Monday, April 28, 2003

So, if I haven't been updating this, I must've been too busy writing, right? Wrong! I have been busy, though. Here's a little of what I've been doing: soaking paper, shredding pulp, dying pulp, dipping paper, making bookmarks, showing Alan what happens when you put a peep in the microwave, buying a wedding gown, finding new uses for the postal service's bat stamps, replacing fence posts, fixing a dripping faucet, fixing a leaking stop valve, setting up a VPN, watching Farscape and Stargate re-runs, buying and having fun using a reciprocating saw, listening to poetry, watching basketball, watching a little hockey, and reading, reading, reading. Most of it is too boring to talk about, but I did come face to face with my darkest fears while choosing a wedding dress. I'll write about that later.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Wolves! Yay! [yawn] Goodnight.

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

This little Onion gem has been circulating through our agency causing chuckles today: Soup-Kitchen Volunteers Hate College-Application-Padding Brat. I hope it isn't just funny in the same way parts of Grosse Pointe Blank were funny to the three of us who were in counseling training together but to no one else in the theatre. That's not to say that the audience didn't laugh during the movie, but that we were laughing (loudly and hysterically) when the rest of the audience was silent.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

The subjective use of dictionaries, or conversation while changing the sheets last night:

"... and then we have this cache (kash) of socks hidden at the bottom of the bed."
"It's cachet (kashay)."
"No, it's cache (kash). Cachet (kashay) is different. Like when you say that something has a certain cachet."
"No, it's pronounced kashay. Like in computers, clearing out the cache (kashay)."
"No, it's cache (kash). Here, I'll get the dictionary."
Pause. "See. Cachet pronounced kashay."
"Look up cache."
"See. Kash."
"No, that can't be right. Let me get your dictionary."
"I thought it wasn't a 'real' dictionary."
"Just let me look it up."
Pause. "No." Sound of dictionary shutting. "I hear people pronouncing it kashay all the time. Let me check online."
Pause. "You were right. I guess a lot of people pronounce it the wrong way."