WTF is with Litter?!

Posted 2009.07.21 15.51 in Pointless Blather, Uncategorized by Stephanie

Just driving around, it feels like there’s more and more trash in the streets, along the curbs. You stop at the red light an a highway off-ramp, and alongside the road it looks like a garbage truck rolled over and they forgot to clean up after they hauled the truck away. Fast food packaging, beverage containers, cigarette butts, etc. etc.

I just don’t understand how people think it’s acceptable to just throw their trash wherever they want. Do they believe that it magically disappears when they let go? At night the little garbage pixies emerge and creep around collecting the rubbish?

Or is it that they just don’t care – as long as it’s not in their car or on their yard – as long as it’s not their problem, they just don’t give a damn? I bet these are the same people who never use turn signals and who coast through stopsigns.

Whatever may be going through their minds (or may not be, as the case may be), it makes me think that on some level, at some phase in their being, they are completely undeveloped. Some part of them is still in its infancy, and like an infant, they crawl around pissing and shitting their trash over the landscape, oblivious to what they are doing. Someone else has to come by periodically to clean up their droppings, and we all just hope that someday these individuals will perhaps start to develop.

The Tag Game

Posted 2009.07.21 14.45 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

It just crossed my mind that sometimes you can form sentences out of the tags under blog posts. Ok, maybe my mind wanders a lot, but at least it gets out now and then. Anyhow, here’s the rules of the game:

  • You must use all the tag words in a given post, words may not be duplicated.
  • You must form a grammatically correct sentence, or a plausible newspaper-style headline sentence.
  • You may add your own punctuation.
  • Optionally, you may chose to allow pluralization / depluralization of available words.
  • One point is awarded for the first sentence you can come up with from a given blog post’s tags. Two points if you can make a second unique sentence. Three points for the third sentence, and so on.
  • There is no time limit, no competition, and no way to win – you can lose however, but only if you don’t play.

Here are some examples, using the tags from some recent posts:

Tags: early, insomnia, morning, sucks.

This is a very easy one, it becomes “Early morning insomnia sucks.

Tags: army, battle, fish, rebellion, snail.

This one makes a good newspaper headline: “Fish army battle snail rebellion!

There you go!  Now you try – but not with this blog post, the tags suck.

Sleeping In

Posted 2009.07.21 8.25 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Sometimes, it’s all right to be late.

Sometimes, you just have to sleep in.

And that’s ok.