Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I looked up the definition for *** and your picture was there

I often need to take a screen shot of something I am working on, so I can show someone a problem, or a solution to a problem. And when I do, I close any other internet sessions I may have open. Why would I want the recipient to think I am wasting time reading The New York Times or The Economist while I am working? (OK, let's be realistic - Ann Taylor Loft Sales and Facebook.) I send a distraction-free screen print because I am a professional.

The screen shot I recently received, um, not so much.
(click to enlarge, if you must)

Yeah, this person was on dictionary.com looking at the definition of Asses. I can't decide which is worse - that this screen shot (define:asses) was sent to my entire team, and our boss, or that maybe this person was looking for a definition of assess?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Vacation Jackisms

** I poured some sour milk into Jack's glass when we were camping in Silverton. (I swear I tasted it first, but it must have turned after I poured it.) Jack said, "This milk makes my mouth go like this: Grrrrr! ROAR! GROWL!" And he proceeded to growl for about 5 minutes straight. For real, like a lion. A scary, angry lion that does not like sour milk.

** Grandad was trying to move the air mattress from the bedroom to the living room of the RV and Cleo the cat was safely hiding in the corner. Jack dove to her and threw his body over her's yelling, "I will protect you Cleo!" Cleo didn't like that and she let him know. I tried to explain by saying, "Jack, Cleo gets scared of you because she doesn't know what you are going to do next. " He shook his had wearily and said, "I don't know either."

This is our campsite in Silverton. It rained almost the whole time, so the picture doesn't do it justice. Dave had a rest day from his ride the day before and that morning he was making Jack and I some delicious pancakes.

From vacation2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

And, I Am Back

As Dave says, you know you aren't ready for your vacation to end when you are taking 30 mile side trips (to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison) on your way home. Sigh. I've been back at work for 2 days and I am still not ready for it to end.

But here is what you can look forward to reading as I force myself to get back into the swing of things:

1.) The Commenter Contest Winner
2.) Embarrassing things that I have said at work
3.) Something asinine about my job
4.) Vacation Jackisms
5.) Family photos gone wrong
6.) Vacation round up
7.) Dave's bike ride
8.) Mouse's chocolates
9.) Update on books read
10.) Peaches

Ok, ok, I'll let you know that commenter Laura won the commenting contest. Yea! Laura! Thanks to all July commenters. Commenters appears to not be a word. Commentators? People who left comments?

Anyway! Thanks! I need to devote an entire post to Laura's prize, and that is number 8 on the list.

One more thing - As you can see on my Books Read 2009, I have already read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Loved it. I also read 3 books on my vacation, which pretty much means my vacation was awesome.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dear Internet

Dear Internet,

How's it going? Have I mentioned lately how much I love you? You are pretty cool, and I like a lot of the stuff you can do. Do you know what would be cooler though? If you could create a little widget that made it really easy for me to post a list of books I am reading or would like to read to my little blog called MetaMegan. Yeah, I know you already have lots of easy ways to do that, but what would be cooler, is if it was really easy for me to link this list of books to an independent book seller such as The Boulder Bookstore. Or maybe IndieBound.org, which links to lots of independant bookstores. See, the thing is, Amazon does it. And right now, the method I have of doing this sort of thing for myself is sort of clunky and annoying. Amazon makes it easy, and tempting. I really like to support independant bookstores, but I am also very lazy.

Please help.



Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Comments Contest, Like July, Is Over

I'm off shopping for a kitschy prize for the lucky winner, but don't stop commenting now! I mean, you won't win anything, but it's fun to comment, right?

I'll post the winner sometime mid August.