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Worst. Words. Ever.

Posted 2012.01.13 19.26 in Family/Friends

I’ve been trying to write this post for a couple days now. Every time I try, I end up putting a few words down, then my mind fills with dark clouds and nothing else comes out. Then I get a lump in my throat and something in my eyes and just give up. So to heck with it, this time I’ll just bash out what comes and let it go at that.

These are the worst words ever. Words you never want to hear from anyone you care about. Words that cut deep and go on hurting when you think about them. I’m talking about works like:

  • Recurred.
  • Metastisized.
  • Inoperable.
  • Terminal.

They hurt, they suck, and I keep thinking that there must have been an error somewhere. Somebody forgot to carry the four or something, because this just isn’t possible.

Except of course it’s possible. These things happen all the time, they can happen to anyone… it’s just never been someone so close before.

Try and be optomistic and sure, there’s still hope, still a possibility. Sort of. Maybe some new drug will come along, some new discovery might be made. Maybe. And hey, what if the doctor’s wrong?

Like they said at xkcd, fuck cancer. But whatever, I have to go: there’s something in my eyes.

So Damn Tired

Posted 2011.12.21 20.00 in Pointless Blather

I’ve been trying for three or four days now to write a big long babbling post about some electronic jiggery-pokery stuff, but when I get home from work all I wanna do is sleep.

I sit and stare at the computer and my head’s full of words but before I can squeeze them out my fingertips into the keyboard, my eyes glaze over and it’s jnue4 just bed bed bed bed bed bed I wanna go to bed.

Just getting out this brief missive is probably the high-point of my evening.

Blah.

Potato Peels

Posted 2011.06.06 13.31 in Pointless Blather

Why do we talk about peeling potatos but then we talk about eating potato skins, or having french fries made with the skins on?

Why are they peels when we have to remove them, but skins when we want to eat them?

I think it’s because we don’t like to think about skinning things (unless you work in a tannery or abbatoire I guess) and we don’t like to think about eating peels (oranges and bananas come to mind.)

Not really going anywhere with this, it’s just something I was thinking about this morning.

Running Out Of Words

Posted 2010.04.08 22.32 in Pointless Blather

I seem to be running out of words lately.

Posts becoming fewer and further between.

I want to write more, but nothing comes to mind.

Not really writers’ block… just nothing interesting going down.

Maybe as the weather improves I can get back into photography, then there’ll be some picture posts.

Four Supercoffees and No Food

Posted 2009.12.20 15.18 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather

Before I was just unfocused, or focusing on the wrong things. But after four Supercoffees and no food, now I am well and truly blurry.

Like some caffein can energize you, give you a little boost, a little extra oomph. But four Supercoffees worth of caffein just leads to a state of tense buzzing.

I did get three more chores done, so my yesterday-list is up to 5 out of 11 tasks completed. I haven’t started on today’s list though.

Oh and I redid the Random Words thingy so it’s really actually random now. It’s still in alphabetical order  – I didn’t want the same words appearing in a random sequence. That’s silly. I wanted random words, appearing alphabetically. And I got what I wanted.

Except that in doing so, I may have taken the concept of a ‘tag cloud’ and, you know, slightly broken it?

Doesn’t matter. Random is as random does. Stephanie is as caffein buzzzzzzzzzz.

 

Paranoid Theory Eleventeen-Dash-Three

Posted 2009.10.21 14.17 in Pointless Blather

Doing the accounting for three businesses plus my own self-employedness, I tend to fill out a lot of tax forms on a regular basis. Today while doing three sets of tax forms for one of the two levels of sales tax, I suddenly had the following paranoid thought:

Can the government detect how many times you said the word Nitwits while filling out their forms?

Not that I was saying it a lot mind you… and I certainly wasn’t referring to them. It was completely unrelated. Honest.

I envision there is some kind of machine that the tax forms get fed into… obviously it scans the paper to work out how much money you owe them, and also analyses your handwriting so they can tell if you need to be put on some sort of watch-list… but does it also have the ability to extract audio data that the paper was exposed to?

I’m going to be up all night worrying about this now…

Running Out Of Words

Posted 2009.07.24 8.29 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Uncategorized, Work

This month I’ve been writing quite a lot, trying to meet a personal goal of 1,000 words per day of personal (non-business-related) writing. The blob has been a great vehicle of course for this, and at the risk of sounding immodest, I think at least some of my writing this past month has been better than my average level of mindless babbling.

It’s getting difficult though – I guess I’m reaching the point where it starts becoming work and maybe writers’ block begins to set in.

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