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The Trickle - Dec. 28

December 28, 2008 - Brian Ferry

Excuses

Hey, don't blame me for taking 18 days between blogs, I was busy. I had work to do. The dog ate it.

 

Embarrassing

I write for a newspaper, so I'm used to my mistakes being very public. What's really bad, though, is that I blog about the stupid things I do that nobody witnesses. I was making my way quickly from the newsroom to the warehouse. I reached out to the doorknob attached to the final door that stood in my way. I gripped it, started to turn it, lost my grip and ran smack into the door.

 

Heisman

The Heisman for whom the Heisman Trophy is named is from Titusville. Coached at the same field on which the current Rockets play.

 

Bad notes

I generally take very good notes. Being meticulous about that means I make fewer mistakes. However, sometimes my blog material notes are not so good. I was sitting in the lunch room when something funny happened. I figured I'd remember, so I just put down a simple note to remind myself to blog about the incident. The idea is that someone entered a conversation late and poorly and heard something completely different from what I said. I believe the first thing said was 'McDonald's.' The person heard something different and asked why I would be talking about that (I have no idea what the person thought I was talking about). I then mocked the person (I don't even remember who I was mocking) and went on to some similar word. After a couple more stops, we ended with 'marijuana.' My bad note? McDol - Marijuana

 

Speaking of bad notes

There's another note here. It says car merger. The two words are jammed together. The merger is written higher than the rest of the text. The note originally said carmanager, but I crossed out anager. It was funny. I guess you had to be there and remember it.

 

Spell-check madness

This is a partial list of some more spell-checking fun from the last few weeks with quotes made up (that's right, I don't recall anyone ever saying these things. MADE UP) to add character to the changes. I felt the same way, only morose (moreso). The factorial (facilitator) helped me greatly. "It was really cold," Norwegian (Neiswonger) said. "I love roses (Ross)," the defendant said. The case was passed all the way to frontier (Feronti). The motherland (methadone) had nothing to do with the Homeopath (Hampton) Inn.

 
 

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