Archive for October, 2011

Slacker Cats

Posted: October 27, 2011 in Ramblings

About two months ago my car started making a funny rattling noise when I put the a/c on.  Since it was still summer at that point, I didn’t use the a/c much (my car is a convertible), and disregarded it.  Well, lately the air has been humid, and I’ve needed to put on the a/c even when I have the heater on, to dehumidify the cockpit.  The car sounded like it was going to blow up!  I made a service appointment for this morning and they discovered that a mouse, or possibly multiple mice, had gotten into my cooling system and made a nest with house insulation!  The repair guy pulled out about a bucketful of insulation from inside my car.  Cost me $150 in repairs!

So, Max is on short rations until he starts shaping up with his mouse-catching duties.

Finding a Word

Posted: October 23, 2011 in Ramblings

You all know what innuendo means. And you all know what double-entendre means. Does anybody know what the proper antonym is for these words? What I’m looking for is a word meaning “a perfectly normal conversational phrase, that someone with a dirty mind will take the wrong way.” The two above mean “a dirty phrase that can be taken as a perfectly normal conversational phrase, even by someone with a dirty mind.”

So, help!

Born in the Wrong Era

Posted: October 18, 2011 in Ramblings

I know a lot of people talk about this sort of thing…historical reenactors, people like that.  Well, I feel that I was simply born too early.  If I’d been born in, say, 1990, I’d have been able to ride the goth craze in high school (a look/aesthetic that still appeals to me), and I would definitely have purchased this dress for my wedding dress.  Even if I didn’t have anyone lined up to marry yet.  This is the most awesome dress I ever saw.  It’s making me want to drag Chris off to an exotic locale to renew our vows.

Of course, if I’d been born in 1990, I wouldn’t have been biologically capable of giving birth to Alex in 2000, which would definitely be a big bummer, so…I guess I’m happy with things as they are.  I’ll just be a goth chick in my daydreams.