Thursday, February 09, 2006

Random thoughts and observations

I've started using my Starbucks travel mug to bring my second cup of coffee in the mornings to work with me, and I can say definitively: there is a qualitative difference in the taste of the coffee in my apartment, in my car, and in my office.

I think that if he really worked at it, I mean really put his shoulder into it, Pat Robertson could quite possibly be a bigger jackass. There's unexplored territory there.

"Heuristic" is my new favourite word, simply because when asked to define it I get to talk about Maxwell's Demon.

I am approaching the point where I can carry on a conversation in MSN Messenger entirely in emoticons.

Now that Sawyer on Lost is bad again, the show is in serious jeopardy of becoming like 90210, i.e. characters will alternate between good and evil depending on the ratings and the unimaginativeness of the writers.

Dominic Monaghan on Lost; Sean Astin on 24; we need to have Billy Boyd and Elijah Wood to turn up on their own TV series, and then put all the shows on the same night for an all-hobbit lineup.

I think there's a house at the top of the hill I drive down on the way to work that burns tires in its fireplace. The past three mornings I have smelled burned rubber as I drive through that area and gotten paranoid that my car's engine is about to explode.

I've been eating a lot of soup lately.

In the last seventy-two hours, I have had two songs stuck in my head, and they're taking turns driving me insane: "Hollaback Girl" and the theme song to The Gilmore Girls. I wouldn't have thought anything could be worse than Britney Spears for this sort of thing, but here we are.

Someone at CBC Radio Two is overly fond of organ music in the middle of the day.

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm not certain if they're still doing it, but Thursdays between 12:30-1:00 (EST) used to be devoted to organ music, back when Shelaugh Rogers and Shelly Soames used to do the midday shows. They called it Organ Thursdays, oddly enough :)

Lesley said...

Ok that was hilarious. Pure funny. An all hobbit line up. Priceless!

mr. tomas ubik said...

what do you drink from starbucks? lately ive been getting the staryucks from anything other then their tea.

Chris in NF said...

Actually, it's just a Starbuck's mug -- as far as I know, the only Starbuck's in town is attached to the Chapters well north of where I live and not (alas) on the way to campus. I have been agitating to bring the evil empire into the basement of the Arts&Admin building so I can have my morning $4 lattes, but so far to no avail ...

Clarence-Jer said...

I call mine my "miasma mug" because once you've had coffee in it, you need to cleanse it in fire and acid before anything else (tea, for example) can stop tasting like coffee. But then it tastes like fire and acid. Bone china and an office kettle, that's the way to go mate. I bet they drink quite a lot of tea in Newfoundland, too.

Anonymous said...

There is another starbucks in the Avalon Mall next to the Coles store... small, but it gets the job done... and Clarence-jer, Newfies do drink a lot of tea, however due to globalization and relocation you will find that most of the younger crowd (less than 40) drink coffee now...

Loz said...

have i told you that i love this post?

Anonymous said...

There is no Starbucks in the avalon mall thats Second Cup

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I think it is great idea to get a second cup of coffee in the morning. I usually take coffee at work so that I keep awaken