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April 2nd, 2008 (02:14 pm)

Bits and bobs:

1. British expressions are much cooler than American ones. Thanks, Brits.

2. Yesterday's post in which I sought an LJ user to impregnate me was in fact an April Fool's Day post. A number of people, including my wife, seemed to think that the post was convincing enough that it could have been real. I was really quite disturbed to learn that my LJ persona is apparently such that people are willing to believe that if I were seeking a man to have sex with and to father my child, my first instinct would be to post a (public) LJ post about it. I became even more disturbed when I thought it over a bit and realized that people probably aren't so very wrong to believe that.

3. All I want out of life right now is a fresh granny smith apple. Sadly, the 7/11 is the only purveyor of granny smith apples in walking distance and they are not really a viable option because the particular apples they have on display seem to have been plucked from the tree in 1974 or so. The world is a cold, cruel place.

4. Have a poll:

True or false: In the absence of a real granny smith apple, my best option at this point is to buy a bag of Sour Skittles, which include a green apple flavor.

True -- this is obviously not just your best but your only option
False -- Skittles do not equal apples
I vote for the witty option that would have gone in this tickybox except that your boss came in just as you were writing it, causing you to become flustered and forget what you were going to write

On an entirely different note, are you aware of the gay hanky code?

Yes, it is an integral part of my romantic life
Yes, I know it
I am aware of its existence but I'm not familiar with the particulars of it
No, I've never heard of such a thing
Didn't that go out in the '70s?

5a. Yes, the second question is entirely random and prompted by curiosity.
5b. I am pretty annoyed that my boss made me forget what I was going to write because I wasn't even on the schedule when he came in, and I had every right to be on the Internet. Unfortunately I am on the schedule now, so I must bid you good day.

Good day.


Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)

Ohh, why do you hate me?? I think I am allowed, because most of the books I read when I was little were British (like the 'Shoes' series and all the Peyton horsey books), so in some cases, I learned the British words/spellings FIRST. The 'u' in words like 'colour' feel right to me, thanks to my early reading. It's not like I suddenly adopted these things by decision when I was old enough to think about doing so (like I did w/ the extra N in Jenn). Do you see? I'm not choosing_ to use them, it's what comes naturally. And it's pretty much only that 'u' - it's not like I bust out w/ 'flat' all the time.

*tries to not be offended*

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)

Oh, I don't hate you! *runs after Roly with cake, pie*

I'm sorry to call you out specifically, it's just you're the first person that came to mind! There was no preference of annoyance indicated!

Like Kylie indicated elsewhere, that's a valid reason you give that I hadn't considered. I think there's a lot of people out there (take "Mr. W.C.") for whom this is just meaningless pretense, but you have satisfied me that for you that's not the case (not that you need to satisfy me .... OH GOD STOPPING NOW)

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)

Hahah! Okay! I just wanted to make sure you knew that 99% of the time, it's not like I'm _trying_ to use a Britishism, it's just what's there!

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
zoidberg - lolcat


*offers cookie*

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)

But Roly, cookies are a sometimes food!

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