Forgotten Kiss Saves the Day

March 19, 2008


Cutest story in the news today:

CINCINNATI, March 19 (UPI) — An Ohio man saved his fiancee and infant son from a fire after he nearly drove away to work but returned to kiss the baby goodbye.

Kevin Roy said he realized while pulling out of his driveway Tuesday morning that he had forgotten to kiss his 1-year-old son, Koby, goodbye, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported Wednesday.

“I just wanted to tell him I loved him before I left,” Roy said. “I pulled up to the end of the driveway and thought, ‘I want to go in and tell him bye,’ because I normally do. It’s just something I do on a daily basis, so I decided to go back in.”

Roy said his house was filled with smoke when he walked back in the door. He said he was able to locate and wake his sleeping fiancee, Ashley Swingley, but Koby’s room was filled with so much smoke that the parents could not see inside.

“I couldn’t even see into his room, and I just grabbed him and ran outside,” said Swingley.

The fire, which destroyed the house and nearly all of its contents, is under investigation.


How does one become a “Dog Person”?

January 17, 2008

I’m a cat person.  I have a cat, I think cats are cute, and most importantly I don’t like dogs. I think they smell, the homes of their owners often smell, they are dumb, and they require too much time and effort to be worth having. (Really I am just scared of them, and don’t understand why they aren’t all box trained like cats).

Although some cat people become extreme and obsessive, I’ve generally noticed that it is more often dog owners. You know the type, people with dogs on their sweatshirt, dog statues and decorations, dogs on all their holiday cards, and a own a dog they treat like a favorite child. My question is how does a person become a “dog person”? Is it overnight? Are they born that way? Is is nature or nurture?

I recently have come across a type of dog that I think is irresistibly cute, mini goldendoodles and labradoodles. All of a sudden I find myself actually thinking about getting a dog. Is this the first step? Am I going to get paw bumper stickers? Will my next holiday card have two puppies sleeping adorably?

I can’t help it, I may be turning.

Body Image/Pharmacy Videos

December 8, 2007

I am sure many of you have seen the Dove love your body commercials before, but I got linked to a site that had a bunch of them posted.  There were two I hadn’t seen that I thought were interesting.  I have mixed feelings about the videos, but I think the editing and the points are good.  My problem is two fold, one I don’t really care that girls get bad images from the media, and two Dove has all sorts of skin care products that sell completely because women are expected to take care of themselves physically.  So I really don’t need my soap company telling me how the world should be or how to raise kids.  But on the other hand they are visually effective.

Also someone posted this video in my pharmacy class’s facebook group.  I thought it was cute/funny.  It is a .swf so I didn’t know how to put it directly into the page.

Check Out: “License to I’ll”

One Hot Cookie (Literally)

November 14, 2007


2 SIU students accused of using hot cookies to burn man

November 7, 2007EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Two students at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with fresh-baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said. Rosario James, 23, and Jordan Sallis, 20, were charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping, robbery and aggravated battery.

Sheriff’s Capt. Brad Wells said that on Friday night, three men went to James’ house to buy marijuana, but two of them grabbed the drugs and fled. He said the suspects held the third man, demanded $400, beat the man with a wooden paddle, and burned his neck and shoulders with fresh-baked cookies. AP

This is some serious baking.  Next time you plan to jack a drug dealer, check he hasn’t been baking all day.  I think an event like this really gives some street cred to Weeds (an excellent Showtime series).  The terms “half-baked” and “baked” might be a little more literal than imagined.  To prove these guys weren’t just cookie making monsters, they made sure to utilize shaving, peeing, and old school violence to intimidate the thief.

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Video of the Day

November 8, 2007

I encourage you to all look for videos of cats “making biscuits”.  It is the cutest process ever.  Apparently when cats are tired they like to move their hands like they are making biscuits on something.  Nutmeg ( my cat) does a version but it is no where near as cute.  There are clearer videos on youtube of the process, but this is cat is too cute, he looks so tired.