May 15th, 2008


The car: already useful!

Certainly more useful so far than I've been this morning; I just woke up. (Hi.)

I brought the Civic home Tuesday night, then I went to my old Accord to move it out of my building's parking lot. (I needed it out of the way so that Jim who does maintenance can get a truck back there tonight.) Turned the key and, well, instead of the engine coming to life, lights on the dash came to, um, death. Almost no juice in the battery.

So I jumped it with the Civic. I jumped it THREE TIMES before I managed to get the Accord out of the lot and onto the street. Okay; I'm glad that the charities that pick up donated cars can pick up cars with dead batteries, too. (I'll find a charity to take the Accord away. If anyone has suggestions for which charity, I'll certainly take them.)

Goals today include switching my insurance to the Civic, so I can drive it more than to home and so the Accord can be useful to someone else. I'll also head downtown after work; I'll treat myself to dinner out and then get in line for the listener party for The Rick Emerson Show. It's the show's eleventh listener party; it's called "Emerson's Eleven." (Rick just saw the George Clooney Ocean's Eleven and liked it.) These are raucous good times, these parties (I went to the tenth one, last year), and heck, I can use a party.
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NOT a lost line from INXS's "Mediate"!

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 15th:

titivate (\TIH-tuh-vayt\)

to make or become smart or spruce

"Titivate," "spruce," "smarten," and "spiff" all mean "to make a person or thing neater or more attractive." "Titivate" often refers to making small additions or alterations in attire ("titivate the costume with sequins and other accessories") and can also be used figuratively, as in our example sentence. "Spruce up" is sometimes used for cosmetic changes or renovations that give the appearance of newness ("spruce up the house with new shutters and fresh paint before trying to sell it"). "Smarten up" and "spiff up" both mean to improve in appearance often by making more neat or stylish ("the tailor smartened up the suit with minor alterations"; "he needed some time to spiff himself up for the party"). The origins of "titivate" are uncertain, but it may have been formed from the English words "tidy" and "renovate."

Huh huh. Huh huh. "Titivate." (Yes, I posted this just so I could be Butt-Head for a minute.)
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This superhero team would be called The Wrongs

'Cause it is stunning how many different flavors of Wrong this is...

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Why are you a Superhero?
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The veteran grim member of the teamcurt_holman
The sexist and crass but annoyingly effective oneyendi
The bright-eyed novice or sidekickjenni_powell
The teammate that will eventually go evil or insanesupremegoddess1
The inept yet determined/reoccurring supervillaincleolinda
The sinister Arch-Villain and team's greatest foes00j
The perky civilian that keeps getting kidnappedrafaela
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