21 December 2007
The book contains tips and recommendations on what you can do, and where, on the Web and on your PC. A few examples:
20 December 2007
At the top is "Return for better address." Does that mean that if I put a complete address and new stamp on it this would go through the mail?
13 December 2007
Via the The New Yorker
- ginned up (as in "You must be ginned up to think that there's no such thing as global warming.")
- "mad as pants" (crazy, nuts -- not in a good way)
- Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
- Bozone: The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
- Arachnoleptic Fit: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
- Beelzebug: Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
[The presidential campaign ads are] Content free and information challenged.And we have 11 more months of this. God help us.
12 December 2007
Check out 10 New York displays on BuzzFeed. Not quite the same as being there but you can stay in your cozy, warm slippers and make your cocoa just the way you like it.
10 December 2007
It's not really a sport unless there's the possibility of dislodging your intestine.
If you think temporary tattoos are OK, maybe I can interest you in some temporary eternal damnation.Click here for Stephen's "On Notice/Dead to Me" list.
I mean no disrespect to the listeners who have not had children. There's no shame in being a genetic dead end.
I am not the sharpest knife in the spoon.
*Stephen Colbert/The Colbert Report has a faux news show on Comedy Central. He acts like a self-involved, right-wing news host (a la Bill O'Reilly from Fox News) but it's all a joke. In an interview, Colbert describes his Colbert Report character as a "well intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot."
09 December 2007
*Includes Bush, Kim Jong-il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I'd like to get all three. I'd make them all make nice nice. Then I'd let Sophie at them. As is her wont, she'd shake them violently as if to break their necks.
08 December 2007
My cousin Joni always bring Lefse and by quite early in the day it is all gone. It's really fun to see the little kids chomping away on a little roll-up filled with sugar and butter, moving the Norwegian treat to the next generation.
Every year the kids play with these wood strips. This year they used them to make paths through the living room. They also like to stack them in towers and knock them down. They usually do this in the linoleum-floored laundry room. With no carpet cushion, the tumbling wood strips are very, very loud.
My brothers and I used to play with them at our Grandparents' house. I can't remember where my Grandpa got them. They are varnish and stain samples from years and years ago. In a day of video games and DVDs, it's so fun to see the kids drag out the retro toys.
Sophie gets a chance to meet and greet everyone, lick the little kids in the mouth and clean up spills. She loves the day but the Friday after she seems like she has a hangover.
The day always goes way too fast. One minute you're hugging and greeting everyone. The next it's dark and everyone is going home.
07 December 2007
06 December 2007
- Are you having a spell? (If we were acting really silly.)
- Did you fall in? (If she thought someone was spending too long in the bathroom.)
- We have to get there [a restaurant] before the nasty church people. (This was uttered on Sundays when we planned to go to lunch. She wanted to beat the church rush. However, she was dedicated to her church and faith which makes it doubly funny.)
- How are [his/her] people? (She would ask this if you told her about a new friend, platonic or romantic. She wanted to know what the person's family is like.)
05 December 2007
I heard another, more refined, expression that means the same thing: brain fluff. It's more descriptive for me. I think of that airy batting that comes in stuffed toys and quilted items. That's how my brain feels on many days.
04 December 2007
Father and mother separated to different sons' houses -- then they find their long lost adopted son at a car dealership by the train station.Huh?