Wandering Wednesday to you all, my little gingersnaps. I was hoping to show you Seamus' video from Apple Camp but neither of my nor Mr. G's iMacs, nor my Macbook could make sense of the file on the flash drive they sent home with Seamus and therefore we haven't even seen his "awesome" movie yet. *sigh*
Moving on, I'm reading a book series that is very similar in quality of writing and saucyness as the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It's called the Scanguard Vampire series. I finished book 3 out of 5 last night. Book four is called "Yvette's Haven" and I think... oh great... this is the book where Yvette (this vampire I've gotten to know) finally finds her man. One page into it and I realize the romantic male lead's name is HAVEN. My 12 year old son's name is Haven. *faceplant* Here's the picture of the front of the book.
And I think to myself... OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGThereAreSexScenesInThisBookBetweenYvette AndAGuyWhoSharesTheSameUnusualNameAsMySon. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo. And then I wonder if I can just skip book 4 out of 5 when I know other stuff happens with the other characters too. And then I think... maybe every time I read the name, "Haven" I can pronounce it in my head "ah-ven", like the Spanish pronunciation. I've only read the first chapter that talks about his childhood now. No telling on how I will deal with the sex scenes. *faceplant*
Anyway, let's move on to the news...
In China, 18 cops worked together for 40 minutes to save a "drowning woman" who ended up being a blow-up doll. The Shandong Province (where this happened) is an important center for producing sex toys in China, so you tell me... seriously... 18 cops didn't know this was a sex toy they worked 40 minutes to save? Yeah right.
Sex Doll Saved From Drowning By 18 Cops
The phrase "inflated body count' took on new meaning for 18 cops in China's Shandong Province who worked together to save a sex doll they thought was a drowning woman.
The incident happened July 11 when officers responded to a report that there was a lady in distress in one of the province's rivers. The crew worked frantically for nearly an hour to rescue the woman, according to Digital Journal, and in the process, attracted a crowd of about 1,000 curious, excited and anxious spectators to the scene.
It took more than 40 minutes before the officers were able to recover the pleasure toy.
After confirming that they had indeed run around in a panic for nearly an hour over trying to rescue someone’s blow-up girlfriend, the police presented it to the anxious crowd, who quickly covered their children’s eyes and walked away, according to RocketNews24.com
No word on how the sex doll got in the river in the first place, but the Times of India reports that Shandong is an important center for producing sex toys in China and supplies them across the globe.
In celebrity news, if you didn't need more evidence that the world is coming to an end, Kate Gosselin has signed on to participate in a reality TV dating show to see if she can find a man. Like Bachelorette, but from Hell. That sounds like something interesting to watch. *shakes head no*
Kate Gosselin Returning To Reality Television For Dating Show
The divorced mom with sextuplets is taking a stab at finding love on a new dating show! What kind of man can take on a mom with eight kids?
“She is ready to get back into the dating game,” a source told E! Online. “She is ready to find love again and to move on from her past. She’s excited, this is a chance to start something new.”
Being a single mother and trying to raise eight kids is no easy task. Between all the field trips and soccer games, Kate doesn’t have much time left for dating.
“She finds it hard to meet men in her day to day life,” the source revealed. “And so a dating show will give her exactly the help she needs. She is willing to travel around the country in order to meet Mr. Right.”
According to the source, Kate is ready more than ever to meet the man of her dreams.
“She looks fantastic,” the source noted. “And she’s in a really great space. She’s in fantastic shape because of all her marathon training, this feels like the right time for her.”
In other news, Terri Peterson gets to be the Torch Bearer for the 2012 Olympics. So to commemorate this experience she decided to get her very first tattoo. Sadly, the tattoo artist did not know how to spell, "Olympic" and instead spelled, "Oylmpic". The tattoo artist felt bad afterwords for his mistake, but Terri took it in stride saying it just makes her tattoo unique, like she is. No Terri, it makes it look dumb. Sorry. Oh, and that's permanent.
Olympic Tattoo Misspelled: Terri Peterson, 2012 Torch Bearer, Gets Embarrassing Ink Typo
An Atlanta torch bearer's 2012 Olympics spirit was a little dampened recently after a commemorative tattoo she got in honor of the big event turned out to have a whopping misspelling.
BBC reports that Terri Peterson, a resident of Atlanta, Ga., carried the torch through Derby in England on June 30th after being nominated as one of 70 international employees selected by her employer to participate. In honor, Peterson decided to commemorate the occasion by getting her first ever tattoo. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there.
Peterson brought a friend with her to a "really good" tattoo parlor in Georgia and had her chosen design, a torch logo and the words "Olympic Torch Bearer," inked for good on her arm. The tattoo artist, however, must have had a thing for Popeye, because Peterson walked out with a misspelled version of the phrase: "Oylmpic Torch Bearer."
Peterson, however, wasn't too upset, and she even turned down the artist's offer to fix it after she pointed it out: "He felt so bad when he found out. He wanted to fix it but I decided I want to keep it. It's fine. It's the Oy-limpics - it's as unique as I am."
This is the neatest trick ever. It's almost worth getting a dog over. Almost.
Helpful Pup Trained to Carry Lazy Cat Home
I can't decide what's more impressive: That there's dog capable of executing a command as involved as "carry the cat home," or that there's cat patient enough to allow a dog to carry it home.
And now for today's FAIL... Is this the department store's idea of making sure their employees embrace all races and prove they are "color blind"?
And today's WIN! Happy cheese comes from happy cows. Happy cows come from California. California Cheese.
Hey, WTF?!! My middle son begged and begged and begged for this sleeping bag as soon as he saw it. He's DYING to become chum.
Chumbuddy Sleeping Bag, Looks Like A Shark is Eating You Alive
You’re chum, buddy.
The Chumbuddy Sleeping Bag is a giant sleeping bag that makes it look like you are being eaten alive by a shark. It has an interior length of 6 1/2 feet, so it’s big enough for most adults. It is available to purchase at ThinkGeek. Don’t forget, they have a similar item for pets too.
The Chumbuddy Sleeping bag looks just like a giant shark and in order to sleep inside, you must slip your body deep into its belly. Will you return in the morning? Maybe. Will you be cozy and comfortable? Yes! Chumbuddy is a stuffed toy, a sleeping bag, and a shark. Each Chumbuddy Sleeping Bag is handmade to exacting standards and YES, it will fit adults, even tall ones….Chumbuddy can fully swallow children and average height adults and eat everything but the head (or feet) of a taller adult.
And that's all the time I have for today. I'll see you back here same time, same place tomorrow. And before you think about introducing rabbits to a country that does not have them, consider this...
Twenty-four rabbits set lose in Australia grew to a population of 10 billion in just 67 years.
In 1859, a man named Thomas Austin in Barwon Park, Australia released 24 rabbits. These European wild rabbits spread rapidly, about 130 km per year. By 1926, there were over 10 billion rabbits in the island.
Since the peak in population, disease has reduced the rabbit population down from billions to hundreds of millions. Rabbits reproduce at a ridiculously fast rate. Rabbits are mature enough to reproduce after only three or four months of life.
After that, they have a very short gestation period of only 28-30 days. A female rabbit creates a burrow to breed in. A female rabbit can birth 5-6 litters a year, with about 5 baby rabbits in each litter. That means a single female rabbit could give birth to as many as 30 new rabbits in a year.
These rabbits are very hazardous to the ecosystem of Australia. Rabbits feed on certain plants in particular, so those plants got eaten up by the high population of non-native rabbits.
The absence of those plants affected other native animals in the area. This changed the ecological landscape of Australia. Rabbits also hurt the economy by overgrazing in farm areas.