Apple and Katy Perry have paired up together to bring you iBanana – the first iPhone that looks like a banana. My unreliable sources tell me the iBanana will be on the cutting edge of smartphone technology, featuring Apple’s latest iOS 5.1.2 and of course great gadgets like an 8 megapixel camera/video recorder and a tiny little blender for making daiquiris.
In a recent phone interview I had with Miss Perry, I asked her who came up with fruity phone idea. “I love eating bananas and I love talking on the phone,” said Katy, “So I thought wouldn’t be great if I could talk on the phone and then eat it when I hung up.”
Unknown Blogger: So you’ll be able to eat the iBanana?
Katy Perry: No. it’s made of metal and plastic. Hmmm, maybe I need to rethink my endorsement of iBanana.
Unknown Blogger: Maybe iBanana could come with a bunch of real bananas and you could eat those.
Katy Perry: Ummm. I guess. Yeah! That would work! Whew. Yeah!
Here's something to think about as you get into the summer pool fun.
Survey by Water Quality and Health Council reveals: -1 in 5 adults urinate in swimming pools
-7 of ten don't shower before getting in the pool!
'The Pool Smell' is actually from peeps having all sorts of different chemicals on their bodies from lotion, makeup, deodorants, general sweat.... The stronger the pool order, the more contaminated the pool is! I'm guilty of not showering before I get in a pool.
A new kind of hotel offers couples a quick getaway — from each other. At the Divorce Hotel, unhappily married couples can check out of their marriages with a weekend package that includes lawyers and luxury accommodations — separate, of course.
Couples check into one of six boutique hotels in the Netherlands for the Divorce Hotel package, which typically costs between $2,500 and $10,000 depending on the complexity of the couple’s assets and whether there’s a custody battle.
“We have everything they need: lawyers, mediators, psychologists,” said Halfens. “The marriage failed, and that’s negative. But it’s also a new start, and that’s positive. The only thing we can do is offer a better solution than fighting for years.” Click here for more!
This is in the Netherlands, but there are plans for one in the states in the near future. The owner figures it will be a great service, divorced in 3 days, plus as a business make good $$$, since 50% of marriages end in divorce. I find this stat very sad. :(
What do you think about this type of route for a divorce?
Well I just got back from taping #2 for the X Factor in Austin, TX. It was the first day we got to see Britney Spears and Demi Lovato at the judge’s table!!!
Simon and L.A. were awesome walking the crowd during breaks. Demi Lovato was awesome. Not only did she look adorable, but that girl is spunky! She quickly accepted the role of “Simon teaser” throwing lovable jabs at him every chance she got. She was on her game and I loved it!
BUT…I know all you really want to know is, how was Miss Britney Spears.
Let me begin by saying, I LOVE Britney Spears. Love her or hate her Britney Spears is a powerful force in pop music, and she deserves a seat on that judges table. Now that that is out there…here were my thoughts.
I just realized that this is really the first platform we will ever get to see Britney really speak. After watching her first night all I can say is, it is so interesting how a girl who can rock music videos, awards shows, and concert tours…just isn’t comfortable speaking freely in front of a large audience. It just isn’t her thing. (And who am I to judge...there is no way I could do what she does)
Britney was THE main attraction of tonight’s X Factor taping, the audience wanted her there. I stared at her most of the night (creepy…I know), and I loved that she seemed to be having a genuinely GREAT time watching the show. However, when it came time for her to speak…she just appeared to be a very shy deer in headlights. Time and time again, Simon had to coax her to give a simple yes or no answer. Most of the time Britney sat so far from the mic the audience could barely hear her!
At one point the crowd turned on Britney. After an obviously horrendous audition, Britney still tried to praise the singer. At this point the audience booed and Britney looked upset. Simon and LA quickly jumped to her rescue and scolded the audience for their candor. I really thought Britney was going to cry.
Towards the end, after what looked like some coaching from producers, Britney started come out of her shell a teeny tiny bit. And finally during one of the final groups, Britney got on her feet and began to dance.
That was the Britney we wanted to see…and we LOVED it!
Overall the night was a total blast and I can't wait for the season!!!
Final observation: Britney Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph and her fiancé Jason Trawick were literally 20 feet from her during the whole taping. They were constantly talking with Simon and producers. I tried to be a lip reader, but failed.
Final thought: I want Britney to succeed on this show, obviously there will be somewhat of a learning curve, but I am scared Brit is going to be ripped apart when this show goes primetime. I could just feel the audience rolling their eyes at her critiques. Calling a performance “mystical,” “magical,” or "like a dream"…well it is just weird.
Archie wanted to pass this along with the long weekend coming.
5 Top poisons to a pet! 1.) Human medications.
2.) Asthma Inhalers
3.)Artifically flavored gums/mints
4.)Products w/ nicotine- cigarette, smokeless tobacco...
5.)Hand Sanitizer (away from some kids too with recent stories)
Always good to keep these away from your pets, but especially over the holiday weekend when folks are traveling. Have a Happy, Healthy & Safe Memorial Day weekend!
ASPCA- For any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. Click here for more 411.
Ted, Huey & I are hitting the road tomorrow. Destination- Omaha, NE! We're going to cheer on (embarass) niece Kaiti during her high school graduation over the Memorial Day weekend! Yep, we're driving... about 12-14 hour drive depending on traffic and how many pit stops Huey and I need to make. LOL! I'll be back on Wednesday (5/30), so the drive back turn around time will be a bit brutal, but Kaiti's worth it! :)
I wish you a very Happy & Safe Memorial Day weekend. Remember to take a bit of time over the weekend to use 2 very important words! THANK YOU!!!
I'll close with 2 more important words!! YOU ROCK!!!
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