Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Blame the British for their clever use of language

Although Americans get the prize for repetitive usage of crude profanities the British never cease to amaze me. Visiting my favorite blog today, http://www.lucypepper.com/blogzira/ I noticed the use of the word "shite." Now I never imagined that they had their own spelling for that oft used multipurpose American adjective-noun-adverb.

So I researched the word and found the ever trustworthy Wikipedia definitions. I don't mean to be crude but go there and check out the etymology and usage. We wet our pants.

Friday, January 19, 2007

First post from Rio

I guess now that I have set this site up I should write something. I will be posting my thoughts and photos as they come to me. Photos will be posted as I become more familiar with my camera and thoughts will be posted after my elevator rides where it seems I receive most of my inspiration. ?? Yes, I wrote that. I think it is true. For some reason there seems to be nothing else to do in the elevators. Sadly, I sometimes think about elevator failures. I just don't know how well they maintain them but one thing is for sure, bribes are paid to everyone and I am sure that there is no such thing as a department of public safety and elevator security. If Rio had the infrastructure I am sure the inspector would be on the beach living off his bribes!!