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Archive for May, 2009

Wordy knickers

Posted by episode81 on May 30, 2009

I came across this article the other day about words that people like and dislike.

I have maintained a list of words and names that I like for a few years. Yes, really.  I started it just to answer the question – if I could pick any name for myself, what would it be?

A couple of years ago, I met a lady who had changed her name to something that reminded me of a laxative.  Trying to suppress a giggle, I asked her why she chose that name.  She said she picked the name of a common, but distinctive roadside weed that grew in her neighborhood during her childhood.  I didn’t add it to my list 😉  The astute amongst you will know that I have not changed my name … yet.

Anywho, I digress …

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Pick three

Posted by episode81 on May 17, 2009

I came across this website this morning while mindlessly surfing – is there any other kind?  The basic premise is that you pick three local businesses and plan on visiting them once a month to spend $50.  Sounds like a great idea to support the local economy. So I decided to give it a go.  First step, pick three local businesses.  Sounds easy.  Or so I thought.

When I am out and about, I like a non-fat latte … from Starbucks.  If I am traveling, I try and pick up a Starbucks mug as a memento of my trip. I like them because they hold about a pint of tea.  I like tea.  A lot.  I know, I know.  Why don’t I get tea when I am out then?

I don’t drink tea when I am out because I don’t like the tea on offer (enough said), but I need caffeine.  I don’t like sweet fizzy drinks, so I drink coffee.  I have quite a few mugs now.  You can get city, state and country mugs. Friends also pick them up for me on their travels, so I have a few from places I have never visited – New York, Beijing, Denver.

Anywho, I digress …

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Maurice in Santa Monica

Posted by episode81 on May 12, 2009

MauriceSantaMonicaJust got back from Santa Monica.  Sun, sea, sand and salad.  The weather and shopping were fabulous!

I flew down on Virgin America for the first time.  Very nice.  Quite the contrast with United, American and the ghastly Southwest.  Cheap flights, but no lines and no rude check-in people.  In fact, they were very polite, friendly people.  A big difference is the departure terminal – SFO International instead of Domestic – which keeps the lines short and people happy.

The differences continue once aboard.  Nice new plane after a very orderly boarding.  Nice cabin crew with no stupid peanut races.  Honestly, I never ever want to fly Southwest again after enduring the peanut/pretzel/bag-o-bits in the aisle race twice on the same flight.

Anywho, I digress …

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Intervention is the new black

Posted by episode81 on May 5, 2009

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I watch a bit (!) of TV.  There isn’t a CSI that I don’t watch.  My dirty little secret is that my favourite one is CSI: Miami.  I love David Caruso and his sideways glance – especially when he snatches his glasses off.

I used to wear glasses.  I hated my glasses.  They steamed up in the sweaty UK summer and slid down my shiny (thanks Mum!) nose.  Oh, and I looked like a chicken wearing glasses in pictures. Now I just look like a chicken.

Anywho, I digress …

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