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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 30, 2013

I love wearing a few different bracelets with my watch everyday. I call it an "arm party." But there's one thing that always throws off the entire look...the ugly black hair tie!

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What are You Kidding Me Story: He tied weed to the arrow why?


Out of Washington ... Shot in The Dark
 

On Tuesday morning, a 36-year-old in Bellingham, Washington named David Wayne Jordan tried to get some weed to his incarcerated friends . . . by attaching it to an ARROW and shooting it through a window on the second floor.

 

Apparently he needed some more practice before he tried it though, because he MISSED the window, and the arrow landed on the roof.

 

One of the employees happened to see it, and Jordan was arrested a short time later when cops went to his house, and the bow was still sitting in his car.

 

The best part is that he claims he was actually hunting a SQUIRREL, although he couldn't explain why the arrow needed to have a bag of POT taped to it.  Which, by the way, only contained enough marijuana for about one or two joints.

 

Jordan was charged with trying to introduce contraband into a corrections facility, obstructing law enforcement, and resisting arrest.  He's now being held in the same jail he tried to shoot the arrow into.

 

(Bellingham Herald / NY Daily News)

 

 

 

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What are You Kidding Me Story: He shot what off?


Out of West Virginia ... Ohhhhh Nuts!
 

When it comes to not getting caught, criminals aren't always careful.  But it's KIND OF understandable why this guy blew it . . .
 
A 23-year-old drug dealer named Ladarean Mixon showed up at an emergency room in Charleston, West Virginia around 4:00 A.M. Tuesday morning . . . because he'd accidentally shot one of his own TESTICLES off.  Which explains why his mind wasn't in the game.  Because apparently Ladarean forgot to leave his large bag of HEROIN at home.
 
While he was being wheeled into the ER, the bag of heroin fell out of his pocket.  And Ladarean ended up being booked for felony drug possession with intent to sell. The two friends who dropped him off ALSO got arrested on drug charges.  And two women who claimed to be Ladarean's sisters were arrested for lying to police about his name. 
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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 28, 2013


I admit it! I rolled outta bed today. Ain't no shame!

Shirt - Old Navy
Go Blazers!!!


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 27, 2013


Shirt - Old Navy
Pants - Old Navy
Sandals - Target


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 26, 2013


Hopefully y'all like this outfit better than my last one. hahaha

Flannel shirt - Old Navy
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Earrings - Aldo Outlet
Watch - Nordstrom
Jeans - Old Navy
Sandals - Target

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What are You Kidding Me Story: Locked Out

Out of New Hampshire … Locked Out

Nickolas Messier decided to take a 5 finger discount from K-Mart over the weekend.  
He went to the electronics department grabbed a few items and as security, employees, and God watched…he made a run for it through the garden center.  He ran through the beautiful flowers, out the door, and got to his car, and then he couldn’t get in because…well…he had locked his keys in his car.  He then took off running, but since his car was there the cops just ran his plates and easily caught him.  
 
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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 23, 2013


What do we think about this top? Yay OR Nay?

Top - Macy's
Pants - Nordstrom
Sandals - Target


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 22, 2013


Shirt - Old Navy
Shorts - jcp
Sandals - Target
Hair - A frizzy mess


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Still Transforming: The BIG Thing

 

The last few months have been somewhat tough for me.  As I stated in an earlier blog I officially feel like I started my midlife crisis.  It kicked off with a large dose of anxiety, which lead to some deep soul searching and counseling.  I am at the beginning of the journey, but what I have learned about myself has been enlightening on many levels.  What you need to know about me is that I have always been looking for the NEXT big thing....the NEXT challenge.  And what I have come to realize is the BIG thing and greatest challenge of a man's life is in front of me.  It is in the form of a beautiful green eyed blonde and three children.  And I realized that everyday can be a BIG day when I focus on making my impact on my family, friends, and coworker.  

I have been so busy looking to the future that I often times missed out on the blessings of the present.  And I have to say that releasing myself from the need to get to the NEXT BIG thing has been awesome.  I still have a lot to learn about living in the moment, but what I have learned so far has been both refreshing and strange.  It is strange because I no longer have this nagging anxiety or tension that always looking for the NEXT BIG thing brought into my life.  And I now realize that anxiety and tension has been with me since I was about 15 years-old.  So to let it go has not been easy, but I have noticed that I feel more relaxed and content.  And that is a BIG thing!

Transforming,

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The Mindset List for the Class of 2017

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall.

The Mindset List for the Class of 2017

For this generation of entering college students, born in 1995, Dean Martin, Mickey Mantle, and Jerry Garcia have always been dead.

1. Eminem and LL Cool J could show up at parents’ weekend.

2. They are the sharing generation, having shown tendencies to share everything, including possessions, no matter how personal.

