21 March 2014

"Now, I don't know... I don't know" --Jimmy Buffett

Oh, hai.

I've been traveling some.

Got to see Vanna and Pat do their thing in L.A. in January. Yeah, L.A. in L. A... Seems like they would have thrown a parade or something, right? Not so much. I did get a free light up W.o.F. pin, though. Also? Vanna really is that beautiful. Still.

And last month in the midst of the snow-lashings, we spent 5 days with friends in steamy (80+% humidity) Key West. Hey, that's not a weather complaint, just a fact. I'll take balmy any day! Plus, ya gotta love those six-toed Hemingway cats:

So, yeah, I've seen some wondrous sights of late. But in the Key West hotel, I noticed this thingamabob between the door and the TV. See it?

Here's a closer view...

My question is: What the hell is that??

The other thing I've been doing lately is deleting. I'm spending a lot of time deleting all the second spaces after all the periods that I can't help but type because, goshdernit, that's the way I was taught as a youngin. Anybody else doing this??


the dogs' mother said...

Next time pack a set of screwdrivers and take it off the wall!

AbbotOfUnreason said...

We weren't supposed to tell you this. You're actually one of a set of illegal clones. Your whole life has been an experiment. But someone got sloppy and let you discover a monitoring device and now the experiment is contaminated and we have to start all over again.

Also, I still type two spaces after every full stop. HTML ignores the second space anyway.

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

OMG you saw Vanna and Pat! I'm so jealous. I loved that show ever since the era of the ceramic dalmatians.

I'm always deleting the second space too--my boss uses them in his stuff all the time. I wondered if it was me that was wrong, but it makes sense now that you tell me it's an old-timer thing. My boss stopped evolving right around the time the fax machine was invented :)

Mai said...

I have no idea what that thing on the wall is, but it looks kind of suspicious. I've never had the problem of two spaces after a period, but good luck with breaking that habit :X

Mike said...

That's where the NSA has their camera and microphone.

Word Perv said...

NONONO!!! There is only ONE space after a period!!! Here's a great article about it: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2011/01/space_invaders.html

The Bug said...

My boss (who is TWENTY years younger than I am) prefers two spaces. What the heck! At least we agree about not needing quote marks around an indented quote :)

lacochran's evil twin said...

the dog's mother: but what if I'm sucked into a portal to hell?

AbbotofUnreason: My whole life makes sense now. Start all over? Crap. I don't want to go through braces again.

Kirsten: Ha! I remember the ceramic dogs!!!

Mai: Right?!

Mike: That would explain why my favorite items are always disappearing from the grocery store. National Supermarket Association, right?

Word Perv: Thank you for the definitive ruling.

The Bug: At least. Darn whippersnappers.

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