Thursday, March 03, 2011

Snippets


* The pannetone that Daniel brought over had a fabric wrap. We decided to humiliate Georgie. Clearly, he is not amused. I like the way his eyes change color like a chameleon.

* Often, I make a piece of toast and microwave an egg for breakfast. I use a little ramekin, pierce the yolk and cover with plastic wrap and zap. Well I forgot to pierce the yolk one day and guess what? Nothing heinous happened. In fact, the yolk was better. It's been weeks now and I never pierce the yolk. Another example of something I believed (terrible explosions, oven mayhem) without ever bothering to test.

* Technology can be such a time suck, but I love it when it's not. For example, I heard a song on the radio and I just HAD to have it. When I got home, I went to the radio station website, found the song, pulled up itunes on the ipod touch and bought it. It's a cool salsa version of "My Way". I love it and think it's cute how he says, "I deed it, My Waaaaay." You can hear the song for free here. Click the arrow on the last song.

* Dollar store find. LU cookies! And the dark chocolate ones, to boot. It was with restraint that I only bought four boxes.

* I love when I find useful notes to myself. Often times I will prepare things well in advance and by the time I have to do the thing (teach a class, do the taxes, what have you) I have forgotten about the preparation process. Luckily, I leave notes to myself. "Don't forget to bring the folder," or "slow down at this part, the students are apt to be confused." Whenever I find one, I consider it a love note to myself.

* Apparently, there is a graffiti removal service sponsored by the city. And it's free. We called, but it isn't graffiti removal season yet. The taggers must know this.

* Serious brain fart. While playing Scrabble, I had corners in my hand and I thought, "Corner? Someone who corns? Like corning beef. Corner. Hmmm, no I don't think that's a word." Quintessential lame brain.

* My dad sent me a song he's fallen in love with. Lujon. So haunting and beautiful. I instantly loved it too. While searching for it, I saw this comment: "All you songwriters can stop now. You're too late. The perfect song has already been composed." Here, listen.

* While shoveling snow Monday, a nice man driving by who had a plow on the front of his pickup stopped, lowered his plow and "whoosh" my shoveling job done in an instant. He drove on before I could even thank him. I felt happy all day by that random act of kindness.

* Hilarious quiz alert. Who said it Gaddafi or Sheen. I only got 3 out of 10!

* I made a snowman. My first one so don't laugh.

18 comments:

Blobby said...

I got 5 out of 10 and they were all guesses. I had no idea on any of them.

Love that you're bilingual w/Georgie.

Bill_the_Bear said...

Isn't Lujon a lovely tune?! I first discovered it back in 2009, when a version of it was used in the soundtrack of the movie Two Lovers (which you should definitely see if you haven't).

Somebody set lyrics to it to make a song entitled A Slow Hot Wind. Sarah Vaughn sings it, and I've also heard a male vocalist do it, though I can't remember who.

Cubby said...

Oh my, Georgie went straight for that snowman's throat! You're raising a killer!

CoffeeDog said...

Nice song - Lujon, I just bought it. You may like Moon Of Manakoora by Authur Lyman. I heard that song when I was browsing in an antique store in Kona and when I hear it I am instantly taken to Hawaii.

rox said...

I got 6 out of 10, I gotta brush up on my Gaddafi.

Jay Simser said...

Ramekin was a new word for me. I loved Georgie and the snowman. What a wonderful post today. Thanks (and I still like your graffiti.)

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GayProf said...

Music, quizzes, video! This post delivers the most multi-media experience I have had in a long time!

Mark My Words said...

I love those LUs too. I am off to Dollarama.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Hey, I couldn't hear the song!

There's a graffiti season in Canada?

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I can hear the Henri Mancini one, though.

Jim said...

That's one smart dog! Good boy Georgie!
Liked the My Way version.
Who would have thunk that you'd have your driveway done like that.....in Montreal!! Very nice....there's hope!

Anonymous, too said...

It's hard to believe that's your first snowman after all these years of living in Canada. How did Serge overlook that part of your cross-cultural education?!?

And I bet I know what Georgie's done to that snowman since eating the face! Consider it Georgie's revenge for making him wear that tutu. . .

Lemuel said...

"Corners" is a word. Third person singular present tense of the verb "corner" as in "he corners the thief to catch him". Perhaps you could not use the inflected form. (It's been so long since I played Scrabble.) You could probably have used "corner" though.

Also you might want to rethink the use of plastic wrap in a microwave. Use something else. As time marches on we find that Dow has consistently NOT brought us "better things for living through chemistry".

Java said...

Graffiti removal season? Doesn't sound as fun as, say, deer season. It's nice, though, that the city offers that service, and for free, too.

I don't think that chartreuse is a flattering color for Georgie. Perhaps that's why he's giving you that look.

Snooze said...

I like the pannetone/doggie couture. Also, congrats on your first snowman!!!

Jess said...

Another great post. I felt sorry for Georgie at first, but I laughed through the video. Such a doggie thing to do... I don't know what this is, but, ooh, look! Food! :)

Patricia said...

I seriously wish you would have some brain farts during our Scrabble games. And please don't tell me that you already do or I'll be completely mortified instead of just partially mortified.

I love that you made a snowman and packed it with Georgie treats. I may have to steal this for Indi. At least you balanced out the loving act of hiding treats for him by dressing him in dessert wrappings.