Aug. 30th, 2007 06:22 pm
mslulu: (Wallpaper Cat)
So there's this game show on the Discovery Channel (I think) called Cash Cab. The basic premise is that a taxi cab driver picks up unsuspecting contestants and asks them trivia questions while driving to their destination for a chance at winning money.

I don't usually watch this show, but I had it on for just a few minutes and boy am I glad I did:

Driver: A popular alternative to permanent tattoos, this herb from India is often used for temporary body art.
Contestant: Oh, yes, I know this. Hentai!

The look on the cab driver's face was priceless.
mslulu: (Vase Cat)
I just paid a buttload of bills today. I've not managed to completely pay off any of my debts yet, but, with the exception of one credit card, everything is current or paid ahead now. It's been a year since I could say that, so I'm feeling pretty good about it. I've got some money coming from my uncle soon, the last of my inheritance from my grandma which I need to decide what to do with. It'll be enough to pay off one of my bigger accounts, two or more of my smaller ones, or about half of my car. I guess, since I don't know when it's coming, I'll just have to figure that out when I actually get the money.

I'm thinking maybe I should take the money out of my secret PERS account as well. It's not exactly earning much in interest, and nothing's being fed into it, so it's really just sitting there. Hmm. I'll think on it, I guess.

Ah well, I'm just going to sit back now and enjoy the feeling of paying bills and still having money left over.

In other news...

I'm home again today. I've actually been writing. Nothing new, but a new start to an old tale of mine that I've been kicking around in various formats since 1986. Oddly enough, it's a fantasy setting, that up until college when I allowed my world to cross over with worlds and characters created by [ profile] bettyp and [ profile] gwyndolin (who don't actually read my LJ, so I don't know why I felt the need to name drop there), was pretty two dimensional. Working with other writers in my world, new characters were born, politics were developed, and it became a much more complex place. But that first story from that world, the one that the world was created for, a fairy-tale romance, still hasn't been completed. It's a very different story now. Much darker. Not so clean. But I think it's a better story, if I can get it out on paper where it belongs.

And in yet more news...

While a latecomer, I'm now officially hooked on Veronica Mars. Mind you, I've only seen the first four episodes (on rented DVD) but I've got four more to watch today, and more coming to me when I send these discs back. The problem with coming late to a series that's currently on the air, however, is that I'll never be able to catch up until after it's cancelled. I don't want to jump into current episodes when I'm so far behind. I won't know what happened between where I am and where the current season is, and I'll spoil some of the intrigue for myself if I do try to watch it.



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