3. GM means food that is Genetically Modified.

4. As they started to crawl, so did the news across the bottom of the television screen.

5. “Dude” has never had a negative tone.

6. As their parents held them as infants, they may have wondered whether it was the baby or Windows 95 that had them more excited.

7. As kids they may well have seen Chicken Run but probably never got chicken pox.

8. Having a chat has seldom involved talking.

9. Gaga has never been baby talk.

10. They could always get rid of their outdated toys on eBay.

11. They have known only two presidents.

12. Their TV screens keep getting smaller as their parents’ screens grow ever larger.

13. PayPal has replaced a pen pal as a best friend on line.

14. Rites of passage have more to do with having their own cell phone and Skype accounts than with getting a driver’s license and car.

15. The U.S. has always been trying to figure out which side to back in Middle East conflicts.

16. A tablet is no longer something you take in the morning.

17. Threatening to shut down the government during Federal budget negotiations has always been an anticipated tactic.

18. Growing up with the family dog, one of them has worn an electronic collar, while the other has toted an electronic lifeline.

19. Plasma has never been just a bodily fluid.

20. The Pentagon and Congress have always been shocked, absolutely shocked, by reports of sexual harassment and assault in the military.

21. Spray paint has never been legally sold in Chicago.

22. Captain Janeway has always taken the USS Voyager where no woman or man has ever gone before.

23. While they've grown up with a World Trade Organization, they have never known an Interstate Commerce Commission.

24. Courts have always been ordering computer network wiretaps.

25. Planes have never landed at Stapleton Airport in Denver.

26. Jurassic Park has always had rides and snack bars, not free-range triceratops and velociraptors.

27. Thanks to Megan's Law and Amber Alerts, parents have always had community support in keeping children safe.

28. With GPS, they have never needed directions to get someplace, just an address.

29. Java has never been just a cup of coffee.

30. Americans and Russians have always cooperated better in orbit than on earth.

31. Olympic fever has always erupted every two years.

32. Their parents have always bemoaned the passing of precocious little Calvin and sarcastic stuffy Hobbes.

33. In their first 18 years, they have watched the rise and fall of Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriquez.

34. Yahoo has always been looking over its shoulder for the rise of "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”

35. Congress has always been burdened by the requirement that they comply with the anti-discrimination and safety laws they passed for everybody else to follow.

36. The U.S. has always imposed economic sanctions against Iran.

37. The Celestine Prophecy has always been bringing forth a new age of spiritual insights.

38. Smokers in California have always been searching for their special areas, which have been harder to find each year.

39. They aren’t surprised to learn that the position of Top Spook at the CIA is an equal opportunity post. 

40. They have never attended a concert in a smoke-filled arena.

41. As they slept safely in their cribs, the Oklahoma City bomber and the Unabomber were doing their deadly work.

42. There has never been a national maximum speed on U.S. highways.
43. Don Shula has always been a fine steak house.

44. Their favorite feature films have always been largely, if not totally, computer generated.

45. They have never really needed to go to their friend’s house so they could study together.

46. They have never seen the Bruins at Boston Garden, the Trailblazers at Memorial Coliseum, the Supersonics in Key Arena, or the Canucks at the Pacific Coliseum.

47. Dayton, Ohio, has always been critical to international peace accords.

48. Kevin Bacon has always maintained six degrees of separation in the cinematic universe.

49. They may have been introduced to video games with a new Sony PlayStation left in their cribs by their moms.

50. A Wiki has always been a cooperative web application rather than a shuttle bus in Hawaii.

51. The Canadian Football League Stallions have always sung Alouette in Montreal after bidding adieu to Baltimore.

52. They have always been able to plug into USB ports

53. Olestra has always had consumers worried about side effects.

54. Washington, D.C., tour buses have never been able to drive in front of the White House.

55. Being selected by Oprah’s Book Club has always read “success.”
56. There has never been a Barings Bank in England.

57. Their parents’ car CD player is soooooo ancient and embarrassing.

58. New York’s Times Square has always had a splash of the Magic Kingdom in it.

59. Bill Maher has always been politically incorrect.

60. They have always known that there are “five hundred, twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes" in a year.


 

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 20, 2013


What's your arm party look like?

Vest - jcp
Jeans - Old Navy
Sandals -Target (I pretty much live in these!)
Radio bracelet - Nordstrom
Orange wrap bracelet - Hautelook.com
Michael Kors Watch - Nordstrom
Nails - Lime Crime "Crema De Lemon"

The nail polish came in my IPSY bag this month. Don't know what IPSY is?
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EMT Saves Man's Life While Having Heart Attack
You know you are dealing with an amazing person when they can save a persons life while having a heart attack, themselves. 

