Is anybody working today? Or are you just sitting at your desk trying to make busy? I think most people took the day off. I really don’t feel like posting today. Well, I do but I feel like posting stupid time wasting stuff like suggesting you go visit Kitten Wars or something. Kitten Wars is a great way to waste time -may the best kitten win!
Another great way to kill time at your desk today is to visit Things My Girlfriend and I have Argued About (let your cursor rest over Margaret’s picture for a cheap site gag). The writing is superlative. For example:
Nothing keeps a relationship on its toes so much as lively debate. Fortunate, then, that my girlfriend and I agree on absolutely nothing. At all.
Combine utter, polar disagreement on everything, ever, with the fact that I am a text-book Only Child, and she is a violent psychopath, and we’re warming up. Then factor in my being English while she is German, which not only makes each one of us personally and absolutely responsible for the history, and the social and cultural mores of our respective countries, but also opens up a whole field of sub-arguments grounded in grammatical and semantic disputes and, well, just try saying anything and walking away.
Grimreader is supposed to be coming up with a light post for us today but I don’t know where he is on that. Since he didn’t have to work today he’s probably blogging in his bathrobe with a cat on his lap. I keep telling him it’s hard to strike fear in the hearts of his staff (he’s the boss) when he’s got cat hair sticking to his goatee but he doesn’t listen. Grimreader thinks you should visit The Best Page in the Universe. You’ll find plenty to offend you there. For example, his critique of children’s artwork in I am better than your kids:
If you work in an office with lots of people, chances are that you work with a person who hangs pictures up that their kids have drawn. The pictures are always of some stupid flower or a tree with wheels. These pictures suck; I could draw pictures much better. In fact, I can spell, do math and run faster than your kids. So being that my skills are obviously superior to those of children, I’ve taken the liberty to judge art work done by other kids on the internet. I’ll be assigning a grade A through F for each piece
With tongue firmly in cheek, Maddox insults everyone from Republicans (Who would make a better president Bush or a box of Tic-Tacs?) to vegetarians (For every animal you don’t eat, I’m going to eat three). Everyone’s sure to be offended in between laughs. Don’t take him too seriously.
I’ve been fielding calls from friends new and old, far and wide all day. I guess it’s that about that time when you put the finishing touches on this year to begin the new one. Have you decided what you’d like to do next year? Any grand plans or big ideas? I’m thinking of starting a new blog on just pattern making and sewing. I’d put more of that up on this one but worry about running off people who are looking for a broader focus than mechanics.
Jinjer says it’s time we meet. All of us. I know she’s right but it’s hard for me to make the first step. I’m lousy at organizing events. Jinjer says Carol is good at that sort of thing so maybe she’ll step up to the plate. I’d think a central location with an existing event would be good. Say, Las Vegas for the Magic Show. I hate Vegas but it’s easy to get in and out of. Food and hotels are inexpensive but there’s so much clanging noise and busy lights it drives me wild. Maybe I can stand a get together, after which I’ll just go and hide under a bed or in a closet somewhere. Magic would be a good event if you haven’t ever attended a market or need to do some sourcing stuff.