Monday, March 21, 2011

Why Dogs Bite People

Got this great email from my Mom - one of the few "forwards" that actually made me do a literal LOL. I've been actually guilty of dressing up our own dogs in various Halloween costumes... I think I'm lucky that neither one of them have come after me while I sleep!


Got any good photos of your humiliated pet? Feel free to email me at mags at!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bizarre State Laws ... Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana

I have this 10,000+ Cool Facts App on my iPhone, and every once in a while, the cool fact is some obscure and crazy state law like this:

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.

The best part is wondering what in the world happened that necessitated this law to be created in the first place. Who carries ice cream in any pocket?? What kind of problem did it cause that required police intervention? Is it okay to carry it in your front pocket?

So I did some Googling and found these other interesting laws that are still on the books:

From Kentucky...
  • One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
  • Dogs may not molest cars.
  • A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission.
From Ohio...
  • It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. (I'm not the best at geography... but I'm pretty sure there are NO oceans and therefore NO whales in Ohio!)
  • It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
  • Specific to Canton, OH: If one loses their pet tiger, they must notify the authorities within one hour.
From Indiana...
  • If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.
  • One may not sniff glue.
  • Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.

You know I'll be back with the crazy laws from other states soon... because I'm SURE there are others!

In the meantime, I'm staying clear of Indiana between October and March... PEEEEEE-U!!
;) Mags

Friday, March 18, 2011

I SCREAM.....!!

So apparently Lady Gaga is suing a London ice creamery for trademark infringement.... They have an ice cream called "Baby Gaga."

But more disturbing than the name (or that it costs $23 a serving - Wh-at?!!) is the fact that Baby Gaga ice cream make with human breast milk. Seriously - the ice cream shop pays local women for their breast milk.

*Pause while I throw up in my mouth a little*

According to the founder of this unusual treat, "No one's done anything interesting with ice cream in the last hundred years."

So adding a little local milk is the answer??!


I wonder how long before this ends up on Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmerman?!!

I think I'll pass on dessert...!
:) Mags

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Revealing The Bus Stop Superhero...

Our son, Luke, has always been super-creative. This year, in 1st grade, his teacher asked the class to "get the kitten out of the tree." She passed out a sheet of paper with a tall tree on it and a hapless kitten stuck within the limbs. Most kids drew a fire truck or a person with a ladder...

Luke staged a 4-prong rescue:
  1. A set of paratroopers jumped from a plane flying overhead to try to snag the kitten on their decent.
  2. A fire-breathing dragon ambled in to burn down the tree and
  3. A tank lumbered to the base of the tree to catch the kitten as it fell from the incinerated tree
  4. Finally, if all of that failed, someone brought that ladder. :)
He's ALWAYS ignored "the box" completely and done things his own way!

So it wasn't a surprise when a few years ago, he created THE BUS STOP SUPERHERO! For at least 6 months, Luke dressed up in a different superhero concoction and walked with us to Jack's bus stop. A Darth Vader Mask + a Ninja Turtle Sword + Batman Cape one day... a light saber + Wolverine Claw + Power Ranger costume the next:

Sometimes, The BUS STOP SUPERHERO enlists the help of his trusty partner, Princess Leah. Don't let her name fool you... she has made many older kids cry with her superpowers...!

And at the end of the day, the BUS STOP SUPERHERO crashes hard in his lair... ready to protect and serve another day.

No matter what the costume, we always knew we were protected at the bus stop when THE BUS STOP SUPERHERO WAS AROUND!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Good Advice for Raising Sons...

If there was anyone who totally GETS raising boys, it's comedian, Tim Hawkins. This guy is hilarious - and I especially identified with this clip:

My Mom and Aunt ALWAYS told us to "go sit on the pot" when we were feeling sick!! Stomach ache? Go sit on the pot. Headache?? Go sit on the pot. Bleeding out our eyes??! Go sit on the pot...! ;)

And the scary thing is that's pretty much my own go-to answer to my boys when they've got an ailment.... :)

And those belated warnings of wisdom?
Yeah... I do that too.
I'm a helpful Mom that way...
:) Mags

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sign Of The Times

I was at the old hometown mall last week - it's been a while. A lot of the same shops were there: 3 department stores, Lerner, Lenscrafters, Spencer gifts, etc. I had to laugh as I walked by Lane Bryant - there was a sign out front that said "We Have Jeggings!"

In case you don't know, Lane Bryant is a plus-size women's store. And before you get your panties in a wad that I'm trashing overweight people, I've waffled across 3 sizes in the last 10 years and have shopped at Lane Bryant before so I feel qualified to say, "If you are wearing any size that ends in "W," Jeggings will NOT flatter your figure!" Honestly, jeggings won't flatter anyone's figure and really shouldn't be worn by anyone older than 10 years old, but that's just my opinion.

Speaking of signs, here are a few others that just aren't quite right, but will make you laugh just the same!

Found any funny signs? Feel free to post a link in the comments section,

:) Mags