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What are You Kidding Me Story: A Bear in A Hot Tub


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Black Bear LongwoodYogi Bear loves hunting for pic-a-nic baskets, but a large black bear in Longwood, Florida, was more interested in a relaxing soak in a hot tub.

The bear recently showed up in the backyard of Jenny Sue Rhoades, who was sitting on her couching watching TV when the incident happened, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Rhoades is used to seeing bears walking through her backyard, but she says she was a little freaked out when this one walked through her screen "like it was made of butter."

"I should have yelled at him for leaving dirty paw prints around the spa," Rhoades told WFTV.com. "I went in my office and I got my camera, by the time I came back out his nose was pushed up against the screen."

First , he put his mouth in her spa, then a paw and finally he just jumped in.

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"I think he was hot and thirsty," Rhoades said. "It looked like he knew what he was doing. He had been in a pool or spa before, there's no doubt in my mind," she said.

Rhoades says the bear spent about two or three minutes in the spa until she scared him away by banging on a table.

She says she wasted no time scaring the bear away because she didn't want him to get used to using her spa and she didn't want him to leave "a package" behind.

At that point, he got out of the spa and left through the hole he had made in the screen.

Florida wildlife officials tell WPTV.com that there is a female bear and cubs in the area near the Rhoades home, and they've been too elusive to trap.

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 19, 2013


What's in my bag?

I've carried a small crossbody bag for longer than I can remember. I figured a small bag would mean I'd carry around less junk. Instead I'd wind up carrying everything that wouldn't fit in my arms. Pointless! Time to expand.

Besides the essentials (keys and wallet) I always have a small makeup bag filled with hair ties, lotion, and lip gloss on hand.
(PS. That Aveeno baby lotion is the most AMAZING thing ever!)

Black leather / gold studded purse - Marshall's
Wallet - Target


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What are You Kidding Me Story: Loud Guinea Pig Sex


Out of Germany … What a Pig
guinea pig sex
An un-named man in Munster has filed a complaint with the police department.  And I can almost guarantee that this complaint has never ever been filed before, because it involves guinea pigs getting it on! 

Yes, this man lives next to a college that is studying the mating habits of guinea pigs and so they have hundreds of the little critters in a cage.  And the man says that he can’t even sleep at night because the guinea pig love fest is too loud.  And get this…a judge agreed with him and ordered the guinea pig swap meet be moved away from the home.  
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Man Gets Hit By A Train and SURVIVES


This is an incredible story!  A man gets hit by a train going 110 miles epr hour and survives.   I'm pretty sure I wouldn't walk out alive for this one.

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Powdered Beer...That's Right! Check this out!!!
For all of you who want great beer without having all the weight of carrying it around.  Check this out!!

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What are You Kidding Me Story: A Guy Went to a Bank & Claimed to be...


I'm not sure any bank robberies this year have been as GUARANTEED TO FAIL as this one.  Earlier this week, 29-year-old Johnnie Gooden Jr. of College Station, Texas walked into a Chase bank branch in Bryan, Texas and told the teller one hell of a story.

Johnnie told her he'd just been ADOPTED by MICHELLE OBAMA . . . yes, specifically Michelle.  He didn't mention his new dad,PRESIDENT OBAMA.  He said Michelle reached out through Facebook and adopted him.  SO . . . because he was now a part of the Obama family, he was hoping to withdraw some money from their account.

We're not sure why he thought a random Chase bank in Texas would have access to the Obamas' account, but maybe it's best not to try to apply logic here.  The teller called the cops, and when they got there, they found Johnnie had outstanding warrants for resisting arrest and assaulting a public servant.  He also had some reefer on him.  He was arrested.

 

(Houston Chronicle / Opposing Views)

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What are You Kidding Me Story: The Most Aggressive Drivers Are Men in Blue BMWs


Worst culprits: Male BMW drivers are the most angry drivers, who often succumb to road rageThere's just something about driving a German car that brings out the EVIL, INNER GERMAN in people.  According to a new survey, the drivers who are most aggressive and most likely to have road rage are . . . BMW drivers.  Land Rover drivers finished second, Audi drivers were third, and Subaru drivers were fourth.
 

The survey also found that people in BLUE cars are the most likely to have road rage.  That beat out black, silver, green, and red.

 

The worst time of the week for road rage is 5:45 P.M. on Fridays, when people are just desperately trying to get home for the weekend.  Monday mornings are the second-worst time for road rage.

 

And finally, men admitted to road rage more often than women.  The average man gets angry when he's driving seven times a month . . . for the average woman, it's three times a month.  So, adding it all up . . . watch out for men in blue BMWs on Friday during rush hour.  Because THEY WANT TO KILL YOU.

