Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday Morning Musings, erm...Late Afternoon Thoughts...


Many of my favorite bloggers do a “Monday Morning Musings” style of post. Thought I'd give it a try since I have a lot on my mind...

I like special characters. Spent my life as a musician – so today you get music notes. I'm also playing with fonts since my favorite Papyrus is not available on my PC, like it was on my beloved Mac, even though I'm still using OpenOffice. Is there someone who can explain that?? So I guess you could say I'm looking for my new “signature” font. I've had mixed reactions to the Segoe Print I've been using, but people, this is MY blog. You might have to deal with it...but then again, I do want you to be able READ what I write. I've visited a lot of blogs that are black with white letters, but I REALLY have to love your blog to do keep reading it in that eye-sore state.

People in my family say funny things. I'm going to relay two conversations, you get to guess who I'm having them with. I like games. Don't worry, the answers will be at the bottomw.

♪ “But MoooM, I've done that a jugabagillion times already!”
Me:  "Just exactly how many times is that?"  (We mathematicians like to be precise)
"Duh!  It's the number right before google-plex."  Sigh.  That's what you get when you cross an engineer and a math nerd.  Weird, but funny kids. But which one? If you've been reading me even for a while, this is an easy one.

"I'd like to lower that blind and close it."
I'm by the blind, he's across the room, I'm feeling like a smart-ass so I say:
"Would you like me to do it?"
"I would like to do it vicariously through you.  You are the vicar."
I will admit I was not expecting that punchline...

Not as easy as that first one, right?

Tomorrow I'm the honored guest, along with Nicole Ayers of The Madlab Post (another one of the co-hosts of the A-Z Challenge), at CuriosityQuills. I'll put the exact link up tomorrow once the hostess sends it to me. Meanwhile, if you have free time, you can go visit that main page I've linked to, and see what the blog is all about.

Wednesday I'll be announcing Tina Terrific Team of Assistants. We've joked among ourselves (the co-hosts and the assistants) about them being our “minions”. Just so you know, it's a compliment, and it's from the cartoon “Despicable Me” and we thought it was funny. No actual minions were meant to be harmed in this joke.

The amazing digital artist Jeremy “Retro-Z”, co-host, is just awesome and designed their special badge which will debut on Wednesday in my sidebar, at the top, right under the A-Z badge. But be warned, this is only for my team, you may not cheat and take it even if you're like The Transporter and can make computer magic (which I can't – had to reboot three times this morning to enjoy the internet The Engineer had been enjoying for quite some time already...) I can't wait to tell you who they are.

I meant to post this morning, but the kids were home and as often happens when that's true...my day morphed from my agenda to theirs...

I'll leave you with this quote from a good buddy of mine with seven kids, ages of married down to elementary:

“Live a life that doesn't require justification.”

~Tina

Convo #1 about numbers:  OYT "Our Youngest Teen" formerly known as YellowBoy.  I'm not too fond of OYT as a nickname...but I promised I'd let him choose his own nickname the next time.

Convo #2 about the blinds:  The Engineer.

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Can't wait to see your badge! Jeremy is doing a great job with them.
And looking forward to working vicariously through my minions.
Post the Curiosity Quills link the moment you have it. Send an email to us if you like!

shelly said...

Google-plex? Your kids sound no different than my girls did.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

JoJo said...

I LOVE those minions from Despicable Me. So cute!!!

Brian Miller said...

ha....google-plex....i actually like jugamillion, lol...fun stuff tina...hope you are well...

M. J. Joachim said...

Sounds like my house...especially the day morphing when everyone's around. Wouldn't have it any other way though :)

That corgi :) said...

I know what you mean about fonts; I have a favorite that I have yet been able to duplicate on my blog. But I do like the font you had for this entry.

betty

Robin said...

I think everyone wants their blog to be reader-friendly. I never thought about the fact that mine might not be... now, I am thinking about fonts, colors, etc. You have provided a lot to think about with this post!!!

Brett Minor said...

I still use OpenOffice as well. I am a full time college student so I always have to convert my files to Word before I turn them in, but I just can't justify paying for Microsoft Office.

I've never done the Monday Musings thing either. I only have one repeating feature and it is a caption contest.

Stopping over from A to Z Challenge. It will be my first year participating.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. I have enough trouble with simple machines ... but I'm going to get an ipad -so Mac here I come ...

I love the jugabagillion .. and the vicar .. brilliant I'd collapse laughing ... I can only remember one from my childhood .. my brother describing what he was doing at school - vocabultry ... but said with a small boys tongue ... and it was Latin at that!!

Maths and Musician ... oh boy I'm out of my depth .....

Cheers - looking forward to seeing the badges .. A-Z is full steam ahead isn't it .. Hilary

Jeremy [Retro-Z] said...

fun stuff, thank you for the early shout out... i feel google-plex'd...

Jolie du Pre said...

I look forward to seeing the badge.

Jo said...

I like my minion badge, I'm one of Spunky's Soldiers.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

P V Ariel said...

Tina,
Very interesting post. The Google Plex things etc, well,waiting for the new developments at your blogs as well as at #atozchallenge spaces.
I think the suitable word for the minions is Ambassadors!!!
yet to visit your guest post.
Keep inform
Best
Phil