Thoughts and photos by Lois. It's supposed to be funny, or thought-provoking, or both.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Who buys this?

I have banned cartoon and movie character bedding from the kids' rooms. And, in the interest of fairness, my own room as well (I believe in living by example). It's too crass and commercial! Of course, Rome asked for Bakugan or Pokemon bedding. Ewwww! But clearly, there is worse ... much worse: WWE bedding -- seriously? Why is there so much bad taste in this world??? Then, the display picture is taken in an absurdly neutral model bedroom setup with all white walls, nightstand, and pine-tone hardwood floors. Words fail me. I have to stop now.

Worst Snack EVER!

Ok, cheese on cheese -- all, actually pretty much cheese free!! Guess who loves it? Mac n cheese girl Lane! Is anyone else concerned that Easy Cheese never needs refrigeration? But it is so fun to squoosh it out on the crackers. A wonderful, horrible, snack.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

First Movie and Best Footwear

Is your mom so mean and unfun that she never took you to a real movie in the theatre until you were THREE YEARS OLD?!?! Did you love the popcorn, ask to go home during the scary parts, and visit the bathroom about 5 times in 2 hours? Did you wear your best and coolest golden shoes for this auspicious outing? Did you cry when it was time to leave Chandler Fashion Mall and fall asleep on the way home? ME TOO!!!
-Guest Blogger Laney Ry
PS The movie was Ponyo. It was strange.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Best Business Name of the Year

Self-serve frozen yogurt: I like the concept -- but . . . the word "swirl" brings back stories from junior high and heads in toilets. Also, is it me, but what does the "W" look like? Wonder who was in their focus group?!? Sheesh. People should ask me. They have a flavor called EuroTart. I can't even begin to think what that must taste like. And 12 flavors with 4 variations on vanilla! Clearly, groundbreaking. You can vote online for your favorite flavor:

Nevermind. I think the kids will love it and I'm going to check it out once they open.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Fit Flops Flop

I was curious about the claims of the flipflops that supposedly give you a workout while you're just walking around. They cost $50 to $60 -- which seems like a lot for a shoe -- I mean, that's like 2 months of gym membership.

Curiously, the people I see wearing them out-n-about probably need to do a lot more than walk around in special shoes. The online review I read said the premise is like a tiny BOSU ball in your shoe. The same review said they aren't that effective. More specifically: "Perhaps, when used in conjunction with more high-impact workouts, like walking up a trail or doing some stepping, they may have an impact. But, if you'd like to do nothing but wear the shoes to tone your legs, it ain't gonna cut it." I say spend the same amount on a decent pair of Nikes and walk an extra 30 minutes a day.