Email: Smoothe Love [SD]
[Smoothe Love by Ten Feet is a] sexy song.
Smoothe looks like a hip-hop or reggae spelling. Smooth has 81.4 million instances on Google, Smoothe has 328,000, mostly related to hip-hip, bebop, jazz and fusion music.
Twerpette (named for my dachshund Molley, the original twerpette or "goofy girl") seeks to tweak the long nose of life with humor, affection, and gravitas. Topics include dating and relationships, faith and spirituality, language and writing, journalism, technology, arts, academe, whimsy and humanity. Cheeky and tweaky, Twerpette is rated PG13 for mature language and themes. This weblog began May 10, 2005. Copyright 2005-2016 Steve Deyo.
[Smoothe Love by Ten Feet is a] sexy song.
Boing Boing: "'A rap artist has translated some of the best known works of poet Geoffrey Chaucer into hip-hop to make them appeal to schoolchildren.'
(geoff_chaucer via Boing Boing)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation: "The Republicans don't want a debate over the war. They never wanted a debate over the war. They have gone, throughout the entirety of the last four years, to great lengths to impugn the patriotism, the courage, and even the Americanness of any citizen or politician that demands any such debate from their government.
The $100 laptop moves closer to reality | CNET News.com: "A low-cost computer for the masses moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday.
(via Daring Fireball, what looks like a 20-page PowerBook review)
Priest Idol - Christianity Today: "How many American priests end up in their own reality show on British television? James McCaskill did just that when he moved last year from Pittsburgh to the town of Lundwood in England's South Yorkshire district. He was brought in to revitalize a church whose congregation had dropped below ten, and his turnaround efforts were filmed for one year by a camera crew. The results will air—under the name Priest Idol—in a three-part series in November on the UK's Channel 4. Nate Anderson sat down with McCaskill on a recent visit to the U.S. to talk about ministry and media."
BBC NEWS | Magazine | The rules of sarcasm: "And the king of sarcasm, Basil Fawlty, when Mrs Richards complains about the view of Torquay: 'What did you expect to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically...?'
(via maggi dawn)
(via maggi dawn)
Daily Blague: "Tucked in the middle of Elements [of Style] was the file card shown above. I proffer it as proof that I know when to stick an awkward preposition at the end of a sentence.
dissonant bible: "Silenced(?) by 'sex', the church is too often heard describing and proscribing rules and roles, and too little heard talking about the meanings that are brought into being when we make love.
Don't Date Him Girl is a members-only database website where women can post the name of any man who has cheated on them.
dissonant bible: "A couple of nights ago I watched Phone Booth for the first time and if I was ever to teach an introductory course on the OT to a group of students who did not mind a fairly high count of MF's, then I would start with this film.
Borgard Blog: "My interest and ability in learning the Arabic language has preceded to a new level. The first level (let's call it the I never thought I'd eat sheep's testicles level) was seeing how much I could learn for free, via the internet and our public library. It didn't help me talk to Grandma. She doesn't serve sheep's testicles nor does she keep scorpions in her house. The second level involved actually spending a little money and purchasing a book and a dictionary. I choose a grammar book which teaches the language systematically, which is good for the way my brain works, but isn't helpful for conversation. Unless, of course, you're are conversing about kings, sheikh, horses and swords, or wish to say Get back in the kitchen, O girl, and do your duty!. So, I still can't say much to Grandma, but if the occasion arises, I will be sure to tell her that the king's daughter and the sultan's son are friends. I'm not done with that book yet, but I have moved to a third level, the ever-praised Pimsleur CDs. Now, I'll be ready for real conversation.
any day a beautiful change: "I've been preaching weekly for going on five months now. And I really love it, in so many ways. I love that a sizeable piece of my job is to craft language in ways that illuminate the gospel. But the weight of this vocation is becoming apparent to me.
"Well Mr. Potential is local. To quote the ever fabulous Bridget Jones, 'He likes me just the way I am.' He's even suggested that we go to see the upcoming Harold Ramis film, 'The Ice Harvest'. It's a heavy drama. I'm not sure whether it's first date material. After all, sometimes seeing a bad film on a date is a precursor for relationship disaster for me. With Mr. Could Have Been My First Ex-Husband, we saw 'Dante's Peak' starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. With Mr. Record Producer it was 'Galaxy Quest' starring Sigourney Weaver and Tim Allen.
In the past, most of my matches seemed more laid back, indecisive, even boring (while I'm a fairly well motivated go-getter). Perhaps some were inexperienced or uncertain about online dating (since half of them decided to stop dating at all [and many of the other half never responded]), but [I wonder if Eharmony has] fine-tuned [its] matching methods in the past [two years].
