My Blah Blah Blog - Archive for August, 2009

Hannah And Weinermobile

Weinermobile

Hot dogs made the news in Wisconsin some weeks ago, when the driver of an Oscar Meyer Weinermobile lost her mind and smashed the goofy vehicle into what used to be the lovely home of what used to be a happy person. (YouTube evidence here.) As a child, I thought those wieners-on-wheels …

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Bowlingual

My younger daughter is about to leave home, following her sister to college on the east coast. This means an empty nest; for the first time in twenty years, I’ll have no kids to kick around any more. I will, however, have the companionship of our golden retriever, Oliver, which is why …

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School Lunches

You’ve got to check this out: click here to see school lunches from all over the world. One look at this stuff and I’m swept back in time to my high school cafeteria, standing in line behind Bruce Jarchow (my cute boyfriend/football star). The smell of the room is always the same, …

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Psycho Melon

As you probably know, Alfred Hitchcock made the unusual choice of killing off his leading lady half way through his classic movie, “Psycho.” What you may not know is that the gruesome sound of the knife entering Janet Leigh’s body was created by a sound effects geek stabbing a casaba melon. Ever …