Tuesday, May 29, 2007 --- Michael and Lori's little fetus...awwwww :)

This is my friends' (Michael and Lori) new baby fetus! Very exciting ;) Looks to me to be the size of a small kitten at this point...since Lori is not very far along at all.

Congrats to my good friends on their evil seed! Can't wait to inspect it for suspicious birthmarks....

love ya, V

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Monday, May 28, 2007 --- Ahhhh Push It....Push it real good!

Ah, push it
Ah, push it

Oooh, baby, baby
Baby, baby
Oooh, baby, baby
Baby, baby

Get up on this!

Ow! Baby!
Salt and Pepa's here!

(Now wait a minute, y'all
This dance ain't for everybody
Only the sexy people
So all you fly mothers, get on out there and dance
Dance, I said!)

Salt and Pepa's here, and we're in effect
Want you to push it, babe
Coolin' by day then at night working up a sweat
C'mon girls, let's go show the guys that we know
How to become number one in a hot party show
Now push it

Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - push it real good
Ah, push it - push it good
Ah, push it - p-push it real good

Hey! Ow!
Push it good!

Oooh, baby, baby
Baby, baby
Oooh, baby, baby
Baby, baby

Push it good
Push it real good
Ah, push it
Ah, push it

Yo, yo, yo, yo, baby-pop
Yeah, you come here, gimme a kiss
Better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed
Can't you hear the music's pumpin' hard like I wish you would?
Now push it

Push it good
Push it real good
Push it good
P-push it real good

Ah, push it
Get up on this!

Boy, you really got me going
You got me so I don't know what I'm doing

Ah, push it

Special thanks to Salt -N- Pepa and Spindarella for helping us to successfully push another post (with video) off of the page... lol

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--- Push 'em back, push 'em back....push 'em waaaaay back!

Push them posts off the page :)

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--- Heavy on video this month...ugh!

I have a lot of YouTube content on this main blog page this month. I'm putting in this post to push more longer-to-load items off the current post page and into the archives...This way, there won't be as much competition with the Twitter items for loading the page. Get all that?? No worries. I just have to resist putting soooo many videos on the blog. But it is hard to resist :)

I am tired, but excited that all my "features" are working nicely. Later days!

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Sunday, May 27, 2007 --- Twitter Bug...Wooohooooooo

I am now a Twitter bug. Cool beans. And it was pretty easy to set up. It lets people know what you are up to in real time -- by web, by IM and by text message from a cellphone. But no more than 140 characters in which to express yourself. It's meant to be quick and on the fly...perfect for the butterfly :) I love it!

Sooooo, in addition to my Twitter Bug at the top of the blog, I also have an RSS feed for Twitter (under the FEEDS section of my sidebar)! Neato.

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--- What the hell were they thinking? Another marketing disaster that could have been easily avoided...

We went to go see THIS THING the other day. I am sure you have all seen the commercials... [cue creepy voice over]

"They live in your blood...and they feed on your brain...this Spring...from the Academy-Award-Winning Director of The Exorcist...comes the movie the Chicago Tribune calls 'one of the most disturbing horror movies imaginable...' BUG."

Now, based on that quote from the trailer --- paired with the horror street cred of William Friedkin and The Exorcist --- we expected to be, oh, I don't know? Scared?!? Not gratuitously-gory-scared...because after all, Ashley Judd was the star of the film. And she wouldn't do anything that would be too gross or ridiculous, right? So, we were ready to enjoy a good scare.

And, all I can say is that the trailer is a marketing disaster. What it prepares you for and what you actually get --- which by the way, would have been better described as a psychological drama --- are such vastly different creatures, that you wind up leaving the movie angry. Not so much because it was bad per se, but because it makes you feel like you were lied to by someone. Someone who told you he was taking you out for dinner...and then he pulls up to a drive-thru window at Burger King. The Whopper-with-Cheese itself may still taste pretty good (I like Whoppers!), but you still feel angry about the deception and let-down. You see what I am saying? Just tell me the truth and it will be fine.

