Reaction to Random Catalysts

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This Is Where I Get Off

Tomorrow I begin my paralegal studies at the local career college. For this reason, I have decided to shut down most of my Blogit activity. The studies, I am certain, will be too much of an occupation and a distraction for me to continue my blogging as usual. However, I am not going entirely away.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"Rodeo" Is Not Just Horses Anymore

I went to a rodeo yesterday--but I never saw nor rode a horse. What I rode--in my participation--was a forklift. My work site conducted what human resources called the Forklift Rodeo. This time of the use of the word rodeo, however, was not the first time I had come across it outside the context of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Not Too Fond Of Pesticides And Weed Killers

Although I am for technology and the conservative principles of innovations, I think some convenient methods do pose harm--to the environment, and to ourselves. My view on pesticides falls firmly into this category. I hate the smell of pesticides and weed killer and am uneasy about their chemical... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Talking Machines

Machines were not talking nearly as much a decade ago as they are now. Even I--who by no means searches out the latest technology--have come across this in at least three ways. First, I noticed telephone systems--such as far weather road conditions--talking to me and asking me to speak my prompts to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Easing Out Of My Reading Glasses Stigma

Squinting at the computer screen. That's what Constable Benton Frasier's boss was doing in his presence, her reading spectacles hidden, on one episode of Due South that I saw via Netflix. I find now that I can relate to her. My reading vision is not so bad yet that reading glasses are absolutely... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Busy-ness That Has Forestalled My Blogit Entries

On the move, my friend has asked for my help to organize and transport some of her belongings. At this point, it has been the move of belongings from a large storage facility to a smaller one. At any rate, I have been very busy the past three days helping her, so that I have felt that the time was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Confession Of Some Domestic Ignorance: Laundry

Not powder, but liquid detergent for my apartment washing machine. It was as though that was one of the few particulars I knew about doing the laundry--after the confusion I stumbled upon today. In one store I looked for more liquid detergent, since my supply was running low. Oddly enough, the only... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Two Apt Assitance Metaphors

"Giving a handout." "Giving a leg up." In listening to a Buzzbox Coffee promotional commercial, pitched by radio talk show host Lars Larson, I heard both of these metaphors used--both in reference to assistance. Larson made it clear that Buzzbox Coffee, acting in partnership with World Vision,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

High Cost For The Incompetence Of Tenured California Teachers

$450,000 and ten years. That is the estimate for what it would cost to get rid of an incompetant but tenured teacher in California. I blame government bureaucracy and the teachers' union. They step in the way of any of their own from be terminated. Instead the bad teachers are just transferred to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Aerial Opening: Good But No Longer Original

A pat way to make movies seem more epic is to open them an aerial shot. The scenery can be breathtaking, but enough movies open that way now so that it no longer seems like an exceptional tone setter. The two movies I think of the most that paved the way for other directors to follow suit in this... Sign in to see full entry.

Page:     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 ..  Next > Last >> 

Headlines (What is this?)

Referrals - About Us - Press - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Conduct Policy
Copyright © 2017 Shaycom Corporation. All rights reserved.