It is SUCH a beautiful day out, and I just have to sit here appreciating it through the window of my stupid box office. If I didn't like my coworkers so much I would hate this job on days like today.
On that note, I really like when work feels like I am on a sitcom.
... I had just typed up a story of something funny that happened yesterday at work, but I realized how lame it made me sound, telling work stories in my blog, so I deleted it. Just know that work can be fun, sometimes.
In other news.
Last night I spent the night at Liz's house and aside from food and making fun of the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua (her parents were watching it, sigh) we went upstairs and I showed her the first episode of Season 1 of Doctor Who.
Wait, hold on. I'm don't think I am done talking about Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Liz and I were listening kind of from the kitchen, and her parents kept cracking up after lines that I didn't see any humor in. There's a scene where an iguana is trying to escape from a store or something by hiding under a pinata and one of the employees is chasing it? That's the entire joke. Her parents were rolling! And in general, I'm finding there is a huge population of that world that is highly entertained by a talking and dancing dogs. This movie brought in $29 million, debuting it at number one in the box offices in the first weekend.
WHY AM I NOT AMUSED BY TALKING AND DANCING DOGS?
Sometimes I wonder if I am missing out on a simpler form of entertainment because I am so much harder to impress. SHOULD dancing dogs amuse me?
Dogs, cats, monkeys: when animals speak in movies, and the movies are not Babe, Charlotte's Web, or Homeward Bound - or a cartoon - I don't want to see it. I don't find it funny. Ahhh.
Similarly, I saw Bedtime Stories and thought it was a pretty okay movie, but they insisted on putting in this stupid guinea pig with big weirdo cartoon eyes that served no purpose other than to be funny, and it WASN'T, so it ruined the entire movie for me. RAWR.
Okay, I am moving on. So I showed Liz Doctor Who and I am proud of myself for spreading it on and I am happy she likes it. :D I am almost done with Season Two. Halfway there!
A few months ago I did a Parselmouths interview for radio with this girl I met at a Wizard Rock show named Abby. I really enjoyed this experience because she is blind and was using it as a learning tool for future radio shows she plans to execute. It was a lot of fun and we've kept in contact a bit since then.
The point of this story is that today she wrote on my facebook wall and I turned to Liz and asked her "Hey Liz, how do blind people use facebook? In fact, how do they use computers?"
Neither of us knew so we spent about 20 minutes on google learning about all of the different methods, such as brail keyboards and systems that essentially read anything on a webpage out to people. This was all making sense until we got to this sentence:
"Sometimes visually impaired people dont even bother hooking up a monitor to their computers at all."
We were both just like "What!?!!" and then a split second later said - "Oh, well that makes sense, they can't see the monitor after all."
But then we were both quiet for a few minutes while we both sat and contemplated the idea of using a computer without the monitor. It seems so - wow. I don't even know. It's STILL blowing my mind. Have any of you ever considered this? I just can't imagine surfing the web, checking email, reading wikipedia... without a monitor. This is literally just like - 100% data transfer from machine to brain with no visuals.
We rely SO MUCH on our visuals.
The craziest part is that I was reading a web forum about this and someone even replied saying "Hi, yeah, I'm on such a computer right now. It just takes getting used to."
People are walking around using monitor-less computers and interacting with us and we don't even KNOW. People amaze me. Every single day.
Today's word: Extubsas
To have a bad attitude after taking a bath. -VicMorrowsGhost (This word amused me because the definition is completely phonetic. Ex-tub-sas. Being sassy when you exit the tub. Hahhaa.)
i love reading this thin
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