February 26, 2006

Standard Disney Formula

Filed under: Estrogen,Idiot Box,Rants — Katrina @ 9:48 pm

Last night I was at a neighbor’s house for several hours, keeping an eye on the ten-year-old boy who lives there while his parents were out. (Can you tell I’m trying to avoid using the word “baby-sit”? He’s not a baby!) So, basically, just sat there with him watching TV all evening. Not exactly taxing. Until about 8pm, anyway, when he switched to the Disney channel to watch a movie that was coming on, some crap with Lindsey Lohan and Tyra Banks about a doll that comes to life.

February 24, 2006

Away Messages

Filed under: Teh Interwebs — Katrina @ 11:27 pm

I am currently away from the computer.

Really? No shit. Imagine that something called an Away Message tells you that, hey, you’re not there! It’s like phone messages that say “I couldn’t answer the phone.” Well, thank you. I had no idea. Idiot.

February 22, 2006

Hey, NYRA! What’s Happening?

Filed under: NYRA Happenings — Katrina @ 10:55 pm

These days, in the National Youth Rights Association….

-It has come to our attention that Chris Batchelor has a hand moisturizer addiction. We of course wish Chris the best in overcoming this. It’ll be difficult. For a while, he will endure the constant, life-threatening torture and injury of somewhat dry hands.

February 21, 2006

I’m Not Deprecated! You’re Deprecated!

Filed under: Rants,Teh Interwebs — Katrina @ 5:28 pm

It hit me just right. I finally discovered I can set the target attribute for the Friends of the Fortress links so they open in a new window. Quite glad I could do so without diving into the PHP code, which undoubtedly would not turn out well. Then I saw it. On the WordPress admin page for adding a link, when I finally spotted the Target radio buttons at the very bottom, I saw the following:

(Note that the target attribute is illegal in XHTML 1.1 and 1.0 Strict.)

Reread that a few times and let it sink in.

February 17, 2006

This Is How Movies Should NOT Advertise

Filed under: Idiot Box,Rants — Katrina @ 5:19 pm

There’s three fundamental annoying kinds of movie ads that I think we could all do without. They tell us nothing about the movie. They treat us all like we’re stupid (granted, that’s appropriate for most people but not for smart people like, you know, yours truly). They go out of their way to focus on shit that has nothing to do with the movie in any way, shape, or form.

February 14, 2006

Mmmm, Candy Hearts

Filed under: Rants,You Suck — Katrina @ 3:40 am

And now, for a loving and saintly edition of…


What sucks, on this St. Valentine’s Day? The holiday itself? Nah. Frankly, I think it’s cool we pay attention to at least a handful of saints’ feast days. So what’s my beef now? What sucks? Simple. What sucks are relationships themselves.

February 11, 2006

You Learn Something New Every Day!

Filed under: Check It Out — Katrina @ 10:11 pm

So I was just over on Dictionary.com checking out definitions for stuff. In one definition, I saw the word “virgule”. I had no idea what it meant, so I looked it up. Cool! It’s a slash when writing, specifically for things like “and/or”. Didn’t know that thing had a special name, but okay.

Then I came to the etymology of the word and discovered the following:

“Virgule” (or rather, Latin “virgula”, meaning “little rod” or, vividly enough “little penis”)

Hahahaha. Nice.

That is all. Now go entertain yourself elsewhere until I post again.

February 10, 2006

Olympic Parade

Filed under: Sports! — Katrina @ 11:59 pm

You know, I might say the Olympics fascinate me, but, really, I just like to watch the parade of nations and to see whatever dumb gimmick they’re doing to get that torch lit.

February 7, 2006


Filed under: Musical Musing,What the hell? — Katrina @ 5:56 pm

I was walking around in Best Buy this morning, pawing through some CDs looking for something I might like. Can you believe that for the most part right now, I’m actually quite satisfied with the music I have? Amazing. So, anyway, I was glancing across the shelves, and my eyes fell upon something I just could not comprehend.

A Tribute to N’Sync.

Are you fucking kidding me?!


And on another pop culture related note, I’m quite pissed now. Up until today, I was able to proudly tell people that, no, I have never heard that Gwen Stefani song “Hollaback Girl” or whatever it’s called. Damn Best Buy intercom music.

February 6, 2006

MySpace Is Stupid, But Give It a Break!

Filed under: Rants,Teh Interwebs — Katrina @ 2:58 pm

MySpace is stupid. Everyone knows it. It’s buggy, you get too many stupid bulletins from people who don’t realize that their stupid bulletins are annoying, too much whining, too much spamming, and I’m so sick of people putting so much shit in their profiles that it takes forever for it to load. Why the hell do people put music videos up? Who the hell actually sits and watches them? And why have music playing at all? What I really hate are the ones with music playing but they don’t provide any means of turning it the hell off! Look, when I’m at my computer, chances are I’ve got my Winamp playing. In fact, I’ve got it playing right now. “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen. Good song! But, yeah, so I’m already listening to my own music. I don’t want to hear yours.

February 2, 2006

Groundhog Day

Filed under: Here's To You! — Katrina @ 4:41 pm

And now, for another fuzzy, predictive session of….

Here’s To You!

So I raise my glass and say, “Here’s to you, groundhog!”

That’s right. Today, February 2, some groundhog in Pennsylvania emerged from his little hole, saw his shadow, shrieked, dived back into his hole, and shut the door with a sign that read “Will Return in 6 Weeks”. Hopefully by then, he thinks, the scary shadow will be gone.

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