1. Hi. I skipped Ten on Tuesday yesterday (Ten Favorite Magazines) because I thought I’d bore you all into oblivion with my list. Cooking, fitness, and legal trade publications are my mainstays. I’m even getting bored with some of the cooking magazines – they seem to be getting a tad repetitive. Pretty pictures, though.
2. A mini grammar/useage rant. If one is going to use a word or phrase, one should verify that they have it right. For example, someone I used to know loved to state “the point is mute.” Um, you mean the point cannot speak? I would continually advise him that what he meant to say was “the point is moot,” illustrating with spelling and definition. He continually ignored me. And? The other day I saw, in writing, the phrase “at your beckon call.” Seriously??
3. The foregoing reminds me of Matt Groening’s Life in Hell cartoon, in which Bongo recites the following mangled Pledge of Allegiance:
I plead alignment to the flakes
of the untitled snakes of a merry cow.
And to the Republicans, for which they scam,
one nacho, underpants,
with licorice and jugs of wine for owls.
Cracks me up every time.
4. Thanks for the lovely comments on my sweater. I wore it to work yesterday, and no one said anything about anything. I’m honestly starting to take it as a compliment when no one says “did you make that yourself?”
Happy Wednesday, everyone. What’s on your random list today?