I happened upon this video while scouting out another web-based video series (I'll highlight that one at a later date). At the bottom of the page featuring that episode was an image of a Boston Terrier, and of course, me being the nutty Boston Terrier-owner that I am, I had to click it, and it led me to this.
"Puppy Love" is the first in a series of webisodes created by former "Sex and the City" writer/producer, Amy B. Harris - each episode a brief, yet telling, glimpse into the lives of "dog lovers and the people who love them". Famke Janssen and her real-life doggie-companion, Licorice, star in this one, and others will include the likes of Martha Plimpton, Ally Sheedy, Dan Hedaya, Alicia Witt, and Kristen Johnson. But of course I know in advance that this one will be the brightest star of the bunch -- unless, of course, there are others that feature a Boston Terrier, as well!
I'm sure Famke was consulted about certain aspects of the script while it was being written - as only a BT owner could know about how adorably GASSY they are (yes, especially after eating chicken)!
Okay, um, I just stumbled upon this music video which MAY be the best video ever. Amy Sedaris + Dolly Parton???? Um, YES PLEASE!!!
Are there any costumes better than Dolly's costumes?? Sequined riding suit with top hat and a whip? OMG. Anyways, I've wasted too much time blogging this, I'd better get to livin'.
Yeah, so I just won a $25 Visa gift card by searching on Blingo. It's pretty awesome. Last month I won $10 to spend on iTunes when my friend, David, won. He had JUST signed up, and thought it was a scam. I had signed up merely hours earlier as well, but it looked pretty legit to me (I'm typically good at sorting the real internet goodies from the junk scams). Lo and behold, we both got our prizes a couple weeks later.
Anyhow, I'm not above totally whoring out these invites, so, if you want to get in on this hot free-stuff-winning action (and increasing my chances of scoring as well - I know - tssk tssk - I'm a bad person), I suggest signing up.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention... it's totally free to sign up. If you want more details, just go here.
So I stumbled on over to Digg.com yesterday, and happened upon an item about this new site that will track your Amazon purchases for price drops. The really cool thing about this - and what I was unaware of - is that Amazon has a price guarantee policy that if you purchase something from them, and within 30 days of that purchase the price on it drops, well, they will refund the difference.
So I found this site, Amazon Credits You, filled out a simple item form, and waited for my results. Being the impatient twit that I am, and not getting an answer back from them in the thirty minutes or less pizza-delivery style I thought I deserved, I scoured Amazon's site for info on this price guarantee. I couldn't find the policy ANYWHERE. But did I let that stop me?
Um, like, No!
I had found that a book I ordered from them on December 1st had gone down a whole $0.70, so I dropped their customer service an email stating that I heard they had a 30-day price guarantee policy, with all the details, and a few hours later I had a reply from them that they were going to reverse credit me back $1.00!! That's one WHOLE dollar people! Woo hoo!
Anyhow, I checked my email this morning and found an alert from Amazon Credits You about the item, with complete instructions about how to obtain the credit. I guess they check on a daily basis, at just a bit after midnight. I guess in the future I could wait a whole day. So, if you regularly make Amazon purchases, I suggest keeping an Amazon Credits You bookmark handy. My name is Julie, and I am not a paid endorser. So there.
Update: They've changed to RefundPlease.com, as they plan to incorporate other online retailers into the refund search as well. Pretty neat!
In appreciation of Pi Day, here are a few links to get your fix on my most-favorite transcendental number, 3.14159...etc. etc
The Ridiculously Enhanced Pi Page (complete with Pi music!)
How Contact by Carl Sagan Ends - SPOILER!... but pretty much why I have Pi tattooed on my left wrist, even though it involves a rationalization of Pi, it's a beautiful piece of fictionalized mathematics!
Funny because it's true. My new office-mate (yay!) and I spend far too long discussing (well, fuming about) the latest Tom Ridge speech, or sending eachother links to Al Gore speeches or Bush-bashing sites. Phew, I'm tired!
Following Joelle's cue, I decided to take the 20 questions to a better personality quiz-type thingee. How did I rate?
You are a WEDF--Wacky Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you a menace to society, depending on how you channel your energies. You chew your fingers and have an addictive personality. Properly guided, you can be enormously productive--otherwise you run amok, stir up trouble, and generally have a hell of a good time.
To your friends, you are a source of relentless entertainment. You often get into trouble, but you almost always find a way out. You are strangely popular and feed off others' energy. You live hard, seize the day, and although your more sober friends would like to see you settled down, you generally have fewer regrets and better memories than they do. Your tenet is that, at the end of the day, one regrets only what one didn't try. You are right.
You could benefit from outside help in balancing your highs and lows. Or perhaps cutting back on the caffeine.
Well. I take exception with the whole "generally have a hell of a good time" bit, as that is quite antithetical to my current existence. Actually, quite a bit of it is askew to what my personality is, so god-knows what I was smoking when I took this. However, I must say that the last two sentences ring quite true right about now.
But go ahead and give it a go yourself.
I'm here to announce the birth of my first dedicated photoblog. With the exception of the first entry, the photoblog should document my daily life, in an effort to get me to take more photos.
Upon finally checking my referrers list, I found out that I had been chosen as Blog of the Day waaay back on March 14. (sniff sniff) I always wanted to be BOTD - too bad I didn't know about it! What's especially important to me is the actual date - March 14, or 3/14... pi! Yay!
Thanks to Charles for the nom.... even if my thanks is quite belated!
It's been posted almost everywhere else already, but the May edition of 28mm is up. I really enjoyed the Drowning Miss Daisy (a very unique idea, I think) and Coastal Beauty galleries, if anyone cares to know.