these. ..  These pathetic substitutes for Hot Wheels are not only poorly constructed,  but look at this ridiculous marketing tie in!  What kids want to play with the VW from Footloose or the convertible that was featured in Beverly Hills Cop?  Why are they selling toys now that should have marketed to me twenty-five years ago!?!

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