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02 November 2010 @ 12:01 am
Truly Random  
Random things that wandered through my head today...

  • Mosquitos should not come out in the sunlight. No exceptions!

  • Sarah Palin appears to be slightly cross-eyed.

  • Lesbionic isn't a word, but should it be? I could see it kicking off an entire SciFi subgenre.

  • How can anyone actually like Kit-Kats? They're like chocolate-coated styrofoam.

  • Riding the dog like a small horse...
        Frowned upon in your establishment?
           * Yes
           * No
           * Huh? Is this a real thing?
    HSH's thought for the day: Giants won the World Series!!!!

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    deathbymutationdeathbymutation on November 2nd, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
    As I read your post I was munching on Halloween candy. It was a kit-kat.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
    ! Even the chocolate hazelnut filling doesn't make them more fun for me. But my son loves them. I find it puzzling!
    Dquincykat on November 2nd, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
    I love Kit-Kats! And my daughter will most likely ride the dogs like small horses. She will so be that kid, stashed computer and smartphone in her crib and all!
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
    My son loves Kit-Kats, but I find them kind of a waste of calories. ;)

    Growing up, we had Great Danes. My god, if there was EVER a dog that needed to be ridden like a horse, it's a Great Dane!

    Which was forbidden in my parents' establishment. Phooey. :(
    Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on November 2nd, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
    I think the Kit-Kat you're eating is different to the one I know. Maybe I'll send you a real one.

    The funny thing is, US chocolate doesn't make me ill, but it's too disgusting to eat.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
    jolietjones says the same thing below. I didn't know you even had Kit-Kats in the U.K., though given that they possibly have some choco-hazelnut filling, they're probably popular in Europe.

    The funny thing is, US chocolate doesn't make me ill, but it's too disgusting to eat.

    Even Hershey bars/kisses? I love those. We have a rather broad range of "acceptable chocolate" over here, so there is a lot of popular stuff (Snickers bars!) that Europeans would probably pass right over.

    Now I'm wondering which part of chocolate you're allergic to, and whether it's more of a 'sensitivity' than an allergy. I.e., in smaller proportions (less pure chocolate), it doesn't bother your system as much. Hmmmm.
    JJ: yes indeedjolietjones on November 2nd, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
    Hey you! *waves*

    Random post is random, have you been on the Marlot?

    TOTES agree on the mosquitos. Although I don't think they should come out at all, period. I hate those fuckers. *shudders*

    Lesbionic is an excellent word. Very strong.

    It's official, Kit-Kats taste different over here. I found out for myself this summer.

    Riding the dog like a small horse? Yeah, it's always going to happen isn't it? Fair game I say.

    Are we pleased that the Giants won the WS?



    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
    I don't even know what the Marlot is (sounds like a cross between Marmot and Harlot, in which case I definitely do NOT want a ride)!

    Although I don't think they should come out at all, period. I hate those fuckers. *shudders*
    Me too. And I would like some peace, damnit! Some window of time when I can be out gardening and not have some pesky thing trying to bite me!

    Lesbionic is an excellent word. Very strong.
    At first, you might think, "Hah-hah!" but then it quickly becomes, "Wait... I could totes see that working." But substitute a word with similar sound qualities to create, say, Presbionic, and the reaction is, "God, I'm bored already..."

    It's official, Kit-Kats taste different over here. I found out for myself this summer.
    Apparently true!

    Riding the dog like a small horse? Yeah, it's always going to happen isn't it? Fair game I say.
    This is an especially touchy subject for me, having grown up with Great Danes that we were NOT allowed to ride like horses, even when we were very little and didn't weigh very much. I'm with the baby on that one. ;)

    Are we pleased that the Giants won the WS?
    HalfshellHusband sure is (I'm not a baseball fan at all). They last won the World Series in 1954, when they were still the New York Giants and not the San Francisco Giants. He's been a lifelong Giants fan, so this was big for him! One of their recent stabs at a World Series championship included the very distracting San Francisco earthquake of 1989 (I think), which struck during the game. :0

    Christopher was all excited that the San Francisco 49ers were playing in London on Sunday. London? He says it's a thing, some NFL outreach where one game a year is played in Europe. Good luck, I say. Europeans already have a brand of football that they're fanatic about, and it's not that one!
    JJ: dean eye-rolljolietjones on November 2nd, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
    Face. Palm.

    It's a typo and is meant to say Merlot, sorry. I'm sure you guessed that really, y?

    Oh that's very exciting for Giants fans then *high fives HSH*.

    We had the radio on as we were eating our breakfast on Sunday and they were talking about the NFL (playing 20minutes from us) and he was all like 'Why didn't anyone tell me' in full teenagee grunt. Bless his little cotton socks. He is a fan, although he is more into the NHL.

    There's quite a following for your brand of football over here and those matches are very well attended.

    That must have been something when you were a child, to be smaller than your pets. I mean I'm sure you know this (LOL) but Great Danes are HUGE!



    Have a great week!

    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
    It's a typo and is meant to say Merlot, sorry. I'm sure you guessed that really, y?
    Hee! I wondered. ;)

    I HAVE tried Merlot, and I like it. I used to hate red wines, because they tasted (to use my mother's word) like musty raisins. But as I got older, I discovered that I mostly just don't like sour wine, whether white or red. My favorite is Petite Serat, which means I also like Merlot and Syrah, and often Zinfandel. But rarely Cabernet. I like fruity undertones, I like pepperiness, you name it. But vinegar? Bleh.

