March 31, 2011

More of the 2011 Portland Flower show

 Held in an old warehouse that only a flower show could make beautiful.
 On a cold day, Pink Orchids.
 CHICKIES! I almost took one of these home.
I think there's a troll under there...

Dolphin show or light extravaganza?

Being that I'm a huge fan of the Atlanta Aquarium, I've been anxiously awaiting the new dolphin exhibit. However, when I received a newsletter email this morning, I was not expecting this...

For some reason, I thought the video would be of trainers throwing little fish into dolphin's mouth. Or even bouncing a beach ball. But this? An 80's circus light show straight out of Sea World's closet?

March 30, 2011

French Tropicana AD powered by REAL Oranges

Science fair knowledge + creativity = awesome ad.

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Oh Land - Sun Of A Gun

New addiction.

60 completely unusable stock photos

Buzzfeed's link

Now my story: Not too long ago, I was the owner/writer of a lovely blog called Shitastic shots. It was an idea I've had for a while and I went against my better judgement and set the blog up on Tumblr. It was a funny collection of terrible stock shots and my sarcastic comments underneath.
 Now, this isn't against the law due to the fair use clause. It's all part of a creative license that allows us to have an opinion. I never once removed the stock watermarks, and clearly stated that this was only an opinion of funny stock shots. It's how PerezHilton, Regretsy, newspapers, magazines and numerous other forms of media can carry on. However, I am not a magazine. I'm just a little blogger. So some angry stock site sent an email to Tumblr incorrectly stating that was "against the law" and shut me down. Instead of actually following along with the law, Tumblr decided to shut down my blog. Now, I see my idea up everywhere: Huffingtonpost, Buzzfeed... It reminded me of my days in my communications law class where my professor reminded us that laws can sometimes only work for those who can afford them. Lesson learned. So here's a hilarious look at bad stock photos from a media source that can protect their rights. 

March 29, 2011

Random thoughts of the day:

This dress is wicked pretty... Could be a wedding dress. Or just an "I'm going to dance around the living room to Lady Gaga and Billie Holiday for the whole day" kind of dress.

So true. Sad, but so true.

Why am I seemingly the only person that love wristlets? What's with the gigantic bags when you could carry a piper wristlet?!

March is colorectal cancer awareness month

March 27, 2011

I believe in pink.

Because Spring is taking it's sweet ass time getting here to Portland, Maine, I thought I would make some rainbow cupcakes with Pink whipped frosting.

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." -Audrey Hepburn

I want this stove.

Seen FOR SALE (!!!) at the Portland Maine Flower Show

March 24, 2011

Easter Invitation idea

Found this on pinterest and totally will be doing this for Easter this year.

So, FYI... look out for an egg in the mail.

I used to wear sneakers to work only on Fridays...

But with kicks like this, why save them for only Friday?!

Love them.

5 reasons why this online ad doesn't work

1) The font. To me, it says Geoffrey Chaucer. It's dated.

2) The "Like us" is HUGE.

3.) Shamrocks. And more Shamrocks. Enough. Also, is the photo low res?

4.) New Irish Spring. How is this new when it says "original" on the product... I'm confused.

5.) Too much green.

Angry cat

Sorry Kitters, but this could be why you aren't adopted. Just saying.

March 21, 2011

Smithsonian Ad seen around the interwebs


March 17, 2011

Happy Ginger appreciation day!

Irish I had a beer right now, but I'll have to gingerly await.


Wear this:

Watch this:
Drink this:

March 16, 2011

Sexy Sax Man

No words. NO WORDS.

March 15, 2011 a SXSW darling and possible new financial revolution is a new site that manages ALL of your finances. And when I say all, I say banking, rent, student loans, credit card debt, IRA, investments, utilities and even your little laundry quarters. Frankly, I'm appalled by the lack of financial knowledge in most people- myself included. Most people were raised in families where you just did not discuss money- my own mother found this site not only dangerous but disgusting that all your money would be in the same place! Why, who is your financial advisor then? Who knows about this?! The majority of her generation is still wary of online shopping. But the truth is: we have college kids racking up $20,000 worth of credit card debt (from Mt. PizzaBox). Loans are debilitating and impossible to pay back.  Most people never even handle cash so  they never physically see their money. Don't even get me started on the financial housing crisis. We needed a new way to communicate to people how much they have and how they spend it. It's a way to see your money and not be overwhelmed. This might be the new checkbook because let's be real, no one writes in those things when your bank can send you an automatic statement weekly, daily, automatically.

