Whiskey Ad done just right.

I enjoy wine now and then but nothing puts hair on your chest like a good whiskey.

I guess you could consider me “Whiskey Girl.” No, I am not trying to grow hair on my chest but nothing feels like a mix of Christmas and summertime like a whiskey coke.

As the occasional whiskey drinker,  I assume it is difficult for whiskey brands to differentiate themselves from other brands, and even other types of alcohol. [Whiskey and Bourbon and Scotch all taste the same to me, is that just me?] Especially when there is an idea that only men drink it, and hey, it’s probably mostly true.

In my mind, there are three categories, super cheap well-whiskey, like whatever comes out of that hose at the bar, then the middle men, like Jim Bean and Jack Daniels. And then lastly, you have the super pricey whiskey that you never see anyone actually buy but every refined adult has stashed away in a cupboard somewhere, for instance Crown Royal or some of that whiskey that is a billion years old and $3000.

 

Jim Bean falling in the middle category, they really are taking advantage of the idea around whiskey’s target market of them being the manliest of men. I like the idea of playing on humor as well as a stereotype of whiskey drinkers. Any advertisement that can make me chuckle while making fun of the people drinking out of tiny straws and an umbrella, is doing something right.

 

 

 

Strange Inventions From the Past

 

Here is an ice mask from 1947 used to cure hangovers. Looks kind of pleasant

 

This fancy baby carriage from 1931 might not be so stylish but you can go for a stroll without worrying about gas attacks!

A single wheeled motorcycle from 1931 kind of looks like that one thing from South Park…

 

Protect your face from snow storms in 1939!

 

Protect your cigarette from the rain with this handy device. (1939)

Is this brilliant or is it just me? You wear these and can read laying down, I need some for my laptop. (1936)

 

This gun takes a picture when it is fired from 1938.

 

Forgetting for an instant.

Cancer patients agreed to be given a makeover. What they didn’t know was what kind of makeover. They were surprised and had their picture captured the moment they could see their new funny look. For a moment they got to forget about their cancer and have a good laugh from being surprised.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWU8dEKwXw#t=198

Watch the video! It’s very heartfelt.

Funny Halloween Pictures

I love the internet because of all the fun things people do that gets recorded and shared. Here are some of my findings that go in theme with Halloween coming up. 

A very serious operation. They make a good team.

 

Daughter wanted to be a trash can for Halloween. She will be going places! Maybe not college but places.

 

If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball!

 

It took me a couple times before I fully understood what was going on here.

 

This is all made from pumpkins. Spooky!

 

90’s kid favorite from the show Hey Arnold!

 

Pulp fiction dogs!

Having a rough week?

Here are some pictures to help get you through the rest of it!

Baby Ocelot 

 

British Shorthair kitten

 

 

So fabulous.

 

 

So relaxing to watch.

 

Who doesn’t like boxes of kittens? And what kittens don’t like boxes?

 

 

Forest in California

 

 

London in 1904. 

 

The Neushwanstein Castle in Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t feel at least a little better after that, you should probably start watching some kitten youtube videos. Have a good day!

Staying Informed

As of right now the government is shutting down and I’ve realized a lot of my friends don’t really know this. It’s important to keep up to date on what’s going on with our countries politics. Since I don’t want to show a ton of bias in this blog, I’m going to pick a lighter topic that is kind of really funny and horribly depressing.

The topic is about the weird things our government spends money on.

  • The federal government spend $3 million on studying video games such as World of Warcraft.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services plans to spend $500 million on a program that will, among other things, seek to solve the problem of 5-year-old children that “can’t sit still” in a kindergarten classroom.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture once gave researchers at the University of New Hampshire $700,000 to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows. (AKA cow farts)
  • China lends us more money than any other foreign nation, but that didn’t stop our government from spending 17.8 million dollars on social and environmental programs for China.
  • The federal government spends 25 billion dollars a year maintaining federal buildings that are either unused or totally vacant.
  • The feds once gave Alaska Airlines $500,000 “to paint a Chinook salmon” on the side of a Boeing 737.
  •  The U.S. government once spent 2.6 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.
  • According to the Washington Post, the U.S. government is going to leave 7 billion dollars worth of military equipment behind in Afghanistan.
  • Amazingly, U.S. taxpayers spend more than 1.4 billion dollars a year on the Obamas.  Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spend about 58 million dollars on the entire royal family.
  • Over the past 15 years, a total of approximately $5.25 million has been spent on hair care services for the U.S. Senate.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent $300,000 to encourage Americans to eat caviar.
  • The federal government has spent $175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”

Hopefully you found this slightly funny not just really upsetting. America!

