Also came across a cute site called Wordspy that lists neologisms found in the press like:
exergaming n. An activity that combines exercise with video game play. —adj. Also: exer-gaming.
which I guess came into being after the new Wii was released.
microblogging pp. Posting short thoughts and ideas to a personal blog, particularly by using instant messaging software or a cell phone. Also: micro-blogging.
—microblog v., n.
which I've occasionally seen done on my flist and finally these two
ungoogleable n. A person for whom no information appears in an Internet search engine, particularly Google. —adj. Also: unGoogleable, ungooglable, unGoogle-able.
googleability (goo.gul.uh.BIL.uh.tee) n. The ease with which information about a person can be found on an Internet search engine, particularly Google. Also: Googleability, googlability, google-ability.
English is certainly a growing, living language.
Here's a cute article on footwear for miniature guide horses. Apparently the Guide Horse Foundation finds that most miniature horse handlers prefers sneakers for their miniature horses. Can you imagine the early days when perhaps they tried children's footwear?
Customer: I'd like to buy a pair of children's sneakers?
Salesman: What size?
Customer: Well he wears this size shoe (holds up horseshoe).
Salesman: WTF? (Looks around for security to handle the crazy person)
One more thing - if Fred Thompson does run for President all the "Law & Order" episodes he's in may have to be pulled from rotation (read about it here). I assume this goes for movies like "The Hunt for Red October" too.
Gakked this from wisteria_ - If I dig a very deep hole, where I go to stop? Another stupid application for Google Maps...
Go look at Kiwi and how he made his dream come true - it's sweet and a little sad.
Lots of cute cat pics here
Came across The Chapbook of William the Bloody Rhymer with its collection of poems by our Spike.
I came across this really cute site called Costume Dogs and on the opening page there's a photo of a pug dressed up as Darth Vader *g*
I came across this story of Buddy, a dog whose leg was broken and yet managed to get himself into an ER where workers took him to a vet. No one knows how he figured out to go to an ER but perhaps it has the same smells as a veterinarian's clinic and he thought he could be healed there. I once read a story where a dog, who got a snoutful of porcupine quills, was taken to a vet by his owner to have them removed. The next time it happened he went there by himself. I just love stories like these about fur persons *g*
Last night I caught on the news a segment about a bear eating fermented apples and becoming drunk poor thing. I read somewhere that a surprising number of animals do become intoxicated on fermented fruit when it's available. AA for elephants anyone?
The other day there was this quote in the lj'verse about how many are more comfortable with men holding guns than hands let alone having sex or getting married. If the conservatives proposed an amendment codifying marriage (heterosexual of course) according to biblical teachings it might go something like this:
LOL. Read more here. Of course the South has the highest divorce rate in the country so I don't think this would get too far even if someone were to take this seriously and attempt it.
There's a new Post-NFA story/community called championverse, an all ensemble (with S/X) series which fills in a tiny bit the lack of anything official. The writers cleverly had Angel turn and ensoul Wesley before his meeting with Cyvus Vail.
BTW another post-NFA virtual season series called "Heroes" seems to have been "cancelled" as the link doesn't work *grumbles*
And, oh yes, the WB plans to say farewell on September 17 by showing the pilots of "BtVS", "AtS" and "Veronica Mars". Could this possibly be the un-aired first pilot with Riff Regan as Willow? That would really draw in the curious (though Joss Whedon apparently would like that pilot to vanish into the ether).
I grew up on mysteries but of late I don't read too many. Last night I stayed up late finishing J.A. Jance's Edge of Evil. I like Jance and this one features her new heroine (she has 2 other series characters) who becomes a blogger in the course of the book. She's also a woman of a certain age which is always a plus. I think this is the first book that I've read where blogs (or ljs *g*) are important to the plot. Hope she'll write more books featuring Alison Reynolds.