29 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'my favorite posts':


Know ye not, oh rash ones, that you have doomed it to extermination?

Reading through the IMDb message board for The Pirates of Penzance¹, I found that someone had posted the address of Universal Studios' contact form, encouraging other fans to ask Universal to release Pirates on DVD. This is what I wrote: Please release The Pirates of Penzance on DVD! I was at a video rental store this weekend and discovered that they had phased out their VHS rentals in favor of DVDs. As VHS is phased out, so - sadly - is The Pirates of Penzance, as that is the only version of the movie that is currently available. Generations will...

srah - Thursday, 9 August 2007 - 5:21 PM
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This storye doth not start wyth 'blah blah blah'

Let me tell you a little story in three parts. Parte The Fyrst: 13 Julye 2007 Our heroyne and her fammilye did venture unto that happy land called The Bob Evans fore a layte dinnere. And they did enter into The Bob Evans, whereupon the door-master, guardian of the entrance, did ask how many were dyning in their partye. They did answer four, to which the door-master did respond in question, "Do you need any children's menus?" Our heroyne was well put out, for it had been nigh on three yeares since the last tyme she was accosted with suche...

srah - Thursday, 26 July 2007 - 11:10 PM
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My name is Judge.

I am not a Judge Parker fan. I've never been able to follow the plotlines very well, and have even more difficulty with the relationships between the characters. For example, I think Beret Girl is the Red Haired Lady's daughter, but she always calls her by her first name. One of them is named Neddy and I think the other is Abby but I might be confusing her with Rex Morgan, M.D.'s dog. Lately I've become fascinated with Judge Parker, though. This plotline has these two characters going off to Paris so Beret Girl can go to art school. There's...

srah - Wednesday, 28 March 2007 - 12:29 PM
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X-Men 4: The Last Lemonade and Cupcake Stand

Apete and I went to see X-Men 3 a while ago. A lot of people didn't like the movie, but I felt it had many explosions and people in crazy costumes with magical powers. I don't expect much more from an action movie. I found it interesting that Beast was never referred to by his superhero name. Apete tried to convince me that Hank McCoy's nickname was "Blueberry," which made him seem even cuddlier than he already was. Awwwww. He is like a big furry Sesame Street monster, but one that can TOTALLY kick your ASS. As I was watching...

srah - Tuesday, 6 June 2006 - 12:38 PM
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In which I do not use subliminal messages

make me some cheesecake brownies! You know what I would really like right now? Cheesecake brownies. you know you want to!...

srah - Saturday, 24 September 2005 - 1:56 AM
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On the phone whilst driving! Naughty!

me, driving on I-75 back from Ohio: I hate these flammable tanker trucks! apete: It's just milk. me: What? No, they've got big signs with flames on them! apete: Nah. Milk. me: What? Cows don't have flames on them! What kind of cows have flames on them? apete: Racing cows....

srah - Friday, 23 September 2005 - 9:15 AM
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Dream

I dreamt last night that I was on the police force. Apparently all of the cops in my department were renegade, rogue cops who didn't like to play by the rules... except for one. Played by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's character (whose name I've now forgotten) was good and honest and true and followed the rules and loved everyone regardless of their race, creed or color and had really perfect dental hygiene. The commanding officers loved him and we all hated him. But just before I woke up, he won us over with a stirring speech about love for family....

srah - Friday, 15 July 2005 - 8:30 AM
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Rule #1: Sarah is always right. Rule #2: If Sarah is wrong, see rule #1.

Dear Internet, I would like your assistance in a little argument that apete and I are having: If you use one of these machines to make something consisting of pie filling between two slices of bread, is the resulting confection a sandwich or a pie? I will refrain from sharing which of the arguments is mine (and therefore correct) until you have discussed it amongst yourself. I'm sure that you will all come to the correct conclusion....

srah - Thursday, 14 July 2005 - 4:24 PM
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Everybody's a critic!

Once upon a time, I like toast. The End. My dad didn't think this was much of a story when I told it to him....

srah - Monday, 6 June 2005 - 8:16 PM
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Yet, reck'ning by their natal day/ These shoes are not yet even five!