Grrr ... Microsoft's email program (Entourage) seems to mess things up half the time. I've lab-tested all combinations of the variables (sender/receiver mail program, sender/receiver operating system, attachment encoding and attachment compression) and can't nail it down to any one thing: what works for one person doesn't for another who has the same conditions. So I conclude it's either the individual user's settings, or Microsoft's Macintosh software isn't working as specified (or consistently) -- and it appears to be the latter, especially since they've started to "break" Mac users' access to MSN Messenger and the Microsoft website (as I've predicted they would for ten years, since the advent of Windows 95). The WMV file did play on a PC before I got it, and under Mac OS X after I got it. Part of why I created my weblog was to avoid emailing attachments to people, however, until I set up a separate web space (my own web or FTP site) or begin podcasting, I can only post photos (not PDF or WMV files) to my weblog.
(via Scott Adams' Dilbert mail list) "As you'll see, Democrats can't seem to win ANYTHING -- not even the Weasel Poll. Thanks to a substantial block of non-US voters who are not fans of the American Way, the results are a sweep for all things held dear by Republicans and conservatives. Plus the Democrats haven't actually done anything in the past year; it's hard to win when you don't play.
Synopsis of God's Debris by Scott Adams of Dilbert fame: "Imagine that you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life—quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light, psychic phenomenon, and probability—in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? God's Debris isn’t the final answer to the Big Questions. But it might be the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what’s wrong with the old man’s explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage. "
Rep. John Murtha (D, Pa.) is wrong to call for an immediate U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.
Dennis Leary is not funny but reprehensible to name his coming blister-comedy special Merry [Bleep] Christmas.
OK, maybe not for some people's blood pressure, but President Bush is doing the right thing with his initiatives to preemptively prevent the spread of avian flu; a global pandemic is serious stuff, not hype. His AIDS initiative in Africa has also been a large step in the right direction.
Here is the most effective "viral marketing" campaign I have ever seen, intended to spread via word-of-mouth and -Internet like wildfire. No, I have no idea more than you what is about, however, I am wary of any "secret" that claims to surpass and disqualify everything we have ever known.
Coors has an effective "viral marketing" campaign (the term means it can spread like a virus, but it is not a virus). Yes, I know they call it the Ice-Swipe game; I think Ice-Wipe sounds better, for more than one reason.
Thanks for checking out my weblog. I'm sure most people our age don't have time to read weblogs much; I try and it's hard for even me! I fear they are a medium for twentysomethings, as they begin to take over the reins from us fortysomethings to sixtysomethings. ;-)
It's normal to want intimacy so much! If we weren't made that way, the human race might have died out. ;-} Physical intimacy (sex) is a wonderful thing; what's hard is choosing the right partner -- one who is capable of emotional intimacy (love). These two come together in, as you say, a committed relationship. Now, commitment comes in various sizes: minute by minute, day by day, month by month, year by year, and the economy lifetime size. You want to avoid those smaller sizes, because they often cost more per unit than they're worth.
Isn't it amazing how much time these home projects take? We wouldn't rely on friends if we knew it would take so much time before hiring on a crew, right? Another lesson we learn is that real friends will stick with us through misunderstandings and catastrophes. It is amazing how life reveals as well as teaches us real character -- our own and others'.
This has been on AMC lately so I finally caught up with it. It is about the rigors of office life, has a low-key sense of humor throughout, and the character named Michael Bolton is pissy about his more famous namesake. :-) The ending credits roll to (get this) a hip-hop/country version of "Take This Job and Shove It" interspersed with percussive and vocal bits like the boss saying "Yeah..." I give this movie four stars for originality.
Your resistance to technology comes to a sudden end this week when you're garroted with a length of fiber-optic cable.
The day I got Molley (33 months ago now), I realized that whenever she sniffs a vertical surface outdoors, she is "reading" her "pee-mail" -- from males, since females use a horizontal surface -- in the closest thing that dogs come to online personals dating. So when she leaves a dab close by the fence or signpost in question, she's saying, in essence, "Call me."
For mandatory, perishable (via property management company hurricane notice).
FOUND Magazine: "We collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles - anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life."
"This American Life (TAL) is a weekly hour-long radio program produced by WBEZ in Chicago and distributed by Public Radio International. Ira Glass created the show, and has served as the producer and host since it debuted on November 17, 1995. [...]
For stopmotion slapstick that doesn't need a script, nothing touches Prometheus and Bob, aired in 1996 via Kablam! on Nickelodeon. Here's a plot summary from the Aussie Nick website stub:
I love this kids' cartoon show on Nickelodeon, even after Butch Hartman's departure cut back on the adult humor, because I enjoy nonsense and nonsequitur even more. Here are some quotes: