SWEET DEAL, thanks to helenangel
for pointing this out to patrick___
who pointed it out to me, January 30th is International Delete Your MySpace Account Day
! As a hardcore loather of MySpace, I can get behind this idea A BILLION AND THIRTY-TWO PERCENT. I'm almost tempted to get an account just to delete it on that day. But that would mean I'd actually have to get an account, so instead, I'll just tell everyone else about it. DELETE YOUR ACCOUNTS. FACEBOOK IS PRETTIER. (I don't have a FaceBook, either, but I'd be ninety times more likely to get one over a MySpace if I ever succumb to the bizarre world of random online profiles.) /end ETA
Okay, enough Heath Ledger depression for now, let's talk about American Idol. I'm a week behind right now, but that's better than nothing, right? So far, I've seen the Philadelphia and the Dallas auditions. I hearted them both! I'm actually really excited about this season! The people they're picking for Hollywood seem really good, it looks like there's going to be a good group. And the people they're shunting, they're not being horribly rude to. And then there was this guy
. Holy shit. If he releases a single, I WILL BUY IT. He's really not that bad a singer
, he's just...so...indescribable.
HE IS WEARING TWO FOOTBALL MUMS ON HIS ARMS. HOW DO YOU NOT LOVE THAT.
I'm doing this again because I have to revise it to include last season, and I know it means SO MUCH to all of you:( Collapse )
WORD OF THE DAY:poosk
: To search for vermin on a person.Holy crap, can I relate to this word's story:A Mighty Problem
On this date in 1669, celebrated English diarist Samuel Pepys described a haircut precipitated by a common problem of his day: "To my wife's chamber, and there supped, and got her [to] cut my hair and look [at] my shirt, for I have itched mightily these six or seven days. And when all comes to all, she finds that I am lousy, having found in my head and body about twenty lice, little and great, which I wonder at, being more than I have had, I believe, in these twenty years. I did think I might have got them from the little boy, but they did presently look [at] him and found none. So how they come I know not, but presently did shift myself, and so shall be rid of them...And so with much contesnt, to bed." John Mactaggart's Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia
(1824) contained the homemade-sounding term miteled
, which the author defined as "eaten away, as if by mites."