Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Quiet on the Blog Front

I am at a loss for blog material. If blog is a real word, why isn’t the spellchecker aware of it? I guess somebody just made it up. Twitter is a real word and means “chatter”. Now that makes sense, but blog? What is that supposed to mean? Maybe it is a real word, I’m looking in a crossword dictionary and it isn’t in there.

I received a ballot in the mail today for a vote as to whether I approve a bond for a new high school to replace an old one. I most certainly do approve, and already filled it out. It had two boxes, one for approving, and one for not approving. They give very specific instructions on how to do it, as though they might not be smart enough to figure out what you mean unless you do it exactly as they say. You cannot put a check mark or an X in the box. You have to fill in the whole area with black ink. No other color will be acceptable. I had to look all over the place to find a pen with black ink. It seems that I always buy blue ink pens. Well, I gotter done. I hope they can figure out what I want.

My Grandson came by from school today wearing a face mask. I think it’s a social status thing in his case. We have not had any flu reported in this area yet. I just heard a DR report that the mask would do very little good anyway. He said the germs are so small it can go through the mask. I guess the mask could keep you from catching the common cold and other diseases. Maybe we should all start wearing them all the time. I hope you don’t think I’m serious.
Like I said it is a quiet blog day and this is the best I can do.

6 comments:

Diane said...

Well, dear Grandma, with folks all over having so much trouble understanding how to vote, I guess your folks just want to make sure everyone understands!!! Sad to say, but it's a commentary on this sad day we live in.

I'm so tired of all this talk about the Whine Flu. I did mean to make that typo, BTW. I figure if I take common sense precautions and trust the Lord, I'll be okay. Personally, I think it's just a blitz by the liberal media and the government to convince us only the govenment has our best interest at heart. Bologna!!!!

Well, just my two cents worth!!

Enjoy your week. Many hugs.....

Diane

The Former Idealist said...

Funny, I wondered what the word blog was myself when I first started authoring them...it's a shorter term for weblog, which is just another word someone undoubtedly made up. :)

Anyhow, if I hadn't been so sleep deprived before, I would have properly introduced myself...I found your blog because my grandma, Patricia Clay, told me all about it over Easter dinner (I'm Lori's daughter, Cheryl). I think it's awesome, and I'm glad to have found you in this strange, virtual world...

Jen said...

Yeah, Blog comes from web log - as in a log you keep on the web. And at my house I'm lucky if I can find a pen in ANY color!

Grandma Blog said...

To the former Idealist. Oh my gosh!I never dreamed you were kin folk.
How nice of you to visit my Blog.
And by the way, is your cat really trained to use the pot? That is even more amazing than the meaning of the "blog" word. Thanks everybody for an answer. Now I know.

Cora said...

Too Funny which one of Deena's crazy kids was wearing the mask. I am still waiting for the news to tell us why the swine flu is worse than the regular flu. I just hope it doesn't mess up our travel. It is already delaying China adoptions this month. Like we can afford to have them delayed any longer. oh well what do you do.

Jimh. said...

They had a hand washing clinic at the school the other day and most of the things they described were things that, to my understanding, actually STRENGTHENED kids' immune systems! I had a pet snake and was never particularly careful to wash my hands...I am still here! Or course, I DID wash the snake from time to time...wonder if that had anything to do with it...