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Small bright moments [Apr. 23rd, 2008|08:24 am]
terribleturnip
I believe in finding joy wherever I can. Yesterday, at Costco, one of the things I needed to pick up was Tums. (Brittle bones runs in the family and while I'm not really at risk, I promised my doctor that if I couldn't bring myself to take a multi-vitamin, I'd at least pop Tums each day) And what's do I see on the shelf? A defective package! Two bottles of almost completely orange ones! I hate the green and red ones. Hate. Yay! I have a four month supply of mostly orange Tums!

I know, you're thinking, jeez, are things that bad? Well...maybe. But really, it's a very small joy, but I get to have it every morning. And THAT doesn't suck. Now I have to decide if I should fish out the 5-6 hated red and greens that made it into the bottle, and get them out of the way, or save them until the end. I would just throw them out, but I'm a Yankee. And German. Cheap and into suffering.

Plus, I saw a license plate today -- did you know that there's a city in Texas called Humble? Really. What are the odds? Are they proud of being humble, or just actually humble?

And finally, I get a notice this morning for a class (my company is VERY into training and thankfully, they do let you pick and choose quite a bit of it) on creating effective powerpoint presentations. Which was cool, until I read the entire description of the class and saw: "creative in the use of graphics and charts and professional (e.g. grammer, spelling, look/feel)."

Because you always want to be sure you use professional grammer. Gee-Zus. Sure, I wanna take a class from you. Dude, use spell-check...
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-04-23 12:45 pm (UTC)
No red tums eh?

I think I know now where miss picky let the treat hit the nose til you get it right gets it from.

:)
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[User Picture]From: madam_macaw
2008-04-23 02:05 pm (UTC)
Don't you love finding things like that. You should send him an email and point it out.

I have a habit of finding things like this is menus, advertisements, etc. They just jump out at me. It is a curse I tell ya.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-23 02:55 pm (UTC)
did you know that there's a city in Texas called Humble? Really. What are the odds?

Having spent seven years in Texas, most of it pretending I understood what customers and students were saying to me, odds are they actually meant to call the town something like "Homewell" or "Humboldt" or "Fitzwhirolloghan" but "Humble" was the phonetic spelling.

creating effective powerpoint presentations

There is no such thing. There are horrible PPs and slightly not-so-horrible PPs, but there has never been a documented instance of information being transmitted through one.

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