Thursday, July 31, 2008


I have fallen asleep on the sofa twice this week, and slept through the night both times (instead of waking up at 3am as usual). I have also woken up with unexplained bruising a few times this week. I'm wondering if the two are related. I can't imagine what is causing the bruising unless it's ghosties beating upon me while I slumber.

So, a few days ago, a fellow Twitterer (?) (oh where's Annika's handy guide) tweeted about the annoyance of people who use text speak, you know, U for you, UR for you're, 2 and 4 instead of to/too or for (He may not have used the term "annoyed" but I do). I agree and am thoroughly annoyed by it as well. I punctuate my text messages. There is no excuse to lapse just because you're writing on a phone and not on paper. You know what else annoys me? People who don't know what numbers correspond to the months of the year. Do you know your birthday? Can you count forward or backward? It's silly, I know, but it's one of those peeves that always makes me look at a person differently and say, "Really?"

One of my other peeves is the dumbing down of everything. Like Jeopardy. I know I have not suddenly become smarter, yet I can question nearly all of the answers on Jeopardy these days because they pretty much give it away right in the clue. It reminds me of that old Cheech and Chong album with "Let's Make A Dope Deal" in which the game show host asks the stoner the first question--"What is your name, Bob?"

Anywho, you can imagine my peeve level when I received a nifty binder from our imprint company with this calendar inside:


Anne-Marie said...

The admin who sits opposite me has a hand drawn chart on the wall:

Q1 Apr(4) May(5) Jun(6)
Q2 Jul(7) Aug(8) Sep(9)
Q3 Oct(10) Nov(11) Dec(12)
Q4 Jan(1) Feb(2) Mar(3)

I never found it that difficult, although i now use my brain even less at work.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...
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MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

:) I agree with everything except your take on Jeopardy. As a somewhat consistent watcher (I can't help it), I've noticed that there are some days when I could have questioned every answer given, and other days when I couldn't question even one. I think they must rotate the writers, and some of them know the same things I do. It's still a great show (except for when they have celebrity contestants, and then they REALLY dumb down the answers).