Sunday, September 25, 2011

B, As In Blog Post

Have any of you ever been in this scenario: You're on the phone, trying to spell something out, and you have to say a letter that sounds like another (like m & n; g, t, b, v, c, d, e, p & z...etc)?  So to clarify, you need an, "as in..." example.  Like, "N, as in Nancy."  Or, "B, as in Book."

My problem is that I can't come up with normal "As in"s.  For example, a few days ago I was on the phone with my internet provider trying to update my address, and the only M example I could think of was, "M, as in manhole cover."  And a month or so ago when I was on the phone at work, I actually said, "G, as in Gandalf the Grey."  Why can't I come up with normal examples?  Just now I was trying to think of something for the letter T, and the first thing that came into my head was, "as in Tyrannosaurus Rex."  Nothing normal like, " in, Today, Tape worm, or Tap dancing."  Wait, see?!  I still can't come up with normal things!  (Is it sad that those really are the first 3 things that popped into my head?  If you're a psychologist/psychiatrist/therapist of any kind, please do not analyze that list.)

Are there standard examples?  I feel like I hear the Nancy example often, but I'm not sure of others.  I've decided that I should set the list of standard examples, since clearly I have a gift for this sort of thing.  So, here's my list:

A as in Antidisestablishmentarianism
B as in Bananas Foster
C as in Cantilevered Roof (you know, Frank Lloyd Wright-style)
D as in Daffy Duck
E as in Eeeeeeeek!
F as in Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two
G as in Gandalf the Grey
H as in Ham and Potato Casserole
I as in Interrogation, Methods of
J as in Jailhouse Rock
K as in Katherine the Great
L as in Luke Skywalker
M as in Manhole Cover
N as in Never-Never Land
O as in O Sole Mio
P as in Pour Some Sugar on Me
Q as in Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
R as in Raiders of the Lost Ark
S as in Shahtooshes
T as in Tyrannosaurus Rex
U as in Ursprache
V as in Va-va-voom!
W as in Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
X as in Xanadu
Y as in Y-O-D-A Yoda
Z as in Zabaglione

So, counter-offers?  I'm willing to change my list if you have other ideas, though I'm a little set on some of them.  Then I think we should start a national campaign to see if we can get this adopted.  It's going to revolutionize the "As in" system!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light!
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
Blog friends, I have a confession to make.  I've been cheating on you with another blog.  I didn't mean for it to happen, but just did!

Oof, ok, that's starting to hit a little too close to reality.  The truth is, I've been writing for another blog - - which is why I've been more neglectful than usual over here.  It's not like I like it better over there or anything, it's just, well, they pay me!  But fear not (I know how worried you all have been), I've got big plans for making a comeback here at Robot Tuesdays!

Things you can expect in the near future:

- Fascinating insights on artists in the Twenty-first Century!
- Nonsensical posts about bugs and bikes!
- Tips on how to paint, draw, and make nifty crafts!
- Stories about the swim class I'm taking at the Y!  (If you're good, I might post the picture I took of myself in my swim cap and goggles...or I may take that with me to the grave...)
- Links to the posts I'm writing over at that other blog I mentioned before!

And much, much more.

In the mean time, here are some other links you can check out that further explain what I've been up to lately:

- I'm in Art Prize!  If you make it to the 2-week event, Vote up!  (Please!)
- I made a Facebook page!  And my art.  Mostly my art.  Come on over and "like" me, would ya?
- I have paintings in three other shows (1 currently, 2 are coming up soon) and my thesis exhibition is coming up in November!

So, I hope you can forgive me and we can still be friends.  If not, you could always find out how to make new friends by reading this post I wrote!

*I know that 'hornswoggling' is a different kind of cheating than the kind I mean, but I just really like to say hornswoggle.