Category Archives: things for my house

Hoarders: a little bit obsessed

I hate to follow such a lighthearted and funny posted with something so heavy, but I just can’t stop thinking about this and I must share.  Yesterday, AMNY wrote a small article on hoarders in NY.  If you don’t already know I have a slight facsincation/obsession with hoarders (Hoarders: Burried Alive, Hoarders, and Animal Hoarders – I watch it all).  Maybe it’s because I’m a neat-freak organized perfectionist and cannot even remotely comprend how someone can let their home become such a mess.  Of course, I’ve already known about the famous mother/daughter “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Beale.  If you haven’t already seen the documentry Grey Garden’s you need to Netflix that instantly, Little Edie is divine.  However, in this article AMNY highlighted the two famous hoarding brother’s that I had never heard of, the Collyer brothers.  I immediately googled them and found numerous articles, not to mention the many books that have been written about them (which I plan on reading next).  They were known for their excentric lifestyle and hoarding, which ultimately led to the demise of these two recluses.  The older brother, Langley was first killed by one of his booby traps in their apartment.  He was bringing food to his older brother, Homer, who was blind- Langley fed Homer 100 oranges a week, believing this would eventually cure his blindness.  He also saved newspapers and magazines for Homer to read upon regaining his sight.  However, Homer never regained his sight and died of starvation shortly after Langley’s death.  After the police had been notified of a dead body in the apartment they first discovered Homer, but Langley was nowhere to be found.  The police searched for him as far as Atlantic city, eventually they discovered Langley’s body after three weeks and only 10 feet away from the spot in which Homer’s body had been found.  The police removed 134 tons of garbage from the apartment include 14 pianos (both upright and baby grand), human organs in pickle jars, 8 cats, more than 25,000 books, collection of guns, the folding top of a horse-drawn carriage, and more.

For your daily dose of hoarding check out ifiwereahoarder.com.

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Folks, we’ve finally got flying cars.

The FAA just approved this car… ahem, this flying car:

The wings fold up and the car, while ugly, still isn’t as ugly as a PT Cruiser. Not bad:

The cost is $194,000. Only 20 hours of flying to get your license. This means Lance Bass can totally get one if he wants it! Ever since he couldn’t afford to go to space, I’ve felt bad for the guy. I hope he rocks one of these.

P.S. We all feel like watching this right now, so I’ve gone ahead and included it in this post:

A better way to apartment hunt

Not many of us blogfwends are moving any time soon (except for you, Katie. So this one goes out to you!), but if we were, this site would be very helpful. Google Maps + Craigslist. SO much more reliable for location certifying when looking for apartments.

The internet brings you: Padmapper.

Thank you Melissa!

Happy 420!

For the ladies who’ve hit rock bottom.

Feeling rather lonely at night? Longing for the nook of a man’s armpit? Want to avoid a cuddle that’s accompanied by snoring? Well ladies, do I have the product for you!

Introducing… THIS!

And the best part? He’s always in the mood to watch The Notebook with you. SCORE!

+++

And do yourself a favor – read the reviews. A few highlights:

“The pillow exceeded even my wildest expectations. I’m told the pillow was modeled after Brad Pitt, and I believe it! When I first nestled against the soft, but firm chest of my new “husband” I slept better than I ever had before.”

“…to the lady who said she heard that it was “modeled after Brad Pitt,” you are either extremely gullible, or a little slow…Seriously, look at it; it is not proportionally accurate to anyone’s natural body shape. Look at the length of the humerus. It’s ridiculously long…It entertains me to witness the true desperation of obese, lonely women across the nation…Enjoy your tv dinners, ladies.”

(ohhh, burrrrrn!)

Keep Joanie in your pocket

Mattel is putting out four Madmen Barbie dolls (sorry, Peggy- you didn’t make the cut this time) to coincide with the awesomest-show-ever coming back on air in July. Which means we should start planning our Madmen-watching-theme-party ASAP. No, I’m being serious.

From words to… this.

I’ll lay off the subject of Twitter for a while after this, but Odessa Begay is painting celebrity tweets and some of them are pretty fantastic.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

check out all of them, created by Odessa Begay and Jordan Breindel, 
 at www.tweetmuseum.com