taerowyn: (Happy ME)
I've been on a kick of getting my online life organized. I'm trying to clean out my RSS reader at work into some Delicious bookmarks, trying to go through my backlog of entries here and tag them, etc.

Have to admit, tagging here is fun, if only to go back and see my Oh. Dear. God. No. entries re: Palin and chuckle in satisfaction.

In other chuckle-worthy news, something makes me suspect that the coal industry is getting marketing advice from The Onion. Cause...I mean...come on! Really? Too funny. Their Facebook page is even better. It has fans like Black Lung, Mercury Mel, and Asthma Al. They've (oh-so conveniently) removed the section where you could "review" them. I guess it doesn't pay to advertise a bunch of one star reviews that call you out on your BS. Wheeee!
taerowyn: (Amused)
funny pictures
more funny politics

So yeah...one week later and I don't think things have sunk in for me yet. I still get a little teared up reading certain articles. Just....wow. WOW!

I'm slowly weaning myself of Huffinton Post at least, though my work listservs/feeds are still all abuzz with the tech/organizing behind this historic campaign.

If you haven't checked out the transition website, change.gov you should. Though one troubling catch people have made is the recent disappearance of the in-depth info in the agenda section. The disappearance itself isn't so bad, though the lack of explanation does twig a few concerns.

The things I really like though are the participatory sections: Share your story and Share your vision as well as the focus on service ("Ask not what your country can do for you..." anyone?).
taerowyn: (Amused)
The only things that will keep me sane over the next 30 or so hours are things like this.

In my head, this is totally what Obama HQ is like tonight:



ETA Forgot to say: Totally stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon
taerowyn: (Amused)
Just confused myself...started writing livejournal, then twitter. Came up with litter.com.

Anyway, had to share the best. theory. ever: Would be funny if the Obama infomercial were just a replay of the old Star Wars Holiday Special.
taerowyn: (Mock)
I am amused by the fact that my dinner was franks'n'beans and expensive beer. Ahhhh the important things in life.
taerowyn: (Don't think so)
Went to see Dan Savage tonight. Too funny. I'll have to buy his book once it's out in paperback. What he read of it was stomach-cramp-inducing hilarious.

I've convinced a large group of people to come see Serenity with me tomorrow night. Should be fun. Boy and Girl Roommate wil be repeat viewers and then 4 to 5 others will be joining us. Just doing my part to ensure that there are sequels...
taerowyn: (Default)
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is basically a writing contest to write the opening sentence to the worst novel possible. It's also known as the "It was a dark and stormy night" contest. This years winners were just announced.

Grand prize:
On reflection, Angela perceived that her relationship with Tom had always been rocky, not quite a roller-coaster ride but more like when the toilet-paper roll gets a little squashed so it hangs crooked and every time you pull some off you can hear the rest going bumpity-bumpity in its holder until you go nuts and push it back into shape, a degree of annoyance that Angela had now almost attained. -Ms. Rephah Berg

A few more winners and honorable mentions )
taerowyn: (Default)
Bush gave a speech yesterday about the economy:

"In order for us to have the security we all want, America must get rid of the hangover that we now have as a result of the economic binge we just went through,” he said. "There was endless profit, there was no tomorrow when it came to the stock markets and corporate profits. And now we're suffering a hangover for that binge.”


Considering the news his daughters are always making, I'm not sure if that's the metaphor I would have gone for.
taerowyn: (Happy Beluga)
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." - Charles Schultz
taerowyn: (Default)
When I started first grade I was in a new school in a new city. My first day of school, all the girls warned me about the "Kissy Boy" and how he spent every recess tormenting all the girls. They said he'd probably be after me right away since I was new.

Sure enough, the first recess this little boy starts walking towards me, lips puckered, making kissing noises. All the little girls who were talking to me ran away, screaming shrilly. I, on the other hand, turned around, punched him in the stomach and walked away. Damned if I was going to deal with any "Kissy Boy"

And people wonder why I'm still single...
taerowyn: (Happy Beluga)
Aww, kids are cute. One of my coworkers has a nine-year old grandson who was complaining that things looked "fuzzy" and he couldn't see right. So they took him to an optometrist and he was having trouble reading the chart and everything so they went out to the display cases to pick out some frames and he went right up to the Harry Potter frames and put them on. "It's a miracle, I can see." Yeah, cause those display frames with the clear plastic lenses are really good at fixing vision.