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 13, 2013


Earrings - Nordstrom Rack
Studded Tank - Nordstrom Rack
Pink Tank - Los Angeles flea market
Black Jeans - Old Navy
Sandals - Target

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What are You Kidding Me Story: Save the dog or save the wife?

 


Ever suspected your husband secretly loves the DOG more than you?  It's pretty rare that you get definitive proof like THIS.

 

Graham Anley and his wife Cheryl are from South Africa, and on Sunday they were on a sailing trip all the way up to Madagascar.  It was just the two of them and their nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier Rosie for three months.

 

But as they were sailing near the Transkei Coast on the east side of South Africa, they hit rough water . . . and their yacht CAPSIZED.  And as Graham swam to shore, he decided to rescue . . . THE DOG.

 

Then, after he got Rosie safely on dry land, he swam back to get his wife.

 

A rescue helicopter picked them up, and all three ended up okay, although the boat was ruined. 

 

Graham hasn't said why he grabbed Rosie before his wife, although we're thinking it's because terriers aren't great swimmers, and his wife was probably much better. 

 

But STILL . . . you KNOW she's gonna hold this over him forever.

 

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Over the Edge...LITERALLY!
I have one word for you all...THANK YOU! With your help, we raised $1,130 and were able to sponsor not one, but TWO, Special Olympian athletes for an entire year!
 
This was almost 500 feet up and the only way down was to go
"Over the Edge"...literally.


 

My friends were inside the building as I rappelled down.
That harness might not be the most flattering
but at least it prevented me from going SPLAT!


 

The view from the ground...

         


 

I made it! In one piece!!!


 

 
In true Northwest fashion, a round of Fireball to help us celebrate.
My friends Ashley and Alexis were there to make sure I didn't chicken out and together we cheered to you for helping make this happen.

 


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Wanna know What Your New Iphone will include?
Hey all,
      I found this on one of the websites i look at everyday and thought it would be fun to share with you.  If you are an Iphone fan like me, here are the rumors on what it will have on it and look like:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2389896/Apples-long-awaited-new-iPhones-called-5S-5C-claims-Japanese-website.html
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What are You Kidding Me Story: But But Butt Naked

Joseph Michael Hall (Knox County Detention Facility.)

Early Sunday morning, 19-year-old Joseph Michael Hall of Knoxville, Tennessee was stumbling around drunk . . . and NAKED.  No one, including Joseph OR the police, knows how he lost his clothes.

 

But apparently during his walk, he had a burst of modesty and decided he needed to cover himself up.  So he decided to steal a Bobcat front-end loader.  As opposed to, you know, a pair of shorts or something.

 

He spotted the front-end loader inside a plant nursery, broke in, found the keys in the ignition, and PLOWED through the nursery's chain link fence and onto the street.

 

The cops pulled him over as he was rolling down the highway in the front-end loader, just a few blocks away from home.  He was arrested for felony theft, public intoxication, underage consumption, misdemeanor vandalism, and indecent exposure. 


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 8, 2013


Sweatshirt - Old Navy
Shorts - jcp
Earrings - jcp
Nails - Nicole by OPI "Kim Konfidential"
Sandals - Target

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 7, 2013


Dress - Target
Sandals - Target

(I clearly really like shopping at Target!)


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - August 5, 2013


What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today -- Watershed Edition!
Such a great weekend at the beautiful Gorge Ampitheater in George, WA

Feather headband - PacSun
Glasses - Street vendor in Los Angeles
Jean vest - Old Navy
Dress - Old Navy
Boots -
RCC Western Store @ The Mall of America

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What are You Kidding Me Story: Hanging on for A dear life


Out of China ... Hanging on for A dear life

Earlier this week, in Changchun, in northern China, a 45-year-old man named Wang Li decided to KILL HIMSELF, because he was depressed about being out of work.  So he climbed out of the window in his sixth-story apartment to JUMP.  

Fortunately, his wife, Ling Su, saw what was happening, and was RIGHT behind him.  So as he was climbing out of the window to jump, she reached out and grabbed him . . . by his BOXERS.  So he was just DANGLING THERE upside down . . . naked man-cheeks exposed to the world . . . as she managed to hang onto his boxers and keep him from falling. She eventually got a better grip around his leg, and HUNG ON for 20 MINUTES until help arrived.


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What are You Kidding Me Story: 95 to life


Reuters / Jim YoungOut of Illinois … Old News

A Chicago man pulled a foot-long knife and threatened police with his cane and…and a shoehorn and so the police tased him & shot him with bean bag gun which knocked him to the ground and unfortunately it killed the poor due.  But what do you expect considering he was 95 years-old.
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