Going Friends-only

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Well, this will be my last personal public post on this journal. I will be making this journal friends only from now on, and hiding all previous personal entries.

If you wish to continue to read my entries, and are not on LiveJournal, please do send me a message from your LiveJournal account. Note I will not answer anonymous comments to this entry.

My apologies to anyone from Facebook who was reading my journal, this change in security, due to a recent event, is regrettably unavoidable.

Thank you, and God bless.

The End of an Era

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*sniff* Oh boy... Tomorrow's colour funnies will likely be a tear-jerker. Go to http://www.fbofw.com/strip_fix for more! It's on my daily visit list, has been for a long time now. Today's strip:

I'm looking forward to re-reading all my favorites Lynn... Thank you for so many wonderful years, and characters that became as much a part of our lives as our own families.


Random News Silliness

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Ok, so its a slow news day today, but a few headlines caught my eye whilst perusing the CBC pages. Thought I would share as I take a break off my feet, from the kitchen.

Strawberry Picking Row Rage

Putting a life on eBay

Manhole Cover Thief Found

Like Father, Like Son when it comes to Cherry pit spitting


Daily Writing Tip from AD 2007

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The following is a very interesting Daily Writing Tip I thought I would pass along.



Daily Writing Tip Plug

Writer's Quill
I really like this site and visit it often. One of today's tips I read is very good.


I found it most entertaining!

Klingon Technical Writers

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I offer you the following very funny Technical Writer humour, which always adorns my cubicle, wherever I go.

Note: You must read this doing your best impersonation of Worf (which, oddly enough, sounds like a bad Cookie Monster impersonation when you listen to yourself, at least mine is....)


The top 16 things likely to be overheard if you had Klingon technical writers working on your documentation team:

  1. Klingons do not sit in meetings, we take what we want and kill anyone who opposes us!
  2. Certification?! Taking your head and putting it on a pike in my office is all the certification I need!
  3. I will return to the homeworld and my documentation will arise triumphant in the STC Documentation Gauntlet, leaving all others drowning in their own dangling modifiers. It will be glorious!!
  4. Not returning my review copies by the agreed deadline is a declaration of war. Indeed, it is a good day to die.
  5. These software specifications are for the weak and timid!!
  6. This version of Word is a piece of GAGH! I need the latest version of Framemaker if I am to do battle with this manual.
  7. You cannot really appreciate Dilbert unless you've read it in the original Klingon.
  8. Indentation?! I will show you how to indent when I indent your skull!
  9. What is this talk of "drafts"? Klingons do not make document "drafts". Our documents escape, leaving a bloody trail of SMEs in its wake!
  10. Passive voice is a sign of weakness. Its elimination will be quick.
  11. Proofreading? Klingons do not proofread. Our documents are purified with pain-sticks which cleanses the documents of impurities.
  12. I have challenged the entire Marketing and R&D team to a Bat-Leh contest! They will not concern us again.
  13. A TRUE Klingon warrior riddles his document with bullets, leaving it to beg for mercy.
  14. By changing the layout of my manual, you have challenged the honor of my family. Prepare to die!
  15. You question the worthiness of my grammar? I should kill you where you stand!
  16. Our users will know fear and cower before our suite of manuals and online help! Ship it! Ship it and let them flee like the dogs they are!

Hilarious Squirrel Obstacle Course

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I grabbed this link from Debbie Ohi's Blatherings http://www.electricpenguin.com/blatherings/ and just about sprayed coffee on the screen.

Very, very funny.


There once was a girl named Lenore...

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I am almost peeing my pants laughing right now...

Famous Poems As Limericks

I love it, I love it!!! *thud*

Simpsons in Soap Stone

Geek Toys!


To Be 6 Again... A giggle with "Aww" Factor

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A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday.

"I'd like to be six again", she replied, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was.

Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's. What a fabulous adventure! Finally she wobbled home with her husband, and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, "Well Dear, what was it like being six again?"

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. "I meant my dress size, you dumbass!"

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

Personally, if this was my birthday present, I would be so happy! He may have gotten it wrong, but he sure put a lot of effort into it, eh?


Female Jockey Wins Queen's Plate!

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I am so excited!


And just a little twinge of nostalgic envy too. That was once my dream, but alas, my knees had other plans, and I changed my dream, as we all do, in some form or another. I have no regrets, even if I miss it like crazy now and again.

And I can just imagine how good Emma Jayne feels.

Congratulations girl! You deserve it!

Chick Lit meets Flash Game

Wheelbarrow Girl
Oh my word... I am in love with this.... Ladies (and men too of course), you must, and I say MUST try this.



Gorgeous Pics

Found this website via http://www.boingboing.net


Gorgeous pictures, interesting and very original.

Ahhh foreshadowing...

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All links from http://www.fbofw.com... but I had to share. I have followed this strip for so many years I have lost count now... I am sad its coming to an end soon, but Lynn Johnston deserves her retirement! I just hope Liz and Anthony end up together, I am really rooting for that.

Interestingly enough, I thought about this today and thought I would share....

Strip from Saturday, May 7th, 2005


Strip from August 8th, 2006

and then...

Strip from Wednesday May 30th, 2007

AHA! *grin*

Thanks Lynn.

Dopie Shoes for Summer '07

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No, I did not spell Dopey wrong.

I found the following shoes via http://www.notcot.org/, one of my favorite design sites.

http://www.dopiewear.com/ are shoes that make Crocs look ollllllllld and frumpy.

