I ran across this unfortunate proof-reading error in our local paper.
Unless it was intentional. Which begs the question, is the question mark because they aren’t sure that he’s theirs or because they aren’t sure he’s a son? It makes the time that I mis-spelled my own name in a help wanted ad not seem quite so bad somehow.
Then we have dumb headlines. MSNBC and Fox News both had this one today: “Study: Autism costs strain family finances”. It’s really strange that that was their findings; everyone I know who deals with a chronic illness or disease is always telling me what a financial windfall it is. It kind of makes me wish I was a professor so that I could ask the government to support me while I research stupid crap. If I were a professor, my first research project would be … New Study Finds That Holes In Pipes Cause Leaks. I think it could be very informative for the general public. Maybe I could even get a stipend for an assistant. The only bad part would be that I’d actually have to write a paper on the mind-numbingly boring subject. Unless I actually got the assistant stipend. Then I could go hang out on coffee shops and discuss topics such as “Sublime Reality” with my peers. The only problem with that is that I hate coffee and I have no idea what the phrase “sublime reality” even means.
MSNBC also had this story today: “9 ways to tell if your travel pro is crooked.” I’m thinking that if it takes nine clues for you to figure out that your travel agent isn’t on the up and up, then you probably aren’t smart enough to leave your house anyway. Oh shoot! That reminds me. I forgot to send Fed-Ex the 100 US dollars and my social security number. They need that so they can send me the $1,000,000 that I inherited from a long lost Nigerian uncle. Mom? Dad? You never told me I had a Nigerian uncle! Much less a wealthy one! What gives?
Speaking of websites (can you tell I was internet surfing this evening?) … did you know that weather.com will let you check the “flea activity” in your area? True story. I was really happy to discover that I could check it there so easily because, heretofor, I had just been borrowing a neighborhood dog and rubbing a white sock on him to see if any fleas jumped off. Checking on the website seems like it would be much more sterile though.
I was looking through my “My Crafts” picture folder and came across this Thanksgiving Turkey cake I made about 3 years ago. I’m a little reluctant to post it in case the people from CakeWrecks.com are watching. (They’re everywhere you know – I heard that they are all secret Bush Administration operatives so they know all the tricks.) But I figured, in the interest of making at least some of my readers laugh, I’d risk it. At the time I made it, I didn’t see anything funny at all about it. It’s good to know I can laugh at myself now. I hope it isn’t some sort of Blog Faux Pas to post pictures of your crafing/cooking/baking/jingo activities gone awry.
Also, and this will really interest you all, I discovered today that I can comment on my own blog! So now I will go back and respond to the comments that people have left me. It might take me awhile though.
I’ve been diligently working on more handmade Christmas gifts to share. Here’s a little teaser – at least one of them involves glitter spray paint! Woohoo!