Dec 2, 2007

Don't Hate Me Cuz I'm At the Pool

It's a scorcher today, so in keeping with the main attitude around here, I'm gonna slack down at the pool.

Pour a nice Cuba Libre, grab a towel, and join me.

Life can be pretty good sometimes.


Erica said...

I'm sorry, but, sunshine and pool weather was not predicted in my Magic Goracle. Yours must be broken.

Peggy U said...

In the opposite corner of the country, we are building snowmen and sledding. A lazy Sunday!

pamibe said...

I was just out working in the yard, but it's so hot I had to take a break for some ice tea.

A Cuba Libre sounds mighty good, though...

LauraB said...

Oh, man...suhweet. Of course, it was nice and warm here in TX today, too pool, that's for certain.


Mark said...

One might even say that Joan started a heatwave by letting her seat wave, in such a way that the customers say that she certainly can can-can.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Whatever you're drinking, Mark, you need to share with the rest of us! LOL!

Erica said...

I think he's just high on Frisco Smog.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Frisco Smog can only dream of being anywhere near as excellent as Mexico City smog. It is the finest, primo esmog anywhere.

And Frisco Smog hates the appellation, "Frisco". Too bad.

Mark said...

ACCCK! Don't call it Frisco!!! It's The City. And don't all it The Golden Gate Bridge, either. It's The Bridge.

BUT PLEASE don't call it The Rock. It's Alcatraz.

And we don't have smog up here. We let Southern California stew in that crap.

Nice can there, Joan.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Nice can, where?

Erica said...

*rolls eyes*

San Francisco...the City? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!

I just Google'd the woids, "The City," and wasn't the least bit surprised with what I discovered:

"A dialect survey done by Bert Vaux, an associate professor of linguistics at Harvard University, indicates that...nearly all 9965 American participants in the study associated 'the City' with a particular city...Specifically, the study found that 46.99 percent identified New York City as "the City," while 4.57 percent identified Chicago, 2.6 percent identified Boston, 2.25 percent identified Washington, D.C., and 1.88 percent identified Los Angeles. The remaining respondents (41.72 percent) identified another city as "the City."

Please, I'm not as young as I used to be -- my heart can't take laughing so hard. San Francisco = The City. Hysterical.

Joan of Argghh! said...

The Big Apple vs. The Big Snapple!

Anonymous said...

I was in Los Angeles once (which was quite enough, thank you), and the entire city smelled like the bus platform in the Port Authority Bus terminal.

As for California, it should be called the Brown State. The grass is green for about twelve minutes per year.

Jimbo - PRS
P.S. It appears that everyone's Blogger comments are screwed up. You have four options:
1. Enter your Blogger account info. If I do that, it will take you to my old BlogSnot site.

2. You can apply for a google account, which is OK, as long as you don't have an old account that peeps will be led to.

3. Comment anonymously as I did here and sign the thing.

4. Move on.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Hey Jimbo, I've not been having problems anywhere.

If someone, somewhere wants to fix my blogger account to accept HaloScan without losing my old comments, I'll gladly give 'em my template.

But until the hateful spambots stop, Blogger is all I've got.

Erica said...

OK, don't go anywhere -- I could help with this. Just gimme a few minutes, and you don't even need to give me your template. It's TOTALLY simple.

Mark said...

Hey, Wiseass Wisenheimer - from YOUR very own Wiki link:

"Similarly, in a sprawling urban area composed of several cities, one particular city may carry a name that also characterizes the region, such as San Francisco, which is known throughout the Bay Area as "The City." Either usage, often with "City" or both "The" and "City" capitalized, sometimes appears in articles in mass-media publications that are targeted to residents of a major metropolitan area, and may reflect longstanding and deep-seated civic pride held by people who live in that region."

Jimbo - Who gives a flying shit to the moon aboput Los Angeles? Anything south of Monterey sucks ass. And about that brown grass? An exaggeration, but not by much but I'll take that over the smell and humidity of the eastern seaboard anyday.

Baghdad by the Bay* - REPRESENT!

* beats a name like The Big Crapple...

Erica said...

I experimented about a year or so ago with how to install Haloscan, yet keep all the comments peeps left on the Blogger commenting. You don't have to get rid of them, but they are just turned off for future posts, if that's what you want.

Also, some peeps have both commenting softwares turned on, but Haloscan is generally more effective in combating spambots [I get zero spam], and you also have the option of a] editing comments, like if someone leaves an awesome comment but they make a spelling error, and you don't want them to look like a doofus, or b] get a shmucktard troll and have to ban them, which I've also had to do a gazillion times.

In conclusion, I would like to say,
go here. It's a screenshot of the commenting settings I use on Blogger, and should work fine when you install the Haloscan. Just keep a copy of the template before you make any changes that you are unhappy with.

And Mark? I would sooner spend the remainder of my days holed up in a brisk studio apartment in north central Jersey than step foot again in San Franpelosidooshbagcisco.

Mark said...

San Franpelosidooshbagcisco

Wow. I am really fucking impressed. Speechlessly so.

I think I got KO'ed in the first round...

Zooomabooma said...

There she goes again, knockin' New Jersey. Some nice places to be found in north central NJ...

But it's true, NYC is THE "The City" -- ain't no where else can truly have that title. I mean come on, people in the pacific northwest call Seattle "The City." People in Salt Lake City call Park City up in the mountains "The City." When I lived there I always laughed at that one. Whatever. Only NYC.

But San Fran ain't a bad place to live. Not including all my time in the Bay Area for GD/Jerry shows, I spent a whole couple months living on Judah St, couple blocks over from the park, about ten from the ocean.

Today I can't stand the politics of the city, so much there disgusts me, but the Deadhead Hippie in me considers SF sort of home.

Great city!!! "Somewhere in San Francisco, on a backporch in July..." Ahhhhhh!!!

And sitting by the pool in December, unless on vacation, well, that's just wrong!!!

lizardbrain said...

Used to be, here in Portland, when you addressed an envelope, all you had to put after the street address to have it delivered was "City."

Having grown up in THE City (NY, of course), I always found it laughable that a place with a population of 60K was referred to as a "city."

And this is the last time I'll have time for the intertubes today, as this "city" is in the throes of a Nor'Easter, and I have to make sure the old lady tenants won't fall down and break their hips.

Enjoy your nice weather, all you !@#$%s.


Oswegan said...

You're killin me. I've got to get out of this place in the winter.


Joan of Argghh! said...

Yeah, well, the summer's another story. Wait... no it isn't. I'm still at the pool then, too.


Mark said...

Beyween the pool, the beach, and recycling old blogposts you're just the Queen of Slack, aren't you??