March 4, 2011

The Weeklies #166

The Weekly Meeting. I attended an all day meeting with chinchillas. There were people there too. But also? Chinchillas.

The Weekly Beer. Any. And all.

The Weekly Ho-Hum Announcement. I'm a big Apple fan. And a big iPad fan. I have one and I love it the way no man should love a device (not like that). But honestly, Apple's iPad 2 announcement this week left me pretty much meh. Maybe it'll be appealing for those new to the iPad. But for me, well, I'll stick with what I've got.

The Weekly Bad Idea. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosting the Oscars. Was it me or did James Franco look like he was waiting for a bus the whole time? Hathaway did her best trying to pick up the slack but it wasn't quite enough. I suppose it could have been worse though I'm hard-pressed to tell you exactly how.

The Weekly Crazy-Ass Dictator Who Must Be Defeated. Gadhafi.

The Weekly Awesome Use of the Internet. Bea Arthur wrestling dinosaurs never gets old.

The Weekly Musical Deep Thought. It's only been in the last year that I've realized how absolutely brilliant The Beatles actually were.

The Weekly Read. Apparently Swedish mystery The Laughing Policeman is something of a classic. Written int he late 60's it became the template on which Swedish mysteries - including some pretty popular today - were written. And I'm not sure why because it really wasn't all that great of a book. It was 200 pages long and felt like twice that. It plodded along peopled with characters I couldn't have cared less about. There were parts that were well-written and very compelling. Unfortunately those parts were concentrated somewhere between pages 120 and 150.

The Weekly Schadenfreude. Until further notice, The Weekly Schadenfreude Spotlight will be shined on Charlie Sheen. 'Nuff said.

The Weekly Question. When you look in the mirror what do you see? (Six words)

Posted by Chris at March 4, 2011 6:53 AM


Now, about these chinchillas...

Posted by: Fraulein N at March 4, 2011 9:05 AM


Also, yay beer! ;-P

Posted by: LeSombre at March 4, 2011 9:11 AM

What have I been telling you about the Beatles, for the last 5 years?

Someone I know, just alot older.

Posted by: Maribeth at March 4, 2011 9:13 AM

I see me looking back out.

Deep, man.

Posted by: Martin at March 4, 2011 9:36 AM

40ish body with a 20ish soul.

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 4, 2011 9:40 AM

"I'd think I was crazy too"

So were the chinchilla's in cages? Floating around the room? Serving drinks? Participating? Is this like the monkey commercials ("I understand the project is late; I'm really sorry; I'm working with a bunch of chinchilla's here." )

And IPad wise, keep an eye on the Android 3 OS ( Honeycomb ); time will tell, but may be a game changer in the market.

Posted by: metawizard2 at March 4, 2011 9:58 AM

A grown man growing older.

Posted by: Brad at March 4, 2011 10:03 AM

Totally with you on the iPads. My mom gave my husband and I each one for Christmas this year and we toyed with the idea of returning them and waiting for the new ones to come out. We ultimately decided it was too painful to wait. Now that the new ones came out I am glad we didn't wait. I do always like to buy the newest, latest thing, but I am underwhelmed.

Posted by: ashley at March 4, 2011 10:20 AM

Less and less hair every day.

Posted by: J at March 4, 2011 10:53 AM

Me. Unrecognizable me. Must change. NOW.

Posted by: Jen at March 4, 2011 11:15 AM



Posted by: Holly Reynolds at March 4, 2011 11:56 AM

A harried woman smiling at me.

The Beatles? Brilliant. Welcome to the lighter side!

Posted by: Mindy at March 4, 2011 12:20 PM

Frustration, potential, love, beauty, and life.

Posted by: Heather E Pollock at March 4, 2011 1:42 PM

Winning. Martian Rockstar. Warlock.

That's all I've got via Charlie.

Posted by: Rex at March 4, 2011 2:21 PM

New Grandma! Headed to Germany today! (to meet the new baby!!). Okay, more than six, sorry....

Posted by: Debbie at March 4, 2011 2:22 PM

Weekly Question: Ever see "Candyman", well that's it!!

Posted by: Darren at March 4, 2011 2:30 PM

Someone who needs a drink. Soon.
Please tell me it's friday afternoon.

Posted by: Kim at March 4, 2011 4:18 PM

Hubby has the old iPad. He was massively drooling over the new one last night with full details to the wife after he watched and read everything. I briefly looked at the tech stuff and don't get the excitement.

6 words: Expanding waistline.

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at March 4, 2011 5:30 PM

Six Words....
Too Fluffy Deranged Cabbage Patch ADULT :)

You have animals at meetings?

Posted by: Cheryl at March 5, 2011 11:12 AM

Six words: How did I get this old?

Posted by: Krush at March 5, 2011 8:35 PM

Tired of working on the weekend.

Posted by: alektra at March 6, 2011 7:39 PM

I felt that way about the new iPad as well. Maybe it's because I have one. Maybe because I think it's look really ridiculous to hold up a big ass camera to take a photo.

I think they are trying to hard on this one. Lighter is great, but if that's the best you can do? Wait another year and keep trying.

Posted by: Issa at March 7, 2011 2:07 PM