Monday, August 23, 2010

This and that


I got the new camera in the mail Friday. I decided to get the cheapest one that was better than my previous one. So I went from 8 megapixels to 10 and got a better zoom blah blah blah and it only set me back $78 with tax and shipping. Of course then there was the $15 memory card I had to get but still it was all done for under a hundy. Not bad, right? I haven't taken very many pictures except of Georgie since that's the only interesting subject to photograph around here lately. Friday night was fun going out to eat with spouse. We did our usual sharing of a bunch of appetizers. This is not to economize (the bill was still over $200) but to get the maximum tasting experiences out of the event. It was really good but some of the taste combinations left me scratching my head a bit. BBQ octopus with hummus? Nacho cheese chips with tuna tartare? Why again are we combining these?

Today is day 7 of the two week non-stop workathon. I haven't been stressing really, though the cold sore I got might indicate differently. At least I get the cold sore inside my nose. Still awfully painful but thankfully largely invisible to others as oozing pus is easily mistakable for a little runny nose snot. (Are you eating at the moment? In that case, please accept my apologies.)

Couple things I've learned this week. Regularize is indeed a word. I had been certain it wasn't. Means something similar to resolve. Also, there is a distinction between arguably and unarguably. In the former, you can argue for or against that which is being described while in the latter, there is no way to argue against it. For example, Montreal is arguably the greatest city in Canada and it is unarguably the largest bilingual city in Canada.

Have a lovely Monday all!

17 comments:

Blobby said...

I didn't know one could get cold sores in the nose. I've never had the pleasure. ...are you sure it's just not a zit? THAT I've had.

btw...I was more turned off at BBQ octopus than the cold sore.

Nick UK said...

What camera did you get?

Ditto the octopus!!!

Mark My Words said...

It is arguable whether a cold sore in the nose is any better than in some other location, but such an opinion is unarguably arguable. Don't you agree?

Jabacue said...

Thanks 'teach' for the english lesson....don't you just love word meanings!
Thanks too for the VERY VIVID description of your nasal difficulties! Made my day.

Georgie has the saddest eyes.

Anonymous, too said...

Georgie is the only interesting subject to photograph around your place?!? Did Serge go on a business trip???

madtexter (corey james) said...

Those are certainly some strange food combos. They are UNarguably bizarre.

Georgie has that look that all dogs have when you put a camera in their face - "WTF!"

Happy Monday to you too.

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rox said...

Halfway there, I like that.

Sorry about your beak herpes.

LOL!

Mel said...

I hate getting cold sores, which is pretty much a continuous process through the winter months. I think I'd hate it even more if I got them in my nose, though.

Anonymous said...

I get cold sores in my ears. I then beg for them to be in my nose. Serge is arguably the handsomest man in Montreal and Torn is unarguably the nicest. Ted

Rick said...

$200 in appetizers! For just the two of you? I don't even pay that for full course dinner.

Regularize, I didn't know either.

Maurice said...

Ooooh! I love clarifications on usage -- arguably/unarguably. Your sample sentence illustrates the difference perfectly. Geek that I am, I love it!

Snooze said...

I too much prefer nose cold sores. Definitely a sign of stress though

sophie said...

G-R-O-O-O-O-S-S!!!!!!!!!!!!
What am I saying...bagging doggie do-do....is unarguably the worst past time.

Birdie said...

Love the linguistics but not the cephalopods.

Tatiana said...

I too am having a week where I don't FEEL stressed, but my body is pitching a fit. I quit smoking (again and hopefully for good), started a new job, and am trying not to gain weight. I'm not stressed per se, but my back muscles are so bad that even my massage therapist is puzzled, I have random acne which I never get, and I sleep a lot.

Anonymous said...

Regularizetion(I would use "s"), is a word that I constantly use for my work force, every day. I couln't live without it.
Glad you learn something.
Spouse