November 25, 2005

SASF v.11.25 - Tryptophan Stupor

Jeez, I almost spaced off the fact that it's Friday! Dang holiday. Yesterday was the usual chow-fest. The food was great, the company was nice, and I slept great last night. I did, however, lose something - my mind, I believe. I got up this morning at 5:30 and went shopping. Yep. Well before dawn, I was dressed, out of the house and I walked into Target as they opened the doors at 6. It's the first time I've done that, but it was worth it! I got some SWEET deals. Everything I bought was at least 50% off and I got practically all of the holiday shopping done for the D-man. *yawn* Yeah, it's catching up to me.

I've spent the afternoon searching for the place where I'll get my tattoo. It's been an interesting endeavor, indeed. I still have three more shops to visit.

So...considering that, let's get on with the show!

In the Spirit
Being the day after Thanksgiving, we also did the traditional putting-up of the Christmas tree. D keeps rearranging the ornaments which is pretty amusing to watch.

These people, however, really got nutty with the lights. Damn, I'm impressed. Makes me think of Electric Light Orchestra - remember them? :D

Damn, I bet it's annoying to be inside the house when that's going on, though.

Adventures in Lobotomy

"Freeman was featured on the front page of the New York Times and other national dailies and periodicals regularly over the following years, undoubtedly persuading many surgeons to adopt the technique, and many thousands of patients and relatives of patients to opt for it. The popular coverage was universally optimistic, with headlines such as: "Psychosurgery Cured Me", "Wizardry Of Surgery Restores Sanity To Fifty Raving Maniacs", and, memorably (and tragically incorrectly), "No Worse Than Removing Tooth"."

Click the title of an amazing lesson in the history of the lobotomy. Veggies, anyone?

Flippin' the Bird

...and now, another interesting history lesson:

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future.

This famous weapon was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew".

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew!


Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually hanged to a labiodental fricative 'F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute!

It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrws used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."

And yew thought yew knew everything!

Just Plain Freaky

This is one of the freakiest little pieces of internet goodness I've seen in a long time. Yikes. ('tis work safe, but has sound)

Nice Kitty. heh *backs away slowly*

Jumpin' in the Leaves

The D-Man having a blast.

Blue Balls?

Someone has far too much times on their hands. Gives the term blue balls a completely different meaning. It kinda sucks you in, though.

Wax Off

I am sorry to report that Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid) passed away this morning at home at the age of 73. Story here. Rest in Peace, Pat.

What NOT to Do

Since the majority of you are aware that I am about to get my first tattoo, I thought I'd share a few "don'ts" regarding this subject.

First, for the gamer: Just no.

This stabbed beet symbolizes a deep hatred of vegetables. heh

Nice. Even the lion is rolling it's eyes.

Check it out, guys! It makes it look like I'm wearing Grandma's church clothes ALL the time!

ha ha ha ha ha! ...and your public education betrayed YOU!

Y'all have a fabulous weekend, now. Be good to each other and play nice.



  1. Well, that's the first time I've been sucked in by blue balls.


    You're a tataholic, but you've found some beauties there. :) Youre right that last won is the bestestest.

    Poor sod. :D

  2. That video game tat is just soooo wrong!! Happy day after turkey day!

  3. Well...not the definition of blue balls I a super weekend!

  4. ELO those were the days...
    Happy Tat shopping!

  5. The pic of D in the leaves is precious. Hope you had a good holiday.


  6. I totally spent waaaay too long watching those mesmerizing balls. Um.. I think I've said that before..

  7. Yeah, sad about Pat Morita. RIP. He was cool. Rick Springfield I caught in concert at a Casino recently with David Lee Roth's bass player. His tatoo's are common Japanese looking symbols many use. Kind of creeped me out with that big cross. Have a happy!

  8. Transfixed by the blue balls tough you may be, it's the cat with hands that has me captivated.

    Tres funky no?

  9. Ooooh, let me know what you found? I can't wait to hear.

  10. Owl - Evil little machine, it is. lol On the last one, the sad part to me was that there were at least two people who didn't know any better. *smooooch*

    Nanner - I know! Hope you had a great holiday!

    Mike - I'm sure it wasn't! lol

    Brighton - I loved them! thanks!

    Boo - thanks! He was having so much fun. you too! *hugs*

    Jamie - ha ha ha

    Michael - that is pretty strange about Rick. Wonder what they all mean. you too!

    Pete - I know - it's so creepy but fascinating at the same time!

    HEP - been there, done that. ;)