Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Spellcheck Hates Misquitoes Too

In my recent entry I misspelled the word 'mosquitoes'. I did it in Word Perfect first, then I cut and pasted the words into my blog. I ran spellcheck on both as I tend to type pretty fast and thus, screw up quite a bit. Apparently the programmers of spellcheck dislike the tiny little blood-suckers as much as I do because these are the results of my misspelling of 'mosquitoes'

Word Perfect gave me these results with definitions
machetes-  a heavy knife with abroad blade

makeweights- Something added on a scale in order to meet a required weight

mikados- an Emperor of Japan

milkweeds- Any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias, having milky juice, usually opposite leaves, variously colored flowers grouped in umbels, and pods that split open to release seeds with downy tufts. Also called silkweed.

Blogger these:
mosque- a Muslim house of worship 

masque- A dramatic entertainment, usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, that was popular in England in the 16th and early 17th centuries

miscue- A mistake

misc- Which really isn't a word, but part of a word.

Misti-A girl who may or not make her living swinging, partially or totally unclad, on a long silver pole in a very dark room which is in a very dark and somewhat oddly smelling building in a not so good part of town.


I've Been Tagged..or The Secret Plot to Steal My Identity

I've been tagged by Jud and these are the questions that have been put forth to me and as with all these things I will read my answers back in a day or so, look at a question and realize there was  a better, or funnier answer...
At first I thought these things were just ways of secretly harvesting personal information so's the 'tagger' could learn enough about me to steal my identity. But then I thought, 'who would want to be me?' anyways here we go....

 1. What are your current obsessions? finding a job

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often? In the fall, spring my Timberland hoodie.

3. Last dream you had? Being chased, falling from great heights people trying to kill me..typical anxiety stuff

4. Last thing you bought? pizza from Luigis

5. What are you listening to? Soundtrack from ‘Across the Universe.’

6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be? Sucellus or maybe Taranis

7. Favourite holiday spots? home

8. Reading right now? At Fenway

9. Four words to describe yourself. Funny. Creative. Easily Distracted. Friendly

10. Guilty pleasure? Now if I told you that would increase the guilt now wouldn’t it? The last thing an Irish guy needs is more guilt...

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak? How I Met Your Mother

12. Favourite spring thing to do? Working in the yard....hoping my grass and flowers will have a successful season

13. When you die, what would you like people to say about you at your funeral? Wait! He’s breathing!

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately? Had a great steak at Longhorns about a week or two ago.

15. When did you last go for a night out? Don’t know

16. What album did you get a copy of most recently? Sorry I only use iTunes

17. Care to share some wisdom?  A sure thing isn’t always a sure thing.

18. Song you can’t get out of your head? Good Man by Josh Ritter

19. Thing you are looking forward to? A nice night when I can sit on the patio with a cold beer without being eaten by misquitos.

20. Which disease or condition would you most like to see eradicated? Cancer, cancer, cancer

21. What is your most irrational fear? Being stalked by Paris Hilton

22. Who are your favourite comedian? Lewis Black

Friday, May 8, 2009


So we just came in  from visiting my father-in-law at the hospital. He has had a second stroke. He needs his carotid artery cleared and a pacemaker. He is, sadly, too weak for either. This has been a tremendous strain on the entire clan. He was very weak the other night and today seemed perkier. He is having a lot of trouble communicating his thoughts but he recognizes us when we come in and smiles. 
At this point, the docs say they think he can go back to the rehab center and maybe end up back at home. The word hospice has come up and as someone who has had hospice in their homes ( for my Dad who died of cancer in 2000) it is somewhat unnerving. The main goal is to get him home. He desperately misses being in his chair, being in his home and of course, he misses hiss crazy little dog Lucy. 
The days are filled with anxiety as we don't know what the day will bring, minute to minute. I've always said the man is tougher than Chinese Arithmatic and I hope there is a miracle in store for him.

The sun finally came back out today.  You know, that big bright thing in the sky. I was able to get my grass cut using my Scotts reel mower. Yeah, you know what I your grand-daddy used to own. Except now they weight like 22 pounds and are so much easier to handle. Best part? I no longer have to buy gas for the beast in the shed which I can't even start anymore. You'll think this sounds weird but the grass looks better when you cut it with a reel mower. The reason being the reel mower actually 'cuts' the grass, while the rotary mower 'tears' it. Stop laughing Im serious. It's the difference between getting your hair cut and getting your hair 'styyyled'.

That's it for now.