Friday, August 22, 2008

Kinnear, Kinnear, Kinnear, Kinnear

Today, I've seen at least 3 people who look like Greg Kinnear. I am relatively certain that none of them was actually him.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Crossword Madness

The words MAMA or DADA have showed up for at least the last two days of the NY Times crossword, and they showed up in two or three other puzzles today. They are never clued as "Arp's Art?" or "____ Cass" or anything of that sort. At least two of the puzzles used the exact clue, "Word from the crib." I'm telling you, there's some sort of strange conspiracy amongst crossword constructors. In a related story, today's CrossSynergy puzzle featured the clue "Actress Stark of Star Wars." I saw "Star Wars" and thought, "Great, this'll be easy." But I've never heard of her. The answer was "Koo." What the hell? Apparently, Koo Stark is an actress who played one of Biggs' friends on Tatooine in a deleted scene from A New Hope (I think she calls Luke "Wormie"). What??? You seriously expect people to know that, crossword puzzle? I LOVE Star Wars, and while I was familiar with the scene, I couldn't have told you that actress' name! She doesn't even list the role on her IMDB page, for cryin' out loud! Sheesh. You just made "the list," CrossSynergy.

By the way, I'm basically just blogging a random thought each day to get back in the habit of posting. I'll get back to my usual way of posting Eddas (that's Scandinavian Epics for you non-crossworders) and philippics (look it up yourself, I ain't Wikipedia) shortly.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Consider the Carrot

Yesterday, my wife told me the pack of carrots she took for lunch had a weird white coating and smelled funny. She tasted one and said they tasted sour and threw them out. Today, I examined my carrots carefully. They looked and smelled like normal, so I went ahead and ate them. I think they tasted okay.

But that's the thing- I only think they tasted okay. The whole time I was eating them I couldn't convince myself that the orange sticks I was shoving in my mouth were normal. I couldn't for the life of me remember what carrots were supposed to taste like. This happens a lot. I want to see if the milk is still good, but damned if I know what "normal" milk taste is. Weird.

Monday, August 18, 2008

One Of Those Days

This morning, after breakfast, I needed to clean out the cereal bowl and I took it into the bathroom sink instead of the kitchen sink.

Then, when Mike picked me up for carpool, I took out my keys and tried to unlock the door on his car with them.

Just now, I turned on my laptop and when it made the "Mac Chime" (ie- the sound it makes EVERY TIME I TURN IT ON), I panicked and reached for my cell phone (My ringtone sounds nothing like a Mac Chime, by the way, it's "Go Cubs Go" by Steve Goodman).

I think I might need to go back to bed and just skip a day.