Sunday, October 21, 2007

Last Chance to Make the Dance

Well, it's do or die time for my Cleveland Indians, who have to win against the Red Sox tonight (at Fenway Park) to make it to the World Series. Last night's game was, well, less than stellar...

I'm hoping they'll pick themselves up and come back tonight with a better performance. *Fingers crossed*


I'm in the middle of reading my first-ever historical romance, Halloween Knight by Tori Phillips. I chose it to review for LASR, and while it took a little while to get used to the language, I'm enjoying it. Anyone else a big fan of historicals, or have an author they'd recommmend in that genre?


And I'm stealing borrowing this from Marianne's post today, because it is so funny and true (if you subscribe to loops you'll agree 100%):

How many online messageboard/forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

53 to flame the spell checkers.

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb."

Another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive.

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp."

15 know-it-alls who claim *they* were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct.

156 to email the participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy."

109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb forum.

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and light bulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped.

111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant
to this forum.

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and to then post the corrected URL's.

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too."

12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three."

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.

44 to ask what a "FAQ" is.

4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

143 to say "Do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs."

10 posters to claim the light bulb failed because of George Bush's policies.

20 to denounce those 10 and blame Hillary.

1 to say that if you were any damn good at all you wouldn't need the freaking light bulb.

3 to say that those of you talking about light bulbs aren't working and should get back to work.

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.


Marianne Arkins said...

I'm pulling for the Indians... but, BOY, did they get slaughtered last game. i hope they come back all fired up!

Anonymous said...

I love historical romances - Johanna Lindsey, Julia Quinn, Julia Quinn, Amanda Quick, Janelle Taylor...I could go on and on. Liz

Diane Craver said...

I've enjoyed reading Amanda Quick, Candace Camp, Johanna Lindsey, Marion Chesney, and recently Anne Whitfield. Her Kitty McKenzie historical romances are so good. I couldn't put them down. My daughter Emily read both and she loved them, too. I haven't put them on my blog giveaway list because I want to keep them.