When I looked through my closet there, I found shoes rarely worn by me; And so my blog would be less bare, I wished you all to see. I said "It's not a pair of heels, a pair of sneakers or a clog." It's necessary, Sarah feels, To show it on her blog. A pair of Docs? A pair of Docs, A most ingenious pair of Docs! I've got new loafers in their box, But none quite like this pair of Docs!...

srah - Tuesday, 5 April 2005 - 1:58 PM
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Drunk posting

omgh, dhoe fo eprobrn ftunk pody? o s, dp ftiml o vsm y rbrm// o plr ridy msy yp dyjpe i[ pt ,sin r d;r[[ Pj. DPVJO js[[u jpitd/// Note (7:07 am): I've made drunken posts before, but this is some drunken post. I wonder what I was actually trying to say!...

srah - Friday, 7 January 2005 - 12:38 AM
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Lost, in translation

I am an upstanding member of the community and would never do anything wrong. But if, theoretically, I had decided well into the season that I wanted to see the deserted-island drama Lost and had downloaded or was currently downloading the first eleven episodes, then what follows is what I would think of the episodes that I had seen (but of course, you understand, it's completely hypothetical because I would never ever download TV shows from the Internet): Alfie and I were watching episode 3 today and noticed that the supervising producer is Javier Grillo-Marxuach. I love it when his...

srah - Thursday, 23 December 2004 - 6:35 PM
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Will somebody get this scantily-clad carpet out of my way?!

StarWars.com, a site which I certainly do not have in my RSS feeds and do not read daily updates from, has posted an article about Hasbro's recent release of the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith action figures. "This mighty Wookiee warrior comes with a blaster, a bandolier, a helmet and a base." This mighty Wookiee warrior also seems to come with some kind of armoured loincloth. It's very strange that an armoured loincloth would have been invented or that a Wookiee would wear such a garment, but it's even stranger when you consider that Chewbacca never wore...

srah - Monday, 6 December 2004 - 1:14 AM
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'Or as the Indians call it, 'maize'. In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrast.'

Dear France, Popcorn is meant to be salty. Sometimes it is also meant to be buttery and delicious. We are the continent that spawned popcorn, so we should know. Stop your crack-smoking, popcorn-sweetening ways! You are wrong and we are right; get used to it! Sincerely, SRAH who got her hopes up when she found out there was, for some reason, a brand-new popcorn vending machine in the abbey...

srah - Friday, 9 July 2004 - 5:27 AM
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Queue faites-vous?

Once my professor explained that he was going to be using the word "queue" in the British sense, it was all downhill from there. My friend-and-fellow-French-major and I had the same thought process, wherein we said to ourselves, The British sense? What other sense is there? ... Well... there's the French sense... (lock eyes, erupt in immature giggles). For you see, the French word "queue" can be a line that you stand in or it can be an animal's tail. Oh yeah, or slang for "penis." From then on, any mention of the penultimate entry in a list, slow or...

srah - Friday, 26 March 2004 - 4:18 PM
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Things that I like

things that glow in the dark irregular plurals in French ("les cieux", "les messieurs") painting my toenails not being messy Gilbert Bécaud irregular plurals in French plaid water reading for fun my academic advisor Trivial Pursuit Han Solo irregular plurals in French various other things that don't come to mind right now What are some things you like?...

srah - Sunday, 21 March 2004 - 1:44 PM
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Bless me!

What is that weird smell after you sneeze? Is it stale air that's been stored in your sinus cavities? Is that the smell of snot? Is it just me?...

srah - Thursday, 26 February 2004 - 11:40 AM
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Mom, Dad, Geoffrey... am I adopted?

My erstwhile fiancée sent me this link this morning, so I buried myself in tales of children raised by wolves and monkeys and sheep. Why was I not a feral child? Why do I miss out on all of these great opportunities? Why did my parents have to go and love me so much? Didn't they know what they were depriving me of by not dropping me off in the middle of the woods somewhere? I would like to have been raised by giraffes!...

srah - Wednesday, 17 December 2003 - 12:16 PM
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Professional what, now?

My body only went to discussion section today (instead of getting much-needed sleep) because we were doing course evaluations at the end. My brain, however, stayed in its hibernative state and tried in vain to follow the discussion while being distracted by the completely unrelated and unprovoked idea that SI Computing doesn't like the name of our computer lab, the DIAD (Digital Information Access and Dissemination lab). So while others discussed information professionalism, srah's little brain chugged away and produced these lovely replacements: Information Professionals' And Nerds' Electronic Manipulation Area (short and pale and young and lovely...) No Eating or...

srah - Wednesday, 3 December 2003 - 12:19 PM
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Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie

If you don't already think me mousy, you should see me eat an almond. It occurred to me while eating a bag of Almond M&Ms on the bus today that it's really quite a disgusting sight to see. This is one of those times where I wonder who lets me out in public. Generally, when I eat a candy with whole almonds in it, I eat away the candy, then suck on the almond for a while. Eventually, the skin softens up and I can eat that separately. Then I can finally break up the almond and eat that. The...

srah - Tuesday, 4 November 2003 - 6:19 PM
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That'll be forty lashes with the cat o' nine tails. Arrr.

