Sunday, January 10, 2010

Do you think we should introduce them to space saving?

Over in Ireland it seems that they've been having about the same weather we've been having here in Boston -- cold and snow.

I am pretty familiar with things Irish and I am fairly certain a cold and snowy winter is not the norm.

Then I read this article on the Irish Times website:

Clearly snow is not a weather event the Irish government has planned for.

In Boston you are born with the knowledge that if you don't shovel your front walk the city will fine you. But you are also born with the knowledge that you can "save" your freshly dug out parking spot with whatever household item you like.

It used to be for the entire winter practically, until the city finally had to step in and actually say you could only "save" the aforementioned parking spot for 48 hours after the snowfall ended.

It goes a little something like this:

And for anyone who says "that won't happen here", I say just give it time.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Ohhh oh oh oh oh...

The Evil Twin and I were at Hi-Fi pizza the other day and I saw this sign taped to the wall:

And while I am not entirely sure what this "rehab" is exactly...:

I think I want to go.

It's a learned behaviour...

I don't want to be the a**hole who is always bitching and pissing about spelling and grammar errors, but it's the little things in life that I am privileged to sweat about I guess.

And to be honest I don't always catch grammar errors because I am crap at grammar. There is no way I could tell you the difference between a participle and a preposition. True story.

Also, I know lots of words but haven't a clue how to use them appropriately.

But spelling mistakes nag me like a fat popcorn kernel stuck between two back teeth.

For example: using "peaked" for "piqued". If you tell me that I have sparked some curiosity in you, then I have piqued your interest, not peaked. And before anyone gets mad that I am bringing the whip down, my philosophy is if you can't use the right word, phrase it differently. See sentence two of this very paragraph.

This is what piqued my interest in this topic so early on a Sunday:

Now that is just wrong. The spelling part.