Thursday, March 15, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
I delete all spam comments, even when they are particularly clever. A recent one was posted in Arabic, which I thought was exceedingly clever. I don't have an enormous following, that I'm aware, among folks whose primary language is in Arabic, so I was a bit puzzled. I was relieved when it translated to a company name instead of some political diatribe. This is my blog, dammit, so I'm the only one who gets to go on rants about stuff. The comment has been deleted.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Behold the tardigrade. They're very small, about half a millimeter long when full grown. Capable of surviving all sorts of inhospitable conditions from the vacuum of space to boiling volcanic mud, they are hardy little beasts. Which gives me one more tiny thing to worry about. Like the tiny critters that make their home in your eyelashes. And dust mites. I fear I have wiped out entire multi-generation colonies of them while cleaning. Plus, now I'm concerned that I have eaten multitudes of tardigrades, totally by accident. I expect they can tolerate the hazards of the human digestive system, which means I have also pooped them out. I really need to stop thinking about this. There are plenty of bigger things that require and deserve my attention.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Just a few minutes ago, whilst unsubscribing from numerous email senders in order to unclog my clogged up inboxes, I ran across the word disclaimertional. Yes, I will use it in a sentence. If you do not wish to receive these disclaimertional messages from us, click here. Not really knowing what disclaimertional means, I assumed it referred to the email it was at the bottom of in tiny print. So I clicked there. I can't find this word in any dictionaries and spell check keeps underlining it in red. If you are familiar with disclaimertional and you know what it means, please educate the rest of us.