Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Keeping up appearances

Hey Ya'll. How's it going?

I'm pretty good, really. My life is normal and ordinary and uneventful right now, which is more than I can say for others that I know and my thoughts and prayers go out to them this week.

I have been neglecting WWYG?! lately, simply trying to come up with an idea, a reason for blogging. I haven't been able to come up with much and I have to learn to accept that. I am aware that my daily life is not always suitable for presentation.

But, the internet is always out there, filled with idiocy, some interesting stuff, and other things I can't even begin to guess. So, let's take a look at recent stuff that I thought was worth a few minutes of ocular review.

Thanks to a new blog that I recently heard of (The Presurfer), I can fill you in on some very interesting bathroom signs from around the world. Everybody's gotta go, right? But how you go about informing people WHERE to go can provide some nicely creative moments. Check out the visual list here. One of my favorite signs is displayed below:

For the LOST fans out there, there was some big news a few weeks ago. Harold Perrineau is going to be back for Season 4 of our favorite Mystery Island show. Be sure to get your earplugs ready for lots of "WAAAALLLLTTTTT!"
And for more LOST stuff, check out this video listing of stuff from Comic Con 2007. I'm too lazy to search it all out for you individually, but you can find interesting links and some tantalizing stuff about season 4 within. I've listened to the podcast audio and I'm ready for February to arrive.

Yes, I am suffering a bit from post-Potter depression. Yes, clicking on that link WILL take you to mildly spoileriffic materials. And, yes, I am currently reading The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman to try and fill the void. (Though I am also planning to fill the void by reading Deathly Hallows again as soon as my copy is returned to me from GY, my coworker who is sharing it with her daughter.)

Speaking of Harry Potter (and then I'll try and stop, I promise), I was checking page proofs and listening to the audio book for HP & the HBP today when the word "satsuma" came up once again. (Sometime like "Arthur Weasley looked up from the satsuma he was peeling.") I have often wondered exactly what a satsuma was, but have never bothered to look it up before today. I imagined that it was a vegetable or something.

Well, I was getting in the right direction, but it's not a vegetable. As you probably already know, a satsuma is another word for a tangerine.

But what's interesting about the website I just linked to is that there are some rather odd Pop Culture references listed for satsumas. And consider that someone had to put those there when the entry was written. Clearly I'm not the only one wasting my time on the internet.

Until next time . . .

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