Here we are, the official first full week of the New Year. I’ve been doing pretty good not blinking and making the time fly by as fast as last year did, but it’s still early. Blinking will most likely take place when I least expect it.
Speaking of things that happen when you least expect it, it’s now been two full weeks (and a day) since I haven’t had my vehicle. We actually had to have it towed to the dealer on Christmas Eve. The poor tow truck driver showed up near dinnertime – and it was snowing, so I felt sorry for him and gave him a bottle of wine.
Luckily my Santa Fe is still under warranty, or we’d be looking at a pretty penny to have the transmission linkage replaced. At least this time I have a cooler loaner to drive than the tin can one I had before while we do the ‘hurry up and wait’ mode until my car is finally fixed.
That’s not the loaner, but it looks exactly like that – right down to the model, year, color and options – I borrowed the picture from here. But that way you can see what I’ve been driving until I get my Santa Fe back.
Speaking of Christmas, how was yours? It seems like it’s already been so long ago, doesn’t it? Poor Princess Nagger had a dentist appointment the day after Christmas – I know, I’m a mean mom scheduling it like that. Luckily it wasn’t for cavities, just for a simple tooth sealing on one tooth. She didn’t go into Drama Queen mode since they didn’t have to attack her with needles or drills. Whew.
This picture was floating around Facebook over the holidays – totally cracked me up:
My first reaction was admiration at the genius of it, but my ‘mom’ reaction was like “Those sharp tools are way to close for comfort”.
Speaking of ‘mom mode’… This Mommy Advisory System was also floating around Facebook and made me giggle:
Have you noticed an increase in the number of wildly inappropriate spam emails and spam comments this time of year? I even got this funky comment on my ‘contact’ page:
So you don’t have to click on it to make it bigger to read it, it says: “I would like the same information about you so that I can contact you.” The comment was left on my contact page. Alrighty then.
Of course it was better than the moron who was apparently new to the whole robobtic spam in blog comment sections who posted an entire page (actually, when I copied and pasted it to share, it ended up being nine pages worth – 3,704 words as a matter of fact) of all the typical jargon attempting to make it sound like a legitimate comment. Stuff like:
And that was just the beginning – I”m not going to subject you to all 9 pages and 3,704 words since I know you know what I’m talking about. I was getting a ton of these coming through to the spam filter – luckily getting filtered into the spam folder, but I was having to dig through a minimum of 300 per day to make sure no legitimate messages had been accidentally siphoned out as spam.
I found out that I needed to ‘fix’ my CommentLuv addon to make sure the secondary filter (known as G.A.S.P.) was taking care of these pesky spam comments. Now I’m down to about one or two a day that get through and/or siphoned handily into the spam folder. Life is so much better without pesky spam.
Have you seen the worlds smallest TV screen? Here you go:
It’s been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the smallest TV screen in the world. This MicroEmissive Displays’ TV screen is smaller than a fingernail. The color screen, called the ME1602, measures just 3.84×2.88mm with a resolution of 160×120 pixels.
But exactly what use is the world’s tiniest TV screen, you may ask? Well, they’re a component in things like viewfinders and TV glasses that come fitted with the miniature screens. Unfortunately the company couldn’t get funding, so they won’t be showing up in a store near you.
I’m not sure I’d want to watch TV on such a tiny screen even fitted in TV glasses. It might be more fun (or crazy) to watch it on the worlds largest TV screen instead:
The world’s largest LCD TV measures at 108 inches. Nine Feet. Now that’s a TV.
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