Sunday, October 16, 2005

Some things I learned today...

I've only been up for a couple of hours and already my day has been jammed full of learning...most people would keep this stuff to themselves, but I'm not that kind of guy. I'm a sharer...well, at least online, I'm a sharer...

  • Sometimes it can look warm enough to sit out in the sun wearing shorts, but not actually be warm enough to sit out in the sun wearing shorts...

  • The Ethiopian Harar coffee from Alterra does indeed smell a bit like dried Zebra turds...or dried turds of some kind...and as terrible as that sounds, actually means it's going to taste pretty good. It's been at least a year since I last had a good cup of Ethiopian Harar. Also, the Alterra girl who sold it to me was really cute. Which leads to...

  • Girls with accents have a raised level of cuteness to them. If the Alterra girl, for example, had been a regular Midwest girl, she would still been cute - but would she have been super-cute without the Spanish accent? I think not. Which leads to...

  • Some accents are better than others. I like Russian girls and Russian names, but Rusian accents aren't as hot as Spanish. I also like a mild French accent. A vague European, I was taught the Queen's English but still get American slang accent is also pretty hot...

  • I used to work with a girl from Chile. She had a great accent and the most perfect, pink lips ever. Don't get rude here...the lips surrounding her Spanish accent speaking mouth were the most incredible shade of pink I've ever seen and just demanded to be gazed upon. Her parents weren't thrilled with her career choice that entailed having...well...a career. Women didn't do that.

Back to learning...
    the saint logo
  • This morning I found that Leslie Charteris, the author of The Saint books, was part English and part Chinese. He was born in Singapore and lived in England, where he went to Cambridge, and also lived in the U.S. for a long time.

  • There are fifty Saint books in English. He also wrote a bunch in French. French? What the hell?

  • There were a handful of Saint movies, a bunch of comic books and three major television series...or is that serieses...

  • I still like Val Kilmer as The Saint and although the movie kind of blew, it was still better than slogging through the writing style of Charteris which was similar to how I imagined Higgins memoirs to be...and we all know that Higgins memoirs always bored Thomas to tears...

  • If I had a bunch of money, and some damn good attorneys, I would be The Saint. I love that he isn't into defending the law, but is into justice.

Some other realizations I made while drinking Zebra crap coffee...
  • Back in high school I was told by a girl that I had cute toes. She was right. That's not so much true anymore... Why did my toes go to shit? This may never be fully understood. Which led to...

  • I'm not as hot as I used to be. Not that I was ever high on the hot scale, but I always felt pretty okay... Now, I realize there's likely no scale in existence that I would rank high on the hotness meter.

  • That's okay, because nobody is as hot as they used to be. Not even hot, young girls in the prime of hotness are as hot as they used to be. I'm pretty sure that's not true, but with a diminished level of hormones racing through my veins, they just just don't seem imbued with that supernatural hotness they once were imbued with...

  • I ramble a lot... And, apparently, I like the sound of my own voice...even if it's typed. Must work on that...

  • My little parrot - Joey - likes pie crust. That's not surprising, he likes most junk foods (he is, for example, a freak for sips of Mt. Dew). What is weird is that he likes the crunchy outside part.

I'm pretty sure that's enough learnin' for one day...at least it is for me. Now, I guess I should go out and suck in as much of this sunshine as I can. It's only a couple of weeks from Wisconsin's traditional turn to crap for Halloween weather change...

Cheers.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like how you make it seem more exotic by saying it might have come from a zebra. I'm still not convinced that it's worth trying, however. I like Roger Moore as The Saint. I haven't seen the other version, or read the books.

Consider yourself lucky. I never, ever had cute toes. I like Russian accents better than Spanish accents.

Enjoy your "coffee".
-Miranda

(I'm on a Mac browser that is not displaying things correctly, so I have to post this way)

tshsmom said...

What kind of Mt Dew do you drink that has crunchy on the outside?

If it's any consolation, I'm not as hot as I used to be either. I only had 3 yrs of hot(from 17-20) and then real life set in and hot didn't really matter any more. Maybe hot is just an attitude thing?

The Zombieslayer said...

Girls with accents have a raised level of cuteness to them.

Agreed depends on the accent. Spanish chicks are hot to begin with, and that accent...:)

Some Southern accents are good. New Jersey accents are hideous. southern CA accents are bad, because you know deep inside you probably should watch your back around them.

Chilean accents, I like those.

Brazilian accents, I like those too. Accents or no accents though, Brazilian women are hot.

French women are hot too, with or without the accent. The accent is sexy though.

I like mid-west people, but to me, you people don't have accents. maybe that's because we're originally from the mid-west. Too !@#$%^& cold in the winter though. That's why we came out here. Now the folks are living in Texas and I'm back in Northern California.

By the way, hope this bye week helps the Pack. Hopefully Green will be rested fully and the Packers will look like the Packers who played the Saints when we play Minnesota next week.

Laura said...

OOG, I don't like Harar. Then again, I don't like the strong African/Arabian blends at all. I prefer the soothing calm of Mexican and Hawaiian coffee.

I have a friend who loves Irish accents. Accents on men are just as sexy... but you're right, certain ones are better.

tshsmom said...

Yeah, Scottish or Irish accents are hot in men, but the BEST is a man with a Texas drawl. I LOVE the way they call you "darlin'"!!

ZS, I HATE it when people say they love the MN accent. We don't have one, and NO we don't talk like the idiots in Fargo!

Shelly said...

So how do you feel about mild southern accents? I'm sorry that you live in Wisconsin and have to hear that accent all the time!! (I grew up in MN so I can joke! Used to talk like that).

Don't worry...I've never been hot. And I'm ok with that. I rather be cute anyway!

That's weird that a girl would comment on your toes. I hate feet...they gross me out! especially if someone puts them on me!!! YUCK!!

Shawn said...

Southern - or Southren - accents are awesome. Me like 'em lots... I knew a girl from Tennessee that went to school in Georgia...she melted me just by talking.

Cute toes? We were teenagers in a hot tub...what else can I say?

Lux Lisbon said...

I thought the topic was very interesting. Here I was looking for information on accents, etc and I found this:
"Brazilian accents, I like those too. Accents or no accents though, Brazilian women are hot.
Brazilian accents, I like those too. Accents or no accents though, Brazilian women are hot."

I am from Brazil and I appreciate the compliment. ;)

Lux Lisbon said...

I am from Brazil and I thought this comment (along with the post) was very cute ;)

Brazilian accents, I like those too. Accents or no accents though, Brazilian women are hot.

Shawn said...

Glad it put a bit of sunshine in your day. You are officially the first Brazilian to stop by here...

Cheers!