Saturday, October 23, 2010

Advances in Portable Toilets

In times past, while traveling in the car well out of range of a public restroom, one would have to use something like an old bottle for a makeshift toilet. Or, I don't know, find an actual toilet maybe. Apparently there is a shortage of readily available toilets, putting many toddlers that are just out of diapers and not quite potty trained in danger. Luckily, there are several opportunistic companies making portable toilets and marketing them to parents of kids in this "danger zone". These are cardboard and plastic things you tote around with you. What you do with them after they have been used I have no idea. Without further ado, I present "Advances in Portable Toilets"!

Potty Flip Disposable Potty
"It's potty time.. anytime." Is this really the message we want to send? I'd prefer "It's potty time when we are within convenient range of a bathroom or you are wearing a diaper". This was basically a collapsible cardboard box lined with a plastic bag.

TravelJohn Jr. Disposable Urinal
$9.99 for the convenience of peeing in the car? It's called an empty Big Gulp cup, seriously! If this is the TravelJohn "Jr." I am scared to ask what the TravelJohn "Sr." does. And is "gels instantly" really a selling point? Is it that much better to be left holding a container of gelled pee than regular pee? I also notice at the top left it says "each holds 20 oz". 20 ounces?! I think you should be visiting a doctor.

Potette Plus
Because the regular Potette wasn't enough they introduced the Potette Plus! Strolling down the sidewalk and gotta go? Just whip out the Potette Plus like this little girl. Because there is nothing unusual about relieving oneself on a public sidewalk.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I can't think of anything to write about so here are some pictures from recent baseball games we have been to. I went to two Frisco Roughriders games in one week! Unfortunately I only took pictures at one of them.

I was lucky to catch games that had two major league players in them while they were rehabbing injuries! Here is the Texas Ranger's All-Star Outfielder Nelson Cruz:

Also present in the second game (that I did not take pictures at) was All-Star second basemen Ian Kinsler. I did, however, get pictures of Ric Renner, famous FSN sportscaster with his infamous hairdo-

This is the best photo I could find of him online if you don't know who he is-

Next we went to a Texas Ranger's game. Here is the view from our favorite seats (right field lower deck)

Thanks to a controversial homerun call I was even on TV! See that little blue dot next to the orange dot? That's me!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Booster Seats

My lovely wife just barely qualifies to not have to use a booster seat!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Baby Stuff

Toilet Targets

How did they get by on the prairie without them?

Only 13 bucks for 30 packing peanuts, what a deal!!

Seriously, If we end up needing toilet targets I think we'll just use Cheerios, you get a box of like 5,000 for 3 bucks.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Insurance Man

I would think "no license" would be a problem...

Monday, August 23, 2010

VCR Game

The VCR Quarterback! Only 3 bucks at Half Price Books, it was very tempting.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baby Stuff

While perusing baby things at Target we spotted these gems:

Human Leash "Harness Buddy"

Because if you don't buy it, there is nothing to stop an SUV from running your child over.
At least they've improved it since I was a toddler and added a teddy bear to make it a little less degrading.

Cheer for Me! Potty

with "encouraging songs"!

I wish they made adult toilets with multi-language affirmations and "encouraging songs"!
I ponder the scientific panel put together to determine which songs were the most "encouraging".
I was disappointed the "Muy Bueno!" subtitle in the speech bubble didn't turn out in the picture.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Continuing with the "B" theme. A few weeks ago Whataburger gave away free burgers if you were wearing orange. A lot of people showed up, it was surreal. One kid even had an orange life jacket (blurry picture).

Friday, August 20, 2010


Judging by her face, apparently Botox will change you from worried to indifferent.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Someone really went crazy at the bread store.

PS- I've got 4 solid days of blog posts that start with the letter "B". Hooray!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bucket Tomatoes (Part 3)

The bucket tomato plant is dead and has been for quite some time.