Thursday, April 22, 2010

news you can use #18: breaking benjamin, no more salt, bulldoggies, don't drink and drive a lazy boy, vlog help, and ipads

breaking benjamins. the u.s. treasury and federal reserve officials unveil the new currency to start circulation in february 2011. supposedly the new design will help to thwart counterfeiters. looks a little like the euro to me.




FDA asked to force food industry to cut back on salt. do you have any idea how much this would change my life?? i LOVE salt. (and not just salt from salt says, either!) for years i thought i had some sort of disease that made me crave salt. (hypochondria?) whatever it is it must be the same disease that makes me crave sugar.


bullydoggies. for all of you bulldog lovers out there, this one is for you. the beautiful bulldog contest in des moines, iowa:



don't drink and drive a recliner chair. remember this story back from october 2009 where a man in deluth, minnesota was arrested and given a DUI for being drunk while driving a lazy boy recliner chair?? i didn't remember it either, but apparently this chair was auctioned off for $3,700. the recliner has all of the modern conveniences: it is powered by a lawnmower engine and comes equipped with a stereo, cup holders and a magazine rack. CLASSY!!



vlog help!!
so i recorded a vlog for you guys last night but don't have a clue as to how to post it. i went to the trusty internet and got these useless instructions:
  1. click the film strip icon on the post editor toolbar.
  2. in the popup window, click "browse" to find the video on your computer.
  3. enter a title for your video.
  4. agree to the terms and conditions (if this is your first video upload).
  5. click "upload video."
one huge problem - these instructions were useless because i have no "upload video" icon on my blogger editor! wtf. do i have a messed up blogger account?! am i the only one without this "upload video" icon?? my other option would be to post it to youtube and then upload it from there, but i'd really rather not do that. i don't even have a youtube account and i don't really intend on making one. any suggestions?! please help!

i don't have the icon below boxed in red!!
*UPDATE: thanks to THE stephanie and bathwater, i've figured it out!! i have to use the OLD blogger editor to add the video. that doesn't seem to make much sense, blogger...*

iPad.
oh, yeah. and i got an iPad last night. well, technically quasi got us one, which really means it's mine. but i will share. we'll see how cool this bad boy is.


Meredith

27 comments:

Marian said...

I need to get one of those pimped out recliners!!

And the vlog....I'm not help to you. I'm technologically slow.

MCW said...

I don't even know what vlog is.
I love salt too! I would have to carry around salt packets with me!!!

Cathy said...

Giiiiirlllll, pimped out recliners is how we roll up here in MN! Once we lose our cars and lawn mowers because of all the dui's we've got we have to get creative. We are a classy people.

No help on the vlog thing, I don't have the video uploader button either.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Hmm..I've always had the video upload button on mine so I don't know. Maybe reload it a couple of times and see if it shows up. I just uploaded my first video the other day in a post.

I'm so jealous of that ipad!!!!!

And I think the currency is going to be UGLY lol

brooke said...

i am not a salter...i don't go out of my way to avoid it...i mean i DO love fries and what not...but i am not a sodium lover and hate eating something and then after feeling like i just licked a saltlick for an hour...so i am loving that news!!

and you go an ipad?!?! oooh lady tell me how it is?!?!

Bathwater said...

Yes I have that icon are you using the latest version of the blog editor?

hotpants™ said...

You got an iPad? Well don't you suck!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

An iPad, did you see the Modern Family iPad episode? Simply awesome. And that pimped out recliner is pretty cool too!

THE Stephanie said...

Hye girly. Ok, about the video, go to settings, then scroll all the way to the bottom and select "old editor".

For some reason, in the "new editor" (that has all the cool features, LOL) there is no video strip to add video. Dumb. But you can change the old editor, add your video, then switch back to the new editor. :)

Hope that helps!

Salt said...

Awwww I love yew too!!!! Your blog title struck fear in my heart.

I think someone needs to give me a bunch of those new $100 bills so that I can try them out.

I don't have Blogger obvs, but onetruemedia.com made it easy for me to upload a vid if you don't have any other options.

MiMi said...

The salt thingy is sucky.
And when I saw the words Breaking Benjamin I thought you were talking about the band!!!

Hutch said...

The salt and sugar cravings are definitely in the same gene. I can't have one without the other and once I have one I want the other and then it's just a back and forth battle that I will never win. Maybe the FDA is trying to save my life or something, but please. Let me decide what I can handle!

bananas. said...

of course i already read about that bully beauty pageant. it's a good thing i didn't enter because i so would've took the crown with my boys. they are the most beautiful bullies in the world! ha!

can't wait to see the vlog!

Monkey and Bean said...

On the video posting... If you don't want to switch editors, you can also use a hosting site.

I might have an obsession with my iPad. I haven't used my laptop since I got it. Plus it makes my kids be quiet in the car. You don't have that problem, but trust. That alone is worth the $750.

Claire Kiefer said...

Oooooh! I don't know anyone with an iPad! I'm curious as to what it's like to type on one . . . I think they're awesome, but that I might miss my keyboard.

Candice said...

I totally blogged about the drunken recliner guy when it happened.

BTW, I'm a salt addict too. I swear I'd be a size 2 if i didn't salt my food before I even tasted it. I'm not fluffy, I'm just on swoll!

ScoMan said...

A guy in New Zealand did the drunken recliner thing too. He got to keep his though, the police didn't auction it off.

What's changed on your money? The blue strip?

Wow. What criminal mastermind could ever copy a blue strip?

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

awww! i love bulldogs! trying to my hubs into letting us get one. i love the way they snort and breath hard..so cute!

xo
Blair

Tara said...

buy me an ipad too? k, thanks!

Kristin said...

So, Duluth is my hubs' hometown...and I can TOTALLY believe that. Ah ha ha

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I am so with you - I love salt!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I am so with you - I love salt!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

ipad!!! Awesomeee!

The Benjamin totally looks like Euro cash. But I guess if it works, it works.

I am this close [--] to convincing the boyf we need a bulldog. I've always wanted a french bulldog or Boston Terrier but loved the English bullys - needless to say M keeps talking about him ... maybe when we have the money to buy one I'll get my little bully! :)

magically ordinary said...

The pictures of all those bulldogs crack me up!

Love the design of your blog. So pretty!

Lady of The Manor said...

As a Brit l am a big fan of the Bulldog. As long as they wear a little Union Jack outfit with a jaunty cap. Thought the dog with the Biggles's goggles is just TOO cute.

AS for salt, l am not sure if you have ever tasted Salt and Vinegar flavoured crisps. Basically crisps withe extra salt. MMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Clemson Girl said...

umm I hate you, but if you get me an ipad too I'll love you again

luckydame said...

Bulldog Mania! Love it. We have a silly bulldog named Butters. He's...something else....hahaha