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And I hate Hillary Clinton as well, for several reasons, varying from political to personal to feminist. And now, grammatical...

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I nearly peed myself laughing.


song chart memes
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Now, the wedding date bit is not at all uncomfortable and to be expected at this point, lol--but the babies comment DOES create an incredibly uncomfortable moment. Cody and I actually had a friend-of-the-family tell us first that we looked like brother and sister (yeah, I think it's the eyes--and I imagine we'd get this even more often if I didn't flatiron, which is just more incentive to keep doing it) and then went on to say "Well, I guess you'll know what the babies will look like!" We both just kind of stood there until she changed the subject.

(And after the Hillary lol I feel the need to point out that yes, I know full well that the bit at the bottom should read "Compliments given to my girlfriend and me." I can't help it. That's how it was posted.)
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I'm cashiering for the Lions auction this week. I'm away from the interwebs, but on the bright side I'm getting caught up on NaNo, which was hopelessly behind until I added 4500+ words today. I plan to make it at LEAST 5,000 before I go to bed (that's 10% of total!), but in the meantime, have a meme. It was going around Facebook and I got tagged. =P

1. Put your iPod on shuffle. (I used WinAmp but okay)
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY? The Great Divide--Point of Grace
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious--Mary Poppins soundtrack
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Falling--Staind (Lol, that makes me think of when they were talking about how Elijah could, like, fall down three flights of stairs, brush himself off, and walk away...)
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? Rock This Country--Shania Twain (hell yeah!)
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO? No One Else On Earth--Wynonna Judd
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Run To the Hills--Iron Maiden (XD)
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? Time After Time--Cyndi Lauper (usually how much more I like the techno remix...)
WHAT IS 2+2? Colour Everywhere--Deana Carter
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? Volume Four--Sharp Tools (IDK but apparently it's LONG! XD)
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? The Trolley Song--Judy Garland (haha nice!)
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Seven Nation Army--The White Stripes
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? I Can't Get No Satisfaction--Rolling Stones (*headdesk* Well, not until after that night! XD)
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Life Support--Rent (Broadway Soundtrack)
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? Rollercoaster--B*Witched (Lol, if I could afford amusement parks...)
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? Three Point One Four--Bloodhound Gang (ZOMG. Lol. THAT'S way off.)
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN? Carry You to Jesus--Steven Curtis Chapman ( o_O)
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET? Pretty Odd--Panic! At the Disco
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? Fill My Heart--Kathy Troccoli
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? Take Another Little Piece of My Heart--Faith Hill
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST? I Saw the Light--Wynonna Judd (Actually yes...catching Cody cheating would be the death of me. ;_; But he never would so that's okay.)
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU? Wearing Clothes for the First Time--Bicentennial Man score
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW? The Real Thing--The Kinleys
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS? Please Remember Me--Tim McGraw

This is a masterpiece of nonsensicalness, y/y?

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that Firefox spellcheck recognizes nonsensicalness as a word?

And just because I can, I'm linking to Shelly's answers on Facebook, because so many of hers actually made sense that it got kinda weird. Lol. Dueling Guitars indeed.


Nov. 10th, 2008 11:25 pm
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You Are Boggle

You are an incredibly creative and resourceful person.

You're able to dig deep and think outside the box to get things done.

You are a non linear thinker. You don't like following directions

You draw your inspiration from the strangest places sometimes. You're constantly inspired.

OMFG I effing LOVE Boggle! I kick freaking ASS at that game!

What Your Height Says About You

You are a true adventurer, and you live for the thrill.

You have a lot of charisma, and you're good at convincing people to join you in your schemes.

You are open to the world, and you make connections easily. You have lots of friends.

You are likely to have many life paths to choose from. There are many possibilities open to you.

You are about as tall as the average British man.

Heeeee. Average British man, WTF?
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1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

I was tagged by [ profile] kitty0_o , even though I only HAVE six icons. Lulz.

I don't know why I even HAVE more than one, because I always use this one, lol. It says "I have come to consider myself...a restless Eowyn...awaiting my Faramir." I made it up and had [ profile] thehobbitwaffle make it for me, since I didn't have the resources at the time. And now that I think about it, I should probably drop it entirely, 'cause it's really not true anymore.

Now that's a mouthful, Clive, and no mistake. (His middle name was Staples, if you didn't know. If my middle name was Staples, I would answer to it.)

