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My Tangent

My imaginery tangent

My imaginary tangent

I often use the phrase “off on my tangent” when I stray from the topic or enter the realms of fantasy or the ridiculous.

I have been using the phrase for several years, well before this blog was started; my first personal blog, which I forget the name of now.

I imagine my tangent to be like an old rusty bicycle; rather decrepit, rusty and no seat.

The fact that it has no seat means that my mental meanderings are usually of short duration, as it’s rather uncomfortable.

By going off on my tangent I can never guarantee where I am going, or how I am going to get there, if indeed I ever do. It’s all rather pot luck really.

But it is fun. Life should be fun, or there’s no point to it. To go through life with a sombre expression or scowling with seriousness you forget to see the nice things along the way. One needs to have a light heart… and plenty of coffee. It just wouldn’t do at all to miss out on the coffee; that’s how we get to do stupid things faster.

One needs to do stupid things, if you don’t, you’ll never know what to expect from your offspring. Doing stupid things is a bit like a practice run for parenthood.

I think everyone should have a tangent to off on.

The blisters on your ‘as…k your mother for sixpence’ are worth it.

Just thought I’d say.

*gets off tangent*

I may/may not post later.

 

 

Grammar Police

PunctuationsignI posted about the pronunciation of .gif earlier in the week, Gif or Jif, and I was warned that I could be considered a ‘grammar nazi’, I replied that I prefer ‘grammar police’.

I don’t mind being called grammar police, because grammar and punctuation are important. I’m sure that ‘Grandpa’ (r) would agree.

I have also read that the internet is making people stupid. I don’t agree, I believe that people are using the internet to become stupid; a subtle but distinct difference.

My battered shrimp yesterday was a treat.

Well worth the stupendous cost.

The good news is, I can repeat the exercise today, I only used half the shrimp to make a plateful.

I served it with tartare sauce with added crumbled blue vein cheese and a bottle of Italian San Marino white wine, which was finished off watching the UEFA final football match on TV. There wasn’t enough wine to last the whole match, so there was only one recourse… open another bottle, also Italian, but a crudish cab sav.

The sun is out, the day promises to be warmish-hottish. Unlike yesterday which was cloudy and coolish and rainish. I might give me the incentive needed to finishish the cab sav sitting in the praça in the sunnish and watch the world go by.

I’ll leave you with a thought for Sunday…

sleepinternet

Later, I’ll just blog right along.

 

Tastes like Chicken

“Gustatus Similis Pullus” which translates to “Tastes like chicken”

Interesting.

A blog that looked in on one of mine, had this link, and one part of the post captured my attention.

“This patch belongs to the U.S. Air Forces 509th bomb wing crew who flew B-2 stealth bomber test flights in the late 1940′s and early 50′s. www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/03/31/science/0401-PATCH_2.html?_r=0. I definitely think that extraterrestrial technology had much to do with secret air force air craft, and still does to this very day.

It looks like a pitch fork on the left side with a couple of lightning bolts on the right side. It looks like the stealth bomber is being grasped by an extraterrestrial.”

Check out the link above for more info.

Browsing around blogs and Google produces many and varied interesting facts. I can waste a whole day doing that.

not-stupidToday I found references to “Google makes you stupid”

Does it?

I can understand the reference to ‘information overload’, but I doubt it makes you stupid, not in the same sense as watching Faux News or CNN.

I will also agree that it has changed my reading habits, I skim over so much to get the nuts and bolts, only delving deeper when a topic is of particular interest.

Today was all planned. Ex & kids were due over for a feijoada. Time crept on and there was no answer to her cellphone; I know she has had problems with it. So I began to prepare the meal, chop and boil the salted pork, etc and in the end I had everything in the pot. About 1pm, she rang, just woke up full of flu’, make it next week.

So I had feijoada for lunch and then a nap.

Am I being spied on?

feedjPaloAltoGood question. I note that whenever I post on any of my blogs, I get visited by one of two sites; Palo Alto or Mountain View both in California within seconds of the post going live. The links are not traceable as to source nor IP.

I would not be at all surprised, given my views on almost everything American mostly being negative…

See, Google hasn’t made me stupid; yet.

Well, that does it for today. I’m off to watch the rest of the Sunday football (soccer) game.

Later.

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