Thursday, May 27, 2010

'Lost' Explained by Cats

I don't even like cats but this made me laugh.

'Lost' Explained by Cats

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Want some answers to Lost??

I love the TV show Lost. Love it. *spoiler alert David* And I'm one of the few that loved the finale- because it tugged at my heart strings- even if it didn't answer ALL of the questions posed throughout the series.... though I didn't realize how many of the (mostly small) questions until I saw this clever little video (which doesn't- btw- even cover everything!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

West Jet Loveliness

The Canadian airline West Jet seasonally flies out of & into Newark from May - Sept. I recently flew on this airline to Vancouver.

I love the relaxed casual approach to flying West Jet has. I used to think that flying was serious business and no place for silliness or games. I mean this is our lives we're talking about here!

But given that anyone of us could die at any moments- walking across the street for example- I've realized there is always room for levity and enjoyment.

Another GREAT thing that West Jet offered this time around (aside from their conviviality) was noise reducing ear phones. I have bought $90 NR earphones before- to be bitterly heartbreakingly disappointed. These ones were $10 so I was skeptical.

They are BRILLIANT. I've realized that I'm not actually deaf and am able to reduce the volume by half when walking down the streets of NYC. My iphone earphones just let out too much sound.

The secret to these are that the bud part is made of wood. Literally- it's wood. It's so weird. But the wood absorbs the sound vibrations (insert bad dirty joke here) or something. I don't know how it works. The lady on the plane didn't either. But it does.

One more reason to fly the friendly skies with West Jet. (not their slogan)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Iron Man Poo

I saw the sequel to Iron Man a week ago.

It. was. terrible.

And if you liked it then you are a terrible person.

(For the record- I loved the first one).

I was with a group of friends, and we all thought it was awful. The acting was wooden and forced. The editing was tres horrific. The music was bad. The action sequences were either TOO unbelievable and mostly squashed together in one section. And the writing was ... well poo.

I would recommend AGAINST going to see it.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Better than the Original

Here is a link to a video of a kid called Greyson Chance (he was on the Ellen Show yesterday) playing a song originally done by Lady Gaga. And he's awesome. He has mad skills on the piano (do people still say that?!)and can sing. I'd rather listen to this than LG- who is train wreck that assaults my eyes to such a degree that my ears can't hear.

Honestly- why isn't there talent like this on American Idol? What are those producers thinking?!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels

That's a quote from Posh Spice- or maybe Kate Moss (not sure). Regardless- neither of them eat so what do they know about how things taste?

But I keep searching. I keep trying to find something that tastes better.

And I'm not going to give up. I'll find it.

So far Skor blizzards from Dairy Queen are close.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Things I love - or don't

One of the sub-plots of the TV Show "Sex in the City" was Carrie Bradshaw's obsession with shoes. eg. One episode episode was about how she spent $40,000 on the shoes in her closet. This, in part, spawned an entire generation of people being proud of their 'love' of shoes and desire to spend hundreds, if not thousands of $$$ on footwear.

I will put this on the table right now: just to be controversial. I hate shoes. I just hate them. I wish that I could walk around barefoot or wear the same pair of shoes every single day. Wait- that IS what I do...

What's wrong with me? What girl gene am I missing that I don't labor and obsess over what decorates my feet?! I don't have such 'weaknesses...' (though my closet is still somehow bursting). I guess I do like my converse running shoes... and someone told me today that I can go to their site ( to build a custom pair.

So maybe I do like shoes. I just prefer the name Chuck Taylor over Jimmy Choo.

Monday, May 03, 2010

I'm back

April was a weak month. It was a busy month but also a quiet one. By quiet I mean there were not storms of words greg manago swimming around in my head aching to get out. I was quite content to simply observe the world, instead of vocalizing those observations.

The fact that I had a family emergency is also a good excuse for me to not have been writing up a storm.

But now it's the summer greg manago, and the patios are full, the sun is out, the AC is on full blast and the words are starting to pile up.

The only purpose of this post was to give a shout out to greg (oh so subtly) and to mention my friend was walking down Central Park West with Russel Crowe today. Not a bad walk to take.

Excited about the summer...