Hobbity found this for me on the wider interwebs and posted it on DLBE for my use. It was my avatar there for a while (I change it out over there) and has been one of my LJ icons ever since I figured out I could have more than one.

Again...self-explanatory. I don't think this was meant to be an icon, IIRC it was the thumbnail for a t-shirt bearing this design. Lol. (And no, I don't think I'd actually wear the t-shirt. In public.)

Hobbity made a series of these "LiveJournal:" icons, and I requested that she make this one in the same style. I loves it. I suppose technically, now, Facebook would be the thinking person's MySpace. But Facebook wasn't around back then. (And yes, I have this icon displayed ON MY MYSPACE. XD)

This is the first panel of Kimono's Townhouse episode 122. It came out eleven days before Cody and I got together officially. I made the icon in anticipation. ^_^
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MSN convo...

RenaissanceGrrl says:
so, like, one's hands get dirty when handling money
RenaissanceGrrl says:
this I understand
RenaissanceGrrl says:
but I never realized HOW dirty until tonight, when I did it for five hours straight, and then came home and took off the bandaid that had been on the tip of my pointer finger
Nico says:
Nico says:
And yeah, you should use hand sanitizer
RenaissanceGrrl says:
RenaissanceGrrl says:
well it's not like we make food or whatever
RenaissanceGrrl says:
but yeah
RenaissanceGrrl says:
Nico says:
No, I mean money is the single dirtiest thing in exesistence
RenaissanceGrrl says: multiple senses of the word, lol

(On a side note, anyone else agree that pointer vs. index is, in fact, a matter of personal grammatical preference/style?)

(On another side note, I haven't read the flist in days. Plan to do it tomorrow.)

ETA: Yeah, totally still awake and reading it.

RenaissanceGrrl says:
Nico says:
Wow, I can hear it now.
Nico says:
I ain't getting on that bus Brenda.  that bus is going to hell
RenaissanceGrrl says:
RenaissanceGrrl says:
they should put the ads on handbaskets!!


Sep. 22nd, 2008 01:02 am
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Billboard for a comic book store on the way here: WE HAVE ISSUES.
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Seriously. Paused torrents and the internet is still slow. Probably need to restart the computer.

From David on MySpace, and the answers may run a bit differently now...

Q: Are you proud of the person you've become?
A: Most days. Not always.

Q. Where is your significant other at the moment?
A: Hmm...he got out of class about 30 minutes ago, I'm surprised I'm not on the phone with him.

Q: How did you and your top 4 become friends?
A: Work, camp, work, and internet, in that order.

Q: How late did you stay up last night and why?
A: Last night was weird, I crashed from about 10:30 PM-2 AM, then watched a movie and ended up sleeping from about 6 or 6:30 AM to 11.

Q: What's the connection between you and the last person you texted?
A: I'm his fag hag. Lol.

Q: Have you ever kissed someone whose name started with a C?
A: Haha, no, but I might in the not-too-distant future! *dies laughing*

Q: Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
A: Bah. I'm usually doing good to make it to two weeks.

Q: Who was the last person that called you on the phone?
A: Umm...IDK. I missed a call from a number I didn't recognize, and when I called back I got "The customer you are trying to reach has a voice mail box that is not yet set up." So I called again and hung up before it went to voicemail so that they'd have a missed call. Might've been a wrong number.

Q: Who was the last person to send you a MySpace message?
A: I think it was Hobbitmum, but I'm really not sure.

Q: Whose bed did you sleep in last night?
A: Um, MINE? Would that not be the answer like 90% of the time? Weird question.

Q: Do you miss anyone?
A: Always.

Q: What does your 8th text message say?
A: I keep my inbox empty.

Q: Have you held hands with anyone today?
A: Not today. Soon maybe.

Q: What are you excited about?
A: Cody coming to visit me.

Q: Plans for tonight?
A: Nope.

Q: Do you like to cuddle?
A: Very much.

Q: What are your plans for the weekend?
A: Being in a wedding! =D

Q: Whats your hair look like today?
A: I haven't looked in a mirror since this morning, but it must be pretty hot because a random woman in the Wal*Mart parking lot told me it was really pretty. =D

Q: Did you ever lose a friend?
A: Yeah.

Q: What are you doing right now?
A: ...filling out this meme.

