It's one of those days, folks! I don't have time to focus on a single issue, so here are a few things I've been thinking about.
- Via J-Walk blog, here's a great list of the 100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases in English. I'm ashamed to admit that I've mispronounced one or two of these myself.
- I've noticed that the band Tool has a distinctive vocal rhythm on the verses of some of their songs. It occurs to me that it's the same rhythm as a Yosemite Sam faux-cursing tirade (ratzle fratzit...). Tell me I'm wrong!
- My pumpkin vine is still getting bigger and bigger. It now curves up a nearby yew bush, back down and around a peony bush, and has looped back to its own stem and is advancing on the sidewalk again. It's covered with blossoms, but I'm afraid it's pouring more energy into vine lengthening than pumpkin production.
- This weekend I'm going on my very first camping and rafting trip. I'm not really one for roughing it, but I think if I put enough thought into getting just the right type of beer, it'll all be okay.