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Month: November, 2007

Another Meme

Booking Through Thursday: Volume

Would you say that you read about the same amount now as when you were younger? More? Less? Why?

I feel like I’m reading less, but I’m probably reading about the same amount. Possibly more. It’s just the content that’s changed. I read a lot of scientific papers and textbooks (not to mention blogs)–generally things I wouldn’t put into my bookrolling page because they aren’t really books. When I was in middle and high school, I read a lot of fiction, but now, not so much.

A Meme

The Thursday Threesome: Motorola Phone Tools

Onesome: Motorola–, Sanyo, Samsung? Which brand of cell phone are you most pleased with?

I have no idea what brand my cell phone is. Probably because I almost never use it and almost always leave it off.

Twosome: Phone– time, and more time, and more time… Okay, are you one of those who simply lives on their phone? …or do you consider phones a necessary evil?

The phone isn’t precisely a necessary evil–more like an unnecessary evil. Sure, some things require the phone and in an emergency, it’s certainly handy. But I don’t understand why people spend so much time on it. Do they really have that much to talk about? I’d rather people not phone me. Although I’m terrible at responding instantaneously to e-mail, e-mail is still the best way to contact me.

Threesome: Tools– of the trade? Do you use your phones more for work use or for personal use?

I use my phones for personal use. I use the phones at work for work.

Weird E-mail

I recently got this strange e-mail from a person who wanted me to do the dirty work for them. What is this dirty work? To serve a copyright infringement notice on somebody I had linked to for using their supposedly copyrighted internet username. And what sort of username is this? Made of common words to be sure, like “Summer Sun” or “Mad Biker” or “Funny Bunny”. Well, whatever the name, I say screw that. If John Smith could copyright his name, there would be a kazillion frivolous lawsuits filling up an already overburdened court system.


Booking Through Thursday – Oh, Horror!

What with yesterday being Halloween, and all . . . do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping?

I thought about asking you about whether you were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I asked that last year. Although . . . if you want to answer that one, too, please feel free to go ahead and do both, or either, your choice!

The only horror I read is by H.P. Lovecraft. I tend to avoid horror because I don’t really like the “gore” aspect of the genre–or the “fear” part of it, to be honest. I like the “weird” part of it though–but plenty of weirdness runs through other genres as well.

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The Thursday Threesome: Time is on my Side

Onesome: Time is– your friend? …or your enemy? It’s your call, but how do you feel about “time”? Are you in need of a spare cupful? …or are you set?

There’s too little of it, that’s what. And a spare cupful? I don’t think so. More like an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Twosome: on my– way out the door, the last thing I check is to see……. Go ahead, fill in the blank!

That I have my keys somewhere on my person. It would really suck if I locked myself out.

Threesome: “Side–out Sports”… I just love that name. Have you seen any fun signs or slogans lately you can share with the gang?

You know those little signs that people put on their cars that look like fish to indicate that they’re Christian or the fish with legs to indicate evolution? I saw one for the flying spaghetti monster yesterday. Rock on, dude.