Sunday, February 18, 2007

That's Just Haberdash

Something strange is going on in my psyche. Not that this is abnormal for me, there is always something going on there. But the last two mornings I have awoken to a strange, ...thing. Not sure what to call it. Maybe you can explain it.

You know those word of the day things you see everywhere? You know in the papers, on TV and even on web sites. Today's word of the day is..., and then you get the definition of the word? Well I have woke up the last two mornings and I've had just that. A word. Just a word, right there on the tip of my tongue. Not just a normal every day word, but a word I would not normally use in my daily communications. Like yesterday.

The word on my mind when I woke up was, COQUETTE. Why? I don't know, if I knew would I be posting a blog about it and asking you? Hell I wasn't even sure I knew what this word meant so I looked it up. According to the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary the word Coquette means; "to deal with something playfully rather than seriously; synonym see TRIFLE"

So today when I awoke, guess what? You got it, I had another "Word of the Day". Today the word was HABERDASH. I have heard the word before, but I know I've never used it in a sentence. So again I visited the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary..."1 British : a dealer in notions2 : a dealer in men's clothing and accessories " I even went to the urban dictionary where I got an updated definition; "A bunch of bullshit; unsupported bullshit; a notion stated a fact."

Strange? Indeed! Maybe my sub-conscience feels I need to increase my vocabulary.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Who Do You Look Like?

Is there someone famous that people say...

"hey you look a lot like..."


"I don't know if anyone has ever told you this but do you know who you look like?"

I get that all the time. No, unfortunately they don't say I look like Brad Pitt or Matt Dillon.
But just the same I've been told I look like someone famous. Academy Award nominated famous even. I should take it as a compliment, but I never quite thought of Bill Murray as being hot.

Funny, yeah. Well sometimes. But never hot.

So the other day when a co-worker came up to me and says...

"You know who you look like?"

I was immediately thinking of Bill Murray, and I responded..."Please don't say Bill Murray"

Her response was, "No, not at all, who said that? You look nothing like Bill Murray. You remember that show that used to be on Nickelodeon, you know the cartoon guy...DOUG."

Doug? A Cartoon?

Come on please, just once, someone say I remind them of Brad Pitt, please...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Under the Weather

Well we got the freezing rain, snow and sub-zero temps they said we were going to get. Sometimes, unfortunately the weather forecasters get it right. But not only did we get the weather, I got something else. Some bug.

I have felt like shit for three days and finally today, after leaving work early on Thursday I just could not go to work. All day today I laid in bed. It's some kind of respitory infection I guess, but I am so exhausted all I can do is sleep.

Valentines Day came and went, and of course DJ thought of me and bought me some chocolates and The Departed DVD. The movie is great. Pure edrenelin rush. Damon, DiCaprio, Wahlburg and of course Nicholson was fantastic. Not giving any secrets away, but there is plenty of people getting killed and suspense, action and just plain good acting and film-making. I see this taking home the gold for Best Picture, it was that good. I know not a Valentines gift you'd expect, but DJ knows my love of movies and knew how much I wanted this one. He is too good to me. And what is an appropriate Valentine's Day gift?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Rain, Ice, Snow

Cincinnati does not normally get much snow. But when we do it causes havoc. Last week we got about 7 inches of the white stuff and it literally stalled the entire tri-state for at least a day. Even though we had ample warning from the weather forecasters we still were not ready for it. I guess it is like someone that has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. You know the inevitable is coming but you just refuse to accept it, but it finally comes and catches you unaware. then after the snow fell I travelled into work the next morning (which took me an extra 15 minutes) and worked one hour and was told that we had to close. No not more snow, but a water main break. We had no water in our building. So back home I went.

Now again today the forecasters are calling for Freezing rain, ice and snow, some places may see 10-13 inches! Which for us that is a tremendous amount of white stuff. So I have decided if I wake in the morning and see that, there is no way I am going to fight with all those people to get into work. I will just crawl back into bed and enjoy a day off.