You know, many blogs (like this one) have verification words (which really aren't words at all, but rather, random letters and numbers) a commenter must type to prove that he/she is a real person and not a spammer. These verification words used to be 4 or 5 characters long, but lately I've noticed them getting much, much longer. The other day I counted 12 characters in a verification word. I think that's excessive. Plus, they distort the characters in an attempt to weed out mechanical commenters, but do so to the point that even real, live people like me can't tell what the characters are supposed to be. Frankly, its getting annoying. Who can I call at Blogger about this?
Celebrities in Ohio
A friend sent me the funniest thing the other day: "What Celebrities Would Look Like if they Lived in Ohio". Someone with amazing Photoshop prowess took celebrity faces and pasted them onto the bodies of actual people, simulating what that celebrity would look like if they weren't a celebrity, but rather, a person living in Ohio. It is hilarious! I tried everything I could think of to try and get it into blogger, but because its in Adobe I couldn't upload it nor could I copy the photos. You'll just have to take my word for how totally hilarious it was.
Trust me, I am as sick of the whole overblown 'Hillary vs. Obama' mega-coverage as the rest of you, but in case you haven't heard yet, Hillary won Texas, Ohio, and Vermont yesterday. This proves yet again that "if ain't over 'til the fat lady sings".
I am SO tired of everyone's over-use of the word perfect. While flipping around the channels a while back I came across an old episode of Martha Stewart where she was giving instructions on how to make the perfect omelette. Its an omelette, Martha. Whipped eggs with a little bit of milk in them. Why does it need to be 'perfect'? And then there's that bottle blond Sandra Lee. I will admit to watching her show because the whole premise is sound: making tasty meals from 70% prepared ingredients and 30% fresh ingredients. That really saves a lot of work and time. But dear Sandra is always over-using the word 'perfect', probably 50 times in a 30 minute show, and she has this annoying way of stretching out the word: "perrrrrrrrfect". What I want to know is why the constant pressure for perfection? Can we not be satisfied with a 'great' omelette or a 'terrific' peanut dipping sauce? Must we have perfection? What is to become of all that is not 'perfect'?