This quote was brought to you by our discussions of churchgoing at work. My coworker was totally cool with my being an atheist, because he’s one too, but he was also puzzled by the idea that I had been raised that way. Who knew atheism could be the default setting?
AMELIA: It’s not working.
AMELIA: Oh, I should probably get my shoe out of the freezer.
AMELIA’S SIBLINGS: We are not sure what should scare us more … that you stuck your shoe in the freezer or that your remembering that it’s in there suggests it wasn’t an absent-minded moment.
AMELIA: I stepped in gum. I’m trying to freeze it off.
AMELIA’S SIBLINGS: Oh. CONTEXT!
Today's quote brought to you by my response to my sister's Emily Dickinson Facebook Flamewar. Do not criticize Emily Dickinson to your former high school English teacher. It gets ugly.
Today’s quote brought to you by my sister and I watching a weird episode of Batman: TAS, in which the villain reminded us of a supervillainous version of Walt Disney* so much that we renamed him. We aren’t even sure what his name is. We don’t care.
BONUS QUOTE: "You see, a supervillain is a series of tubes ..."
*Well, more supervillainous.
“I’ll be damned! Oscar’s trash can is a TARDIS!”
Today’s quote brought to you by my new Sesame Street DVDs, in which it’s insisted that Oscar’s can is a 3½-room one even when he walks around carrying it.
Why yes, we’re having a Muppet fest here, why do you ask?
“So, basically, we have an omnipresent, omniscient mega-conscious being who’s a compulsive picker.”
Today’s quote brought to you by The Hive, who is just full of surprises. And here you thought your picking was destructive. I don’t think the Band-Aids On All Ten Fingers or the Mittens trick are gonna work in this case.
I also really hope this is the only compulsion The Hive has. Can you imagine an OCD hive mind? “There must be exactly ten billion of me at all times, dammit!”
Yes, I may not be blogging, but I am writing!
National Garage Sale Day
Perseid Meteor Showers
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Moment of Silence (Japan)
National Day (Singapore)
National Women's Day (South Africa)
Second Half of the New Year Day
Special Recreation for Disabled Day
Anniversary - Battle of Gettysburg
Anniversary - First Postage Stamp
Anniversary - First US Zoo
Anniversary - Medicare
Anniversary - Zip Codes Inaugurated
Birthday - Diana, Princess of Wales
Canada Day (Canada)
Half-Year Day (China)
Independence Day (Burundi)
Independence Day (Rwanda)
Republic Day (Ghana)
... Not that I like it, of course, but it does make a lot more sense now.
National Nursing Assistants Day and Week
Anniversary - Baseball Hall of Fame
Birthday - President George H. W. Bush (41st President)
Birthday - Anne Frank
Independence Day (Philippines)
Independence Day (Russia)
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Birthday - Barbra Streisand (singer, actress)
Bonus Quote from Bend it Like Beckham: “Lesbian? I thought she was a Pisces!”