Monday, January 30, 2006

Lessons from StrongBad

And I quote:

"The word technology means ... magic!"

"Robots are technology shaped like square people. They're primarily used for destroying Japan ... and serving hors d'oeuvres."

Lappy = allegedly portable

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Things that make people blush

NO, this is not THAT kind of blog post! ;o)

Recently at team lunch, I was waxing rhapsodic about a new dining destination that PK and I tried the previous Friday night---Parisa’s.* It’s a delightful Persian restaurant with a lovely atmosphere, terrific d├ęcor, fantastic food, and an attentive wait staff. I enjoyed the experience so much that I raved about it to my work team members.

So…the graphic designer from my team, DesignDarlin’, and her husband, DesignDude, tried it out the next night after I had told her about Parisa’s…a Friday night.

Here’s the report from DesignDarlin’:

DesignDarlin’: You know that place you told me about….Parisa’s?

Elena: Yeah…

DD: Well, DesignDude and I tried it out.

E: (giddy response) Oh, goodie! How did you like it?

DD: We loved the food. But… (pauses and laughs a little nervously)

E: (anticipating DD’s next statement) Oh, no! I forgot to tell you about the…

DD: Belly dancing. Yeah. (DD grins and chuckles.) I kinda felt bad for DesignDude. He was so embarrassed---his entire face and neck were beet red. He didn’t know what to do! He asked me, “Do I look at her?” I told him it was OK…she’s just dancing.

E: What about you?

DD: I was fine. To me, it’s just another art form.

We both laughed a bit more…about how surprised they were, about DesignDude’s utter discombobulation, and about which set of DesignDuo's parents would freak out as much as DDude did (or more).


* Go there, y'all! GREAT food, faboo decor, nice atmosphere, friendly staff...it's a little Persian getaway right here in middle TN. Nashville Scene Dining Guide [Search for "Parisa's."]

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"I tell ya, PK"

Reality shows are getting a bit ridiculous. OK...have gotten. OK, OK.....totally riDONKulous.

Yesterday, Pink Kitty and I were commenting over e-mail about the newest twist on "reality" TV. Read below:

Elena: Elecric Youth on Ice......ie. Debbie Gibson on "Skating with Celebrities." O.........my..........goodness.

PK: Yeah. She was on there... and what she did was Delta level skating with some footwork. I'll give them all props, because they've learned in a month what took me six months. Then again, I wasn't skating four hours a day. They should be progressing a lot faster.

Elena: (on another one of her tangents) Sad that our culture these days cannot create epic works....I watched Dickens's "Bleak House" on PBS last night. Now THAT is culture....good, no! EXCELLENT literature.....and good TV.

PK: Epic works take time to create, read, and appreciate. Why bother with that when you have insta-celebreality? ---> Add star to water. Watch show.

Bad Joke Tuesday: The WTC Edition

What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?
A bad golfer goes *Whack* "Dang!"
A bad skydiver goes "Dang!" *Whack*

How do crazy people go through the forest?
They take the psycho path.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Extracurriculariffic

Sing it from the bowels, baby! Sing it!