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My Super Bowl Picks

Well, damn, that was one hell of a 4th Quarter!  As is usual, I could give zero shits about football but it’s easy to get caught up in a game that has such amazing plays and occurrences.  That insane bounce catch for Seattle with under 2 minutes left and then that insane insane insane interception by the Patriots at :20 left to ensure their victory?  Wow.  Good stuff.  Still don’t care who won though.

What was I there for?   Well, first, that Half Time show with Katy Perry wasn’t initially something I was all jazzed up about, but I of course had my attention focused on it as well, it’s the pop star stuff.  Katy Perry’s stuff was pretty good and I was entertained by the giant mecha-animal and dancing sharks, but I started to drift away until I heard some familiar beats…and then it was like, holy shit, is that Missy Fucking Elliott????  YES, Hobie, IT WAS.

missyelliott_halftimeGotta say I hope that this means that maybe just maybe Missy will be returning into the pop culture landscape soon.  2015 just may well be the best year for pop culture fun!!!!

The other thing I absolutely loved was that damn Budweiser commercial with the little puppy getting saved by his Clydesdale friends.  Ever since it was revealed earlier last week, I’ve loved watching it and sobbing.  It’s just an overdose of cute.

It’s not just the puppy cuteness, there’s the whole sad and slow version of “500 Miles” and once the chorus hits when the Clydesdales come to the rescue….omg, the feels.  Also?  That owner is the HAWT.  Ever since his first appearance 2 years ago, we’ve been fans of this particular campaign.  The guy is just so damn attractive.    Let’s review his previous Super Bowl appearances:

From 2014, it’s the puppy’s first appearance!!!!  So damn cute.

This was the one where it’s just so fucking emotional as it’s set to Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” and it’s just so damn perfect.  Plus, this is the first time we meet hella Hawt horse trainer.  Shazam.

Happy Hanukkah!

It’s that time of year again where we get to burn some candles and sing some songs and celebrate the time of Hanukkah!  It’s the first night and we got a nice surprise with Alyssa and Jon and Stacy calling.  Here are some pics from our own menorah celebration:

16-Dec-2014 17:51, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
16-Dec-2014 17:51, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 250
16-Dec-2014 17:52, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
 
16-Dec-2014 17:52, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 250
 

I took today off, or rather I kept today as a vacation day even though it was originally supposed to be Day 2 at Disneyland.  It DID rain today and that’s a good thing as if it hadn’t rained, that would have meant that we cancelled for no reason.  That would have been unacceptable.  Ended up using the time nicely though and got to the Glendale Galleria and while it was still fairly crowded, it wasn’t the shitshow that I’m sure it was this past weekend and what it will be certainly like this upcoming weekend.  NO GRACIAS.

And for your daily dose of randomness, here’s the commercial airing now that is cracking me the hell up.  It’s from Geico and has Salt N’ Pepa in it singing their song, “Push It”, while encouraging numerous random people to push things.  It’s AWESOME.

I love that they look so excited to tell people to push it.  It’s the best thing.

A Fantastic Ad Featuring Paris & NYC

I’ve been recently looking at many of my pictures as I keep working on perfecting my Travelogue section of this site.  Lately I’ve been meandering in my Paris pics from the 2007 trip I took with Susan and Jeff and I just can’t help but want to go back there right now!  It’s such a beautiful city and the fun and food you can have there while taking in the beauty is so wonderful.  Anyway, this ad is simply stunning.

Larry’s Current Favorite Commercial

It’s a FedEx spot and the way that the wife spits out “we don’t HAVE a reception entrance” at the end is absolutely hilarious.

Other random news:

  • I signed up for the gym at work, mainly so I can force myself to get time in on the treadmills or elliptical machines.  I’ve found I have absolutely no motivation to go running on a weekday after work.  I’m actually pretty diligent about using my home workout equipment for strength training, which is great, but I definitely have to add in an aerobic component to my life as my weight isn’t anywhere near where I’d like it to be.  Here’s some pics of my workout room at home, and I love that I have it:
29-Sep-2014 17:31, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
 
29-Sep-2014 17:31, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 250
 
  • This Ebola nonsense is very nerve-wracking but of course it is overblown and all the news outlets are going to fucking love hyping this event.  “If it bleeds, it leads!”

Alright, I guess that’s what I’ve got for now.  I will be aiming to get some Amazing Race Bonus Clips recaps up soon, but in the meantime, you can explore my current Big Brother and Amazing Race archives if you like!  I’ve made it so convenient to navigate!