Archive for October, 2009


Saturday, October 31st, 2009


I just wanted to wish everybody stopping by a VERY safe and fun Halloween!  It’s one of my very favorite holidays and am excited and ready to find some good times.  If you aren’t heading out, at least enjoy some scary movies and junk food, there are so many ways to enjoy the evening!  Oh, and no, that’s not my costume, but it’s an awful cute one …maybe in the future.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

poor AEG live. not.

Saturday, October 31st, 2009


We’re sure that everyone working at AEG Live is happy the weekend is here.  Hopefully, weekend moviegoers will help save their investment on the new Michael Jackson flick.  Though it had a strong opening day release on Wednesday, This Is It took a nose dive on Thursday, falling down from $7,445,661 in sales to $3,762,871.

That is almost a 50% decline!

Aw, that’s too bad.

HAR x2

Saturday, October 31st, 2009


thank you mom! thank you david sedaris!

Friday, October 30th, 2009


This isn’t so much broad news, rather than exciting news to me, but I’d like to take a minute and thank my mom for scoring me my new prized possession on my bookshelf.  She went to a David Sedaris reading last night and got him to sign a copy of When You Are Engulfed In Flames to me and even drew a picture of an armless mermaid with either a bare head or a bear head …I’m not sure because I couldn’t hear that part of the voice mail very well.  Either would be good.  I swear, that’s a great example of why this site is titled “Like The Mermaid.”  Even when I get a book signed by one of my very favorite authors, he draws a mermaid by association.  Classic.

If you haven’t read any of his works yet, I highly recommend  him.  I now have a free copy of When You Are Engulfed In Flames to give away now that I have a far cooler copy!  It’s not my very favorite of his books, but it has some serious golden moments in it.  I know, I’ve written about Sedaris in the past, look back a ways so I’ll keep this short.  I just want to state for the record that anybody just starting to read him should start with my favorite: Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim.  You will laugh.  You will laugh hard and often.

*update*  So my little sister just clarified that it is indeed an armless BEAR headed mermaid and he wrote: “Ariel, let’s build a bear together. -David Sedaris”  Oh David, I would build a bear with you in a heart beat. I love you so.

it could work…..

Friday, October 30th, 2009



Okay, maybe not…but it’s a novel idea!

This simple, yet effective, device prevents “wedging” of undergarments. It is effective for all types of “wedging”, from natural “ride-up” to sudden bully-induced trauma wedging.  Fully adjustable and machine washable, wedge-proof underwear lets you stroll confidently, even when there are large groups of dim-witted, attention seeking bullies lurking about.

a) heavy duty reinforced waistband
b) high tension socks
c) adjustable straps