The optometrist managed to keep a straight face (I would have had difficulties). Apparently they get about one fake a week with kids wanting to get the Harry Potter glasses. Glasses are cool to have now. Well sheesh, I went to elementary school 15 years too early.
taerowyn: (Horny Caught)
...or, how $100,000 isn't enough to keep Katy from making an ass of herself.

I filled an order the other day for, what I heard as, Consultants in Gastro and Neurology. I had her repeat it twice and then I read it back to her and yep, it was Gastro and Neurology. I'm thinking ok, they work on the stomach and the head? Sure, whatever. And I shipped the package.

Oops, it was gastroentronology. At least they'll get a laugh out of it. I know I did. In my defense, there was an accent involved, but still, way to go Katy. Way to prove you deserve the bio degree!
taerowyn: (Happy Beluga)
Just got this email from a friend of my mom's, she's trying to talk to her cousin about making some contacts for me educationally speaking:

[He] would be more than happy to coordinate a meeting (or something like that!) I can put you in touch directly with my cousin if you'd like. His name is ******, and he's a professor in the ***** Department. (He's also single and pretty good-looking, although at 50, he may be a bit old for you. But he does still hope to have a family, so maybe younger is better!)

Can we say old enough to be my father? Good I knew you could.
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You know, I just realized I left out the funniest/scariest part of my trip. So I'm at DIA getting ready to fly out. I'm thinking how this is the first time I've flown after 9/11 and how it's stupid to be thinking that.

Anyway, as I'm getting ready to board the plane, the United employee who runs your boarding pass through that machine before you can go through the gate gives someone a hug and says "God Bless You." So I'm thinking "Oh, he must know them...and them... and them..and them and oh goodness he's hugging me and telling me 'God Bless You.'"

Now I know he was trying to be nice, but I don't know, coming from a complete stranger who is an airline employee, I was left wondering, "Does he know something I don't know?" It just had a certain note of finality to it that I wasn't comfortable with. Disturbing on several levels.
taerowyn: (Mischevious Devil)
Now you too can own your very own set of AMERICAN CRUSADE 2001+ TRADING CARDS Get yours today!
taerowyn: (Happy Beluga)
OK, I feel better now...why? A good laugh can cure a lot.
taerowyn: (Mischevious Devil)
No, literally. Our boss has some totally sexist policy that he doesn't want the girls to change the bottles on the water cooler. Seeing as I sit right across from it and seem to be the only person to ever notice it's empty, it often sits empty for awhile. I have changed it many times despite the policy, but my height or lack of it (as oppossed to my sex...or lack of it - Only because if I didn't say it somebody else would) is a handicap. So today I decided to call one of the guys to do it. Bossman is out all week and JJ is recuperating from back surgery so Neil came down to do it.

I have never seen such a mountain out of such a molehill. First off, he has this great british accent so when he complains he feels "a bit of a caricature," I can't help thinking "Well, you do have the whole Mr. Bean thing going for you." Anyway, he spends five minutes standing there holding the bottle saying things like "I can't believe nobody's devised a better system than this." "Are you sure this is the best way to do it?" "Ok, on the count of three...no, no, I'm not ready." Five minutes!! I could have changed the bottle six or seven times by then, but it was highly amusing to watch him get himself psyched up. Sorry, what can I say, it's been a slow week and it's the little things that amuse.

Police

Mar. 21st, 2002 01:54 pm
taerowyn: (Default)
I have a good friend who is trying to become a police officer. He found this on a cop sitePolice Harassment )
taerowyn: (Mischevious Devil)
We just received this email at work, wordf or word except the email domain:

If you are a time traveler or alien disguised as human, I need
your help!
My entire life and health have been altered and messed with. I
have suffered
tremendously and am now dying! The type of time travel which I
think is most suited to my situation is having my consciousness
transferred to my younger self using either the carbon copy
replica method, or brain snapshot device. Please explain your
method and how safe it is. I am in great danger and need this
immediately.

If you are in possession of the said technology please send a
(SEPARATE) email to me at: IneedTimeTravel@XXXXXXXXX.com
Thanks


Yeah, uh-huh, sure.

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