Random musings of a grammar nerd

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

T-shirt of the day

Excellent! Take this, grammar manglers!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fun Quote Saturday

for Dave, in honor of one wonderful year together:

"The world is full of nice boring young men. The crazy ones are hard to find and harder to keep, but it's worth it."

~Carl Hiaasen, Native Tongue

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hummus! Yay!

Let's try this again, and see if Blogger will deign not to eat my post again.

Yay! My food processor arrived Wednesday from Amazon. After much debate over which one to get, I picked a pretty white Kitchen Aid 7-cup processor - plenty of room for making hummus! Sadly, I can't make it exactly the way Dave describes the recipe since I no longer live in KC, but Mustang Mama gave me an excellent tutorial.

Other fun things: Tonight: take the cat to the vet! Always fun! And never causes any stress for me or bad behavior by the kitty!
Tomorrow night: Dave arrives for the weekend!! Yay! We're going to The Melting Pot on Saturday to celebrate our one year anniversary of dating. I'm so excited to see him!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

What You Should Watch On TV Today

11/5/05, TNT, 5:00 Eastern time: The Negotiator. With Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, and Paul Guilfoyle.

Now, to be clear, I'm not recommending that you watch the entire movie. It's kind of ponderous and dull at times. It is more of the kind of movie you'd watch because you stumbled upon it while channel surfing on a Saturday than anything worth paying to rent at Blockbuster. Jackson is his typical high-intensity self. Spacey just irritates me.

I am, however, strongly encouraging that you watch the first 15 minutes or so. Why? You'll get the chance to see Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse, Ron "Arvin frickin' Sloane" Rifkin and John "Leo McGarry" Spencer dance the Cotton Eye Joe, joined for a do-si-do by Paul Guilfoyle from CSI. Seeing these actors (who normally play such reserved, dignified roles) out on a bar dance floor doing a silly dance is giggle-inducing. So I'll watch the beginning of that, and then switch over to the syndicated "Alias" episodes from the first season (aka "when they were really good and the writers weren't smoking nearly as much weed").

Also on: Sci-Fi appears to be having a Disaster Day, with a whole slew of their amusingly craptastic made-for-Sci-Fi movies: "Tornado!" with Bruce Campbell (practically scene-for-scene rip-off of "Twister"), "Tidal Wave: No Escape" with Corbin Bernsen (hilariously illogical and silly!), "Deep Core" (thankfully haven't seen this, nor heard of either of the "stars"), the 3-part, 6-hour "Storm of the Century," "Avalance," and "Epicenter." I'm guessing that they're leading up to that disaster movie that's on one of the major broadcast networks tomorrow. With scenes that range from the Eiffel Tower crumbling to Washington's face falling off Mt. Rushmore, neither Dave nor I can figure out exactly what sort of natural disaster it's supposed to be. But all bets are that it will be silly and totally nonsensical. We can only hope it will be as amusing as some of the ludicrous Sci-Fi channel movies and not just plain irritating and stupid like "Mansquito."

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Leftover M&Ms. They're what's for breakfast.

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Okay, so I had no trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Not one. So I've got leftover M&Ms (note to M&M Mars: 2 packets of Peanut M&Ms out of 40 does not a variety bag make!) and some Kit-Kat bars. I should probably bring them into work, lest I be totally tempted to finish them all!

Speaking of work, as I'd mentioned in a previous post, our costume theme was board games. Pictured above is my Scrabble costume. One of my co-workers came up with the idea of using Halloween-themed words. It was kind of fun to make- a fairly brainless craft project to do while watching TV and/or talking to Dave on Sunday night.