June 15, 2004

Missing cable? So am I.

Every time there is a major storm up on top of the mountain peak that I call home, we lose cable. And, if it's like tonight, we lose cell phone reception. So, how do I spend my time?

Why, on the Internet of course, making tons of lists! (Note: these lists are not terribly amusing, but rather, kind of sad.)

    What I'm missing on TV.
  • Watching someone chop vegetables in Japanese.
  • A real list made up by David Letterman
  • Flipping between CNN and Fox News, attempting to figure out who's the biased one.
  • The possiblity of catching Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood or Inside Edition to get the real scoop on J-Lo's wedding.
  • Berkinstocks on QVC (not quite sure why I watch...)
  • Etc.
    What I'm doing instead.
  • Talking on the phone, until the reception went.
  • Attempting to figure out my last two blanks on the TV Guide Crossword puzzle: a four-letter word for Hungarian Sheepdog and a six-letter word for More Slender (Help!)
  • Dispatching emails across the country.
  • Talking on IM.
  • Thinking about reading The Lovely Bones.
  • Thinking about reading Sick Puppy.
  • Thinking about having a snack, but I only really have roasted red pepper hummos (hummus? Depends on the container, evidently), which isn't as tasty as it ought to be. My favorite hummos is made by some company named "Heba's" and is flavored cilantro with extra garlic. Yum yum.
  • Clearly, filling the blog that has scrolled off into nothingness.

Yeah, that's it. Time for bed.

Posted by Julie Young at June 15, 2004 12:10 AM
Comments

puli? http://www.champdogs.co.uk/html/breeds/hungarian-puli.htm


leaner?

Gimme some letters and I'll be more useful.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at June 15, 2004 12:39 AM

More slender = ?

adj 1: being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street" [syn: slight, slim] 2: very narrow; "a thin line across the page" [syn: thin] 3: having little width in proportion to the length or height; "a slender pole" 4: small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus" [syn: slim] 5: gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease [syn: lissome, lissom, lithe, lithesome, supple, svelte, sylphlike]

Good to see you back online.

It's not sad that you make lists. I am becoming a list fanatic. I'll make lists at work and put to do things on it from time to time, just so I can cross it off and feel like I did something. I rewrite it at least once a day, because I'm like that.

Posted by: Brian at June 15, 2004 08:36 AM

Oops, I forgot to bold slight,slim

Posted by: Brian at June 15, 2004 08:38 AM

sorry about your blog, Julie. I've missed your witticisms, honestly.

Here's wishing you luck with that 6 letter word for "more slender."

Posted by: Karissa at June 15, 2004 10:01 AM

You must read The Lovely Bones; I couldn't put it down, so it was only 2 days of reading :-)

Posted by: Donna at June 15, 2004 12:53 PM

Puli is perfect! As for "more slender." That one isn't going well at all. It attaches to Puli, so it starts with the letter "l." According to my calculations, it should be the following word: LA_K_R. I don't know what kind of word that is, so I must have screwed up somewhere. However, the K comes from "weather man Al" Roker, the R from Pray "for the wildcats," and the A from "It's a heart" ache. Arg. Anyway, that's where I am.

And I'm reading The Lovely Bones. :)

Posted by: Julie at June 15, 2004 01:29 PM

Gotcha on the list thing. I am big on top tens; I am not interesting enough for twenty. :-D

Posted by: Amanda at June 16, 2004 02:09 AM

Hey Julie,

Is it possible that the R is incorrect? The only word I could come up with is lankly:

Main Entry: lank
Pronunciation: 'la[ng]k
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlanc; akin to Old High German hlanca loin
1 : not well filled out : SLENDER, THIN
2 : insufficient in quantity, degree, or extent
3 : hanging straight and limp without spring or curl
synonym see LEAN
- lank·ly adverb
- lank·ness noun

Posted by: Sarcasmo Jr. at June 16, 2004 03:43 PM

Hey Julie,

Is it possible that the R is incorrect? The only word I could come up with is lankly:

Main Entry: lank
Pronunciation: 'la[ng]k
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlanc; akin to Old High German hlanca loin
1 : not well filled out : SLENDER, THIN
2 : insufficient in quantity, degree, or extent
3 : hanging straight and limp without spring or curl
synonym see LEAN
- lank·ly adverb
- lank·ness noun

Posted by: Sarcasmo Jr. at June 16, 2004 03:43 PM

Oh, good call. That would fit perfectly, and be random enough for a crossword. Now I'm stuck with the clue ____ for the Wildcats, which I fear has to be "pray" a la the made-for-TV movie of the mid-seventies. Google is rather handy in times like these. Can it be too much to hope that I'm not bringing up the right Wildcats info? Who remembers ancient TV movies?

This from the girl who distinctly remembers the TV movie Crash Course in which a character named Chico does a little rhyme-rap (my name is Chico and I'm from Japan, Chico, Chico, my name is Chico), and that girl from Family Ties with blonde hair learns how to drive.

Anywho...I'm beginning to think that the TV Guide messed up its crossword puzzle. I mean, it couldn't possibly be me. But we'll see on Saturday when the answer comes in the mail...

Posted by: Julie at June 17, 2004 12:20 AM

Ah ha! The answer is "lanker" which works perfectly! :)

Posted by: Julie at June 18, 2004 05:19 PM

I'm happy to hear that you're reading "The Lovely Bones"! It's a fantastic book, and the first that I'd read taking its viewpoint from the already murdered victim. Enjoy!

Posted by: Karissa at June 19, 2004 02:13 PM
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