Friday, September 19, 2008

Snippetry

* Like Rox, I'm a toe-looker. And judger. If they're going to be on display, I expect them to be clean and ungnarled. Still it's best if you cover them, thanks. The season is definitely over in Canada. No, I said definitely.

* The only thing both republicans and democrats seem to be good at these days is disparaging one another.

* Maybe you've noticed that the blog looks a little different. The site was hanging up a lot and not loading properly, so I went ahead and "upgraded" to the moderner blogger and of course that wipes out all the stuff you previously added. One of the things that changed is the blog roll. I availed myself of a new blogger widget that captured my googlereader list from last year. So if you are not on the roll and want to be, it's only because last year you weren't, so just let me know. I haven't had the time to go through and make sure it's updated properly.

* Serge was discussing a website for a client. The site discussed would have a religious bent. When inquiring about the look they were after, he asked if they wanted it "goddy" looking. This caused confusion on the client's part, who heard, of course, gaudy.

* When a "central bank" pours money "into the market", where does that money go? They never say "lend money to the market", but that must be what they're doing right? Can someone point to a layman's explanation on the matter?

* I jinxed myself talking about the elevated mood yesterday. A bout of insomnia ensued last night.

* For a party that attracts those who say "No Government Hand-Outs," there are certainly a lot of hand-outs going down on their watch.

* Every week, we learn new things. The thing that stuck with me this week is that they have discovered that we learn to speak not only by hearing and mimicking, but also by the way the words "feel" in the mouth. This opens up a new avenue for speech therapy for the hearing impaired. Interesting stuff. It makes sense though, an S and a Z have the mouth in the same position. The Z needs your voice though and this causes your tongue to feel differently than making the simpler S.

16 comments:

Snooze said...

I'm giggling over the goddy/gaudy confusion. Still, I'm even wondering what 'goddy' would mean. Angels and whatnot?

Lemuel said...

This bunch is not "tax and spend". They just "spend" with no concern for where the money is coming from. So much for fiscal conservatism!

I too loved the "goddy"/gaudy play. Seems to me it is pretty much on the mark.

CoffeeDog said...

Goddy - ha!

And I agree, for a regime that claims to be against handouts, they are handing out money like it was candy.

Michael said...

Central banks pour money into the market by buying back government securities.

It removes the government debt from the market and replacing it with cash.

Roxrocks said...

There is nothing worse than a pair of skanky looking feet in a pair of sandals! That being said, I'm still wearing mine, however my feet are immaculately groomed. We probably have 15 minutes of nice fall weather left before it's sock season for eight months.

I noticed the blog changes and thought it was my web browser.

"Just David!" said...

There is no season for flip flops down here, you can pretty much wear them year round. I'll be happy when it's colder, I keep stubbing my toes on stuff and it hurts.

I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that read " A working person voting for a Republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders"
I took a pic, I thought it was too funny.

Birdie said...

So sorry for your bout of insomnia; been there, done that. It sucks the energy right out of you. Although I have to say that your moodiness never quite translates to your blog. You have a perpetually cheerful outlook, even in your bad moods.

You won't find me talking politics until the last week before the election. That's when the process finally gets down to the issues really at hand. Then I will read and read and make my choices accordingly.

A Lewis said...

NONONONONO! I'm a total toe-looker....and love the flip flop and bare feet season. Still, like you, I check for clean and pretty toes. But can't we drag it out a little longer?? I mean, I had my flips on just yesterday.

Mel said...

Considering my sandal-clad feet have gotten me a few propositions over the years, I guess I must be doing something right. I've never quite understood people who don't take care of their feet, since they're pretty important for getting around - or picking things up when you don't want to bend over, or closing the car door when your arms are full, or....

Anonymous said...

We have been told that to insure everybody in the USA who aren't insured wuld cost 60 to 70 Billion dollars. Then to protect the Assests of the rich they spend over 500 Billion dollars. The McBush team still protects their own.
I would think for a website to become Goddy it would have to be a little Gaudy. At least it would be moderner. ed

TankMontreal said...

I'm with you on the toe thing. If they're exposed (and I invariably check) I will look, despite often being repulsed by what I see.

Patricia said...

I'm not fond of toes. Pretty or not. I don't get the fetish at all.

I love the lil crow, by the way.

justabamaguy said...

Hey, like the new blog layout. I might have to change it to mine as well or something like it. Hope you're doing well up in Canada. We're in a deep state of denial down here in the U.S. with financials. Please add my blog back to your list when you get a chance. I enjoy the credits. Hope you and yours are both well!!

Rick said...

The republicans pour money in (i.e. government hand outs) and the taxpayers will be the ones to suffer. Then again we could have gone into a Depression. It's a precarious situation. Us American's are in way over our heads.

Btw, Bandit Talks is missing from your bloglist.

franck said...

Better a toe-looker than a toe-licker, in my book.

em said...

Hey! My daughter's crow got noticed!

Look, I'm sorry to sound like a bitch, but let me say this: the Republicans have been bashing Everything About The Democrats for years now. I honestly think it's more of a case of hold it, we are tired of being bullied for not being rich and christian and less of a case of both sides talking trash. Here's an example: when democrats said we didn't think that going to war with Iraq was a good idea and that they weren't involved with the planes hitting the buildings incident, we were called unpatriotic. When we suggested that gay people have equal rights were were called immoral. There has been no fairminded political discourse from the Republicans for over 8 years, and yes, now there is anger towards them. I think it's a reasonable reaction.