Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What's In A Name?

May 5, 2015

I seem to be suffering from clothing confusion. The other day I was in a changing room, and a girl had on a very short, very thin slip. Then I watched her put a sweater over it, put on her shoes, and leave. I swear I thought it was underwear!

Another day I saw a t-shirt pajama top that, to my eyes, could pass for a regular shirt. And yet another day I saw t-shirts that were thinner than the pajama top, and they were selling as regular clothing.

I have no idea who decides what’s what—underwear, sleepwear or day wear—or even what the criteria are. I just hope I don’t make some screaming fashion blooper some day in front of people who can actually tell the difference.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Age of...ZZZ

May 9, 2015

Dear Joss Whedon,

I haven't slept this much through a movie since "Fast Five" in 2011.

Next time you helm an Avengers project, cut your budget by two-thirds, skip the special effects, and concentrate on making a movie.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bad Attitude!

May 6, 2015

One of the Attitude Requirements of Tang Soo Do is, “When you begin to feel idle, try to overcome this.”

That is a completely foreign concept to me. My attitude is, If you start to feel idle, go with the flow!

But I didn’t mention that when I was testing. I wasn’t sure how it would go over.

There are other philosophies that talk about being whole in Mind, Body and Spirit. These days, at any given time, I’ll settle for the best two out of three.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

For Mature Audiences Only

May 1, 2015
I can remember when humor didn’t depend on jokes regarding sex or bodily functions. But I don’t like going to comedy clubs anymore, because I’m already wincing before I even go in.
Since TV shows, movies, and live comedy shows flagged for Mature Audiences actually seem to pander to the people at the intellectual level of adolescent boys, maybe we should revamp the system.
Shows featuring vulgarity and scatological references could be flagged G for Gross
Shows that are humorous but not gross could be rated M: Mature Audiences Only.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Do They Teach Math?

May 1, 2015
In 2007 there was a big referendum to raise money through taxes to fund a community college. It passed. But in 2008, before they bought a stick of furniture or hired a single person, the trustees wanted to increase the taxing base on the grounds of “unexpected costs and some costs they can’t gauge… [including] furnishings…The school also hasn’t worked out benefits and salaries for employees…” (From the Idaho Statesman) 
Yeah, who knew that you’d have to have furnishings and pay teachers when you set up a school?
Now the board wants to raise $150 million more to expand the college.
However, the school is under fire for paying more than double the assessed value for a piece of land that they want to build on. They agreed to pay $8.8 million, and insist that they’re not overpaying. Apparently the extra $5 million isn’t really worth fussing over.
Maybe the board members could take some math or business courses...somewhere.