Archive for February, 2010

News From Work

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Actual Conversation From Work Today: Current Boss Who’s Soon Moving Far Away: “I will keep in touch using a fantastical new technology called a blog!” Me: “Hey, now that you’re not going to be my boss anymore, I can give you the address of *my* blog!” Yes, my boss is moving. To the South, which […]

TV For The Week

Friday, February 26th, 2010

White Collar: Where is Elizabeth? Were there any women in this episode at all? (That we cared about; I should clarify that.) Psych (last week’s, the one with the virus): I find any reference to the department softball team hilarious and well worth a shoutout. Yay softball team! The rest of the ep was mostly […]

It’s been an educational week.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Things I’ve Learned This Week 1. The definition of sophistry (“a method of argument that is seemingly plausible though actually invalid and misleading; subtle but unsound or fallacious reasoning”). The word was used repeatedly in seperis’ War Games, so I thought I’d better know what it meant. 2. If you’re part of a group that’s […]

things that made my day

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

To the woman who called the store ten minutes before opening as a wrong number, who took the time to say, “I really love your store,” and said she would put our number in her phone: THANK YOU! (I really needed to hear something like that this morning.)

Work Sucks

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

From “New Order Part II” (SG1, ep 8.01): O’NEILL: I’ve spent my whole life sticking it to the man. If I do this, I’ll be the man. I don’t think I can be the man. … O’NEILL: I’ve never had a desk. JACKSON: That’s, a, uh … O’NEILL: Con. DANIEL. Con. CARTER: For the record, […]

SPN fandom FTW

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

*Andrea’s been telling me for months that the SPN fandom is somewhat a phenomenon in and of itself — prolific, attentive, and did I mention prolific? And I’ve been all, “Yes, yes,, I get it.” I *so* didn’t get it. Srsly, I just watched the SPN/J2 BigBang 2010 trailer on youtube. A fan challenge, […]

Pretty Pictures!

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Someone at work showed me this website today, and I am v.impressed! Our mission is to assemble and share knowledge in order to improve education, health, agriculture, economic development, and conservation throughout the world. The site does all sorts of neat things and offers lots of services, most of which I didn’t actually pay […]

Burn Notice (season 2, disc 1)

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Things I Learned From These Eps: -If you need to drive quickly through a lot of underbrush (read: trees and stuff), you should do it backwards so your airbag doesn’t deploy. -If you call 911 on a cell phone, you should throw it away afterwards. Things That Are Adorable About These Eps: -the poker games […]

ILU, pajamas!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Some people post about their days off, and it sounds exciting and adventurous. My day off went pretty much like this: -wake up (in pajamas) -combed the cat (in pajamas) -ate breakfast (still in pajamas) -watched “Undercover Boss” (ditto) -phone training for work (yes, still rocking the pjs) -lunch (pajamas=yes) -finally decided to get dressed […]

“What does that mean?”

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Sometimes I find it hard to remember that the same internet *I* use is the one my *mom* uses. It’s like we exist in the same time and place, and yet with very different cultural experiences. And then there’s conversations like this: Mom: “There’s this show, ‘The Loop’ that we got from Netflix. The theme […]