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True Blood

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 14, 2009
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OK so this is just a quicky because I seem to have very little time these days. Anyway season two is soon to start for a really great show called TRUE BLOOD that’s based on a series of books about Sookie Stackhouse. I am posting a trailer for the first season which is about to re air on Canadas HBO.

This show is done by Allan Ball who created the great show Six Feet Under years ago. He still has a nack for it thats for sure!  A great deal of viral marketing was done via the internet to build hype around the show which was a new way to advertise and was brilliant!

here is part two….

The trailer for season two is now popping up and I am looking forward to watching!!!

Did you know Britain’s Got Talent?

Making time to write seems to harder now that the weather is nice. So many things need to be done that this list seems endless, like the list of names Santa has on his giant scroll.  Oh well I guess that eventually I will get it done….. to those  of you reading me (some I know, most I don’t) sorry that my postings have become sporadic.

So yesterday I was introduced to some of the talent found thus far in England as they begin picking the contestants for Britain’s Got Talent.  My sister in law started poking around You Tube after hearing about  one women Susan Boyle who tried out. As with many things, word of mouth leads more to take a peek.  We don’t get this show here in Canada but I thought I would share some of the amazing clips. Enjoy, looks like some tough competition……..

This young boy just blew me away, lets hope puberty doesn’t ruin this gift on him.

Now this little girl was clever in her element of surprise.

This man, wow, I mean how can your life pass by without this gift being seen?

And then we have remarkable dance troops…….

and also

What can you say about that? Clearly Britain has some serious talent that’s for sure!

Dumb things that we do.

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on May 1, 2009

OK so I perhaps should not share the following information with the public, but when I remembered it I just felt the need to share.

We are humans, an amazing not so perfect creation surviving on this spinning wondrous clump of earth. We are the most intelligent life form on the planet which at times is a frightening thought. This is my not so bright moment in life, well OK lets be honest, its one of those not so bright moments I have had in life……….

Have you ever suffered from a dry scalp? Well if you have you know that it will itch like a son of a bitch and drive you insane, if you haven’t then the description above covers it.

I have this problem in the winter months and as a 38 year old women know that I can get a great overpriced shampoo at Shoppers to take care of the problem. The big secret is keeping the bottle away from the kids who will pour $9 worth of it into their hands and rub it on their body because they assume its body wash…..even though you have told them 83 times it is not!

Anyway I was not always cursed with this problem, it was another one of those things that surfaced in my mid twenties. We lived in a rental house in Whitby and we only had one child at the time. I worked full time in Ajax and would travel on the bus to and from work. This itching started and would drive me insane the whole bus ride.  I am a picker by nature and so I just had to scratch at it. It’s what I do. It hurt so much.

Well one summer night I was at home questioning the vurtues of a homemade straight jacket and I suddenly had a great idea. ALll I needed to do was find a way to sooth my scalp and stop the flaking. With that I put down my rough sketches for the straight jacket and run up the 80 stairs to the top floor and the bathroom. Surely I had something in the house that could sooth my head. So I looked and looked and suddenly it hit me! Yes!!! Yes!!!! this will work, I know it will work!!!


………..and it did, oh I can still remember how good it felt, like finally finding that inner peace, in my mind the heavens lit up and the angels sang. You get the picture.  I was very pleased with myself and wondered why it took me so long to think of this great idea.  With my head all better I headed downstairs to start supper. It was then that I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. My head may feel better but man do I look like shit!


Oh well I will get a shower later right? yeah thats what I thought too. Serval hours later I am in the shower wash wash washing my hair. Eight shampoos later and my hair still feels gross. I have to work the next day so I decide that I need to seek the advice of a trained proffessional. Here is how the converaation goes……..

Lady Loo Loo: Hello thank you for calling Loo Loo’s hair studio, how can I help you?

Me:   Um yes I was wondering if you could help me, I think I may have done something very stupid

Lady Loo Loo:  What exactly have you done to yourself mam?

Me: Well my head itched alot and I wanted to make it feel better

Lady Loo Loo: (chuckling) Did you put baby oil in your hair dear?

Me: um, yeah I did

Lady Loo Loo: If it makes you feel better you are not the first one to do that.

Me: I have to work retail tommorrow and I look like a sewer rat covered in bacon fat.

Lady Loo Loo: Do you have any dish soap?

Me: yes

Lady Loo Loo: Well you need to wash it 3 times a day for about a week and it will be back to normal, its the only thing that will cut the grease.

Me: (small voice) oh

Lady Loo Loo: your scalp is going to hurt from all the washing, you should buy some medicated shampoo to stop this problem, its faster and easier than the baby oil.

………and thats what I had to do, it did take a week and I wore my hair in a bun everyday to work, I didn’t even need any hairspray that week!


baby oil,its not for your scalp.