I bought this mascara because I saw it on a commercial and I hate curling my eyelashes when I put on mascara. Never mind the fact that I never wear mascara. I had to have it. It visibly lengthens lashes up to 30%! It sets lashes to a daring 30 degree curve! Well, now I have it. It works very nicely. It doesn't look too clumpy or gross and it curls my eyelashes all by itself, just like it said. Srah's problem, however, is the 30% lengthening. I have already had problems in the past with my eyelashes hitting my...

srah - Tuesday, 2 September 2003 - 12:26 PM
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Marking your territory

Have you ever been friend-infatuated with anyone? Have you ever met someone and been so attracted to them upon first meeting them that you want to declare YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND and mark them with a Post-it® so that everyone knows that this is your potential friend-to-be and so that you won't lose them later? No? Uh... me neither....

srah - Friday, 29 August 2003 - 2:10 PM
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The mad American strikes again

I feel like I have to make my return to Vichy with some kind of flamboyant Belgiocity, in the way that people come back from Mexico with enormous sombreros, from Scotland with kilts, from Jamaica with dreadlock wigs, or from Easter Island with huge foam-rubber Moai heads. I don't know if the huge foam-rubber Moai heads exist, but if they don't they should, and maybe if I write "huge foam-rubber Moai heads" here often enough I can become the number-one search request for "huge foam-rubber Moai heads", which would really be quite an honor. Back to the subject at hand....

srah - Monday, 28 April 2003 - 10:19 AM
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The Partridge Family en Auvergne

I spent the weekend travelling in the Cantal department of southern Auvergne with a group consisting of three Americans, two Colombians, and Stefan, the partridge in our pear tree. We picked up Nelson, a Colombian friend of Andrés' and Stefan's and a non-stop dragueur, in Clermont, and continued south in Stefan's famous Orange Van, a VW camper with a moose on the side. We stopped for lunch at Super Lioran, a cross-country/downhill ski station with a great view. We hopped up and down in the cold while Stefan worked his magic, converting the Orange Van into a kitchen/dining room. He...

srah - Sunday, 15 December 2002 - 5:47 PM
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Mariah Carey is stalking me

Yes, the billionaire has-been had nothing better to do than follow me around all weekend. She was one of the guests this week of the Star Academy, a sort of American Idol-Big Brother hybrid where young French people are locked up together in a château for intensive pop star training and eliminated one by one by the audience and each other until someone wins. The Star Académiciens are visited from time to time by various pop stars who sing with them or offer them pearls of wisdom like "Always follow your dreams." This week the académiciens and the public at...

srah - Sunday, 17 November 2002 - 8:46 AM
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The language nerd's adventures in Auvergnat

I'm not quite sure what my goal was in checking out this Pocket Auvergnat phrasebook, but it dos have some interesting information on the region. For example, Mentre tres annadas terriblas, la "Bèstia" devoriguèt dròlles e dròllas dins lo caire de Saug means, for all you Pacte des loups fans, "For three terrible years, the Gévaudan Beast devoured boys and girls in the area of Saugue." I have also learned that lai a mai de vint vialas d'aigas en Auvèrnhe and the ever useful Podria 'nar gitar las vachas ame vosautres? These are all lovely phrases, but I'm not sure...

srah - Friday, 1 November 2002 - 7:08 AM
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Graduation countdown: 7 days

7 days. One week to go till I'm sitting up there, either sweating in my graduation robes in the hot sun or with the rain running off my taller neighbor's mortarboard and all over me, while some investment-guy alum blathers on to us and PT lisps about how excellent our class is and rah rah Liberal Arts at Work. Can you tell I'm looking forward to it? One day last summer someone signed the guestbook on my website, leaving their name as "John Hannah". 'Yeah right,' I snorted, and went on with my life. Then a few days later, he...

srah - Saturday, 27 April 2002 - 11:43 AM
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Why did I study abroad?

French has long been my favorite subject at school. When I was 15, my French teacher took interested students on a trip to France and my parents thought that broadening my horizons was important enough that they helped me pay for it. We had a short family stay, then toured around the country in a bus for two weeks. When I was a senior in high school, I decided that I enjoyed French enough that would major in it in college. So I asked my French teacher how to look for a college with a good French program. The big...

srah - Thursday, 20 December 2001 - 10:26 AM
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One of the finest poets of the day

One of the finest poets of the day has brought into the world yet another masterpiece. First, we will share an earlier example of her Spanish-language oeuvre, then her latest work on the theme of "Autumn". Sit back, because you are in for a treat. La Sangre Yo no soy un café. [I am not a café.] Sin embargo hay personas que me persiguen a todas partes [However, there are people following me everywhere] Buscando algo de beber. [Looking for something to drink.] Este líquido en mis venas [This liquid in my veins] No es expresso, [Is not espresso,] ¡Malditos...

srah - Monday, 5 November 2001 - 12:37 PM
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