So this little site puts it all together. Even tells you how much you spend at the local starbucks every month. Not entirely sure if this is a mind-blowing, revolutionary site just yet. But it does get me thinking...

March 11, 2011

Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness

Dear Ron Swanson,
 You are a true, blue, American man. Steak > tofu.  From all the girls out there who are tired of men wearing tights for pants and Buddy Holly glasses with 20/20 vision, we salute you.
Love, Lola

March 9, 2011

Hello my future girlfriend.

This kid is back. I can clearly remember laughing at this hysterically at my box computer in the 7th grade. Amazed. Also, the guy is still kicking around... single? I don't know. But here's the deal about him.

the institution of marriage

March 7, 2011

Love to portland, Maine.

Found this on Pinterest. LOVE it.

March 5, 2011

My city lets people ski and snowboard in the downtown square

 Portland's Downtown Showdown: This ramp was put up in Monument square thanks to Sugarloaf and SkiMaine. It worked guys, I went to Sugarloaf the next weekend.

February was the month of music.

Now that I have a moment to stop and breathe, I'm finally getting around to the amazing photos from the three concerts I went to this past month. Here's the rundown for each:
-Mason Jennings:
There are some musicians you just recently discover, and some you've been listening to since the very beginning. The latter always have a special place in your heart. I first heard Mason Jennings on a mix tape from a guy in high school that truth be told, first introduced me to so many new artists. Pixies, the Eels, Sarah Brightman, Warren Zevon... all were from this one mix tape. I listened to this tape then held down the rewind button and listened again- the cycle continued for months. So, when I found out Mason was in town, I bought a ticket, brought a good friend and relived the moments I listened to Mason in my first car. I'm reminiscing, what of it.

-Robert Randolph and The family band, The Constellations:
Robert Randolph = one of the best guitarists of ALL TIME. Not enough can be said about Robert Randolph except that to go to one of his shows is an experience of a lifetime. This was my second show, the first taking place a few years back in Athen,GA. Both take the place of first and second best concerts in my life. They are one of the most incredible and authenic bands today. 
The Constellations: Easily the next big thing. It was like watching the love children of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin performing. I immedietly bought their CD "Southern Gothic" on Itunes the next day.
So here's where the world gets small: I realized the Constellations looked a little familiar. Maybe I heard of them when I lived in Atlanta? Oh, they are from Atlanta? Oh, they know a friend of mine there? The Constellations not only were an amazing band but a truly nice group of people. Going backstage/on the tour bus? Awesome.
Let's see: up front dancing with friends, dancing on stage, catching both Robert Randolph's and Adam's guitar pics, going backstage, on the tour bus, meeting band members... I give this show an A+.
Constellations on stage

 King of the Pedal steel guitar, Mr. Randolph.

Robert Randolph and the Family band with Wes from the Constellations
 Jackie (my concert champ), Jamie from the Constellations and I after the show.
I'll be honest: I almost sold my ticket for this show. I had just gotten back from a weekend ski trip to Sugarloaf with a bunch of friends and still had skier shins. It was a Monday. I was exhausted. But I love Girltalk. He's the answer to the ADHD youth of today: fast, crazy, insane mixes of some of the best. Truth: I want the :45 seconds where he mixes Biggie Smalls and Elton John to play at my wedding. I can run 20 extra minutes on the treadmill when I have GirlTalk playing. So his show? I knew it was going to be intense. And it was incredible and completely worth it. Every second. Streamers, flying toliet paper, balloons, spraying water, seizure-inducing light show, images of lobsters, lips, white tigers, and anything random. Thank god my buddy Jon G. dragged me out to go. It was an awesome show and I got in a good work-out.
Also, the State Thearter was mostly packed with the 18 and under crowd which led me to two things: 1.) I'm getting older or 2.) Maine adults need to catch up to good music and stop listening to the same things over and over again. Try something new.

March 3, 2011

My one and ONLY Charlie Sheen mention. Done.

From now on, he's Carlos Estevez- his birth name.

Little Beard.

Maury, I swear that's not my child.

March 1, 2011

Jeff Bridges took photos while making True Grit

Here they are.

Childhood Photos: Back to the future

Amazing photography of childhood photos and then re-done years later. Click here for Irina Werning's photos.