gnomi: (here_comes_treble (shoegal-icons))
(Scene: Tonight we are hosting dinner for two couples and their kids. Tomorrow, one of the couples we are hosting tonight is hosting lunch for all of us. I was in the kitchen finishing up making the chocolate chip cookie bars that are our donation to tomorrow's lunch.)

Me: I think that we should try to get [our dinner guests] to take home tomorrow's dessert.

[personal profile] mabfan: That's a brilliant idea.

Me: You think we should?

[personal profile] mabfan: I think you're brilliant.

Me: You think I'm pretty without any makeup on? You think I'm funny when I tell the punchline wrong?

[personal profile] mabfan: Is that from something?
gnomi: (here_comes_treble (shoegal-icons))
Today is the 20th of May. Sit in an enormous chair and eat lots of chocolate.
gnomi: (here_comes_treble (shoegal-icons))
Tonight, my hypothetical rock group is either called The Redundant Mushrooms or No Redundant Mushrooms. What's your hypothetical rock group called?
gnomi: (oxford_comma (yin_again))
...linked by a friend on FB:

ghost_of_future_perfect_passive
gnomi: (penguin_chevruta (rjcardinal))
A coworker is wondering where this quote comes from:

"Meet me behind the warehouse at midnight...and don't forget the penguin!"
gnomi: (Default)
Some day, somewhere, someone must write a Nightwing fanfic with the title "50 Shades of Grayson."
gnomi: (count_omer_count (madmadharri))
::points to icon::

Today is the thirty-third day of the Omer. Thus, I bring the following:

-- Counting the Omer

-- Lag B'Omer (today)

-- Matt B'Omer )
gnomi: (boston_skyline (shoegal-icons))
Seen and photographed near the Old State House during my lunchtime walk:


Paul Revere Buys a Hot Dog
Paul Revere Buys a Hot Dog



(Click to enlarge the photo.)
gnomi: (L-Mao (otherjoseph))
1. The Daly Show, Episode 7, from Tim Daly and his son Sam. The episode title is "The Daly Superheroes," and it features a guest appearance by Nathan Fillion.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] suzvoy for the link.

2. Smell Like a Monster, starring Grover. Thanks to Muffin and Squeaker, actually, for discovering this video.
gnomi: (dictionary_moo)
If I am assiduously avoiding a conversational topic, I am pointedly avoiding it. If I am deciduously avoiding a conversational topic, am I hoping that whoever brought it up will drop it and leave?

(This line of thought partially brought to you by Elmo.)
gnomi: (grammar_crisis_room (wanderingbastet ))
Clip from the next episode of "Srugim" (YouTube link).

(Clip is in Hebrew without either Hebrew or English subtitles; let the viewer beware.)

Srugim spoilers after the jump )

The really funny part is at the end, when language is used to prove identity.
gnomi: (frum_chick)
Today is the US federal holiday observing New Year's Day, so I am off work. Last week, I had the day off in observance of the federal holiday for Christmas. And the week before, we had Friday 23 December off. This means we had three weeks in a row that were four-day weeks. This led someone in a meeting to propose that we always have four-day weeks, and I said there was halachic (Jewish law) basis for this. We say in halacha that three incidents can be considered a chazakah (precident). So three incidents of four-day weeks in a row could, in fact, set precident.

However, I don't believe my company follows halacha when creating the corporate calendar.
gnomi: (can't_touch_this)
So how many people at work would I confuse if I were to send out the renaming matrix of old-version-docs/new-version-docs under the subject line "New Doc Titles (the 'Once-a-Chicken-Now-a-Fish' Remix)"?
gnomi: (correct_grammar (elfgirl))
...she sent me this link, the text of which is below:


SEVEN BAR JOKES
INVOLVING GRAMMAR
AND PUNCTUATION.


BY ERIC K. AULD


- - - -

1. A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

2. A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.

3. A question mark walks into a bar?

4. Two quotation marks “walk into” a bar.

5. A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

6. The bar was walked into by the passive voice.

7. Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.
gnomi: (oxford_comma (yin_again))
...I felt I should share this:



gnomi: (danny_what (celli))
(which was yesterday)

A question:

Can one buy a helmet at Kohl's?


(For those too young to remember, Helmut Kohl.)
gnomi: (Default)
If Kitties were in Charge of Telecom

(link to the YouTube vid received from a mailing list I'm on)
gnomi: (danny_what (celli))
-- Last night I found myself humming a song as I was falling asleep, after [personal profile] mabfan had turned out the bedroom light. What song? There is a Light That Never Goes Out.

-- A couple of nights ago, I came up with (what is possibly not unique) the idea of HyperSpace Transfer Protocol (HSTP). Not sure if it would be used to send items or information through hyperspace, but I was taken with it.

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