Saturday, September 26, 2009

On my mind

Ooh... a blank blog post page! What possibilities!

That's what's going through my head right now as I open up this editor for a new post. I have no idea what I'm going to write about so I thought I'd just start typing and see what comes out.

I've seen some people do this and end up with some of their most brilliant work. And I've seen other people do this who should not have pressed the "publish" button. So I'll be watching for that. I suppose I should assume that if you're reading this, then I felt it was good enough something to publish.

So, what's on my mind today?

Well, let's see... Diesel wrote this hysterical post that placed Gregory House as a plumber instead of the doctor he plays on House. You really ought to check it out... it's very funny.

So, being the witty commenteer that I am, I wrote, "Most excellent. You're damn book better be this funny!" except that instead of writing "your" I accidentally wrote "you're" and now I can't take it back. I wouldn't care so much that I did that, except for the fact that Diesel has an actual feature called "Ask Diesel About Language Stuff" where he chastises people for doing things like that. Plus, the number one grammar complaint on the blogsphere revolves around people bitching about "your" -vs- "you're." I have no idea why I care about this at all, but sometimes it's the little things.

What else... Oh, I have the WORST ear bug I think I've ever suffered from and I'm this close to taking my cordless drill and boring a hole in my skull to let it out. Over the last few weeks I've been listening to one of the two remaining CDs in my car that still actually work. The other five look like they've been used to polish stones.

The album is We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things by Jason Mraz and the song is Love For A Child which is a beautiful Queen-esque ballad about a kid who was neglected as child. The lyrics are engaging and the melody is haunting - which is why I haven't been able to stop hearing it in my head over and over and over and over, day and night, for an entire week now. I no longer even like the song anymore and I absolutely refuse to play the CD for fear that I will hear the song again which will only strengthen the evil grip it already has on my brain.

So here... take it for yourself... please. Maybe that will get it off my mind.

Ok, that's enough. I've already violated the requisite "2-screen slide" rule that says if you have to pull the slider down more than 2 screens' worth to see how big a post is, you won't read it in the first place. But then again if you've made it this far you're probably not affected by that rule. Ooh, see that... I spelled "you're" the right way!

Heh. Sometimes it's the little things.


Idaho Dad said...

Jeff, aren't you the one who recommended Mraz's "I'm Yours" to me some months ago? His whole album is a pleasure.

You'd like Mika's new album, "The Boy Who Knew Who Too Much." Also lots of memorable melodies with the occasional Queen flourish.

Michelle said...

Actually "it's" and "its" is even more annoying than "you're" vs "your" -- at least in my opinion.

So that CD repair stuff I just bought doesn't work? I figured you of all people would be knowledgeable if it did. There goes $3 down the drain :)

yellojkt said...

This was only a one-scroll. Too many of my posts are five or six scrolls. Now I know why more people read you than me. That and your funnier, more handsome, and cooler.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

idaho dad - Yes, I was thinking about you when I wrote this. I think Mraz is an amazing vocalist. Pure talent. Thanks for the Mika songs. I'm listening to them right now. Very cool!

michelle - Hmmm, we had one of those CD repair kits once and I don't think it ever repaired one CD. However, ours always look like someone has been scrubbing them with steel wool so maybe that has something to do with it.

yellowjkt - Thank you... for spelling "your" wrong. If you did it on purpose it was very kind/funny of you and if you did it by accident then it makes me feel normal. :-)

Janna said...

Here, go check out this fun site called "Apostrophe Catastrophes".

Now you can make fun of other people's punctuation mistakes instead of your own. :)

If that doesn't do the trick, you can always go here too:

Good stuff, guaranteed to horrify English teachers everywhere. :)

Elizabeth said...

My ear worm is "The Chicken Walk" by The Wiggles. Want to trade??

Heather said...

Wait! This is a children's song and he says ass in it? Hmmmm.

I too am bothered by spelling mistakes, but that doesn't mean I don't commit them. And I'm very embarrassed when I discover them later.

I do like Jason Mraz though.

And I prefer shorter blog posts too, but this wasn't that long. It's really the posts that have the teeny tiny writing and I still have to scroll more than once.

Mom Thumb said...

I've never found anything that really cleans CDs well.

Having spent so much time recently in our youth shelter getting ready for our big grand opening, I have to say, that song pretty much just broke my heart.

Amie Adams said...

I HATE when I use improper grammar in a comment. HATE IT!! I just get all excited about the post or something.

Avitable said...

After that typo, your only resort is suicide.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

janna - Thanks for introducing me to yet another way to burn up my already underutilized time.

elizabeth - I just think it's sweet that you're listening to The Wiggles these days.

heather - I've seen some blogs that have so much content per post that my eyes glaze over. I won't even bother to start reading those novels.

mom thumb - Yeah, I wonder if he wrote that from personal experience.

mamma - I know, it bugs me too but I have no idea why. It's not like I'm trying to win a grammar contest or something.

avitable - Even worse, I've taken to wearing a scarlet apostrophe. Now I can pay for my egregious punctuation sins through public humiliation.

Debra said...

Love that album. Lordy. Our kids can sing that whole song "I'm Yours" because we listened to it so much.

absepa said...

There must be something about Jason Mraz; I heard "I'm Yours" ONE time (I don't listed to the radio much) and it was stuck in my head for about two weeks.

I hate it when I make a spelling or grammar mistake in a comment! Some blogs give you the opportunity to edit, which is really nice.

Babs-beetle said...

I'm sure I've used 'you're' when it should have been 'your' and lots of other typos, in comments. That's why I like the fact that Kathy has an edit feature :)

Ed said...

Ahh...yore just messin' with us! Actually, I make the "your" mistake all the time. But I have gnomes and nobody expects me to have proper grammar; so that's a plus.

And this Jason Mraz thing? No can do there...I am NOT going to listen to him and his cutesy lyrics! You can't make me, you can't make me!

Ed said...

The stream of consciousness post. Love it.

Oh, and far be it from me to criticize grammar and spelling but I shall. What really gets my goat (is that the phrase?) is their, there, and they're misuse.

Roger Miller said...

I will humor myself and tell you that I'm rubbing off on you, I think.

At least the rambling part... I'm actually thinking of making my rambles a weekly feature. It is good writing practice you know. :)