Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Random Wednesday Thoughts

Stay tuned throughout the day today for more random thoughts*

8:44 a.m. - If someone teaches you how to make cologne and perfume would you call them your scentsei?

10:09 a.m. - And would the fragrances they create be scentseitional?

11:01 a.m. - Do you realize America is up in arms about paying over $4 a gallon for gas (still ridiculously cheap by world standards), and yet we think nothing of paying $1 for a bottle of water, which is the equivalent of $7.57 a gallon for something we can easily get for free?

1:13 p.m. - I've been working so much that the only way I can tell what day of the week it is is by thinking about what they're serving in the executive lunchroom. They had pizza today, which means it must be Wednesday.

3:05 p.m. - After a long and sometimes tedious campaign that began back in January, it appears that we’ve finally reached an end. The upstart challenger seems to have overcome some missteps that plagued him when he became the front-runner seem to have died down in recent weeks, clearing the way for him to be crowned. He’s been largely embraced by the young, and their energy and unflagging support appears to be the key to victory. Hold on a second. I forget. Was I talking about Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama or American Idol hopeful David Archuleta?

5:05 p.m. - My local bookstore often conducts book signings at which the authors hold brief Q&A sessions. After a recent event some teenagers took over podium and seating to conduct a mock press-conference and it was among the funniest things I've witnessed in a long time. Typical of the rapid-fire-dry-wit exchanges was this one:

Teenager 1 (at the podium): "I expect to earn over $365,000 from this book - or over $1,000 per day."

Teenager 2 (in the audience): "How did you come up with that amount?"

Teenager 1: "Division."
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