30 December 2011

Bear Ear Hat

My first hat project came out nice.  Here's Penny modeling her bear ear hat.  Someone told her it looked like Mickey Mouse... unintended but cute either way.  Least I think so... :)

18 December 2011

This video went viral the other day Audrey and I couldn't stop laughing.


Maybe they won't find me in here...

Santa Paws

PY and MM make it to the Mall for Santa Paws.  Penny look at the camera!  The squeaky toy is for Bear!  Hehehe.

13 December 2011

Guess We Should Call It “Chink-fil-A”: Chick-fil-A Employee Dubs Asian Patrons “Ching” And “Chong”

Buddhist teachings say that you should not give in to others' hate of you, since therefore you will be fueling their hatred. I'm sure that's not exactly how it's said but you get the gist of it but stuff like this pisses me off. Personally I think it's the resentment they have towards our success here in America. That we as immigrant people can come here, barely speak the language and yet excel, be prosperous. Maybe one day when she finally makes it to manager of the joint and reaches her maximum potential she will realize what just a little bit of hard work can get her. Either that or just forever be the dumb check out girl who can barely spell and needs pictures on the register in order to use it. Check your change people, she probably can't count to ten either.

Re-posted from Disgrasian.

I used to love Chick-fil-A growing up. That simple chicken sandwich, with its yellow mustard and sliced pickles and nothing else in the way of adornments, those hefty waffle fries, the samples they used to give out while you were walking by in the mall..it was a cut above all the other fast food chains.

The chicken sandwiches are still tasty, so I’m told, but everything else about the company has become increasingly unpalatable. The company actively hates gays and gay marriage, donating nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009. It’s also no friend to the little guy. The company’s currently suing Bo Muller-Moore, a Vermont folk artist, for trademark infringement because Muller-Moore has been selling t-shirts since 2000 that say “Eat More Kale,” which Chick-fil-A contends too closely resembles its intentionally-misspelled trademark “Eat Mor Chikin.”

And now this: on a recent trip to the Irvine, CA Chick-fil-A location, two Asian students were rung up as “Ching” and “Chong” by a “team member” named Lia.

An argument could be made that this was only an isolated act of prejudice made by one Chick-fil-A employee, but the fact is, Chick-fil-A is renowned for rigorously vetting its employees so that hires reflect the company’s “values.” Forbes reported in 2007 that a training manager for the chain went through 17 job interviews before he was hired, and this was only after he was rejected a first time, after 7 interviews. Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy said in the same profile:

“You don’t have to be a Christian to work at Chick-fil-A, but we ask you to base your business on biblical principles because they work.”

So if Lia is the kind of employee Chick-fil-A believes reflects its own principles, then it’s safe to say that the only thing the chicken joint’s serving up these days is a big, fat, juicy bullshit sandwich.

UPDATE: Chick-fil-A’s issued a statement addressing this incident and confirming that Lia’s been fired. In the statement, the company chalks up their ex-employee’s behavior to “immaturity, failed judgment, and human error.” The company maintained that it still hates gays, however, but will continue to be happy to serve them in their restaurants.*

*The last part of this statement was not actually made by the company, though it’s presumed true.

12 December 2011

USB Toast Handwarmers

Ha! These are so cute!

I would totally get that if I actually worked in an office that I would use a computer.

I know that some of us absolutely loathe the winter simply because the cold as well as gloomy weather tend to get you down, leaving you depressed even when everything else in your life is peaches and cream. Well, the $24.99 USB Toast Handwarmers is a surefire way of carving a smile on your face – after all, it will not only keep your two hands nice and warm (toasty, get it?), they are also cute as a button to look at with a printed smiley on each toast.

Squishy, soft and adorable, all you need to do is find the nearest unused USB port, plug them in and switch them on, and you’re good to go. It takes just mere moments to keep your hands nice and warm, and contrary to popular belief, you are still able to type while wearing them. As long as your hands are not too large, they ought to be able to fit, since the toast measures a rather generous 5.5″ x 5.5″. I would say that it is advisable to make sure you remember this pair is hooked up to a USB port, as forgetting that fact and getting up suddenly to walk to the loo or water cooler might see them being yanked away by force, which is not a pretty sight for any connected device.

02 December 2011

Origami Baby Stroller can fold by itself

In Up in the Air, George Clooney advises his protege not to follow someone with a stroller through airport security, as he has “never seen a stroller that has taken less than thirty minutes to take down”. That is an exaggeration, but as someone who once purchased a folding stroller, that is about how long it took me to learn how to fold one.

Fortunately, the 4moms Shop has come up with a way to do a self-folding stroller that transforms in a way reminiscent of The Transformers. There is a video after the jump, and I am surprised that I don’t hear the wha-chut-chat sounds of transforming from the old cartoon that made their way into the Michael Bay movies.

By the way, this is more than just the first power-folding stroller, as it has its own power. This helps you charge your cellular phone, as well as count your miles. It also has daytime running lights, pathway lights for low-light conditions, and even sensors that can detect when a child is in the seat.

This Origami stroller is “everything a stroller should be”, and I can help but agree. However, this will cost you, a lot. Only rich parents can afford it at $849.

Mike Birbiglia: Illiterate People

Mike Birbiglia: Illiterate People: I shouldn't say bad stuff about illiterate people, though. I should write it.