Thursday, July 23, 2009

A sad day.

Don't mean to get maudlin here, but I've bought a few things from this place over the years, and even strolled around their Calgary location once a few years back, and now I see the recession has hit them a little hard.

Well, either that or they did something really retarded. We'll never know.

And maybe "a little hard" isn't quite accurate. It's more like....they're done.

From what I hear though, the boom in Calgary has definitely taken a bit of a turn for the down side. This was one of the far reaching side effects.

I was just going to do a little online shopping (well, browsing first, but who knows?) to break up the monotony, since I don't think the rain has stopped for one tiny second yet today.
Gabe did manage to get to the car unscathed at around 7:30, but after that the sky opened up. Happily I stayed a little ahead of the game yesterday and picked up a couple extra things, so there's no need to be lurking around any stores. The novelty of riding in the rain "because I can" has kind of worn off I'm afraid.

Now to make matters even worse I was scouting around the Calgary Sun looking for any snippets having to do with the economy, and came across this....

Now I'm really at rock bottom....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- Handlers say Gidget the Chihuahua, whose Taco Bell commercials made her a star, has died. She was 15.

Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday at her trainer's home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized.

Gidget was the sassy mascot in Taco Bell commercials from 1997 to 2000.

It was her bug-eyed, big-eared face that is seen pronouncing, in a dubbed male voice, "Yo quiero Taco Bell," Spanish for "I want Taco Bell."

The ads made the Taco Bell mascot wildly popular, although they provoked some criticism from activists who felt they used Mexican stereotypes.

Gidget also had a role in the movie Legally Blonde 2.

Poor Gidget.

First Walter and now the Taco Bell dog. Somebody better hide the razor blades.


  1. That video really made me laugh! Priceless.. although i bet there are those out there who may see it and wonder where the "hilariousness" comes in..

  2. Well, the thing is, you have to read the caption in the lower left when it first starts. "Excitement of the day" pretty much sums up the activities of most days around here. Lame. lame. lame.
    For better effect, I probably should have stopped and stared at the thing for a few seconds like, "so that's that is it?"
    We'll have a house full by tomorrow afternoon however....
    and just now the rain has come back. Swell.

  3. Your excitement of the day looks like mine. However I live on the corner so my kitchen window faces the street. People cant tell if anyone is in there so I notice lots of the people who just dont care and allow their dogs to walk in our backyard and wee and poo all over(finishing the fence off this summer) the student driver getting yelled at by the instructor,people walking by and thinking it's cool to throw their banana peels over the fence and into out backyard..just another fun day in a dutch neighborhood! LOL


Well, I've been getting too many spam comments showing up. Just a drag, so we'll go another route and hope that helps. So, we won't be hearing anything more from Mr. Nony Moose.
I guess I'll just have to do without that Gucci purse.