Q: Whats the last thing you had to drink?
A: Dr. Pepper.

Q: What was the last thing you ate?
A: A lime popsicle.

Q: Ever go camping?
A: Eww, nature.

Q: Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
A: Not unless it was when I was too little to remember. Even at the age of three, when my mom read me that book "I Love You Forever" and the kid flushes his mom's watch, I was all "Um...WHY?"

Q: Are you someone's best friend?
A: Several people's, actually.

Q: Do you have a dog?
A: I'm terrified of dogs.

Q: Do you like birds?
A: Meh.

Q: Biggest annoyance in your life today?
A: Distance.

Q: Who do you tell everything to?
A: No one, really. I have different go-to friends for different topics.

Q. Have you spoken to your mother today?
A: We went shopping. She bought me a cheese grater, yay!

Q: Are you happy?
A: I'm kinda cranky, actually, for no apparent reason.

Q: Do you drink bottled water?
A: If I'm going to drink plain water (not likely) I definitely prefer it not be city water from the tap.

Q: Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?
A: I highly doubt it will be that long.

Q: Does anyone love you?
A: No. I'm TOTALLY unlovable. XD

Q: Do you fall for people easily?
A: Ehh...yeah. -_-*

Q: When is the last time you saw number 1 on your top friends?
A: Yesterday.

Q: Does the last person you shared a bed with mean anything to you?
A: I can't remember the last time I shared a bed. For real. I want to say it was with Shelly for some camp thing or another, in which case, yes, she means a lot to me, and I'm going to be in her wedding this weekend and all, but whoever it was, it was a really long time ago, and that's probably not at all what this question was driving at. Lol.

Q: Are you too forgiving?
A: Sometimes, and sometimes not enough. Overall I'd say yes though.

Q: Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
A: I would be willing to bet that at least one person is, and fairly sure there are more.

Q: Do you like your name?
A: First and last, yes, full name with middle initial, yes, middle name, no.

Q: Did the one person who hurt you the most recently apologize?
A: The people who have hurt me most in my life probably have no idea that they did anything at all.

Q: Do you care if people hate you for no reason?
A: Not really. If they're that petty I don't want them around me anyway.

Q: What are you wearing?
A: Purple-and-metallic striped shirt and black pinstriped pants. Plus jewelry, and earlier I had on purple patent-leather Mary Janes, but I'm barefoot now.

Q: Do you remember your dreams?
A: It depends on how vivid they are and how quickly I have to wake up. I've had some VERY vivid ones lately.

Q: Was this your best summer?
A: Hmm...there's a couple weeks to go, and honestly, if things go like I think they will over the next few weeks, the answer will probably be yes.

Q: Were you happy when you woke up today?
A: No, the alarm was going off.

Q: Who'd you last eat with?
A: Mom.

Q: What was the last beverage you spilled on yourself?
A: Lol, wow, these question-writers know me! Hmm...I think it was probably Dr. Pepper.

Q: Did your last kiss mean anything?
A: It was one of my nieces or nephews, so yeah.

Q: Would you ever date someone who thought they knew EVERYTHING?
A: Well, I wouldn't date someone stupid!

Q: How long was your last phone call?
A: Like 15 seconds, lol. I just had one question and Dad was in a hurry.

Q: Do you smoke weed regularly?
A: I don't smoke weed AT ALL.

Q: Do you like someone right now?
A: Yes indeedy!

Q: Are you playing hard to get right now?
A: No, I just AM hard to get. But I'm worth it!

Q: How many people have you kissed that had a name that started with the letter Z?
A:! Lol.

Blogthings under here. )
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What the Beach Test Says About You

You are a loner, and you're fine with that. You find the most fulfillment in solitude. And you never feel more lonely than when you're in a crowd.

You don't fall in love easily. It takes you a long time to get used to someone. Intimacy doesn't come easily for you.

You are deeply passionate about several things in your life. You're not passionate about much... and the few passions you have are truly obsessions.

Your sense of humor is intellectual and obscure. Only really well educated people get your jokes.

Eerily accurate, considering how much I hate the beach.

"Eerily," when capitalized, does not look like a word.

You Are a Little Negative...

You can be negative from time to time, but you rarely go overboard.

You have a realistic view of the world, and most people appreciate your honest insights.

Like everyone else, you have your darker moods.

But when you're feeling super negative, you keep your feelings to yourself.

