I got a trial size can of Axe body spray in the mail over the summer. I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I threw in under my sink. Today I went searching for bug killer to get rid of a freakishly huge spider. I didn't find any bug killer but did see the Axe. I sprayed the ENTIRE can on the spider. Now my apartment smells like a high school hallway, and it didn't even kill satan's pet.
Worse part of all, I think I just saw it wink at me.
I have loved Mr. Rogers my entire life. He was the only dependable adult figure in my life, even though I only knew him from watching his TV show. Today I stumbled upon this article about him and had to share. Here are six more reasons to adore Mr. Rogers:
1. He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”
2. “Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”
3. According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”
4. Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.
5. Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!
6. Once while rushing to a New York meeting, there were no cabs available, so Rogers and one of his colleagues hopped on the subway. Esquire reported that the car was filled with people, and they assumed they wouldn’t be noticed. But when the crowd spotted Rogers, they all simultaneously burst into song, chanting "It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood." The result made Rogers smile wide.
I have a confession to make. There is something that has bothered me for years. I should've confessed this when I was much younger, but it never seemed to be the right time. So I've been holding this in for a long time. I know it will make me feel better once I finally get it out, but sometimes when you've held on to something for as long as I've held onto this secret, it's just difficult to share. <sigh> Okay. Well, I guess it's like ripping off a band-aid. I hope you don't think less of me. Here it goes:
I don't believe that paper beats rock.
I was taking Maymay and a friend to the movies and realized I was a bit low on gas. I'm smart enough to fill the tank before heading ANYWHERE with my kiddo, so I pulled into the local station. (Yes, this comes from experience, but THAT is another story.) Anyway, the music was blaring almost as loudly as the girls were. The attendant approached and shook his head at the ruckus. I smile sympathetically and said,"Dude I know. Kill me now." He immediately smiled, looked right in my eyes and said, "Okay."
So.....if I should turn up missing you know what happened.
I like flash mobs. I find them amusing. I really enjoy this new trend of classical flash mobs. I like the idea of making classical music cool to the younger generations. But this flash mob....this one is stupendous. Anything this magical should be shared.
I know you're wondering if I have seriously created a countdown timer for a movie. The answer is YES, and you shouldn't be surprised at all. I've been waiting for this movie for years. I haven't been this excited for an event since......since.......since.......hmm........
Oh, yeah. Duh. Since the birth of my kids.
I knew there was something.
I love getting to see deleted scenes from movies, but to see them from my favorite movies...well, I'm a happy camper. A Facebook group called "Return of the Jedi long lost Edit Droid Laserdisc Discovered" has been posting lost, never-released footage found on a relic piece of technology.
This might officially be the BEST celebrity impression I've heard in quite a while. I figured I'd share: