Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Random Thoughts

Why do they keep calling it "the inaugural"? Inaugural is an adjective. The event is an inauguration. I thought it was a silly misuse of a word, like using "sells" as a noun (I mean, really!) but I just read it in Entertainment Weekly. I don't get it.

Okay, I looked it up, and it is a noun, but ONLY defined as an inaugural address. Using it to describe the entire event is still incorrect. Plus, any word that requires itself to define it shouldn't be allowed. Sheesh.

I'm not sure what other actor could pull off Kevin James' heartwarming and competent loser in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. (I know, I can't believe I wrote that, either!) I might be wrong, but it looked like he did his own wall climbing/fence jumping. He was believable when he won, and his "hero shot" at the end was funny without being ridiculous, as certain other funny guys tend to be.

My taskbar showed that my power backup had a problem, and when I pointed to it, it said it wasn't on. I opened the program, and couldn't get it to recognize the power source. I hit the mode button to see the display, but it still didn't connect to the program. So what did I do?

Let's just say I'm a supreme idiot and leave it at that.

(Luckily, none of my applications or documents were open.)

Why can't companies put retractors on their power cords? Especially for stuff like video cameras, which we use pretty infrequently and for which we need a safe, easy way to store the cords. The technology has been around forever, but we're just now seeing the benefit of it. And on what? Extra pieces we have to pay an arm and a leg for that would work far better if they were built in...and free wee baby mice by Windows Rights Management Services. If they can give it away for FREE, they can certainly build it in.

I'm tired of buying dress shoes once a year that get worn twice. Ditto snow boots.

Mary, I finally started watching Leverage, and I love it! Except whenever I think the word, it's in Will Turner's voice and pronounced Leee-verage. :)

Some good stuff this week over at Supernatural Sisters. Yesterday Mary analyzed Papa Winchester. Today Trish talked about the differences in Dean's and Sam's styles of humor. Head on over and tell us your favorite lines!

In the comments of the Dean/Sam humor post, Tanya said she woke up thinking today was Thursday. When Trish commiserated with her, she said at least tonight was Lost. I actually gasped. I'd forgotten!

Snow day + too much excellent reader feedback + repeated crisis of confidence = I'll rewrite chapter one tomorrow.


MJFredrick said...

Oh, retractor cords! That would make my classroom much neater!

I knew you'd love Leverage!

Trish Milburn said...

I see I'm going to have to watch Leverage when it comes out on DVD.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Yeah, and behind my TV, too! LOL

You were right, Mary, though I never doubted you. :) You're right, the actor who played Jake is awesome. Christian Kane's character is my favorite, though. I just adore physical guys who are also smart. "It's a very distinctive sound!" LOL

Trish, I'm sure you'll love it!