Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Time, It Is A-Changin'



Whoa! When I logged into Blogger, I caught a quick glimpse of something that I thought said Blogger Sex Party. Looking closer, I see that it actually says "Blogger SXSW Party, Sunday in Austin, TX." Dang.

As you know, we go back on Daylight Saving Time this weekend. I have one word to say about that: Crap! I hate changing the time twice a year, and I really don't want to be doing it three weeks early. So what if it gets dark in the evening? It's supposed to be dark at night. I have no burning desire to be seeing the sun at 9:00 or 10:00 at night. I hate, hate, hate getting up in the morning when it's still pitch dark. As long as I can see a little sunlight, I wake right up. Next week, when the alarm wakes me at the usual time it's actually going to be an hour earlier and ... dark. It takes me a long time to acclimate to it and, by the time I do, guess what? It's time to switch again. Twice a year, the government screws around with the time. What are they going to manipulate next?

The premature time change may wreak a little havoc with our computers and other electronics. Apparently, making the change to Windows manually won’t be any problem. I do wonder what Windows is going to do on the date it “thinks” it’s supposed to make the change. Microsoft says it has a “patch” to take care of this problem, to which I say “thanks, but no thanks.” I never accept Microsoft’s automatic updates. Every time (and I mean every single time) I ever did, I suffered a crash. How about you Mac users? Is this going to affect your machines?

All in all, I think I'd rather think about clothes again. Today I'm wearing khakis, yellow sweater with ruffles, and brown clogs. Oh, and gold earrings, watch, charm bracelet, two bangle bracelets, and four rings. Definitely not glam, but who at work or at the grocery store later on is going to care? It's comfortable, and that's what I care about.

Twisted Linguistics nabbed these Words Gone Wild:

this tupe of book
hero'es
status quoe
succiently
dosen't

Let's be interactive today. Amuse me -- please -- and define these words for me, won’t you?


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14 comments:

Roxan said...

***Your Five Factor Personality Profile***


Extroversion:

You have low extroversion.
You are quiet and reserved in most social situations.
A low key, laid back lifestyle is important to you.
You tend to bond slowly, over time, with one or two people.

Conscientiousness:

You have medium conscientiousness.
You're generally good at balancing work and play.
When you need to buckle down, you can usually get tasks done.
But you've been known to goof off when you know you can get away with it.

Agreeableness:

You have medium agreeableness.
You're generally a friendly and trusting person.
But you also have a healthy dose of cynicism.
You get along well with others, as long as they play fair.

Neuroticism:

You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits.
A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.

Miss Cellania said...

Going to DST this early makes no sense. Before the equinox, people are going to be doing their business in the dark part of the day, no matter how you shift the clock.

littlebirdblue said...

SJ,

I'm just so excited you played dress-up two days in a row, I almost can't concentrate on the rest of your post.

You know, the weird thing is Club Deville (and the other SXSW blog party pic--which is actually the same parking lot only facing the other direction) are pics from my hometown. I remember when Club Deville used to be Chances, Austin's most famous Lesbian bar, where my boyfriend's punk band played in the 80s). VERY weird to see them up. I may have to do a SXSW post. I mean, that place is a five-minute drive from my house (not the one in VT, obviously).

okay.
this tupe of book a literary description indicating a book whose meaning was tightly closed and overlapping, like the petals of a tulip.


hero'esobscure "street" pidgin-spanish script dialogue for scene set in the mean streets of lower L.A. Speaking of large sandwiches: "Hey, Compadre, that hero'es muy grande; right, dude?"


status quoe
a gin of the same old berries it's usually made from, only marketed to a modern audience by replacing the boring old "sl" in "sloe" with the much sexier, more hip-more-now "qu".


succientlydone in a manner indicating fuzzy, or 'sucky' science rather than sucky math--a staple of right-wing pundits.


dosen'tas in, "sent that dozen roses already, sweetheart."

littlebirdblue said...

sorry that comment was a mess. I'm still rotten-sick.

Serena Joy said...

You & I are a lot alike, Roxan.

You're exactly right, Miss Cellania. It's going to be dark, and it makes no sense. I'm not sure who it's designed to accommodate. The people in Washington, maybe, so they can work later and not get mugged en route to their cars?

Camille, dahling, your post looked fine. Nobody would ever know you're sick. I know, and I do hope you're feeling a little better. I've gotten so excited about dress-up that I might be tempted to do it every day. Did you see that Liz has a pink ball gown and Yeti slippers? I just about swooned.

The definitions wholly, totally, absolutely rock. Thank you!

littlebirdblue said...

I was all on board w/ the yeti slippers. I offered an example involving chartreuse parachute pants and a false mustache, but nobody bit.

I was rather enamoured of Hale McKay's madras bermudas, black socks and sandals from yesterday, too.

Serena Joy said...

Camille, I wouldn't mind proposing the chartreuse parachute pants as this proposed Army's uniform. I'd really prefer mine in pale pink, though, as I look hideous in chartreuse. I don't think I want any facial hair, either. I'll have to ask Liz where the Yeti slippers can be procured.

I think you should do a SXSW post. The history of Club Deville's sounds fascinating.

I may have seen Hale in Wal-Mart today, except the plaid pants were long. It's not THAT warm yet. LOL!

Hale McKay said...

littlebirdblue - that wardrobe gets me noticed.

SJ, no wonder you wanted us to be interactive. - NO flies on you!

this tupe of book - Interactive book where the font type comes in a a squeeze tube.

hero'es - plural possessive of more than one hero

status quoe - progress of a bad speller showing no improvement

succiently - eloquently stating that something sucks

dosen't - won't take one's medicine.

Those were a challenge!

Serena Joy said...

Mike -- books in a tube! What a marketing concept. And I just knew dosen't had something to do with meds. LOL. You definitely met the challenge. You & Camille are very good at this.

I'll bet that outfit does get you noticed, but could you be persuaded to at least lose the black knee socks? You don't keep them up with rubber bands, do you?:)

Lee said...

Fortunately, we don't have daylight saving here in Queensland. All the other states do. I don't like day light saving at all.

Steve G said...

Congrats on changing your clocks forware earlier than we do. You aren't the only one that hates it. My brother in California can bitch for an hour about the stupidity of it. Me, I don't mind.

Roxan said...

I did notice we have many of the same quirks. LOL

Serena Joy said...

Lee, you're fortunate that you don't have to deal with this nonsense.

Steve, when do you switch in Germany? The usual date in April?

Roxan, what can I say? We're just ... quirky. When we like a thing, we like it a lot. When we hate it, look out.:)

Steve G said...

We change a week befor you normally would have changed. Whenever that is.