Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sometimes you need to scare yourself silly

Brace yourself - this nightmare is more frightening than even Michael Jackson.

I know.

I didn't believe it was possible either.

How can people DO this to themselves?? Do they not own mirrors?

So Ms. Wildenstein here, caught her husband with a 21-year-old model and instead of just divorcing him, she decided to make her face look like a replica of his favorite jungle cat. *kookoo* And he left her anyway. Gee I wonder why.

I ran across this article (I can't remember how) and I was questioning its validity, as I believe nobody would actually take advice from this "woman" unless it was part of a cruel joke, or said person was not of sound mind. Upon further investigation, it's a satirical magazine. Oh thank goodness. Read for yourself:


Just copy and paste it. I tried inserting it normally but for some odd reason, it wouldn't show up.

Isn't that sad?

Monday, January 16, 2006

The Grammar-Ignorant

Recently, I've had the unenviable task of going through one of our clients' new website on the prowl for typos and grammatical errors. It was written predominately by the president of this company that will remain unnamed (what if they stumble upon this?). The few remaining sections were penned by the principal owner of my place of business, Rob.

I swear - the president of that company could use a lesson or two in grammar. Among the abundance of comma splices, he would use arbitrary capitalization. For example, words like "client" and "metal" were capitalized. On top of that, this man has no clue of the difference between a colon and a semi-colon. Grr. It was so frustrating.

As for Rob, we are just going to have to start calling him Bennet Brauer. Remember that SNL skit with Chris Farley? This is Rob's writing style:

We have hired the "best of the best" in the metal industry to give our customers the "peace of mind" that they seek.

Or something like that. The weirdest use of "quotation marks" I've ever seen. I even "Googled" the rules of proper quote use to make sure it wasn't just me "going crazy." You're only supposed to put quotes around phrases if you're "using them ironically," with "reservations" or in some "unusual way," do not use quotation marks for well-known phrases, etcetera, etcetera. And I highly doubt that you don't really want to hire the best of the best or give your customers peace of mind (which, by the way, was initially spelled "piece" of mind by the brilliant company president - and more than once so you know it wasn't an accidental "slip-up").

Another common AP rule is to spell out the numbers one through nine. Once you get into double digits, you are supposed to use numerals. DUH!! I mean, has this guy even heard of the AP Stylebook??

I'm really not trying to make this guy out to be a common idiot, because he's really quite brilliant when it comes to his field (their company leads the entire country). It just makes me feel smarter than someone in this one area. Let me have my moment.

Friday, January 06, 2006

The Epitome of All That Is Cute

Baby.......12 days old............

Kittens............crawling around.......... on each other........

and the mama............

Itty-bitty tails........... kitten yawns!!!

The "AWWWWWS" are just dying to come out! But seeing as I'm at my desk... in the office... I'm not sure that would be the most appropriate thing to scream at the top of my lungs.

Thanks to a blurb in the Kansas City Star this morning, off to the side on the FYI cover there was info about a link called www.cuteoverload.com.

This is where I happened upon what will forever be opened up on my computer, the kitten cam.

Here it is folks, the cutest thing you will EVER see:


Indulge yourselves and then get back to me via comments page. Thank you and goodnight.

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