Monday, March 27, 2006

Blogger's Funny SpellChecker

Blogger's spell checker is humorous. It doesn't even recognize "blog" as a word, suggesting "bloc" in its place. But when I use my blogpeer's handle "Vache Folle" I get the suggested replacement words, "vague folly." Blogger said it, not me.

Friday, March 17, 2006

God Gave Guinness

History has it that St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to the king of Ireland using the three leafs of a shamrock. This is reason enough to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with one of my favorite pastimes. Drinking a pint of Guinness Stout; room temperature, of course. Not only did Mrs. Scott buy me a six pack, but my mom is cooking a special corned beef and cabbage dish using the hearty dark brown fluid in the recipe. Looking forward to a special day that will result no doubt in thankful praise and worship.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Newly Tagged Blogger

I'm deciding to "tag" Bruce Gerencser (aka the Hungarian Luddite) with the blog chain because of his comment (and because I only tagged two of my four). In a positive way, of course. Bruce, you're under no obligation, especially in tagging others, but it would be interesting to see your answers to this list. If I'm out of line in my electing you, please let me know.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Tag, You're It!

James Wilson at Independent Country has tagged me with a chain-post, "Memes of Fours." I'm not familiar with this in a blog setting, but since this chain is free of the usual "pass this along and you'll have some great thing happen; failure to do so will result in everybody you know dying" or some such nonsense, I think it'll be fun. Here goes next-to-nothing:

Four jobs I’ve had:

1. car smasher at a wrecking yard (by far the most fun job I've ever had!)
2. department store stockroom temp (where I met my wife the first time)
3. pizza delivery dude
4. architect

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Four places I’ve lived: (yawn)

1. Concord, CA
2. Berkeley, CA
3. Pleasant Hill, CA
4. Walnut Creek, CA

Four (screw it...FIVE) TV shows I love [the fifth slot was Wally Conger's addition]:

It doesn't say whether these are current or all-time. I don't watch much TV on my own anymore, but usually only watch what my wife watches when I'm in the room., so I'll answer with my all-time faves.

1. Monty Python's Flying Circus
2. Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show
3. Barney Miller
4. Carol Burnett Show
5. Cheers

Four highly regarded and recommended TV shows I haven’t seen (much of):

1. Friends
2. Will and Grace
3. 24
4. Lost

Four places I’ve vacationed:

1. San Diego, CA
2. Denver, CO
3. Phoenix, AZ
4. my wife's kitchen (remodel)

Four of my favorite dishes:

1. my wife's lemon chicken
2. my mom's cornish pasties
3. chicken enchilada special from El Tapatio/La Tapatia
4. lamb vindaloo

Four sites I visit daily:

1. Independent Country
2. St George Blog
3. Center for Cultural Leadership
4. John H Armstrong

Four places I’d rather be right now:

1. Little Italy district of downtown San Diego with my wife
2. ballgame at Fenway Park in Boston (I've never been there)
3. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
4. wouldn't you like to know?

Four new bloggers I’m tagging:

(I don't think four even read my blog to know they're tagged) Is this blogspam lite?

1. Vache Folle
3. Bruce Gerencser (Hungarian Luddite) - added March 7th