July 31st, 2004

[fades] browns and reds

No man is a frankfurter...

One of the games my boss #2 is staging for the big sales conference is a "survivor" themed activity, so she asked me to make signs for each of the teams in the game, naming each one after an island. Natch, I try to liven it up a bit, so I start naming the islands, "East Coast Coast," "Cape of North Central Region," "Isle of Texas," et cetera. Eventually, I start running out of synonyms for "island," so I pull up Miriam-Webster on-line.

Island: Verb. To isolate. Outcast, Exile...

No help there, ever since MW went paysite it's been almost useless--so I pull up another site.

Island (n)
Synonyms:
Frankfurter.
Hot dog, schnitzel, weiner, sausage...

(blink, blink)

(The answer, for those that turn the book upside down to read the solution at the bottom of the page, is that "Coney Island" is a synonym for hot dog. Thus...)
  • Current Music
    "But you better not try to hurt her, Frankfurter!"
go ahead everyone else does

Growl--

Churches have a strong tendency to be all the same. I was *going* to tell the children a story early in the service tomorrow--I've done most of the prepwork, just needed to flesh it out a bit. Unfortunately, they preempted it for a puppet show--not the Wiccan scheduling the service.

Backstory--the main meeting area of the Unitarian church is "Howson Hall," a large, bare area that used to be the sanctuary.

So, the puppet show the church staff has elected to wedge into the service, "Harry Potter and the Secret of Howson Hall."

This is the service the Pagan group is putting on. Very irritating.

I'm still playing didj and feeding people, so there's a strong "let's meet people!" vibe still happening, but I'm not pleased with the overall turn.
  • Current Music
    Moulin Rouge playing in the other room, and cicadas