Saturday, December 31, 2005

can we all just agree that overhearing conversations like this is awesome?

[in crowded airport bathroom]

mom [from inside stall]: [daughter's name], are you finished?

daughter [from inside another stall, at the top of her voice]: no, mommy. i'm wiping.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

can we all just agree that college radio stations are awesome?

because where else would one be able to hear an instrumental version of "paint it black" featuring a sitar? seriously.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

can we all just agree that some spam is worse than others?

because, although spam bothers me as much as the next kid, there is something sort of beautiful about this little bit of poetry:

"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators."

also, those fine folks want to make sure that i have as much v|aaa.grr_a as i need. touching, yes?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

can we all just agree that it is high time for a universal charger?

because, although i realize that eliminating one or more of the following gadgets from my life wouldn't kill me, it is still kind of ridiculous that i have separate chargers for my mobile phone, my electric toothbrush, my laptop, and the battery to my digital camera.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

can we all just agree that mix cds are scary to make?

because what if the recipient hates your taste in music? and what if they listen too closely to all the words and, strictly hypothetically speaking, get freaked out because of the l-word (which appears by track four on this particular one) or glance at the track listing and see it there (track 10) or realize that track seven, in addition to being a beautiful song, is about divorce? because this is not the message that we intend to send, no siree.

update: the l-word also appears in track 14. sheesh.