Enjoy another titillating Snippet Wednesday. Yes, I said "titillating" and I stand by it!
I hearby declare that teenage and 20-something women are NEVER allowed to pose for photos with their hands up on their hips (akimbo) and their bodies turned slightly askew. NEVER AGAIN! If I see another Twitter or Facebook profile pic with a pose such as this, I will scream and then I will hunt the perpetrator and tear their arms off and beat them to within an inch of their lives! I see hundreds of these photos in a week as they come through keyword stream tracking in social media at work. C'mon! Do something original.
Last week, I found a USB thumbdrive in a parking lot. I put it in a computer and discovered, by scanning the included documents, that it belonged to a grade school teacher. I got her name and even her school and called her. I had to leave a message with my phone number and whatnot, but I did it. This drive clearly had many years worth of teaching files on it. It's been a week and I haven't heard a word from her. You'd think she would be all over being able to reclaim the drive, but alas. I know if I lost my drive and someone found it, I'd be jumping-off-the-walls excited if someone called claiming to have found it. Weird.
For the last several years, it's been a holiday tradition to swap mix CDs of songs we're listening to with Katie's brothers, sister-in-law, and a couple of her cousins. We didn't do it last year because we were all really busy and never had much of a chance. But, this year, I'm planning early just in case we do decide to restart the tradition and I've already got a theme. I call it the "Pocket Protector Mix" and it contains songs that have geeky overtones to them be it a hint of science fiction or fantasy or superheroes or whatnot. I'd like it if all of you could help me think of more songs as I'd like to make this a two-disc set. Here's what I've got so far...
- Queen - "Flash Gordon"
- David Bowie - "Space Oddity"
- Bowling for Soup - "1985"
- Weezer - "In the Garage"
- The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"
- Wallflowers - "Heroes" (I already have Bowie on here, so I'm using this cover of his song)
- Five for Fighting - "Superman (It's Not Easy)"
- Led Zeppelin - "Ramble On"
- Prince - "Bat Dance"
- Supernova - "Chewbacca"
What am I missing?
While the need for pure HTML coding seems to, sadly, have gone the way of the dinosaur thanks to the prevalence of WYSIWYG editing software and build-a-site suites, I'll let you know that a knowledge of HTML can really help you when those packages screw something up. It happened to me today. Just knowing how to write HTML saved my butt in a big way and kept me from having to contact customer support for a third-party application I use at work. Yay for troglodyte methods!
Okay, perhaps I should reassess that whole “standing by this being titillating” thing. It wasn’t, was it? Be honest.