Friday, May 01, 2009

Random Friday #35

On Randomness
Grant has a new feature – TTM. Apparently your commenters don't understand randomness. There are clusters in random events, and it is not surprising that J-bunnies are clustered on your site. Thanks for reminding us about randomness. Or is this an effort to remind me that my last random post was not very random at all (it was all about watching videos).

Trapped in Songs
Generally, I hate dislike playlists on blogs. There have been several blogs that I don't read because of their playlists. I listen to music when reading blogs and the embedded playlists make the music a cacophony of notes. Not real pleasant. But I get lost in Under the Influence's playlist. I was listening to Torn Blue Foam Couch by Grand Archives, and after another ten minutes of songs, I reminded myself that I really needed to get back to work. I was lost in the songs. I really like her writing-style and personality, and initially overlooked the music on her blog while drinking in the posts. Now when my mood is right, I enjoy the music. Crap, I don't want to change any of my opinions about anything, but it looks like occasionally, embedded music has merit. Crap, I don't want to change.

On Change
I once saw a shirt that read, "Change is good. You go first." I like the sentiment of that shirt.

I never thought money was very important, but then I see the latest Diane von Furstenberg collection (some of the dresses are soooooooooooo wonderful, but at $400 or more, they better be). Or notice that the headphones I gravitate to at the store are manufactured by a company I have never heard of, and they cost $150. Money may not be able to buy happiness, but you can look damn cute while enjoying your

Word Order Matters
There is a difference between "My sister is fucking an idiot" and "My fucking sister is an idiot." Both sentences contain the same words but the meanings are completely different. I don't like to curse while writing or speaking (but I curse in my head). And I thought this illustration of how word order matters is more clear without using @#*(&%$*(@.

Someone tweeted about a wind-up vibrator. Other than giving them as gag gifts at bridal showers, who needs this? What is wrong with a finger and a little lube?

May Day
Today is May Day (International Workers' Day). I went to the Hoops and Yoyo website to find a digital card to celebrate the holiday, but I guess communist holidays are not real popular card giving occasions. Sure, there are different May Day celebrations – the most common of which is celebrated by dancing around the May Pole, a not so subtle phallic symbol reminding us women that this has been a long winter, and now we need to get busy and start making babies. I did not see if Hoops and Yoyo had a baby-making-may-pole-dancing-huge-penis card. But I hope to get one in the mail from my mother-in-law.

Swine Flu
I read in Deb's informative blog, that "[t]he food and drug administration is asking for people to address the swine flu as “H1N1”, because of it’s impact on the consumption and market of pork products." Can you imagine you getting diagnoses with H1N1 from the doctor's office and not knowing what you have?

Have a H1N1-free day!


~Thought's By Dena~ said...

Just wanted to say I love your totally "random" ranting....and I agree with you on so much of what you ranted about which only made me like you more!!! Hope you have a Happy "SWINE -flu" Free Day yourself!!!

Deb said...

Yes, I awlays hvae typso whne I wriet qiuckly. Here's hoping for an H4N9 & R2D2 free day! ;)

I'm always flattered by bloggers who seemingly throw my name in many of their blog posts when they run out of gas. What can get more informative than a blog that consists of topics such as, wind up vibrators, Barney Miller, Wonder Woman, toilet paper shortages and soft porn erotica stories?

You got them beat, kiddo!

I appreciate the plug!
Have a great weekend... :)

Grant said...

I always have trouble finding a decent Samhain card myself. Try or if you want to find stuff for any occasion. I would link them, but you didn't link me in your post, so there.

Under the Influence said...

I am happy to hear I am creating a little change. My work is done. (Well, not really, but it seems I'm off to a good start!)

Glad you like the tunes. It's May, so it's time to change it up a little bit.

Thanks for the shout out!

Leesa said...

Dena: Thanks. There are probably undercurrents of non-randomness in this post.

Deb: You know you are one of my favorites. And the typo, are you talking about the swine flu scientific name?

Grant: The reason I did not link to you is that I thought everyone read Grant's blog.

Under: Thanks for the tunes.

Deb said...

Yes, I mindlessly typed, "H5N1", which I see you've changed on your blog, lol and you caught it for me! So thank you for catching my typo!!! :)

You're the best!

Anonymous said...

I visit one blog that is so much younger than me it borders on pedophilia if in fact she wasn't married. I can get through her white ebonics, but her fake iPod on her site blaring crappy early-20's-white-girl-bubble-gum. If she takes her shirt off and flashes us, I might be able to get over it.

On vibes. Maybe that's how pioneers did it. But you're right, a little lube and magic fingers is all you need.

Xmichra said...

that was random... lol... i'd like to know what you read which prompted the word order part.

Julie said...

"What's wrong with a finger and a little lube?"

Never have I been asked this twice in one day, until today.

Don't's a LONG story.

Leesa said...

Xmichra: It was a twitter message.

Julie: Are you saying you get asked this often, but never twice in one day? Hmmmmmm.

Sheen V said...

I just love Hoops & YoYo! For the last year I've been giving everyone one for their birthday.

Anonymous said...

A wind-up vibrator? I'm all for toys, but wouldn't one with batteries be more useful??

Lady Jane said...

Wind up Vibrator..Hoops and Yo Yo site...I'm learning all sorts of new stuff today. Glad I found your blog!!!!

~Just me again~ said...

Im not much of a fan of the music on blogs. Mostly cuz Im at work, and dont need the sudden blaring of it letting people know I'm not working lol.


Leesa said...

Sheen: I don't know why, but they crack me up.

Jules: Exactly.

Lady Jane: Oh, if you want to learn things, then there are much more useful sites. But I am glad you stopped by.

Miranda: I know; I understand and I concur.