Mutterings … This is a weekly entertainment that I might try.
Week 131
18 hours, 11 minutes ago

I say … and you think … ?
Mine are below, you might want to try it before you look at mine

1. Complexion::
2. Teach::
3. Back to school::
4. Months::
5. Nominate::
6. Favorite curse word::
7. Concerned::
8. Better::
9. Escalate::
10. Unveil::

Upon re-reading mine, I’m afraid I may need some psychiatric help.

1. Complexion:: peach
2. Teach:: run
3. Back to school:: Mervyn’s
4. Months:: 4
5. Nominate:: Nixon
6. Favorite curse word:: fuck
7. Concerned:: furrowed brow
8. Better:: best
9. Escalate:: elevate
10. Unveil:: arab


BYOA: Bring Your Own Advil. A description for a task that’s sure to give you a headache. “We need to install that software on the Unix server — BYOA.”

James Bond Effect: Shaken not stirred. As in: Your actions worry me, but I’m still not going to change.
Nominated by Justine Scorrer

I haven’t been getting these – somebody’s blocking it, guess I’ll need to check the various spam filters…

Movie Review

Dear Frankie

Great little movie. I believe I would give it a 9 out of 10. I’ve never given anything a 10, if that means anything.

Plot Summary for
Dear Frankie (2004)

Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they’ve run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship’s progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie’s father for just one day…

Memorable Quotes from Dear Frankie
[writing a letter to his dad]
Frankie: Dear da, did you know something? We’re moving again. Ma says it’s time. She says it’s definitely the last time but she says that every single time! Nana Gourley says if there is a next time they’ll have to carry her out in a box and ma says ‘don’t tempt her!’

Plot spoiler:

I’m a sucker for a happy ending, and this movie was going for a suitable, but not all that happy ending. In a delightful and unexpected twist at the end I was left with a lovely hope and possibility for a happier future.

Web Fads
Remember Hampsterdance? 🙂 How about Mahir? All Your Base? CNet has a list of the top ten web fads of (ahem) all time.

And a little joke:
An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: “They’ve stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!” she cried. The dispatcher said, “Stay calm. An officer is on the way.” A few minutes later, the officer radios in. “Disregard,” he says. “She got in the back-seat by mistake.”

Dead Birds

Another one in the back. That makes six now. And I got a mosquito bite two days ago. It’s a good thing I’m healthy as a horse.