Sunday, August 24, 2008

Clumsy Kitten

Monday, August 18, 2008

Gym Fail

Apparently, fixing an elliptical machine involves hitting it repeatedly with a hammer.

This, it turns out, is the most annoying thing ever in the world. Especially if you're back at the gym after a 2-week hiatus and are looking for excuses to leave.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I'm endlessly fascinated and completely horrified by How Clean Is Your House on BBC America. As you'd imagine from the title, the show is about these two wacky women who go into people's homes and clean them. What I also imagined from the title, before I ever watched it, was that they went into homes like mine - homes that are fairly clean in a normal, lived-in, I-don't-have-a-maid sort of way - and horrified viewers with lab tests of surfaces and peeks under sofas.

That would be horrifying and would make me want to spend all my free time cleaning, I'm sure. But that's not actually what the show is. Instead, they have found the most repulsive houses in Britain. It is quite remarkable to see them cleaned up, and the show is full of tips, but what I don't understand is how anyone who's not completely batshit crazy can live like that. I understand people who don't clean. I can see grimy sinks and dusty shelves and the like, but how does one function when the floor is covered with debris? How do you manage going to the toilet? These people have children and pets, they seem to bathe and eat, they know enough to know they need to go on the show, but they're not bothered by the smell? Do they keep buying new dishes and clothes instead of doing the washing?

And there's a marathon on and I can't stop watching. But I may get up and do some vacuuming now.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Why is the American olympic team dressed like Ryan from High School Musical?