Perhaps you have heard of this phenomenon. No longer content to sit on the sidelines, dogs are grabbing up domains for themselves so that their voices can be heard 'round the world. Dogs that blog are becoming more and more common, and they sure have a lot to say.
My own personal fav is the Supreme Ayatollah of Pug Life Ministries, the esteemed Ayatollah Mugsey. With his loyal followers at his side and faithful little brother Wendell, the Ayatollah takes us along on his worldly travels, otherworldly teachings and daily musings about the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets. I am planning to purchase a propaganda item for my new car -- a bumper sticker proclaiming Ayatollah Mugsey is my Homeboy.
Wow, going to prom sure is expensive these days. It's nice to know that a deserving, hard-working girl in Cincinnati was able to get her prom dress out of layaway, plus have a little extra, thanks to a kind stranger's $500 tip. I've spent lots of time around the cafeteria and lobby of University Hospital, where Kelsey was selling newspapers on Easter Sunday. There's always a throng of people passing through that space. Someone bought a paper and tucked the bills into her hand, saying, "Happy Easter and keep the change." What a great thing to do ... to spread one's extra $$ around a bit. Pass it on, right?
Hats off the the clever sisters who decided to make a haul off their Illinois-shaped cornflake. Since it sold on eBay for $1,350 on Friday night, I'm going to keep my eyes open for oddly shaped foods at Easter dinner today.
The winner of the auction, which lasted more than a week, is the owner of a trivia Web site who plans to add the cornflake to a traveling museum.
When Jim Carrey commented that drugs didn't help his depression and that he was writing a book about his success with supplements, word traveled fast. It's a testament to the need and desperation out there that Jim's comments are now all over the web -- literally everywhere. Like here on perezhilton.com. Depression, for anyone experiencing it or feeling it through the pain of a loved one, is insidious. Drug therapies don't necessarily work and they come with nasty side effects.
Yes indeed, supplements are promising and you can read more about this approach at the website of the Carl Pfeiffer Treatment Center just outside Chicago. I know someone who is starting supplement therapy with the Pfeiffer center in just a couple weeks and believe me, I'm praying that it works. Maybe Jim has found help going the supplement route ... I sure hope so! Keep in mind, too, that supplements do not mean Scientology.
But now I see thatPage Six says it was just a hoax ... a joke. This I cannot believe. It's widely reported that Jim Carrey fought depression off and on for years. With that being the case, how could he joke about it? People who are suffering are out there in droves looking for answers. They are combing the web, talking with specialists, trying different treatment approaches. To have someone like Jim Carrey come out in support of this seemingly never-ending search with a tale of his own experience and recommendation would be huge.
What Perez reported that Jim said: "I think we have a real problem these days in that everything is treated with a drug. I think there's a whole new way of healing depresstion that doesn't require drugs, and I'm writing a book about it. Who better than a comedian to talk about depression, right?"
For some odd reason, great comedic talent occasionally comes from from great internal pain. Jim, you know how depression feels, after all. If you believe in the supplement route, let us know and share what you have learned. Please just don't make a joke out of it.
Vote for your favorite Peep contest diorama at the Chicago Tribune. 200 entries are vying for first place. Lots of creative, complicated scenes. I'm liking the simple ones, myself, like Peeping Tom and Peep Abduction. Above is Give Peeps a Chance, another fine contender. What does it take to win this competition? My prediction calls for a clean presentation, imaginative idea, clever play on words in the title, and maybe even a Chicago-related theme. Launch slide show at the Chicago Trib link to check out entries.
Browsing through the home decor section of the local thrift store -- a huge and wonderful repository of relics -- I found this piece of religious statuary. No, I didn't bring it home. The 3 ft. tall gilded Mary and Jesus can be yours for $35 or a bit less if you know how to bargain.
Straight from the local humane society shelter, here is Trey. After exhaustive Internet research, we have determined he is a Ratshire Terrier, a mash-up of Yorkie and Rat Terrier. According to the pros, he is friendly, fiesty and fast. So far, we think they are right. We've had him for five days and he is already taking over the household.