Friday, December 21, 2007

Some holiday thoughts...

Well, less thoughts than a quote for the holiday weekend. I personally find eggnog quite tasty but can't get over laughing at this quote:

"You know what drink I don't like? Eggnog. Who thought this up? I want to get a little drunk, but I also want some pancakes." - Dave Attell

Happy Holidays to everyone!


Sunday, December 16, 2007

I think I'm officially old...

Your Merrian-Webster Word of the Year:

1. w00t (interjection)
expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word "yay" w00t! I won the contest! (and yes, those are zeros, not o's)
(used my online games quite a bit evidently)

This, coupled with my learning this week the some current undergrad & MBA students have been corrected on their misspelling of "because" in their papers, makes me think that I've certainly missed the whole texting/shorthand language phenomenon. Not that this makes me sad; I'm quite happy to be the result of a liberal arts degree with the capability to write and sometimes even write well.

I'm a huge fan of technology and the acceleration of certain parts of our life it has created. However, when people don't/can't take the time to spell something correctly, is this really a good thing?

As you can tell, I'm slowly getting better and as a result more ornery. I'll be back soon.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Feeling a bit like Doc Holliday...

I know. Three plus weeks between updates on the blog. We might get around to writing about the Davis Cup finals and other subjects soon. No promises during the batty holiday season though.

In the meantime, Becca is in Twin Cities for business and I'm officially half way through my MBA program, having finished finals last night. It feels good to be done and have a four week break before classes get going again. I might even be able to get in some non-school related reading which would be nice. Being done with school would feel better if I haven't been fighting some sort of super-flu for the last week. The majority of the sickness is coming from a cough that just refuses to go away and has left my throat feeling like torn up particle board. Hence the mention of Val Kilmer's best character EVER.

"Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself."

Ok, back to the sick bed...