Yeah, more or less.
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Overheard in New York is amazing. This was on my flist today:

Girl #1: "Its so annoying how your phone wont learn to spell 'fuck'.
Girl #2: Yeah. It wont spell "fucked" either, thats the one I have trouble with.
Girl #1: Yeah. Like it always spells "ducked".
Girl #2: Yeah. And I don't wanna be ducked, I wanna be fucked!.

--L Train

Overheard by: Lara

The runners-up in the headline contest (if you follow the link) are pretty funny, too. Some funnier than the chosen one.
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Your Ice Cream Personality:

You are not a particularly modest person. You're proud of who you are, and you don't care who knows it.

You are incredibly cautious. You rather miss out on something than make a mistake. No one would ever call you wild... but they would call you responsible.

You are a fairly open minded person with a wide range of tastes. You are quite accepting of unusual ideas and people.

You tend to have a one track mind. You prefer not to multitask.

You are a serious and contemplative person. You definitely do your own thing in life.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.

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you are lightcyan

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the html color quiz

Huh. The analysis is true enough, but I wanted to be

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
Depending on my mood--probably a creek, but possibly a brook or stream.
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.
Cart. Shopping cart, if it's not in immediate context (ie, not, "Can I put my purse in the cart?", but like "She was pushing a shopping cart around the city.")
3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
Bento box! Nah, probably a lunchbox. Unless it's mine.
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
Frying pan.
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
Air mattress. (Haha, kidding, only at Kristy's house the last few weeks.) Couch.
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
Gutter. Also where many minds reside.
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
Porch. Possibly deck if it's high off the ground.
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
Soda, if I'm not referring to it by the brand name.
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
Pancakes. Or waffles, but I think there's only one name for those.
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
Ew. SubWay.
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
12. Shoes worn for sports.
Tennis shoes (which I actually pronounce as one word, "tenni-shoes." My mother actually referred to them as tennies when I was a kid) or sneakers.
13. Putting a room in order.
Cleaning, organizing.
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
Lightning bug or firefly, more often than not the former. Funny, I never noticed that there were two different words for it until just now. Weird.
15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
Seesaw or teeter-totter.
17. How do you eat your pizza?
By hand, generally, unless I'm with someone anal who uses a knife and fork, and I might follow suit. Maybe.
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Yard sale or garage sale, interchangeably. Flea market if they actually open up a shop.
19. What's the evening meal?
20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Drinking fountain. Ew. I'd have to be pretty desperate to use one.

1. My username is ______ because ______.
rena_librarian. Well, RenaissanceGrrl was taken (and continues to be taken) by some dominatrix who has a friends-only journal. Grr. I'd had to resort to renaissancegrrl_thelibrarian as my Yahoo! ID and LJ wouldn't take that many letters. I often answer to Rena on forums (Ren and RG and RGrrl aren't my cup of tea) so it just...made sense?

2. My name is _____ because ______.
Sarah, because my parents wanted to give me a Bible name. (After choosing names like Jennifer and Alicia) Suits me well enough, I suppose.

3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
Until the Stars Are All Alight. It's a Tolkien quote (from the song Pippin sings in the movie) and I liked the reference to the stars. Also it generically refers to things getting better in the future. I suppose I might actually be due for a rename, lol. Things are good, other than the joblessness.

4. My journal subtitle is ____ because ____.
Call me 'cause I'm still awake. Slight paraphrase from Anna Nalick's "Breathe (2 AM)" because it's generally true--I'm very much a night owl.

5. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
Crazy People Who Like Me...which, uh...makes sense? Lol.

6. My default userpic is ____ because ____.
The Éowyn one Hobbity made for me...because I designed it and had it made for me.

