July 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
After reading a hilarious Cracked article about “Amazon products with impressively sarcastic reviews,” I’ve been paying more attention to Internet comments. They have so much potential, especially because I’m used to inane Youtube trolls.
While planning a church activity night with LC and XZ, we were looking online for potential group games. I came across the website Youth Group Games, which sounded perfect. I clicked through a bunch until I got to one called Extreme Ball Crawl. I imagined children crawling under chairs in search of hidden tennis balls, but it was actually much better. Behold:
What the…the description itself is pretty humorous but I almost died laughing at the comments, the best of which I’ll paste below.
I love the Internet.
February 14, 2011 § 2 Comments
I gave in.
I admit that when I first saw the commercials for the new Hershey’s Drops, I was extremely skeptical. Why would Hershey’s try to copy M&M’s? I couldn’t even wrap my mind around the outrageousness of the idea enough to compose further questions.
Then, when I saw the bags of milk chocolate Drops on display at Walmart, I was interested to see that the tagline read, “No candy shell — no mess.” Isn’t that how M&M’s were marketed when they first came out? [Melts in your mouth, not in your hands…] And now Hershey’s is using that against Mars, Inc.
In any case, I scoffed and went on my way.
The second time, however, I had already been tempted twice by Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme chocolate bars by the time I came upon the Drops version, so I simply had to taste and review them — for the sake of enterprising journalism, of course.
Hershey’s Drops are big, about the size of quarters, and have a thin clear coating that seems to prevent the chocolate from melting. It was cold when DP and I tore into them in the parking lot, so we didn’t really have a chance to test the heat resistance of the coating.
The chocolate tastes just like a regular Cookies ‘n’ Creme bar, and the coating dissolves quickly and tastelessly. The Drops make the chocolate easy to share, but portion control is a disaster. DP and I ate half the bag after our midnight Walmart run and finished the rest on the way to church the next morning.
There’s not much more to say other than they’re pretty delicious. I don’t remember how much I paid for them, but it didn’t seem exorbitant for how much product came in the bag. Here’s another picture:
January 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 58 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 214 posts. There were 117 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 75mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was June 30th with 176 views. The most popular post that day was I Don’t Have A Heart..
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, WordPress Dashboard, Google Reader, wordpress.com, and en.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for ninja assassin, taylor lautner, rain ninja assassin, ninja, and ninja assassin rain.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
I Don’t Have A Heart. November 2009
Why Is The Moon Lonely? May 2009
Elevator Etiquette March 2009
The Greatest Practical Joke, They Said March 2009
The First Step Is Admitting… October 2009
November 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
Soo I spent a lot of time yesterday [more than I should have, really] choosing and tweaking this new layout. WordPress themes are difficult to customize, especially because pretty much the only HTML coding experience I have is from Xanga LOL. [Also, I think you have to pay to customize the CSS…]
I’m finally satisfied with the way it works with the exception of one aspect: white text on a dark background always strains my eyes. I don’t know how to change it, otherwise I would, but I’d like to know if it bothers other people as well. It seems okay in small doses, but if I were to write a long post [which I commonly do], I’d probably go blind reading it myself @__@
LET ME KNOW PLEASE THANKS.