One of the frustrating things about the internet are the medical self-diagnosis tools. They seem to point you in the direction of a rare tropical disease or an incurable form of cancer. I looked up some simple symptoms recently and discovered that the cause was likely dry winter indoor air and dehydration.
Dictionaries have recently accepted figuratively as a definition for literally. We are fighting back with a social media campaign where we will encourage people to use figuratively when they mean literally.
There are lots of bad things happening in the world, and even in this country. Some people say this is what we deserve. Often bad karma is balanced off against good karma, and I seem to have a lot of that right now. Things are going pretty well for me.
This morning 3 deer ran across the road in front of me, while I was running. I realized that these deer crossing the road through this subdivision really was an intersection between the natural world and the human, or built, world. They were running faster than me, too.
I recently used the expression “come in over the transom” to describe the random arrival of blog post submissions. I was talking to someone who had no idea what a transom was. It is a flip in section above a door to let air in without opening the door. My college dorm had transoms. And apparently my voice carried in just a certain way so that when I talked in the hallway it came over the transom.
We all experience frustration in various parts of our lives, but how we deal with it is what makes a difference. Usually we just accept it and move on, whether it’s personal or professional. But sometimes it just reaches its limits and you have to walk away permanently.
I read that in certain cities it is the niche restaurants and boutiques that are thriving. In my area local is way more interesting than a chain. I am concerned that in the location where a grilled cheese restaurant closed, there is a poké restaurant opening.
You can print out articles from the web, maps, directions and pictures. There’s probably a stat somewhere that describes how much paper you would need to print the entire internet. But you can’t click any of the links or follow the blue navigational dot as it tracks your location while you approach the next turn.
It was a rainy morning today and I had to drive to Raleigh to record a podcast. I didn’t need to leave until well after rush hour, but I looked at the map to see how long it would take me while there was still a lot of traffic. The map showed 3 incidents and 3 accidents. I can find many explanations about the difference between these two words, however in a traffic context, it seems to mainly refer to the severity.
I was looking at buying a new hiking pack and one of the manufacturers has a sizing chart on their site to determine what size pack you should buy. Makes sense, right? Well, the problem is that I can’t understand where to measure without the assistance of a medical professional. “Measure along the spine between the 7th cervical vertebra and the level of the hip iliac crest.” Good thing I’m friends with a doctor who helped me find my 7th cervical vertebra.