Thursday, December 11, 2014

Customers who bought this item also bought...

Last night I was perusing Amazon, looking for a Christmas gift for my eight year old nephew. Under one of the games I was looking at was the section "Customers who bought this item also bought..." So I thought I'd check it out.

Surprisingly, one of the first things on the list was a ouija board. Of course I was not going to buy my nephew a ouija board. I am totally anti-ouija boards. Not just because of the demons but also because of the impossible spelling. But I was curious about the reviews so I read some. I was not disappointed. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Here are some of the best. (It was hard to choose.)

Very helpful review:

Love/hate relationship:

Captain Howdy does not find these reviews helpful:

Make that 0 out of 3 found this review helpful:

This is no joke:

Doesn't want to die: 

Stick with Monopoly:

So far, so good: 

Working on it as we speak: 

Batteries not required:

In a speak to the dead sort of way:

Easily impressed:

If you're looking for a way to entertain your kids with a BRAND NEW "toy," and you're not afraid of demons, this might be for you. Just watch out for Zozo.

As for me, I'll stick with Monopoly.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cookie Murder

Last night while scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I saw a post from the Ann Arbor News that made me raise my eyebrows:

Murder? Cookies? Unfortunately, The Ann Arbor News realized their mistake about a half hour later and took the post down. But in the meantime, some funny comments showed up. Here are some of my favorites.

For the record, this is the story the cookie picture was supposed to be attached to:

(Here's a link to the article with the recipe)

Gosh those cookies look good.... Unfortunately, I now associate cookies with murder so I'm feeling very confused this morning. Which one is associated with Christmas? I'm hosting a Christmas cookie exchange next week so I should probably double check.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday Thoughts

Today is the perfect day to stay in bed. My bed was at optimum cosiness this morning. My pillow was the right height, my blankets were perfectly situated, and my mattress was holding me in a firm embrace. (Not in a creepy way.)

Now that it's cold outside, I've had to figure out the perfect blanket situation for the new season. I got new mattresses last month too and that's a change I had to factor in. This is something you have to take very seriously in order to get the best sleep in winter. After messing around with the dynamics for awhile, I think I've figured out the perfect arrangement of blankets and quilts on my bed.

Blanket #1 - sheet - closest to head so neck doesn't overheat
Blanket #2 - thin quilt and thin blanket for upper body
Blanket #3 - medium weight blanket that covers up to waist for butt warmth
Blanket #4 - thick blanket that keeps feet warm
Blanket #5 - Extra thick quilt for moving feet to if they get cold - this stays folded up unless it needs to be used. It's dangerous to unfold it though as it is very warm and could overheat body quickly. Caution should be used.

Obviously what you really want to avoid is getting overheated to the point where you have to stick your foot out of the covers because that's when this happens:

A foot gets touched by a ghost. Avoid this at all costs.

It will surely get colder this winter, so I may need to make some adjustments, but I think I'm pretty much set. Winter is the best season for sleeping.

I tend to run warm. Even in the winter I often crack my bedroom window at night. I hate when the heat is really pumping. Other people complain about how cold it is, and I cringe in fear that they'll turn the heat up. I'm sure that winter is the worst season for fights over the thermostat.

I was visiting with a coworker in his office this morning and the temperature dynamics in that room were all over the place. An old wall heater was letting off some nice warmth, but the vent on the ceiling was sending out cold air. And on top of that, my friend had his window cracked open. I wouldn't be at all surprised if I walked down there and saw a tornado. Warm fronts were crashing into cold fronts right and left.

Anyway, I hope you are adjusting to winter and finding your perfect warm cosiness. If you need a cosiness consultant, I'm here for you. My rates are very reasonable.

Happy Wednesday.