Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pooch Hotel Sunnyvale Grand Opening

Yesterday, Culo and I had fun at the Pooch Hotel Grand Opening. We had a tour of the 30,000-square-foot facility, talked to a pet psychic and got to sample some restaurants and other products and services.

The prices are comparable to other local doggy daycares in the area, so I'll definitely check them out next time I have the need. Plus Pooch Hotel has other cool stuff like scented floors, aromatherapy, massages and other spa (spaw) services. One thing on the list of services that was unique. Limousine service will pick up within Santa Clara County, homes and businesses. Although the land and underwater treadmill and swim sessions may be rare too.

Located at 180 North Wolfe Road @ Central Expressway in Sunnyvale (only 5 minutes from the San Jose Airport), Pooch Hotel is set to redefine pet boarding options forever, with unparalleled amenities, an environmentally friendly mindset and a level of quality and care never before seen in the South Bay Area. Custom-made hotel suites, all within an eco-friendly facility make the Pooch Hotel a canine’s first choice. With All Day Play, our 8-hour daycare with 15,000 square feet of play space, and the Pooch Hotel Club with a customized exercise pool, underwater and land treadmill and dietary programs, guests are sure to remain fit and cared for throughout their stay. For the pampered pooch, the SPAW™, with aromatherapy bathing, paw-dicures, fur coloring, poochberry facials and tooth brushing, create a quality stay for all guests and delivery.

Some services available to sample:

Surya the orangutan and Roscoe the hound dog video from National Geographic, 9-22-9.

I love this video so much.
Surya the orangutan and Roscoe the hound dog

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chip Somodevilla Chimp Senator Joe Wilson


Photo by Kevin Hill
Photo by Kevin Hill

To review an image on the LCD screen of a digital camera after taking a photograph. In common usage among press photographers. The act was dubbed chimping after photographers were caught making monkey-like noises when they reviewed a good shot in their cameras.

1. The photographer chimped his double-play shots from the first base photo position.

2. The photographer was caught chimping on the sideline after a play and missed the interception shot.

Urban Dictionary

Photo by Anak Brunei
Photo by Anak Brunei

Autumn Leaf

Photo by Autumn Leaf

Picturing someone squinting at their camera while making monkey noises is hilarious. Common anywhere people are checking out the digital image just taken.

Photo by David Guan
Photo by David Guan

I found out about the unusual definition of chimping while reading Behind the Picture: You Lie, says Joe Wilson online at 1854 The British Journal of Photography. Photographer Chip Somodevilla describes how he captured one of the first newswire images of Representative
Joe Wilson
(R - SC) shrieking "You lie!" at President Brarack Obama during his speech to a joint session of the US Congress in the House of Representatives on September 9th.

Not only was Congressman Wilson's behavior a breach of decorum for how a representative of the American people is supposed to behave, even his wife Roxanne thinks he's a nut

Photo by Chip Somodevilla
Photo by Chip Somodevilla

Sadly, even though Wilson was in fact wrong and was formally rebuked by his peers in the House of Representatives, plenty of mental midgets and know nothing Republican numbnuts herald him as a hero and role model. Thanks to former far right wing insiders like Frank Schaeffer, we know that facts are irrelevant to certain segments of society, The 9/12 Marchers and the Far Right Subversives. It still bugs.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Imma let you finish & NetflixBehind Scenes

My version of the Imma let You Finish graphic you can make at Kanyelicious. Like President Obama, I think Kanye West was a jackass for taking away Taylor Swift's glory when she won Best Female Video award at the MTV VMAs. So many people are angry at Kanye for his self absorbed jerkiness, the Urban Dictionary now has a definition for Imma Let You Finish. Last I checked 3887 people had voted up the word.

It's beside the point if I like Beyonce's Single Ladies video better or not, MTV decided to give Taylor Swift the award. Plus, is Kanye the only one who takes the award show seriously? Before high school, I had figured out that the "best" doesn't always win on those shows. Award shows tend to be public stroke sessions for the entertainment industry whether music, TV, movies or sports.

Today, one of my
Twitter Tweeps sent around a link about Netflix operations. Daily Entertainment in a Unique Way posted a bunch of pictures of the Netflix employees and pictures of returned movies in a huge warehouse.

My favorite part is the calisthenics exercise breaks. I know my butt aches after sitting so long, so I could appreciate that job perk. I'm so addicted to Netflix, I can't image my life without it.

Twitter is slowly becoming like that too. TweetDeck on the desktop

TweetDeck on Desktop

Echofon iPhone app

Echofon iPhone app

are my lifeblood to know what's going on. I've slowly but surely built a decent list of interesting people and organizations to follow. I get current event news before it shows up on media websites and I'm entertained 24/7.