Tell me, for instance, what I found out when I got home and angrily started searching the Internet for information on BUG. That it is based on an Off-Broadway play by Tracy Letts. That it is about conspiracy-paranoia, isolation, co-dependency and shared delusions. A love story with selected moments of dark comedy and disturbing behavior. Tell me that it showed at the Cannes Film Festival. Tell me that I should be expecting something kind of actor-artsy and more cerebral rather than "horrific." I mean, I suppose the real horror is actually being a mentally disturbed person with schizoid delusions --- yes, that must be horrible for such persons. But we are talking about "horror" on a different level then, aren't we? Not movie horror.

All I'm saying is, if you want to take me out for a psychological-drama-Whopper with a few laughs and some cheese, just say so. I'd like that. Just don't lie to me and try to be something you are not.

The boyfriend and I concluded that this movie is going to make many people angry and lose a lot of money. And all because of an inaccurate trailer that sets people up for serious movie-genre disappointment. Another marketing disaster that was totally avoidable, in my opinion. Ah, well.

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Friday, May 25, 2007 --- Some new features and fixes to The Butterfly Blog!

For those of you who enjoy XML FEEDS:
I only recently discovered that my "Comments" feeds for Atom and RSS were not working correctly --- they were directed to the regular Post feed, instead of the Comments. This has been rectified! Now you can see what I say in my posts as well as the nasty comments that people leave for me...LOL just kidding :) You are all very nice people!

Wanna Search TBB??
I have added a dandy little Google-powered "Search" field so that you all can search the blog with keywords. As Google continues to crawl the blog pages, this search will get better at finding stuff in the blog (takes time.)

For those of you who enjoy searching by using an INDEX:
I have added a TBB SITE MAP that will provide all my posts in Monthly Archives, Daily Archives with Post Titles and Archives Sorted by Labels....I will try to update this monthly???

Wowsa. And of course, all of these changes have been implemented over at the Daily Lizzard as well. Enjoy! :)

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Sunday, May 13, 2007 --- Mother's Day Sing-a-long...for those who prefer the original

Yeah, we did a ChooChoo-the-Cat music video for theDailyLizzard...as a Mother's Day surprise!

But for those who would like to see the original diva in action...

Sing a long with the lyrics:

At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
Without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights
Thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And so you're back
From outer space
I just walked in to find you here
With that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second
You'd be back to bother me

Go on now go walk out the door
Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not i
I will survive
As long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive
I will survive (hey hey)

It took all the strength I had
Not to fall apart
Kept trying hard to mend
The pieces of my broken heart
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high
And you see me
Somebody new
I'm not that chained up little person
Still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in
And just expect me to be free
But now I'm saving all my loving
For someone who's loving me

Go on now go walk out the door
Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not i
I will survive
As long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive
I will survive (oh)

Go on now go, walk out the door
Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not i
I will survive
As long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive
I will survive
I will survive...!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 --- Video from the CrazyCatPeople in Vermont :)

Check these crazy critters out...so cute!

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Friday, May 4, 2007 --- In music news...people you should know about!

So we have all heard of The Sneeze, haven't we? Ya know, the guy who is "Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions..." Well, if you haven't, you should check out his blog. But, I have said all of this before. That's not why I am here today --- at least not directly.

The reason for today's entry? Steve has long extolled the virtues of his favorite band (and friends), Cloud Cult. And, I am ashamed to say that I never paid those particular posts of his much mind because they were usually regarding Cloud Cult performances in his native Los Angeles area. Being on the East Coast myself, I skimmed onto his more funny "haha" material. However, today, I listened to the YouTube video post on The Sneeze for Cloud Cult's song, Pretty Voice. Then, I clicked on another song...and another song...then, I went to the Cloud Cult website and launched the "Wimpy Player." All I can say is: Wow! I have been a fool.

If you are looking for some new musical goodness to add to your collection, you should check them out. They just might be the diamond you need in your daily rough. :)

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LORI'S LABOR: A collection of 6 unique playlists with varying intensity and mood for your listening pleasure! I created these original mixes for my friends to use during the labor and delivery of their first baby, Nicholas.

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Listen to my comical, purposefully nasal, total HAM-job submission to the 2007 Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert in the mini-player above!
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