Thursday, August 27, 2015

In the hospital AGAIN!

Something attacked the nerves in the right side of my face. I'm getting all these tests. Probably is Bell's Palsy and will be nothing lasting. I'll be glad to go home though.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Comcast service

Why do you tell support the same thing three or four times and they STILL ask you the same thing over and over again?!

If I tell you multiple times that only the outgoing server gives errors, don't give me the incoming settings! I already told they're fine!

I aslo already told you my account number and what software I have. It hasn't changed from the first time I told you.

Do they ignore what you said or they not paying attention? It's such a waste of time to go through the same thing repeatedly, not to mention a very aggravating experience!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fun Home: Syndney Lucas sings Ring of Keys at the Tony's

John's latest favorite soundtrack is the Broadway Musical "Fun Home". He saw Sydney Lucas' performance on the Tony Awards and was sold. He played Ring of Keys at least 8 times in a row (as well as the whole CD a few times) and told me I had to see Lucas' performance.

Good God! I can't believe someone else gave a better performance than brilliant actress. (I know I didn't see the other actress' perform, but c'mon.) She pulls off this entire song by herself; no one interacts her to cue reactions. Absolutely amazing!

Congratulations to her vocal coach and Fun Home for not only keeping her voice a girl's vs turning her into a little adult, but they celebrate it. In fact, all of her is 11. I'm blown away by her acting. Sydney's performance in this song alone makes me want to see the whole Tony Award winning show.

The lyrics talk about sexuality discovery, but as creators Jeanine Tesori and Alison Bechdel said, it actually is about discovery your identity and and beginning to answer the question: who am I?

Video recording is from Playwire:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pal Mickey - Happiest Hipster on Earth

I fell in love with this artwork by Jerrod Maruyama called the Happiest Hipster on Earth:

If you know me, you know I still adore my Pal Mickey, the plush interactive tour guide that Walt Disney World created years ago. Last year at some time -- maybe the summer -- I decided to try and make the hipster outfit for my Pal Mickey.

It took a lot of looking! A lot of dying and making things work right. 

But now, FINALLY I have his outfit complete. Here it is!

Here's the full photo set I took:

Created with flickr slideshow.

I'm so happy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Funniest dog video

I first saw this a year ago and watched it nearly 10 times in a row, laughing hysterically each time. I decided to look it up, knowing I wouldn't laugh as much -- after all, I know what's coming.


I just sat here trying to hold the laughter in at work.

The first time I watched, I complained to a friend about how that sweetheart dog to the right wasn't getting ice cream. And then....

Smiley from Millan.Net

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cafe Bombay in Bristol, Pa

I recently enjoyed dinner here with my aunt and sister, and just wanted to pass along what a wonderful place Cafe Bombay is.

The restaurant itself is a cozy place that also has tables by the windows looking out on Bristol. I've never been here before and really like how they've brought this historic town back to what it was.

The food was very good and we especially loved that we could set the spicy level for every dish. My aunt and sister, for example, wanted a low heat and asked for a '3' level where I went higher with an '8'. (Next time, I'll go higher. If you like spicy, even the high levels aren't killers.)

We started with the vegetarian appetizer sampler. Wow, we could have eaten a couple of those if we didn't want entrees! Great variety with Samosa, Pakora, Spring Rolls, Lentil Donut, Bhajis, all of them really good food!

The entire meal was that way. We tried a number of different dishes like the Indian Salad, Garlic Naan bread to go with our entrees, and the desserts of Coconut Ice Cream Pie, Gulab Jumun, and the Chai Ice Cream Pie. I had the Navarathan Korma for my entree and I'd definitely have it again, but with so many options on the menu, I also really want to try it all!

That's something else I really love about here: as a vegetarian, I had MANY options! That's unusual!  If you're not vegetarian, you obviously have a ton of choices too, but just FYI: my family loved the vegetarian sampler and said they didn't miss the meat at all. In fact, we 'fought' over the items on the plate. :)

So if you are ever near Bristol, this place is a must do!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Walt Disney World Commercial: Uncle Joe 2004

I look for Disney commercials that I like so I can see them again once they no longer run. I remembered one where a dad with his 2 little girls talk about Uncle Joe. He appears dressed like the genie. His brother asks, "Are those my pants?" and you expect an argument. Instead, the dad tells his brother with a smile, "You look nice."

I finally found it and got a surprise when I did. Who plays Uncle Joe? Eric Stonestreet -- Cam on Modern Family. :)

Here's the commercial: