Snooki & Apples

14 May

This Monday, the Social Security Administration published their annual list of most popular baby names for babies born in 2011. Names from the Bible were popular (as usual)but names drawn from pop culture and reality TV were also popular this past year. This name-your-kid-like-your-favorite-Jersey-Shore-member trend is a little worrying. Personally, I wouldn’t want my child to grow up named after Snooki or a piece of fruit (Gwyneth Paltrow, I’m looking at you.) Thankfully, neither Snooki nor Apple made it onto the list.

For boys:
Jacob,  Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden, Daniel

For girls:
Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Mia, Chloe

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Cuppycakes

14 May

Okay so cooking is definitely not my forte. However, this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, I cooked all sorts of things and didn’t burn/break/destroy anything! Granted, all the recipes I made were easy and simple (I didn’t want to actually risk burning/breaking/destroying anything.) While I was looking for recipes, I found this cute one for ice cream cone cupcakes.
the only problem is I hate ice cream cones. They taste like cardboard. Oh well, I’m making them anyways because they’re just so cute

http://blog.freepeople.com/2012/03/ice-cream-cone-funfetti-cupcakes/

Chocolate!

14 May

Admit it, you love it. We all do. Especially me. Chocolate is what makes my world go round.

Though I’m not a fan of chocolate cakes or cookies, I am a sucker for chocolate bars of all types. That’s why I take the “dark chocolate is good for your health” advice very seriously. That’s also why I was ecstatic to find a guide on what chocolate is best for your health. Here’s what you need to know:   http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/best-worst-chocolates-body-191300392.html

 

Ban on walking?

14 May

In you live in New Jersey, beware: recently a law was passed that bans walking. Walking while texting, that is. The law stemmed from the “alarmingly common” problem of people texting while jaywalking. Unfortunately, three fatal accidents have been the result of people texting rather than paying attention to the cars around them. Anyone caught texting while walking across a street is fined $85 dollars. So far, 117 people have been fined.

Old Tech

14 May

Technology is improving so fast these days. It seems like after someone gets the newest Iphone or I-gadget, there’s a newer and better version already out. Since we are advancing so quickly, it’s no surprise that kids of the future won’t know what VCRs are, let alone landline home telephones. However, there are some technologies so important to us today that we can’t imagine doing without. For example, imagine a life free of desktop computers and mice. And by mice, I mean the plural of ‘computer mouse.’ Most likely, people of the future will have laptop computers if not something like an Ipad tablet. Another soon-to-be obsolete technology: 3D glasses. To be honest, I never really liked 3D glasses. They gave me headaches and made the movie I was watching look cheap. I won’t miss those much. Also doomed: fax machines, remote controls, and prime-time television. These make sense as no one faxes things anymore, remote control apps can be downloaded on smartphones, and with Hulu and other websites, you don’t have to watch your favorite shows when they first come on air. Basically, I won’t miss ugly 3D glasses or misplacing my remote, but I’m still waiting for the day someone invents mind control.

Fun Facts

14 May

FUN FACT FOR MONDAY:

I had to make a twitter for an elective and I’m currently in the process of making a website! It’s going to be super awesome and I’ll post links to both later.

There is no fact on this planet that could possibly make you more happy than the promise of knowing more about me, am I right?  Still, here are some fun/useless facts to waste more of you time

§ Hippo milk is pink

§ More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines

§ Staying awake for 17 hours is the same for your body as about two glasses of wine

§ There’s a Hello Kitty themed hospital in Taiwan

 

 

Smile!

9 May

Okay so I’ve noticed that my past three posts have been a little depressing/sarcastic/gloomy/etc. Today I intend to convince you all that I am a normal person and I do smile. Here are some happy/cutesy pictures to make you smile, too.

This is a little pug in a pink blanket.

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This is a cute pug making a cute face.

Here’s a happy dog.