Get your own
 diary at! contact me older entries newest entry


Long Distance Runaround
Absolutely Right
Kiss And Say Goodbye
The Tube
Never Surrender

Things & Stuff


Daily Reads

Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
Mark Evanier
James Hudnall
Anonymous Speaks

Repaired Cat
says thank you.

Original Set-Up,
Maintenance, and
HTML Goddess:
Brin-Marie McLaughlin

Subsequent Tweaks:
Dave Marron

Combo #5

2007-12-24 - 1:17 a.m.

Well, I have a day schedule today. So an early early post.


I have discovered that tuna is not the only "secret woid" for Solange. I found a can of moist food I hadn't opened yet. Since she loved the tuna, I thought the seafood flavored moist would work, too. And it sure did - she wolfed it down and looked at me like where's-the-rest-you-big-fool. So I dispensed the wet food a bit at a time, making the can last over a couple days.

Saturday was the Employee Breakfast, for which I managed to get 3 1/2 hours of sleep before my appearance. We were told to be there at 7am sharp, and it got served at 7:40. Ah well.

It turned out to be very quiet that morning, so I got clearance to leave early. I came home and rested, then watched a bunch more episodes of Soap.

Sunday was quiet, also. After work, I headed over to a local store to finish my Christmas shopping. Since the store happened to be near where I used to live, I went to the Souplantation for dinner. I hadn't been there in a long time, so I got to have all my old favorites. I had picked up a couple books, so I ate and read...and before I knew it, two-hours-plus had passed.

So I went home, watched more Soap, and did more reading.


Over the weekend, one of my favorite actresses was arrested on an outstanding drunk driving warrant.

As previously mentioned, I've met this young lady...and while it's not a huge surprise to me that she drinks, I am surprised she didn't deal with the warrant earlier. I hope this turns into a wake-up call about such things, not to mention drinking and driving.

She seems to have far more smarts that Britney or Lindsay or any of their ilk.


From Hud's blog comes a link to these really bad translations.

Keep going till you reach the OB-GYN signs, read the departments...and tell me they aren't at least being truthful.


I always knew there was a reason why some people just shouldn't do karaoke.


I've been watching a lot of Soap lately. I do that, sometimes - pick out a TV show on DVD and watch every episode in a row.

Well, there was a great line that I simply have to share. Jodie Dallas (played by Billy Crystal), an openly gay man (played, if you'll allow the conceit, absolutely straight - he cross-dressed only once, wasn't "flaming" or any other stereotypes), is caring for his infant daughter (no, I'm not explaining all of it - go buy the discs). Anyway, he's visited by a drone from Child Welfare - it seems someone in Jodie's building has complained about the baby. Anyway, there's a wonderful bit of dialog that goes thusly - and remember, this was heavy-duty stuff for 1978-79:

CHILD WELFARE YUTZ: Are you a practicing homosexual?
JODIE: I don't have to practice - I'm very good at it!

Go buy the least the first season. In the eighth episode, Jodie's brother Danny (who has been in denial of Jodie's homosexuality) is forced to accept it...and it's a wonderful scene where Jodie gets all the "straight" lines (sorry).


As for today's title...since there are five main "items" today, and since I listen to a lot of silly songs - especially at Christmas-time - let's go to the video!


Okay. There will be a post tomorrow.

As for seeing you.


4 comments so far

Brin - 2007-12-24 04:22:56 -
Merry Christmas Eve, Old Buddy!!!


artgnome - 2007-12-24 08:52:27 -
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Dave.


Jeff - 2007-12-24 11:05:38 -
I love the Chingrish! I was falling out of my chair laughing. Some of them just flat didn't make any sense at all. My favorite might have been the "Fruit Leather Suitcase" on a picture of a guy throwing trash in a bin.


Jeff - 2007-12-24 11:06:39 -
I forgot to say Merry Christmas! So....Merry Christmas. :-)


Previous - Next - Leave A Note - Random

about me - read my profile! read other DiaryLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at!

THE LEGAL STUFF: All content on this site that was created by me is copyright 2006-2011 Dave Marron. This diary features the sole opinions and experiences of one person, namely me, the person who is paying for the space. All incoming email is subject to publication or other distribution by me in whole or in part at my sole discretion. Anything else on these pages including any comments belongs to whoever created it. In the interest of safety and accountability, no anonymous comments will ever be allowed here, ever, for any reason in the entire history of ever. The comments section is part of my paid presence on the web, and is used by my readership to supplement the things I have written here with relevent information in a polite manner. Comments that do not fall in that category are subject to deletion at my whim. Your use of my comments section constitutes the understanding of this statement. If you want to leave a comment and you're not a member of Diaryland, go here. If you are a Diaryland member, here's the login screen. News excerpts used here are for educational purposes and are permitted under the Fair Use Doctrine.