Friday, June 22, 2007

Snippets

* I finished the last Harry Potter and am sad to confirm Dumbledore's demise. Plus, why does every positive father figure have to get killed? Rowling must have some serious abandonment issues.

* The girl in ND's aparment called us last night. She'd like to move in July. If possible could we find a renter in the next week. Unbelievable, especially since we told her the law requires 3 months notice and that (because we're nice) she only has to give 1 month's notice. We told her she's on the hook for July unless.....

* Yesterday in the paper, I read that the flu virus can live for 17 days on paper money. Great, something else to be paranoid about.

* There's outcry here over book prices. If the US dollar is worth 6% more than the Canadian dollar, why are books (and greeting cards) priced 30% higher? Both US and Canadian prices are printed on these items, so they might as well be saying, "we are ripping off Canadians."

* There are fewer Canadians than Californians.

* There is so much wrong with this 2 story poster. Mangez moi means "eat me" for starters.

* Serge has committed to painting 40 of the parking meters. 13 are completed. We have a three day weekend up here, it looks like we'll be spending it in the garage.

* I was tagged to do that 8 weird things about you meme. This blog is full of weird things about me. I can't imagine 8 things I've concealed from you. How about one? I can move one eye independent of the other.

* Oh, one last Potter bit. I found my new favorite Rowling written line: "Snape!" ejaculated Slughorn.

18 comments:

Snooze said...

Just wash your hands before eating. That will stop the money/flu worry.

Ed said...

Quebec National Day! Viva La France!
I never thought about it before but I'm sure it's true. Still it is very amazing. More people in California than all the vast expanse of Canada. I wonder why we don't swarm across the border like our neighbors to the south of US? If the pay scale is as high as I've heard maybe we should all move to the true North strong and Free!

Timmy said...

Mangez moi

HAHAH! I cant wait to use that!

Have a great weekend!

Lemuel said...

Ah, yes, the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptizer, a.k.a., Quebec National Day.

Canadian smoked meat? Been there done that. I'll pass.

David said...

I've enjoyed every experience I've ever had eating Quebec meat.

Potter porn, merciful heavens what's to become of us.

Chunks said...

What to say? Oh the Meat thing is gross. Reminds me of a kid in grade 7 who used to say "Sucka my meata" Bleh.

I always get tagged with the 8 weird things one too and think to myself "What's left?!"

Video of the eyeball thing. Thanks!

bardelf said...

LOL @ David's first comment. Needless to say, the advertisement gets one's attention, oui?

Don't despair too much about Dumbledore, torn. I fully believe we will encounter him again in the final book. JK is going to blow our minds with how she ties it all together.

I'm sure Slughorn is not the only one to ejaculate at Snape. ahem.

Dantallion said...

These are children's books? Goodness. I want to be 10 again.

Polt said...

There may be more Californians than Canadians, but Canadians are certainly nicer. And more attractive. And more open-minded.

Or maybe I just mean Torontonians, as my encounters with non-Torontonians is nil.

HUGS...

GayProf said...

Dumbledore has a habit of hanging around Phoenixes. Birds of feather?

The collapsing value of the U.S. dollar has me quite worried. I know it's not quit on topic, but I am not sure why more Americans aren't concerned...

Cincy Diva said...

Personally, I do not think that Dumbledore is dead. I think he is an animagus and turned into something small and escaped. It was too planned looking an execution. Have a great weekend!

Lyn Cash said...

Tis having both slug (or a derivative) and ejaculated in the same sentence...*shudder*...

(Potter Porn *snort*)

dirk.mancuso said...

Thanks ever so much for the germs on paper money thing -- another thing for me to worry about.

And gay prof echoes what I was thinking about Dumbledore...

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

And about that sign; Who the heck is Stanley?

Ed said...

I just read a study that stated If a person scrubbed their hands 15 times they would still be covered with Germs. Most germs are transferred by shaking hands. So the next guy I meet I'm going to kiss him and hug him but I'm not going to touch his hands. LOL.

S. said...

i loe that you do Spippets. I have thought about trying it but I can't remember all the little quirks by the end of the week. Hmmmmmm.

Jason said...

Poor parents, I can just hear it now:

kid: What's ejaculate mean?

mom: Did you find one of Daddy's secret magazines?

kid: No, it's in Harry Potter.

yikes.

zooplah said...

Hmmm... I did recognize "Mangez moi," oddly enough. It's really close to Esperanto's "Man─Łu min." Of course, we all know what "moi" means from Miss Piggy.

And man, Blogger's quite a PITA. That's off-topic, I know, but so true.