Spam Comment of the Week: December 30

I can only think of two words to describe this one: user error.

Once I originally commented I clicked the Notify me when new feedback are added-checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any method you may take away me from that service? Thanks!

Dude – take it up with WordPress.

A 3 Star Blog

I recently received my 3rd 2012 Blog of the Year nod from My Cruise Stories.  Realizing I have all of 2 days left to accept, I figured I better get going on passing out 5 more 2012 Blog of the Year awards.

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Photo Friday: View from Above Repeat

Hello there! You may have noticed my blog has been a tad slow this week.  With the holidays, I haven’t been online much and I seem to have run out of auto scheduled posts.

I thought I’d borrow a trick from the networks and re-run a Photo Friday post from April.  Even though this one is a recycled post, I’m sure it will seem new to most of you who frequent the blog.


Photo Friday: View from Above

Originally posted on April 6, 2012

Taken while standing atop bridge connecting City Scape plaza over 1st Street facing Washington.

Spam Comment of the Week: December 24

Ah, Christmas Eve. I thought I’d bring a little holiday cheer by posting some more ridiculously funny spam. Enjoy!


Fantastic site.  A lot of useful information here.  I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your sweat!


Funny Weather 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like…winter.

Everywhere you go.

Take a look at the frost and then,

Try not to slide and fall when

Your foot slips in the puddle of overnight rain.

2012 has been a funny year for weather, and late fall/early winter is no exception.

The past month has felt unseasonably warm, even by Phoenix standards. Daytime highs even as recent as two weeks ago were in the low 80s.  As of this week, we started slipping to daytime highs of about 60, with overnight hard freeze warnings for outlying areas.  I finally got to pull out my coats and jackets.

I’m just glad I live in the desert. Northern elevations in AZ experienced below zero degree F temps last night.

Assuming the world doesn’t end on December 21st, we can celebrate the first official day of winter instead.

Some of you have been shivering for weeks, so instead of talking winter and other cold things, I thought I’d present a couple of humorous clips for your weather enjoyment.

In this clip, an LA news station quickly learns weather-casters should be given a geography exam before going on air.

In this next clip, a Danish news-station realizes a growing need to implement workplace harassment workshops for its robot employees.

That is all for today! Happy winter!

Accidental Christmas Gift

Hello there! Late post today, I took my time getting home.  Decided to stay at work past quitting time to complete something in peace and quiet.  Earlier in the day, I got sidetracked catching up with a friend of mine who works on a different floor in the building then began re-reading the first 70 pages of Big Sur whilst sipping on coffee of the free variety.

When I pulled up in my driveway, I noticed a grocery bag hanging on the handle of my garage door.  It looked like it would contain something good.  My curiosity was piqued and I wondered who stopped by while I was meandering my way home.

Upon closer inspection, I saw the fancy green logo for specialty grocery store AJ’s embossed on the side of the bag.

Inside was a small box of fancy fudge accompanied by an envelope addressed to “Dave”.  I immediately knew, it was meant for the previous owner of the home who (according to my neighbor) relocated to the Pacific Northwest 2 years ago. Oh well. Finders keepers…

$500 Coffee or $85 Beer?

Normally I don’t discuss news items on this blog, but I couldn’t resist this pair of articles I spotted over the weekend.

Recently I read an article on MSN.comin which the headline posed the question “$85 for a 6-pack?” A monastery in Belgium which creates the rare brew Westvleteren XII  put 15,000 commemorative 6-packs for sale in the United States.

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Is this worth $85?

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Spam Comment of the Week: December 17

I think this spammer has a problem with argument induced headaches.

Hi, I am not certain if I come be the victor in the one-time arguments.  I entertain a headache

Hmmm…well I have two suggestions.

1) Don’t engage in so many “one-time” arguments.

2) Have you actually tried any of the headache treatments you are selling or do those merely exacerbate the situation?

Snow Queen at the Herberger

One of the perks of working in downtown Phoenix is Lunch Time Theatre at the Herberger Theatre Center.  Every month, a different 45 minute play is featured.  Performances typically start around 12:15pm and end by 1:00pm so that you can squeeze in a play during your lunch hour.  You can even bring your lunch or order a catered box lunch to eat during the performance.

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Scenes from a Lunch Hour

After walking by the TV station, I can now see that the giant plastic candy bar costumed characters roaming up and down the street are indeed handing out samples. I would like to receive a sample but for some reason do not say anything aloud to  my co-worker, who is walking alongside me. Continue reading

Photo Friday: Zoo Lights

Every year, The Phoenix Zoo strings up festive lights and invites the public to tour the zoo at night.  Below are some photos from the event.


Bet you’ve never seen a peacock this bright!

Rams and Squirrel

What do you call two rams butting heads, a squirrel and a couple of bats? Yeah, I don’t know either!

Scorpion and Rattlesnake

This would be the only time a scorpion is a delightful site. 


Escargot anyone?

Tree Ornaments

Random ornaments in trees.  I…couldn’t get a better shot than this.

GnomeLook! It’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome! Oh wait, it’s just a hired impersonator.

Despite my snarky comments above, Phoenix Zoo Lights is a favorite event in the PHX and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  If you ever find yourself in Phoenix in December, I’d highly recommend attending Phoenix Zoo Lights.

Small Press Life is Freshly Pressed

Hello there! I have a short post today.  Ever since Freshly Pressed was moved off of the main page and onto a tab that you can only view when logged in, I haven’t spent nearly as much time checking out Freshly Pressed blogs as a I used to. So it was a welcome surprise when I visited A Small Press Life yesterday and saw Maedez’s announcement that a recent post of hers was Freshly Pressed.   Continue reading