Wednesday, November 30, 2005

bring it on in to omeletteville (and other random thoughts)

When I'm doing laundry, I like to pretend that the clothing manufacturers have added commas to their clothes' tags so that they would read:

wash with, like, colors

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My brother has a cackle of a laugh that, according to his wife, sounds evil and only comes out when he's talking with me.

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Remember that Weird Al song, Amish Paradise? No? Well, he wrote a parody of Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise (you know that one), but Coolio got offended and threatened to sue (I think) because he never agreed to it. The thing about this whole scenario is that, if you want to get technical, when Coolio created Gangsta's Paradise, he sampled Stevie Wonder's Pastime Paradise, so I don't think that Coolio had any right to get his panties in a twist about the whole thing.

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Does anyone ever actually use webdings?

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I can't stand the texting text that goes around: 2 = to or too (rarely two), U = you, R = are, ppl = people, etc. The worst one is UR, meaning your or you're. To me, Ur is (was) a city in Mesopotamia. Plus, kids are learning these things as valid substitutions for the actual English language. I've read some things that teens have written using these shortcuts, and it makes them seem mentally handicapped.

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To me, it's long been a mystery how certain people get to be on the radio when there are others with so much more talent who cannot seem to get a break in the music business. My friend's brother, who is the lead guitarist for a successful band, told her (my friend) that it's all about luck, fame can be fleeting, etc. What I honestly don't understand, though, is this influx of "artists" whose "talent" is nothing more than talking really quickly at the interval of a major 4th or a major 5th, depending on the "song". Is it too loud? Am I too old?

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I share a birthday with Billie Holiday, James Garner, Francis Ford Coppola, Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe, and Bill Bellamy.

20 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

Willie Nelson, Isiah Thomas, Johnny Galecki, Lars von Trier, Jane Campion, Merrill Osmond, Alice B. Toklas, and the Fall of Saigon. Sad list.

A: Only when I need a quick graphic.

Anonymous said...

A: doesn't everyone?

~j. said...

Apparently you two do.

Bek said...

Your birthday list is impressive. I liked your last entry too, about your friend. I am the person that WANTS to stay in contact but then doesn't and then feels stupid.....

The same friends who's brother is in a band also says something else profound and here it is....EVERYTHING YOU READ IN US WEEKLY IS TRUE!!!!! Well not everything, but most things. He is in a position to know if certian gossip tidbits about the young Hollywood set are true and yup, they are--even if their publicist denies it! Half the time it is planted by the publicist anyway. They called the Nick and Jessica break up WAYYY before the Grammy's.......:-)

Keep writing, I love reading them.

R

beans said...

ur blog is gr8. i can't wait 2 read more. i know u do it 4 fun. l8r.

~j. said...

bite me.

~j. said...

I wonder if everything they say in Star Magazine is true.

La Yen said...

I have heard from sources close to a source's sister that Star Magazine is a hotbed of crack reporting.

I said crack.

La Yen said...

Speaking of crack, I decoded your secret message with my little orphan annie spy cracking decoder ring. I will remember to drink my ovaltine.

luv2txt aka textomatic said...

y r u saying 2 bite u? * magazine sux. jen g... u so funny. what r u doing for christmas? i hope it will b fun 4 u. jenny e... i tried 2 call u back. maybe ill talk 2 u 2morrow... maybe 2nite.

~j. said...

*sigh* Tia. Seriously. And why are you dissing Star Magazine? Why, YOU'RE their STAR!!!

JC said...

Only when I need a quick Pac Man ghost.

~j. said...

Ah...I find myself in that very predicament more than I can say. Now I'll know what to do.

Tara said...

Sorry I can't find your email address, but seeing how this is a random thought blog this should fit in - How did your first month of DIQ go?

~j. said...

Hi, Tara. jeckton@marykay.com

I'm out. I'll tell you more about it...email me and I'll let you know. Thanks for thinking of me, though. ;)

Bek said...

Jen,

I have been reading your blogs (thanks for doing so many BTW) but I haven't been able to think of anything clever to say......

R

~j. said...

Bek, I love reading anything you have to say. Really.

more caffeine, please said...

So you're saying Lindsey Lohan can't really sing?

MOM said...

So what is a webding?

MOM said...

Beans says she doesn't really use webdings.