    There's quite a following for your brand of football over here and those matches are very well attended.
    I had no idea! I could see basketball being very popular, but I expect little NFL love (it's all about soccer in Europe) and little baseball love in Britain (it's all about cricket!).

    but Great Danes are HUGE!
    :D It warps one's perspective, too. I keep referring to things like labradors and Irish setters and Golden retrievers as "medium-sized dogs," and other people go, "Huh?" But those ARE medium-sized dogs! Everything below them is some sort of small dog/yappy dog to me. ;)

    You cannot imagine how it would fester to have your own personal horse-sized dog and not be allowed to ride it in the house! My god, what ELSE is a dog that size made for? :0
    JJ: michael ewwjolietjones on November 2nd, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)

    Jeez that is tough. Speaking as someone who had to resort to riding the arm of the couch, I can understand your desperation when presented with such an ideal plaything.

    Dear oh dear, no matter how many times I read it, 'riding the arm of the couch' sounds dirtybadwrong. It was just a horse ok?!
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
    Dear oh dear, no matter how many times I read it, 'riding the arm of the couch' sounds dirtybadwrong. It was just a horse ok?!

    Hahaha! I had the same thought- "It sounds bad, but I'm pretty I did that as a kid too. And the hobby horse."

    We used to have a leather recliner, and at one house it was ideally located for both the "hop from one piece of furniture to the next without touching the ground" game and also the finishing flourish of "use the back and seat of the recliner like a slide."

    Because it worked-- you started at the top, and the footrest kicked out as you slid down and out onto the floor.

    We had to be careful never to play that game when my parents were around. "You're ruining the chair! Stop it!!!"
    JJ: dean you're awesomejolietjones on November 2nd, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)

    OMGYES! You've made me feel quite nostalgic. So much fun was to be had with FURNITURE.

    LOL
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Half Evilhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
    Haha! Most of that fun involving abuse that your parents did NOT approve of. ;)
    Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on November 2nd, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
    What, rugby? League or Union? I prefer Sevens myself. Faster game.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
    Soccer is a Euro-mania, but for Britain, yes-- there's also rugby! How could I forget?!?
    sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: LJFriendsbadboy_fangirl on November 2nd, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
    I LOVE KIT-KATS! /emphatic
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
    Christopher does too! I do not get it. o_O

    Or, more to the point, since I'm calorie-limited... I don't understand spending worthy chocolate calories on that.
    cindytsuki_no_bara on November 2nd, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
    but... i like kit-kats! and evidently so do lots of other people! and if you don't want yours, i will happily eat them!

    but if mosquitoes only come out at night, you can't see them to swat them.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Haihalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
    Christopher eats all the Kit-Kats in the house. I'd be trading them for Snickers/MilkyWay/3Musketeers and other forms of chocolate.

    I'll bet his sister swaps hers for Almond Joys (he hates those) and Junior Mints (if he doesn't still hate those. He had issues with mint-flavored things for years...)

    but if mosquitoes only come out at night, you can't see them to swat them.
    But at least I'd have some window where I could be working outside and not have them trying to bite me all the freakin' time! Even more annoying when you're camping. Little monsters!
    Are we back to hos over bros?lissa_bear on November 2nd, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
    Put chocolate on anything and I'll probably eat it...styrofoam is no exception.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
    Hahaha! That should be their new marketing slogan!
    devon99 on November 2nd, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
    I love Kit Kats, had one at the weekend!! *whispers* I dip them in my tea:)

    Riding a dog like a small horse? Is that what you are doing? Lol, I have such an image in my head right now. I hope you mean little children!!

    Giants? Who? What? Is this baseball? I have never met any English person who likes or understands baseball.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Haihalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
    Apparently, your British Kit-Kats taste much better than our American ones. Though "much" might be a relative term for those who find that styrofoamy wafer thing tasteless. ;)

    That quotation is from an E-Trade commercial, and it really struck a chord with me. We had Great Danes when I was little! We were never allowed to ride them! But oh, did we ever want to!

    The Giants are baseball, and it's probably as incomprehensible to an English person as cricket is to us.

    But once you understand the game, you still either like it or you don't. I find it insanely boring, because so little happens for such long stretches that when OMG-THING!!! occurs I'm never paying attention. Basketball, where the whole game is going constantly and offense/defense turns on a dime, is much more my thing. :)
    Kimberleylampshade_days on November 2nd, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
    There is a terrible variety of mosquito that is quite common around here called the tiger mosquito or something. In the summer here, they hunt during the day quite aggressively and specifically target humans. I remember taking the kids to the park some days and, despite being slathered in sunscreen, being eaten alive by those little buggers.

    Lesbionic should definitely be a word.

    Mitch Hedberg has a joke about Kit Kats. "The Kit Kat candy bar has the name Kit Kat imprinted into the chocolate. That robs you of chocolate! That's a clever chocolate-saving technique." They aren't my fave, but I can't say much about the edibility of my personal Halloween fave/weakness - Laffy Taffy. Holy toothaches, Batman!

    Edited at 2010-11-02 09:42 pm (UTC)
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
    remember taking the kids to the park some days and, despite being slathered in sunscreen, being eaten alive by those little buggers.
    First there was the one that tried to bite me around 1pm in the yard on Sunday. But while biking yesterday, I remembered the hiking trip HSH and I took to the base of Eagle Cap in the Oregon Wallowa Mountains. It's all meadows full of snowmelt streams, and the mosquitos were out in hordes in broad daylight! And we didn't have any repellent, because, well, daytime! Ugh.

    The Kit Kat candy bar has the name Kit Kat imprinted into the chocolate. That robs you of chocolate! That's a clever chocolate-saving technique."
    Hahaha! I can see his point!

    My weaknesses are all chocolate, except perhaps for Sugar Babies and the occasional Skittle or Runt. I do like Laffy Taffy, though, and I found out on Halloween that while my son does NOT like Laffy Taffy, he does like Airheads. They're all sour taffy! What's the difference?