Monday, June 30, 2008


I finally did it.
All my life, I've wanted to see a shooting star. Well tonight, I saw TWO.
Going down to the beach to look at the stars was a great idea. I saw Cassiopia, Mars, Venus, and possibly even Jupiter.
The stars up here at Lake Huron are a zillion times nicer than what you see at "Lake" Ontario.
I also got a spectacular look at The Big Dipper, which is very bright this time of year.
If this is a sign, if it all is an omen of things to come, then I sure as hell hope whatever these things are that are about to come, they'll be good.
Here's hopin...:)

"When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."
-Jiminy Cricket

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Where Has Andrea Gone?

I'm very disappointed with YouTube.

About a week or so back, I found a perfect, beautiful version of the Andrea Bocelli song, "Con te Partiro", complete with music video, which I listened to endlessly (hey, it's a sexy song!)
So last night, I log onto the tube to hear it again, and wouldn't you know it, I can't find that version anymore. All I can find are live versions (where the cheering & screaming is louder than the singing) techno versions (which Ginos only listen to because they think it makes them more Italian) and versions sung by other people entirely (...NO).
So, I'm stuck trying to find a good, real version again, basically CD quality, but there is no Andrea to be found. However, I did find an adorable video of him singing goodnight to Elmo from Sesame Street (cutest puppet in the world).
I will keep looking, because I know you believe in me. You've got the faith, therefore I've got the determination. I'll go to the ends of the earth and back if I have to to find that song. I'll brave volcanoes, snowstorms...hell, even Scarborough.

And hey, if all else fails, maybe you can just sing it to me yourself.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I Gots Approval!

I just spoke with the man, R.W. He gave this blog the thumbs-up.
Because of that, I'll work extra hard from now on to make sure there is always something to say (and to read) at Strawberry Toaster Oven. Be it mundane (I found a penny!) or mind-numbingly awesome (I found a quarter!)
If you haven't heard it, you should listen to "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Unless you hate songs that get stuck in your head for days. If that's the case, then don't listen to "Maps", and definitely DO NOT listen to "The Way I Mate" by Rednex.
Now get outta my sight.
Just kidding.

George Costanza: I told her I had to leave.
Jerry Seinfeld: Was this before or after?
George: ...During.

The Cottage: Round 3

Been an interesting week. This is Round 3 for me at the Schilling cottage, and Lake Huron still has strong waves and lots of rocks in the sand. Only this time, there's thunderstorms too.

However, the week did not start there. It started with an interesting birthday fiesta, which was followed by a night that was 174% MORE interesting.
Considering this was a leap year, that's a LOTTA days.
Things have not felt this surreal since Miss Sarah from Nebraska came two clicks short of molesting me in a deserted lobby after hours.
Sorry. Too much info.

Whoever is reading this...can I have a couple grand?

"His penis, which moments before had been a livid exclamation point rising from the tufted tangle of his pubic hair, was collapsing into a weak white question mark."
-Stephen King

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks
Realease Date: August 19th, 2005

This is a comedy about those 40-year-old guys who weigh over 300 lbs and play World of Warcraft a lot. At least, that's what the title indicates.
Actually, this was a very funny movie, one of the several thousand Judd Apatow films that have been made in the past four or five years.
The film is witty, charming and ends with a delightfully sweet message that will warm you up and make ya all fuzzy-wuzzy inside!
If you like seeing a bunch of Jewish guys saying the "f-word" a lot and talking about sex (or lack, thereof), then this is definitely the movie for you. Well, either this, or "The Jungle Book 2".

365 Days Till Zero

If I "blog" something every day for the next full year, would that make me an interesting person who has just accomplished a feat that requires unwavering dedication? Or does that make me a dork with too much time on my hands, like one of those kids who does science experiments with household items, usually the same kids who wind up spending their prom nights watching "Law & Order" with their parents?
The real question is: would I actually have anything even REMOTELY interesting to write about for 365 days straight? That means 365 short stories, 365 tales of enchantment or woe that need to keep any readers (HA! As if!) enraptured long enough so that they don't just exit this blog page to begin the less arduous task of downloading "real" nude pictures of Jennifer Love-Hewitt, or ditch the blog entirely in favor of that fat kid on YouTube swinging a curtain rod like a lightsaber for far too many minutes.
Perhaps this is an incentive for me to start living a more interesting life. In order to please the masses (again, HA!) reading this, I'll have to get out there and do some extraordinary stuff, so that I will in turn have extraordinary stuff to write about. Or I can just blabber on like I'm doing right now, only for a full year, and see how long it takes for people to catch on.
I can't think of a good way to wrap this up (which is scary, because usually I'm decent at that), so I'll just say sayonara, and hopefully tomorrow I'll actually be able to say something a bit more interesting.
Hey, why shouldn't you believe what a sandwich says? Because usually, they're full of baloney.
There, at least I made you smile.