Why on earth do we turn back the clocks in November? Seriously. I miss daylight. And no matter how much Vitamin D I pump into my body, I still feel like I’m in a mental fog. Apparently, I’m not the only one. The other day, my husband asked me to pick him up at 12′ long sub from Subway. I don’t think he realized what he had said until I asked him how I would get it home. Strap it to the top of my car? Which we both thought would be funny. My car is really small. And it is also the shiniest, most polish-laden car to ever grace the face of the earth. Seriously, I think it can be seen from space. So, he immediately had to say something about mustard stains on my roof. See, this sunlight deprivation is affecting both of us. And not in a good way. I am so stupid that I even decided to write about this.
And to think that it is only November. And that the shortest day of the year is still over a month away. I may be a drooling, incoherent, one-brain-celled idiot by the time April rolls around. Seriously. You haven’t met “Winter Me” yet. And for anyone who ever doubted that God has a sense of humour, I present Exhibit A. He placed me about as far away from the equator as possible–Canada. Ugh. Yes, I am angling for an invite to somewhere warm and shiny. Really.
1) Like I said, this lack of daylight makes me stupid. Not stupid enough to park between two dumpsters, mind you. No amount of scented pine trees hanging from my mirror could combat that stink. Not to mention the fact that I’m a tad bit of a neurotic germaphobe. I’d probably have to throw out my car. My very polished car. Which would suck. I have a fortune invested in it in car care products alone. Anyway, back to the photo at hand.
Despite his lack of couth or his nasal impairment, this individual does show a remarkable talent for parallel parking–something that I avoid at all costs. Seriously, this dude could give lessons. I don’t know how he even did that.
Maybe he didn’t. Maybe his roommates are getting revenge on him for snoring or eating the last Eggo. Strategically placing bins of trash around someone’s car does sound like fun–except I’d have to boil my hands afterwards. Not fun. I’ll stick with shaving off people’s eyebrows. Not that I’ve ever done that. Yet.
2) If you are feeling tired (living a sunlight-free, vampire-ish existence will do that to you), I would not recommend viewing this video. Way too many comfy, white mattresses. On a cloudy day. You don’t even get to enjoy the sunshine vicariously.
I love sleep. My life gets in the way of it though. But I think I’ve found the perfect hobby. Mattress Dominoes. And I’m not alone in my fascination for a sport that only requires a Sealy Posturepedic. It turns out that competing for the Guinness World Record for the largest game of Mattress Dominoes is a favourite global pastime. Who knew? Well, apparently everybody but me.
This particular attempt to secure this record was made at NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in 2010. Participants had to be taller than 4’11”. Yay! Finally, something I am tall enough for. While they managed to “topple” 380 standing sleepers, the record has been broken several times since. The current record is 1001 mattresses and was set earlier this year in a Shanghai shopping mall.
This post is making me yawn. You too? Shut up.
3) I love to make fun of Justin Bieber, even though he is my fellow Canuck. Well, it turns out that he has, perhaps, one of THE shiniest cars ever. Blindingly so. It looks like it’s made of Reynold’s Wrap. Before you’ve crinkled it up to cover your turkey sandwich.
I wonder how many retinas he’s fried with that thing?
These are just a few other shiny cars I found.
And if you’d like to see more of Barry Weiss’s car collection, check out my social media experiment :Searching For Barry Weiss
Photo credits Messing with Clock (Wikipedia), Mound of Clocks (www.triggerandfreewheel.com), Smothering the Sun (www.morethings.com), dumpster parking (curiousphotos.blogspot.ca), eye pain (dreamstime.com), Barry Weiss decoliner (celebritycarsblog.com) Flo Rida Bugatti (www.celebritynetworth.com), Gallas McLaren (www.ugo.com).