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I love end of the year lists and reflecting on another year gone by.  This (and Christmas) is what makes December one of my very favorite months.  I was recently reviewing the words that were added to the Merriam Webster Dictionary for 2009 and a few of them stuck out to me:

Sock puppet: “a puppet made with a sock.”  Interesting.  Maybe this could have been inducted back in the 1950’s.  I’m pretty sure everyone knows what a sock puppet is these days.  Perhaps “Wii” would have been a more apt entry, but I presume Merriam will get that in sometime around 2032.

Waterboarding: “an interrogation technique in which water is forced into a detainee’s mouth and nose so as to induce the sensation of drowning.”  This makes sense to add it in 2009 because I hear a lot about it.  However I had no clue what it actually meant so this one was really more of a learning experience for me.  I thought it had to do with some white collar crimes or something.  Oops…

Reggaeton: “popular music of Puerto Rican origin that combines rap with Caribbean rhythms.”  I freakin love reggaeton!  Daddy Yankee?  Yes please!

Locavore: “one who eats food grown locally whenever possible.”  This one is just cool; I had never heard of it before.  I like it.

Shwarma: “a sandwich especially of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita bread.”  WTF?  This is like putting chimichanga in the dictionary.  But I looked, and it is too.  I guess the dictionary is a food guide too.  Howevere, I searched grilled cheese, but it was not in there.

So as we look ahead to what exciting words will come to define 2010, please join me in lobbying to have “grilled cheese” inducted into the dictionary!

For more information on 2009 words, or if you’re just nerdy like me and enjoy dictionaries and such, see Merriam-Webster online. 

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who turn right in front of busses.  It is highly dangerous, and ILLEGAL.

Quote of the Day: “You have to pay to get out of going through all these things twice.” –Bob Dylan

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11.24.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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A very special Thanksgiving edition…

thanksgiving_turkey_21) What two NFL teams traditionally host games on Thanksgiving Day?

2) How long did the first Thanksgiving feast last?

3) What president changed Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of the month in order to stimulate the economy by extending the Christmas shopping period?

4) In what year was Thanksgiving changed back to the fourth Thursday of November?

5) When is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

Pet Peeve of the Day: Presidential Turkey pardons

Quote of the Day: “The mere sense of living is joy enough.” –Emily Dickinson

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Happy Friday the 13th!!  I absolutely LOVE Friday the 13ths!!! 

Dave and Chesney from the CMA Awards… the two greatest people to ever share a stage.  I can’t decide who I love more:
 

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Omg I want a little piglet so badly:

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And a bunny:
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Pet Peeve of the Day: Those little furry rug type covers for toilet seat lids.  What purpose do they serve?  Nothing confuses me more.

Quote of the Day: “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” –Winnie the Pooh

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11.11.2009

Ummm…. Scary


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Is this just Sammy being Sammy?  His skin is REMARKABLY lighter and he claims it’s due to a skin moisturizer.  Just like you have no clue how that cork got in your bat, right?

Sammy Sosa Before:

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Sammy Sosa Now:

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Regardless, I’d still kill to see him out in right field come April 2010.

Pet Peeve of the Day: My mobile’s battery life which is akin to the life span of a veggie burrito in the midst of a bunch of hippies

Quote of the Day: “Chaos on the paper means chaos on the mind and my question for you is what did you have for breakfast?” –Tom Foster

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11.10.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) How much did American Airlines save from eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class in 1987?

2) What U.S. state had the first 7-Eleven stores?

3) What was Ho Chi Minh City called before it was Ho Chi Minh City?

4) What’s the first word of the most pop song titles?

5) Chevy Chase was a professional in which sport?

Things I Live For: Holiday Starbuck’s cups; Procrastinating; Shanky the poet

Quote of the Day: “Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” –Samuel Butler

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