I don't normally post random thoughts on a Saturday, but seeing that I'm procrastinating on a few projects, it seems a particularly good day for it. Here's another list of completely scattered thoughts, in no particular order, and of questionable importance:
* Bind-it-All is in da house! I used a gift certificate for this little machine and brought it home yesterday. Because I'm tool-impaired, I had to test out our store's demo first to be sure I could actually operate the thing. I passed that test, so home it came. Looking forward to binding anything and everything.
* Curl-defining shampoo is a good thing. But if you're my spouse, you should not be using it. You have no curls, dude.
* What's the deal with cats and plastic grocery bags?
* Reading The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker has been enjoyable so far. I think I now know what I don't like about my space. I've determined that I'm organized, but not inspired.
* They still use the word "cobbler" to refer to a person who repairs shoes. Would be kinda cool to have the name of your job also be that of a tasty dessert.
* The Making Memories sewing kit appears to be made for elves. It includes six spools of thread, each one small enough to fit inside your nostril. Not recommending that. Just an observation.
* Why the heck do I have a Making Memories sewing kit anyway?
* I want to live in an old elementary school. I am completely serious! I think it would be the perfect space for me...huge art room, library, classrooms, wood floors... Just can't seem to get the rest of the family to buy into this.
* "Subprime" has been voted the 2007 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society. While it has an obvious financial connotation, I heard in a commentary (on NPR, of course) that it apparently snagged the top spot because it is also used to describe anything that is below par. Personally, I would have voted for "lolcat," which was a winner in the "most creative" word category. In case you missed it, the 2006 Word of the Year was "to pluto" (verb) as in "to be plutoed", which means to be demoted or devalued. (I'm sure ya'll remember that sad day when Pluto was demoted from planet status.) So there ya go.
* This American Life is undoubtedly one of the best programs on NPR. You can hear it every Saturday around here or on the web anytime. It was through this show that I was first introduced to one of my all-time favorite writers, David Sedaris. But whether the subject du jour is humorous or serious, I love the pacing, format, and thought-provoking nature of this program.
* Sock monkey memo boards are available here for the low, low price of $99.95. Thanks to my friend, Connie, for this helpful referral. (If you missed it (and you probably did), I recently purchased some sock monkey jammies, to the horror of my family and some of my friends.)
* Nasal irrigation may be good for stopping a runny nose, but I'm not tryin' it. I don't care how runny my nose may be. Just so ya know, it's not runny right now. I'm just taking a position on it now, before anybody gets any wild ideas.
'Nuff said. Now back to work.