Links:

http://www.infowars.com/30-stupid-things-the-government-is-spending-money-on/

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-waste-list-66-crazy-ways-that-the-u-s-government-is-wasting-your-hard-earned-money

Take a Break

As a college student, it feels like I am on my computer 24/7.

Checking email, studying, turning in online homework, social media, reading the news, reading about Miley Cyrus, or just surfing the depths of the internet.

On my internet travels, I’ve come across some pretty cool sites. Some are more useful than others. And honestly, some are not useful at all. Don’t go to these sites if you are at work. Some can be loud. At least mute.

rainymood.com

Quite relaxing. Sounds of rain.

ted.com

Educational website. So you are wasting your time but not at the same time.

lmgtfy.com

Let me Google that for you.

htwins.com

Probably my favorite.

Myfonts.com

For when you find that font you love but you don’t have a clue what it is.

Pixartheory.com

How it is all connected.

thequietplaceproject.com

Just do it. I felt much better after I did and it is very relaxing.

zoomquilt.org

Amazing.

Essaytyper.com

Formats your essay.

weavesilk.com

Favorite on the list. Extremely relaxing.

Sad Woman’s Bible

I’ve sarcastically talked about writing a book for years. It’s probably been written already though.

The Sad Woman’s Bible would be a collection of stories about dating disasters. Some friends as well as myself have had some pretty unbelievable dating stories, unfortunately not good ones. Some of them are completely ridiculously pitiful, but at the same time hilarious.

One of my own was a guy I met at a country bar. He was great. Nice teeth, looked good in a cowboy hat, had a job raising cattle(OMG can you say baby cows? CUTE), extremely intelligent, witty, funny and knew how to dance.

Even my friends said to go for it.

I figured I would give him a chance. I should have known something was up when he spoke about people thinking too much of worldly possessions.  He invited me over for salmon dinner.

I drive out to meet him, kind of nervous but excited. It’s far in the sticks but he’s a cowboy so it’s okay. I pull up. I think to myself, Where is the house?

Good lord. He greets me and shows me around. Oh god. Oh no. He lives in a shack. Like a real life shack. It’s connected to a carport and is one single room but made into three with dry wall. The ceiling is boards. The stove is circa 1920′s. It is freezing. Oh god. What if I have to pee? Where is the bathroom? Well, exit through the carport and there is the bathroom. I’ve seen an outhouse with more amenities. There is a shower head coming out of the wall, and a curtain jimmy rigged around it. Toilet was purchased at the same time as said stove. At this point I don’t have to go to the bathroom anymore.

I had to keep it cool. But on the inside…

Being the sweet girl that I am, I toughen up and stick it out. I eat the salmon cooked by his ancient stove (It was actually delicious).

I even stick around and watch him build a bonfire. Now this guy is technically living at his work. There are cows within about 30 feet away from us and the fire. Some of them start to scatter and whine. Shack Guy tells me not to worry, it’s just a coyote. He rushes away back into the shack and comes out with a loaded shot gun. All I am thinking is, I have way too much stuff to do to wake up murdered tomorrow. Oh god.

Anyway, he fires a shot into the air. In a few minutes the cows relax and everything is peachy. I decided to head out and thanked him for a pleasant evening. Then I got in my car and drove for the hills.

I might sound shallow, but I prefer to call it standards.  After meeting Shack Guy, I put a new requirement on my list, which is to have a ceiling and a bathroom that is not just connected to the outdoors.

I have even more terrible stories that are my friends. I hope someday I find the time to put them to writing.

This guy is having the worst date ever

Found these pictures and they kind of got me thinking how different dating is now with all the different technology and really just change of culture. Everything is completely different now. Not that I was dating in the 50’s and 60’s but if I time traveled I wouldn’t know where to start.

More like he won’t text you ever again.

How embarrassing would it be to have your stockings fall down on your date? Garters are key.

If a man today offered me a handkerchief, I’d assume he was way too old for me.

Thank goodness I saw this. I always sit in awkward positions on hot dates.

Now if only I could find a man that knew how to dance…

I am pretty sure I am still single because I always forget to iron my stockings.

If this happens to you, I have a feeling he’s really just not that into you.

These days, just hope he picks up the tab.

Very true. Unless your date is boring. And pouty.  Just completely ignore him then.

He must have been a really boring date.

All these tips aside, on dates it’s best to just be yourself.

Photo Gallery Link: http://imgur.com/gallery/G4BZf