August 11, 2010

Not So Deep Thoughts.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:47 pm

1. It pisses me off that there are so many French words in American crossword puzzles. No, I don’t speak French, nor do I care to. Some think spoken French sounds beautiful. I think it sounds like someone vomiting. I also don’t appreciate it that every damned crossword puzzle contains a “River in Africa” clue. I don’t know any goddamned African rivers. Farookin’ things are probably loaded with alligators anyway.

2. Tonight I went to a local restaurant and had one of the “Chef’s Specials.” It was a hubcap-sized plate full of meatballs, sausages, peppers and onions all covered with lashings of Italian tomato sauce (a/k/a “red gravy” — sauce made with meat). It came with a side order of capellini covered with marinara sauce. I’ve never been to North Dakota, but I have a feeling I wouldn’t be able to get that meal there.

3. Seeing as how New Jersey produces lots of cranberries, and seeing as how I’m a lifelong Garden Stater, I thought it only fitting that I buy a bottle of cranberry wine, so I did. I haven’t worked up the nerve to try it yet (sounds like something to which one should add vodka), but when I do, I’ll let you know how it worked out.

4. I see that Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to television. Yet further proof that this country is in the shitter.

5. I really need a new mouse pad, but it turns out that needing a new mouse pad is akin to needing new shoe laces: the only time you remember that you need new shoe laces is when you tie your shoes.


  1. Cranberry? Try this sometime after dinner:


    Comment by Cousin Jack — August 12, 2010 @ 1:24 am

  2. There are crocodiles in the Nile, an African river I am almost positive you’ve heard of…unless you are in ‘Da Nile.’

    Comment by Erica — August 12, 2010 @ 7:15 am

  3. Yeah! Crocodiles in Africa , they probably ate the gators if they were ever there. Crocodiles would eat you with one bite & polish of an antelope or two like they were after dinner mints.

    Comment by dudley1 — August 12, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

  4. Yup, African river. Along with these way too common clues:
    September’s birthstone
    Not windward
    Looked at
    Untruth teller

    Oh yes, I bore me.

    Comment by Dave S. — August 12, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

  5. “the only time you remember that you need new shoe laces is when you tie your shoes.”

    Which is why I war laceless slip-ons and have an optical mouse 😉

    Comment by Dan Kauffman — August 13, 2010 @ 1:31 am

  6. Actually you only need a mouse pad if your mouse has a ball. (Balls sounds better, but it really only has one).

    If you have a little red light on the underside of your mouse, it’s optical, and will work on almost any surface except mirrors or glass.

    If your mice has a ball, forget the mousepad and just buy a new mouse.

    Comment by EarlW — August 16, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

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