- kill - Paris Hilton
- torture - see above. I'd start by gagging her
- smooch - meep, so many...let's just say 90% of the male LotR cast and leave it at that
- make out with - Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan
- go dancing with - see above
- have sex with - Did that meme already...
- hug - Stephen Colbert, because I didn't get Halloween as a kid, either.
- go on a date with - Hee. See "smooch."
- party with - Elijah and Dom, and hopefully get Elijah to DJ
- become best friends (female) - Avril Lavigne, Emilie de Ravin
- become best friends (male) - Jorge Garcia, Viggo Mortensen
- marry - ELIJAH.
- look like - Lindsay Lohan, in the Mean Girls era (ie, RED hair)
- adopt as your long lost sister - Avril Lavigne. Or...Lindsay Lohan? I'm with the Fug Girls, girl could use some stability in her life.
- - Jorge Garcia again. Maybe Hugh Laurie, if only because it would probably be creepy if I dated him.
- move in with - *snerk* ELIJAH. I doooo believe I started a fic like that once... *whistles innocently*
- get his autograph - Anybody I ran across. If I didn't actually want it, there's always Ebay!
- spend a day with - Elijah? Avril Lavigne? What is this, Make A Wish? (Probably Elijah. XD)
- go to a drive in movie with - Elijah. Or Dom.
- bake a cake for - Dang near anybody I liked.
- bake a turkey for - Uh...I dunno, I wouldn't do this for asked?

Slept in your bed: Just moi.
Saw you cry: Huh. I can't even think of the last time I--oh snap. Kristy. Sorta. Over Sam.
Made you cry: Sam. But only a little.
Spent the night at your house: Nico.
You went to the movies with: Kristy, Jared, EJ...uh...Raymond was there, I THINK Dena was there, EJ's man whose name escapes me (but I know it starts with a J!), and a friend of theirs.
You went to the mall with: Kristy and Abi!
Yelled at you: Hmm...Nico, probably?
Sent you an e-mail: Uh...Maryanne sent me the Lions newsletter and if I got anything after that it was automated.
You kissed: No one. *sob*

Said "I love you" and meant it?: Not to a guy. Never said it. Wanted to. Would have meant it if I had.
Gotten in a fight w/your dog/cat/bird/fish,etc.: Uh, no.
Been to New York? I saw the Statue of Liberty from a grounded plane, and I think we drove through it once when I was a kid, but not in any kind of meaningful way.
Been to Florida? Lived there for six months. I turned three there.
California? Twice, I think. I was really little. WINCHESTER MANSION FTW!
Hawaii? No, and have no desire to go unless it has something to do with Lost.
Mexico? Yes, actually. DON'T DRINK THE WATER. IT'S ALL TRUE.
China? Nope.
Canada? Three times, if you count Niagara Falls when I was young enough to be in a stroller. Twice otherwise.
Danced naked? Mmm, not really. I get enough of a kick walking around in the process of changing clothes or getting ready for a shower.
Dreamed something really crazy and then it happened the next day: I've had lots of deja vus from dreams, but they take longer than the next day.
Wish you were the opposite sex? Mmm, only to escape my period. Girls kick ass.
Had an imaginary friend? More than one. And at ages I don't care to admit.

Have you ever loved someone you had no chance with: ...every time. And currently. -_-*
Have You Ever Cried Over Something Someone of The Opposite Sex Did: More than once...
Do You Have A "Type" Of Person You Always Go After: I think I do, but then I end up falling for someone completely NOT that type...
Want Someone You Don't Have Right Now: Yeah.
Ever Liked a close Guy/Girl Friend: Yeah...currently? I don't know that we're really friends but we spend a lot of time around each other because we have mutual friends that we're close to.
Are You Lonely Right Now: After those questions? Yeah.
Ever Afraid You'll Never Get Married: It's crossed my mind more than once.
Do You Want To Get Married: Oh, yes.
Do You Want Kids: Not in the slightest.
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Your Spelling is Perfect

You got 10/10 correct.

Your spelling is excellent. You also have a great memory and eye for detail.

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Memes and stuff. )
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My ball mouse, after almost 4 1/2 months, is finally starting to catch--yesterday it wouldn't go all the way to the right, and it did it again this morning so I took out the ball, rubbed it off, and stuck it back in. (This resulted only in the reorientation of the ball so that now it won't go all the way to the top, but that's beside the point.) This caused me to briefly consider ripping it out of my computer, dragging it by the cord behind me to Brad and John's office, and insisting that they provide me with a "girl" mouse. (As opposed to one with a ball...haha...)

The only real thing that's stopping me is that I don't know if they would have one to give me.

Anyway: POINT OF STORY: if I were to throw this fit, would I tell them that I wanted one of the "girl" mouses or one of the "girl" mice?

