August 18, 2005

More Mid-August Torpor

The only thing I can find to say at the moment is how much I hate it when people pronounce the "t" in "often". Cut it out.

UPDATE: I'm thinking of starting a national letter-writing campaign to get Spike TV to stop airing its current copy of The Hunt for Red October, which apparently was edited by a pack of howler monkeys.

UPDATE DEUX: The Missus has fallen in love with Wegman's. I dunno if this is the case for you folks up north, but the closest store to us features a playroom where you can dump the kids while you shop. Momma is veeeery happy.

UPDATE TROIS: It may just be me, but every time I come up behind a Toyota Prius, there seems to be such a sense of smug superiority emanating from it that it's all I can do to keep myself from going to ramming speed.

UPDATE QUATRE: Smart-guy bloggers who spread evil rumors had better make damn sure the locks on their own skeleton closets have been changed.

UPDATE CINQ: "The Walt Disney of the funeral business." Cor lumme, stone the crows.

UPDATE SIX: Strangely, we haven't yet made the google search results for army of Angelina Jolie clones. Hopefully, that will change soon. When it does, I think we should be entitled to the next three that come off the assembly line.

UPDATE SEPT: For my fellow English majors out there, Henry James attempts to explain tactfully just how lame he thinks Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebooks are.

Posted by Robert at August 18, 2005 08:28 AM | TrackBack

Exactly. Couldn't possibly agree more.

Posted by: bullwinkle at August 18, 2005 08:38 AM

OMGoodness! Me, too. I suddenly lose focus of whatever it was the person was saying when I hear that "T."


Posted by: Rae at August 18, 2005 09:08 AM

Wegmans rulz. Isn't the Fairfax store closer to you than the Dulles store? I am very happy that my parents (and now I) live less than 10 minutes from Wegmans. I love!

Posted by: jen at August 18, 2005 09:47 AM

Wegman's rocks. I remember the first time walking into one; thought I had lived in Soviet Russia my whole life to that point. Well, not exactly. But you get what I mean.

Re: the Angelina Jolie clones -- just keep them away from the tattoo parlors and the Cajun voodoo shops, and they're great. Super with automatic weapons. Kids, too.

Posted by: The Colossus at August 18, 2005 09:51 AM

Geographically, perhaps, but you can't get there in a straight line and the traffic is rotten. Much easier for us just to zip out the Toll Road.

Posted by: Robert the LB at August 18, 2005 09:51 AM

I use the "t" in "often."

And you can kiss it, grammar Nazi.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at August 18, 2005 10:26 AM

Yeah, I had the Toll Road thought. Fairfax Co Parkway isn't an option for you, I suppose? It's been a while since I drove around/through your neck of the NoVA woods.

Posted by: jen at August 18, 2005 10:41 AM

Perhaps the Prius urge is an over-compensation to a bit of greenhouse guit eh? Driving a Jeep huh? Might as well drag a parachute behind you while you are at it...
'Scuse me now while I go crank my AC and empty old cans of hair spray into the air. Then I will hop in to my Beetle convertible and go look for my testicles.

Posted by: LB buddy at August 18, 2005 11:45 AM

Trivia note: along with some good stuff like The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne also wrote the boilerplate campaign biography that helped to elect Franklin Pierce, an early version of Jimmy Carter.

On Angelina Jolie: Yes, a nice girl with some good qualities, but she looked much better before she got all the tats. Also, before the implants. And the collagen injections. Actually, I'm not sure you can clone anything with that many additives.

Posted by: utron at August 18, 2005 11:56 AM

I prefer Helena Bonham Carter (non-monkey version) to AJ. Just saw the new Willy Wonka and even made to look poor she's yummy.

Posted by: rbj at August 18, 2005 01:25 PM

I live in the land of many Wegman'sesesese or is that Wegmansi? Love the store, but I am so surronded, that I can't swing a dead llama without hitting one. I'm going there today for lunch then probably tonight to pick up something for dinner... maybe. Land of Wegmans.
I even worked in the main office for a while. They were very good to their employees...

Posted by: Ethne at August 19, 2005 12:37 PM
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