social twitter facebook google_plus
Froggy 101
 
Have you downloaded the Froggy iPhone App? It's free!

Eric Petersen

 
Posts from December 2013


Let's all have a naked new years!!!





New Years Eve... big deal. If you're anything like me you dress nicer than usual (last year we went in Togas, it was the theme), go to a friends house, eat and drink inexplicably till 12 midnight, kiss a few people, slowly realize that your getting bored, and quietly go home.

But what if you really want a New Year’s Eve to remember this year? I say we all consider flying to New Zealand to be a part of a Guinness World Record skinny dipping attempt.

Thousands of people are expected to gather at Gisborne Beach and jump in the water… naked. Organizers hope enough brave souls turn up to break the record for simultaneous skinny dippers -- currently 805, set last month in Florida.

As an added bonus, Gisborne Beach is the first place in the world to see the sun on New Year’s Day.

I say: Let's do it! Besides you won't have to pack at all!
Happy new year everyone!
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics: Human Interest
Social:
Locations: Florida


Share This: | More


 
Enjoy the Christmas glow... any way you can!


I remember the first time I went to friend’s house on Christmas Day and saw The Yule Log burning on their TV. I couldn’t imagine why in the world they tuned the channel in to what was nothing more than a single shot of a  fireplace in full blaze and, and if memory serves me right, occasionally a random hand would appear from the side of the shot and a log would be added and the flames tended to when necessary.

“This is stupid”, I thought to myself… then came a lull came in the action and I found myself sitting alone in the room where the Christmas  tree was, with the smell of dinner wafting through the house and I found myself transfixed on the warm glow and comforting sound of The Yule log that was burning on the TV!

As of, I’d say 3-4 years ago, the Yule Log was a thing of the past, but I bring you good news artificial fireplace fans: The Yule log is back – and better than ever!

If you’re a Time Warner cable subscriber, you’ll have access to video of a fireplace burning with a dog sitting in a chair. It’s simple, but people seem to like it.
Time Warner is offering it in Standard Definition, High Definition, and even 3D, with its Video On Demand selections.

Don’t worry. If you don’t have Time Warner, you can still get some Yule Log action online at WatchYuleLog.com.
That’s what we’ll be doing as complete tech sell-outs this year: tuning into the Yule Log on the IPad… but whatever makes your holiday better or warmer or more peaceful, I say do it.

This is the time of year when mircales come true and peace to me is a gift I suggest you give to yourself this year.

From my family to yours: Merry Christmas, and enjoy the glow (even if it is from a digital fireplace).
 
 (0) Comments
Share This: | More


 
Dreaming of a White Christmas... and spaghetti?





Everyone who celebrates Christmas probably has a favorite dish or two. Usually those dishes are things like a favorite pie or turkey. Food like that. 

For Tim McGraw, Christmas makes him think of one food in particular ... spaghetti.

"My mother's maiden name is D'Agastino, so coming from an Italian family on her side, for Christmas Eve we always have homemade pasta," Tim explains. "That's sort of a tradition that I had growing up and it's continued since I've been married. We look forward to that every Christmas Eve, having a big pasta dinner Christmas Eve and getting up Christmas morning and making eggs with spaghetti sauce, which is sort of a cool deal at our house."

Traditions ... we all have them ... some are just more unique than others.

 (0) Comments


Share This: | More


 
TLC: Putting the Fun in Funeral!

Just when you thought reality TV producers, specifically TLC, didn’t have any more people to exploit, they’ve come up with a solution – go after the dead ones.

The cable channel is about to kick off a new series the day after Christmas called Best Funeral Ever.

The show features a funeral home in Texas that does “home-going”-style funerals, which celebrate the life of the deceased instead of mourning them.

The theme-based funerals feature everything from bowling caskets down a lane at a bowling alley to a funeral for a boxer held in the middle of a boxing ring.

I get the celebration of life thing and the "after I die i want you to ________ with my dead body" philosophy, but can't we even die with dignity anymore? Besides if I kicked tomorrow and no one mourned, or for that matter had a great time because of my passing without me... I'm gonna be MAD!

Is it me or is this a BAD IDEA?!!  It may be super entertaining television, but is it not a little macabre?
 (0) Comments


Share This: | More


 


advertise with us
Recent Blog Posts
Categories
Archives