Sunday, February 19, 2012

Darth Vader is In My Room

There is a life-size cardboard cutout of Darth Vader on the wall in my bedroom. I'm not a foam-at-the-mouth Star Wars fan, I just found it in the back of my closet and figured, what the hell, the walls looked empty with nothing on them. Now, every time I walk through the doorway I think somebody is standing against the wall, waiting for me, because Vader is right there, lurking in the peripheral.

What a bastard.

These posts really are more like extended tweets, aren't they? That's okay. I despise tweets. Something about too many Hitchcock films as a child, I reckon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Words that Bug Me

A list of words/phrases that will make me lose respect for whatever you're saying if I hear them:

You know
Well (as in, "Well, actually" or "Well, you know")
Probably (I use this one all of the time and I always wince)
Seriously (as in, "Srsly?")
Thru instead of "through" on anything that isn't a comic/text message
IMO or worse, IMHO

Strangely, "whatever" didn't make it onto the list even though it's apparently polled the most annoying word of the year. Huh.
Happy Valentine's Day!