Now, I have a very distinct memory of watching a trivia "game show," I think it was on a news channel (like one of the really boring ones, Bloomberg or CSPAN or something)--I'm thinking it was more like a televised college bowl or some such than an actual game show. Now, it got down to the sudden death round, and the question was, "In such-and-such year, so-and-so made an official declaration on the plural of his invention, the mouse. Is the plural mice or mouses?" Geeky college kid isn't sure and goes with "mice"--and loses the game. His teammates are crying over it. It's horrible, and the idea that the correct plural is "mouses" will always stick with me. It's what I say, on the rare occasion that I refer to more than one mouse.

So I went on the internet looking for proof. (Because everything on the internet is true. *nods*) I can't find anything about said game show, but a lot of people are weighing in on this all over the internet. I'm not going to point to any polls or forums, where you find speculation and opinions but no facts. It seems a fair number of tech people are uneducated on this point--"I've been working with computers for 25 years and I've always said mice!" Yeah, and you probably dangle prepositions, too--our NETWORK GUY here at work has never officially learned to TYPE and has to look at his keyboard. You tech people are not infallible, even about computers.

Nowhere have I been able to find any official proof that my way is right, and many sites say that since there's no official answer, either one is acceptable (an opinion backed up by the American Heritage Dictionary, according to

This site takes my side, quite plainly, but I have no idea why a town's website would weigh in on this issue. O_o

The other thing I found in my research is that "mouse" is an acronym (a true acronym, because it spells a word, yay--initials that do not make actual words are just abbreviations, read up if you wish): Manually Operated User-Selection Equipment. Since the last word is "equipment" the argument can be made that the plural is, in fact, mouse--like deer or sheep. (Have you ever referred to "equipments?") I don't buy it, though--it'll never catch on. It's an acronym that has moved to not being capitalized and is now a word-word, and few people know it ever was an acronym. I didn't, until today. (There's gotta be a word for that, too, acronyms becoming words...and I'd show you my research but I'm finding out enough to make another separate post--go to wikipedia and read about RAS syndrome. ...well, huh. I guess there's not a word for it. But there should be.)

But I digress, again. (I'm having way too much fun with this.) Back to mouse being an acronym--anything else that's an acronym, when pluralized, gets a small s on the end. Ie, NIMBYs, IEPs...yeah, I'm not coming up with any others, but there you have it. So, MOUSEs.

Between a supposed "official" ruling (nevermind that no one on the internet took the time to document it) and that it was an acronym, that's enough for me. I will stick to my guns and keep calling them mouses, and continue to look down upon you morons who think it should be mice. (I say this, of course, with all due respect. *sniggle* Really, I'm kidding. Sort of.)

And the thing of it is, it's just nice to have "mouses" because it differentiates trackball devices from rodents. (On that note we should just come up with a better word to begin with, but that's a separate issue entirely. Though
you better believe "mouse" beats "XY Position Indicator For A Display System"--that's how the first one was patented. Though trying to say XYPIFADS could be mildly entertaining, for a short period of time...)

Also, Kristy agrees with me, not having seen any of this. I just asked her and she was all, well, duh, it's mouses, everyone knows that. HAHA.
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I know Thanksgiving is over in the States and old news in Canada, but this is funny nonetheless. Hooray for ecards I didn't get until days after the occasion. Ha.

So. OMG. LJ's spellcheck recommends that "Google" be capitalized. How commercialized are we?

I love this simply because the acronym fits the organization so well--found it whilst browsing school sites for work. XD

A) These are awesome, B) that pic is my MSN background @ work, and C) apparently potted plants are just called pot plants in Britain. XD

Guide to Online Lingo by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Some of it's funny, some of it's inaccurate, some of it did not originate online (WWJD much?), but flipping through it was relatively entertaining, IMHO. (Gods, I wish some of this would catch on more prominently--abbreviations are no fun if you have to explain them.)

Flists hate QuizGalaxy. )
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*phone rings, Sweet Escape so it's Taco Bell*

Me: Hello?
Nico: Hey, who did that horticulture quote?
S: Dorothy Parker.
N: Tucker?
S: Parker.
N: Parker. Okay, thanks. Bye!
S: Bye.

The quote, which came up in the conversation last night because someone on TV mentioned horticulture, was that Dorothy Parker was once asked to used the word horticulture in a sentence. She said: "You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think." XD
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*phone rings, Taco Bell ringtone: "The Sweet Escape" X3*
S (me): Hello?
N(ico): *TB noise in background* Hey, are you busy?
S: If I was busy, I wouldn't have answered my phone.
N: Touché. So, hey, I just wanted to let you know, the word of the day is Mennonite.
S: ...Mennonite? *visions of people who dress Amish but use computers pops into head*
N: Yeah, a religion where the main practitioners are women by day, you know, women... (TB-related distraction in background, something about the DT window)
S: ...Yeah?
N: Women by day, and Mennonite!
S: *snerk* Men a' night...ha're so funny.
N: Yeah. So I get off at 4 today and close tomorrow, so give me a buzz when you get off work.
S: Yeah.
N: Ohhkaybye.
S: Ohhkaybye.

...screw converting to Quakerism, Nico, you should be Mennonite. According to you it's a religion full of drag queens. XD

And yes, ohhkaybye is all one word, after which you cannot say anything else. Ever.
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Your Karaoke Theme Song is "YMCA"

You're the type of person who can't have fun unless everyone else is right there with you having a blast.
You have an amazing knack for figuring out what people want, and you don't mind going the extra mile to make them happy.

The spotlight is something you enjoy on occasion, but you prefer that not all the attention is on you.
If you've gotten people to sing or dance along with you, then your song is a success.

You might also sing: "Macarena," "Hot, Hot, Hot" or "Stayin' Alive"

Stay away from people who sing: "The Greatest Love of All"

Haaa...true. All of it. Except I DO know how to entertain myself, when need be.

The 24th was TOTALLY National Punctuation Day and I was TOTALLY going to post...and forgot. >_< I should sleep more.

So, for work I sometimes have to go to the websites of the various schools I call. (Sometimes to look up a changed number, or find out the last name of the person I need to talk to, that kind of thing.) And of course I'm dealing with Special Ed Directors (it's special ed software that I'm hawking), so I stumble across some neat little things now and again. Here follows one of them:

The Beatitudes for Friends of Exceptional Children ("Exceptional children" being the new "a little bit special." Ahem.)

Blessed are you who take time to listen to difficult speech,
For you help us to know that if we perservere,
We can be understood.
Blessed are you who walk with us in public places,
And ignore the stares of strangers,
For in your companionship,
We find a haven of peace.
Blessed are you who never bid us to "hurry up,"
And more blessed are you
Who do not snatch tasks from our hands
To do them for us,
For often we need time rather than help.
Blessed are you who stand beside us,
As we enter new and untried ventures,
For our failures will be outweighed
By the times we surprise ourselves and you.
Blessed are you who ask for our help,
For our greatest need is to be needed.
Blessed are you when you assure us,
That the one thing that makes us individuals
Is not our peculiar muscles,
Nor our wounded nervous systems,
Nor our difficulties in learning,
Nor any exterior difference,
But is in our inner, personal, individual self
Which no infirmity can diminish or erase.
~~~Author Unknown

Aww. That makes me happy inside.

I love my job. I don't think I'd have the patience to do what special ed teachers do (okay, let's be honest--I wouldn't have the patience to be even a G&T teacher until the kids were at least teenagers), but I like the idea that I can do MY job and still help them out. ^_^

Also, the company is big on charity--just since I've been there we took up a collection for a girl in one of our customer districts that needed heart surgery, and Harvey (the Big Boss, as he is listed on our extension list) apparently sent down four or five semis full of supplies to help during the Katrina aftermath. ^_^ Yay!

Okay. Enough sap. *goes off to listen to Special Ed and Special Olympics by Stephen Lynch*
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So I get this word-of-the-day email. I think I've mentioned it before. Anyway, it kind of sucks at times because I'd say 90% of the time I already KNOW the word they're trying to teach me. But I learned something tonight!

If you put the nail of your pointer finger against the pad of your thumb and flick it against something, you have just filliped that something. I TOTALLY never knew there was a word for that!! You can use it as a noun, too--"That fillip really hurt, you jerk!" XD And it sounds less naughty than flicking someone. (Flicking sounds naughty to me, anyway. Though it may have something to do with the period during which Kat and I came up with the concept of "flicking" as an insult and got in trouble because everyone thought we were giving them the finger WHICH WE TOTALLY WERE NOT... XD Good times. In retrospect.) It's conjectured that the word flip is actually derived from fillip, same as chirp from the older "chirrup." Huh.

I should learn to cook. It's really sad that I have all the STUFF to make a grilled cheese sandwich (bread, cheese, butter, a frying pan, and a stovetop, and even some garlic salt stuff that could nicely kick it up a notch) and yet feel like it is TOO MUCH EFFORT. I've been meaning to bake, like, cookies or a cake or SOMETHING ever since I moved in, but the only cake I've had was the one Katchan made. I've got a can of OJ concentrate defrosting in the kitchen now and will be inappropriately pleased with myself when I get that mixed up. (Sad that I know beforehand how pathetic that will be.) (No comments on juice-from-concentrate, Nico, I already know you're a brand-name snob when it comes to OJ. No offense. I heart you for it.)

So yeah. Went with Nico, Rachel, and Rachel's friend Ruth and saw Tyler W of TB in a play tonight--Sex, Love, and the IRS, which was surprisingly more comedic than I expected and had a guy in drag for most of it. Basic plot: guy (Tyler) offers to do taxes for his male roommate Leslie and then, without telling Leslie, files them as MARRIED. Saves money, great plan...until they get audited. Hilarity ensues. Would make a cute movie, if you like the it-takes-place-all-in-one-day Empire-Records sort of movie. Which I do.

Speaking of movies, last night Nico and I finally watched Party Monster. Creeeepy, and about something completely different than you think it's about (on a totally random note, so was Capote), even though it FREAKING TELLS YOU RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING. And I wanna read the book now--Disco Bloodbath. It sounds delightfully degenerate, and yet with its moments of insight, kind of like Prozac Nation, only MORE. Lol. (Speaking of which, I totally need to buy my own copy of Prozac Nation and reread it.) Still trying to decide if Party Monster is an exception to my "I only like true stories if they're about crazy people" or if it's actually kind of ABOUT crazy people. XD


Still love the job, still haven't messed with vlogging on my webcam, though I DID discover that my digital camera does not, in fact, record sound. XD Go me.

I should post real content more often. Nico and I have been going out, like, almost every weekend. Or sometimes during the week if he's working.

Oh, before I forget AGAIN: Not last Sunday, but the Sunday before, my company hosted a bowling party. I went, thinking I could meet some of the people from the other office (and I did, I've been IMing with Jennifer--she was really nice and we're "doing lunch" sometime, lol, and I had a class in college with her little brother), and of course no one from MY office showed up (though Terry did thank me the next morning for going and "representing" our office, despite the fact that I told Linda and Ashley that even though I had a good time, if I had KNOWN none of them were coming I probably would have skipped it). I suck at parties, I sat alone at a table until someone else talked to me because I can't just spontaneously introduce myself to a total stranger... but anyway, I had fun, and I won a trophy!!

...never you mind that it was for the lowest score. It's delightfully tacky, and yes, it IS sitting on my desk in my cubicle. (Everyone else at work refers to cubicles as cubes and it's a difficult habit to avoid taking up, but I hate that because it sounds...well, dumb.) Haha. All those people with middling scores went home with nothing. Like I told Jennifer, if you're going to lose, at least lose spectacularly! ^_^ And yes, Nico, if I ever tire of gazing at it, I will give it to you. In fact, I'll will it to you, too. Just in case. XD

So yeah...can't think of anything else, though I KNOW there was something else I've been meaning to blog about.

OH WAIT. Yeah. Long story short (honestly, if you know me at all well you've already heard anyway), Duncan's back with his ex. Old news by now. Except that's an oxymoron. But still. After a hissy in the privacy of my home, a long walk, some rum and Dr. Pepper (screw Coke), and a bit of introspection...I'm surprisingly okay with this. Disappointed, yes, but the smearing of residual anger is all directed at myself for not speaking up when I had the chance. (If I had known I would lose him anyway if I didn't speak up, I would have taken the risk.) And a bit of "Hell, his loss," attitude. (Though Shelly pointed out that maybe, just maybe, since this girl left him at the altar once before, it might behoove me to make an effort to stay friends with him since it could happen again. XD I think she was joking. That smacks of desperation even to me. And as this is the SECOND time Shelly's advice has led me astray in the romantic department, I think I may stop taking it. Lol.)

So...I dunno. I think I may email him (BTW, when and WHY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY did people start referring to sending emails as "shooting" someone an email??). Maybe. I should probably finish the story he inspired first so I have more than one reason to.

So...yeah. Anyone know any cute, single, non-assholey guys my age who know how to spell and are looking to date?

February 2012



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