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Archive for December, 2007

They Picked a Winner

And the winning Word of the Year is…

W00t.

So congrats, all you w00t voters, and no hard feelings, all you other-word voters. I’d have voted w00t myself if it was five years ago.

But hey. I know I’ve been gone for a long time. But the worst of my finals is over. I will need to pull no more all-nighters and then all-dayers and then write essays. I’ll probably need a few hundred hours of recuperation-sleep, but I’ll be back here and posting.

To make up for my absence to you all, here is something to make you happy.

It’s just the littlest kitten ever!

Rock the Vote

Voting is important. I’ve just recently registered to vote myself.

Yes, I am a few years late. For whatever reason, nobody really bothered to teach us how to register in school – or, to be fair, perhaps I was absent that day. For young men it was a big deal to register, on account of the draft, but I managed to go quite a while before really being bothered with it.

It’s just one of those things where you forget to ask, and by the time you really want to it’s a little embarrassing, you know?

And nobody really helped either. “So, Karen, who did you vote for?”

“Ah…nobody, I’m not even registered.”

“Holy cow! You should do that!”

“Yes, I agree. I should do that as soon as possible.”

“…”

“I would just looove to do that.”

“…”

“…yeah so you’re not going to tell me how, are you.”

But anyway. All registered! Can’t darn wait to influence the workings of my country! And while I can’t be sure what countries you all are from, I can encourage you to vote for one thing.

Word of the year!

Words are important! Communication is important…and this list is fun. So cast your vote in and see which word is crowned Word of the Year 2007.

By the way: I voted Babymoon. I don’t even know what it is, just look at it.

Yep, another intelligent voter joining the ranks!

Puppy Rescue

Sorry for not writing in so long. Finals stress is rising up around my ears and I’m FREAKING OUT OKAY.

So, thought I’d stop by and share something with you that made me smile.

Photojournalist Saves Puppy

He saved the puppy and stayed true to his job. Now that’s what I call multitasking.

Tomorrow, I will write real content that will be awesome.

A Whole New World.

Broadway World is hosting a contest called “Give Us Your Voice”, where each contestant is asked to sing a song from “The Little Mermaid” in a YouTube video. The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to New York.

Most of the contestants I saw were pretty decent, but then I stumbled across Nick Patera:


(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Initially I figured that HAS to be fake, right? Actually, it’s not (I even happen to have two friends who know the guy – vote for him here!). He’s been perfecting his voice for at least a year, and just released this incredible one person duet as well:


(if you can’t see the video, click here)

I originally went to post this on Neatorama (where I also contribute), but one of the other authors beat me to the punch. A commentor hit the nail on the head though – imagine this guy on American Idol!? I’d love to see the judge’s faces the first time he sang …

Free time.

Every time I mention to people that I write for a blog on the internet, someone’s bound to mention the idea that I have too much free time.

I feel like this is garbage, but even if it weren’t and I was somehow awash with spare time and not begging the clock to slow down just a little while as I feverishly block out the world to finish the thirty assignments I’ve fallen behind on in the last two or three weeks due to my application of all my attention on three other classes whose final projects seemed more pressing at the time, no matter if that were true, I’ll never ever ever have as much free time as the people who sit around and make these:

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the internet’s crowning achievement. We should all be ashamed.

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