For the record, I love my Crocs, they keep my knees from buckling by the end of a day on my feet. Cushiony ortho-goodness, thy name is Crocs. *grin*

Personally, I like the pink ones....


A Passing Noticeable

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Two people on my friend's List have used the phrase "Boy Howdy" today.

I've never heard that phrase before today, and now, two (seemingly) unrelated people use it at the same time.


Chocolate Quote

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Ok, I thought this one was perfect. Looking for chocolate-related things today... j_v_lynch brought to my attention that the FDA is thinking of changing the definition of chocolate. Link: http://dontmesswithourchocolate.guittard.com/whatsthisabout.asp

I give you this quote I found on Chocolate USA:

"Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits."

-Baron Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) German chemist

I like that quote.

Revenge is Sweet?

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Ok, if I was a mean person, I would find this really useful.

But I'm not, so I find this extremely funny. I stumbled on this wee giggler of a gag product through http://www.techiediva.com/, which linked me over to the crazy cats at http://www.perpetualkid.com/ (I love you guys! Wish it weren't so durned 'spensive to order from ya...edit: errr... never mind, you don't ship to Canada anymore....)

Hee, needed a giggler this morning.

Interesting Quote

I have a Google widget that gives me three quotes every day on my Google Home Page. Sometimes they are rather silly, but this one caught my eye:

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.

~John Cage - US composer of avant-garde music (1912 - 1992)

Very good advice, if you ask me.

Things Computers Can Only Do In Movies

Found this via http://www.boingboing.net:

http://theprogrammingblog.com/jokes/things-computers-can-do-in-movies/ -- I would re-post here, but, that wouldn't be nice now... so go click for the whole joke.

My favorite part:

"23. Note: You must be highly trained to operate high-tech computers because the buttons have no labels except for the “SELF-DESTRUCT” button."

Singing in my cubicle

Office Help
I was singing under my breath this morning, readung my email. In an email from a friend, was posed this question:

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

I am officially burnt to a crisp. *headdesk*


Star Trek Bobble
Ok, so I am a huge geek... HUGE. I have found teh LEGO master, and I respectfully genuflect in front of his big white plastic pail of extra two-piecers.


Amazing. A lifesized Han Solo in the deep-Freeze! The essential LBD! Wow... You have to go clicky and see for yourself!


Pedal-Powered Rollercoaster!


This is really cool!

I wonder if there is one in North America

Happy Pi Day!

Ahhh tradition. In my inbox this morning was the annual "PI Day" email from http://www.thinkgeek.com.

...And of course, it was full of I-Must-Have-This goodies. I bring you a selection:

I am going to put this in the bathroom and freak out my Dad.

Hold one of these up each time someone comes to your cubicle and they will know just how you are feeling.

and of course, this is just too friggin' (yes I said friggin') cute not to give to that younger cousin, and solidify the family legacy of geek-ness:

Friday Fun Links

its Friday, and that means its time for some of the strange links I have perused today.

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Clowning Around

This came in on my blogfeed this morning and was so hilarious I had to share. I have posted some of the humour from www.goingjesus.com before, where she finds this stuff, God only knows.

However... I present to you.... A Christian Clown training Video

Yah Toast!


Click to jump to source.


For the weird files, with some empathy...

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This poor, poor man...

Hello Kitty Fanatic's Husband is in Hell

And this one takes the cake.... *shudder*

Tyra Banks Speaks Out

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Whaddaya know... Trya Banks speaks out about her "weight gain" that was blasted in the tabloids.

People article

Way to go Tyra, and thank you for being a dose of reality!

For the odd files...

Got this in my Google Reader feeds...

Lavender scented tires... *shakes head*

Herding Cats....

I feel like I am doing this today...


Life's Big Questions

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Got these in on an email. I always find these very funny. Enjoy!


>Why, Why, Why
>do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
>Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?
>Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
>Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
>Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
>Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but duck when you throw a chair at him?
>Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
>Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
>If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
>Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
>Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
>Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
>Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
>Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
>How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
>When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you idiot?"
>Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
>In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
>How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?


Translation at its finest

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Hours of fun folks, hours of fun. I just translated my blog into Swedish Chef...


I think I peed my pants laughing.

Edit: another fun part of the site for those of us that love words and letters and such:


Dec. 8th, 2006

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Here's a fabulously funny dog video for you to be distracted on a Friday afternoon:


Colourful Fun

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yes I am still here... yes I am insanely busy... lots to post about soon, I promise....

but now, a fun link for you (click the picture to go directly to the artist's site).

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Its Friday! And this means the usual "distract me PLEASE" entry of interesting things I have found while blog surfing...

Click on a pic for a link to the source website!

The Softest Hard-looking pillows ever......

The Geekiest proposal ever....

The Hottest Day ever...

The prettiest (and coolest) USB hub ever...

The brightest farm animals ever.....

The best shoe storage system ever......

And now for some interesting websites....



Reset Design

Batman Lego

Nov. 2nd, 2006

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Wierd news day... I'm doing some lunchtime surfing and thought I would share some of the strangeness that I am finding...

Pre-planning at its best?

Squirrel Attacks Postman

The Great Pumpkin visits Colorado?

Return POlicy on potion


Funnies for a Monday!

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I got these from a co-worker, and thought they were much too priceless not to pass on for the rest. Laughter is an important part of healthy living, so I pass on the health benefits to you this fine Monday morning after the time change!


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