Thursday, September 06, 2007

Boxers 'n' Briefs: Summer Like It Hot

Before I say anything else, I just want to say HERE YA GO! to Big Red 1... Be safe, and be laughing!

Ok, where was I? Oh yeah... this August/September heat is really getting to me! Ah, well, Fall is just around the corner.

Last month, I took my son down to Los Angeles for the parent/student orientation at UCLA, where he will be a freshman in a few weeks (YIKES!). A couple of wonderful 'boxing things happened while I was down there that I wanted to share with you, my captive audience. First, I had the great honor and privilege to be interviewed by jackbear for the 6th Episode of the Letterpod podcast. Yes, that's me giggling like a schoolgirl (no offense star writer or kiwi foamie). It was really a blast, not only because I was able to make a fool of myself in a whole new medium, but also because I got to play with some pretty cool technology. Ya see, I was in a hotel room in LA, while jackbear was... well, actually I have no IDEA where he was, but it was east of the Mississippi. We used a cool little computer application called "gizmo" to chat over our computers, and he was able to record it directly to a file. Pretty nifty stuff!

The other fun 'boxing thing was that I got to do some fun 'boxing. I met up with the absolutely delightful Piper Paws and her son Marco Polo. My intention all along had been to get one particular box, a box I have been eyeing for months in glorious anticipation: "To The Batcave". I LOVED the Batman TV show when I was a kid, so the thought of going to the ACTUAL SPOT where they filmed the Batmobile careening out of the cave sent goosebumps up my spine.

But first, Piper Paws suggested we try out a new series called "Hollywood Forever!" Sure, I thought, why not? All I can say is: Piper Paws, you are a GENIUS. That was one of the funnest and most fascinating letterboxing excursions I have ever had. Ya see, "Hollywood Forever" is the name of a cemetery, where DOZENS of famous stars are buried. They sell a cool map at the gift shop (yes, a cemetery with a gift shop) that shows over a hundred stars' burial locations within the grounds. The hiding spots were clever, the clues interesting, the stamps spectacular, and the company entertaining... what MORE could one ask for?? A truly remarkable trip. I never DID get to the Batcave, but no regrets! I can still look forward to that one NEXT time!

Ok, enough blathering! I have a month worth of links to punnify, so let's get to it, shall we?

1) Extreme Makeodor.

2) An extremely detailed and exact account of what happens at a Gathering.

3) It's like playing "Twister" with your hands...

4) Greg was home! A wonderful account by a wonderful mom.

5) I always considered him a shady character...

6) I single the body eclectic.

7) Would that make them "Lettlettes"?

8) Useful info, but taken out of context, can be really funny...

9) Am I a little late in posting this?

10) Well listen, Gromit!

11) Dots awl there is to it!

12) Want back up? Pack up your backups and jack up your hack-ups.

13) Missionary: Impassable

14) If you don't Ox, you'll never know.

15) Apparently, not EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas...

16) Looks like a purse to me, mstrwndl...

17) Lucy would be pre-oud!

18) Ink-redible predict-ink!

19) Obligatory "Kids Say The Darndest Things" link.

20) She's like a random phrase generator... gotta love it!

21) Oh my Gordie got it right!!

22) Shameless self-promotion (both this link and the content)

23) Chestnut roasts Stone, and his hopes inspire.

24) More shameless self-indulgence.

25) So, Ryan, does this mean Premium Memberships are only $23 (hex)?

26) Ryan holds the answers in his Palm.

27) Oooh, this really is a trekkie question...

28) chadams, the ultimate con-man.

29) *sigh* Tired of these self-indulgent links yet?

30) Now he's con-spiring to con-script con-spirators amid con-stituents!

31) Ok, KuKu and Mr Yuk...

That should keep you all busy for a while, at least! Looks like there is a lot of chatter heating up on the LB-Con, which I think sounds like a FANTASTIC idea, so expect to suffer through more "con" jokes in the future... until next time, which hopefully won't be QUITE so long...

(still need a good Pepe-like tag line here... open to suggestions!)


At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Clues to letterboxes are "randomly generated phrases" - aren't they?

Gad to have you back wassa!


At 5:11 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

It's $35/year, regardless if you want to use base-10 or base-16. It's simpler for me that way. ;o)

And no, I will not work with any numbers smaller than base 10.

At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES!!! - BnB is BACK!!!

I missed you this summer while sweating in Beijing! Glad to see it was worth the wait!

(BR1 has it worse than me, though)

Thanks Wassa!!!


At 9:26 PM, Blogger mstrwndl said...

A Purse? I mean,A PURSE! No, it's a planter's pouch. Look you, it's only a purse for those times when a man needs to feel pretty... WHAT?

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok everyone: Dare ya to google the term "murse."

I'll have mercy (ahem) on ya'll while weeeeeeeeeeeee!!! all

Tis the wise-ass-matta_u way!

snort ™

At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

suggestion for the ending tagline...

From Mr. Yuks song: (just rework the line about you growing mossa)

"In the boxers and brief's blogspot, there's a post that's sure to shine
and hopefully there'll be a link to a humorous post of mine
where the wordplay's always funny, and the laughs are always free
On the puns and the fun and Don's posts on guns
Oh I sure miss wassa though he's growin mossa
On the blog Boxer's and Briefs."

What? To long?

At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, just using the bit about "where the wordplay's always funny, and the laughs are always free" has a nice 'tagishness' about it.

...and yes, I know the word 'to' is spelled incorrectly in my last post. My cat did it.


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