30, 2003 If
Wishes Were Websites
This Place Would Be Up-To-Date
would like to apologize to anyone who actually came to my site
(on purpose), hoping to find some new content since last summer.
I actually have a plethora of weird and wonderful stuff to share,
but all my spare time got sucked up by the swirling Vortex
of Chaos that is life here at Casa de Caribou.
course those of you with actual lives will probably nod understandingly
but point out that your Vortex is bigger than mine. Undoubtedly
you managed to work 120 hours a week, raise your kids, coach
their soccer and Little League teams, remodel your entire house,
bowl, golf, hike, bike and build your own race car (from scratch)
to compete on the Nascar circuit, travel to Tibet to find inner
peace, return home to volunteer at the local soup kitchen (or
if there wasn't one, build one and then work at it), and still
had time to update YOUR personal website.
Well WOOT! to
you, but I don't suffer from Vortex Envy - mine is already big
enough, thank you very much.
this does point out, however, is the pressing need for scientists
to create a Universal Time Bank. This Time Bank would
allow you to deposit small chunks of otherwise wasted time -
time spent in line at the grocery store, sitting around in the
doctor's office, or waiting for your computer to reboot - and
save this time for when you really need it. That way, the next
time you found yourself wishing you had just ten more minutes
to make it to work on time or an extra hour to finish a project
by deadline, you could just make a timely withdrawal and
back here in the Caribou Continuum...
added something new to the Writings & Rants page,
and I'm starting to set up some sub-pages to move the old content
off this front page. The rest of the updates that have been on
backorder since last July will be arriving "any day now" so
check back soon for "New and Improved Content"!
25, 2003 Dancing, Sweating & Bad Hair
seems that anything you like to do can be turned into an exercise
program. And if you can find enough other people who also like to
do the same thing, you can probably sell them an exercise video
based on it. Which is probably why Richard Simmons has done so well
with his dance/exercise videos, such as Sweatin' To The Oldies,
Disco Sweat, and the disturbingly titled Dance Your Pants
I have to admit I was surprised at how many different type of dance
had been turned into exercise videos...
Goddess Workout: Introduction to Bellydance
Hip Hop Body Shop: The Hippest Hip Hop Aerobic Workout
The New York City Ballet Workout
Hula Workout for Weight Loss
have thought of ballet as an aerobic exercise, but I guess Richard
Blanshard has, and thinks so highly of it that his Ballet Workout
is available on both VHS and DVD, in Dolby 5.1 no less!
while I was searching for info on exercise videos, I came across
another oddity of exercise - Dummies books and videos.
right, The Dummies, who are obviously no dummies when it comes to
finding a marketable concept, offer a whole series of books and
videos to help you become more visually appealing no matter what
your IQ, including...
Workouts For Dummies
Weight Training For Dummies
Weight Training Diary For Dummies
Basic Yoga Workout For Dummies
Power Yoga For Dummies
in case you might be thinking this is fringe stuff, just look at
the sales ranking for this book from Amazon...
Pilates Workout for Dummies
Amazon.com Sales Rank (DVD): 44
whether you prefer hula workouts or power yoga, one thing everyone
ends up with is bad hair. And as the good folks at Amazon would
like to remind you, people who have bad hair may be interested in
the following books...
Hair: A Collection of Bad Hairstyles So Bad You Can't Look Away
the Publisher...Mullets, bouffants, rattails, beehives, bob gone
wrong, and styles so hideous they have no name, are just some of
the follicle atrocities to have emerged from barber shops and beauty
salons over the last thirty years. Here, collected in book form
for the first -- and possibly last -- time, is the International
Bad Hair Hall of Fame, culled from the windows of hairdressers around
the world. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but some
pictures just speak the same word a thousand times: BAD.
of course, customers who bought this book also bought...
The Mullet: Hairstyle of the Gods
Mulletheads: The Legends, Lore, Magic, and Mania Surrounding
the Humble but Celebrated Mullet
message sponsored by... the American Ellipsis Council...
...who urge you
use more ellipses... today!