Archive for May, 2008

Could/Couldn’t care less

Something I’ve noticed in my time in the US is the use of the phrase "I could care less"

I wasa raised saying, and hearing other people say "I couldn’t care less" surely that’s correct, right?

Contextually you shouldn’t be able to or want to care less. Therefore you couldn’t care less.

I’ve tried arguing it out with certain Americans and they swear by the "I could care less".

What do you say, think or agree with?

Do you even care?

Clothes maketh the man

Anyone who knows me know that I’m not terribly fashion oriented. I’m not ‘hip and happening’ and stuff.
I wear what I have and what is comfortable and functional.

I’m a firefighter, I think it’s a given that any firefighter has a significant amount of attire with station details plastered all over it.

I was downtown the other day, waiting for the bus to go home after lunch. Sitting on the steps of the USX building I heard a voice behind me calling my name. On turning around who should I find but Lokay!

Firstly, it’s nice to be the one being approached, it seems too be happening less and less these days for some reason, also it’s nice to be approached and spoken to by the Lokay!

The clothes part comes in here – he saw me sitting there, thought it was me but needed confirmation. The "Munhall Volunteer Firefighter" t-shirt confirmed it.

Do you have clothes that identify you as you or a part of a group?

Doin’ Dishes

So, about two years ago, when moving into this apartment I was excited to see a dishwasher in the kitchen. The Landlord looked at it and gave me a "oh, that thing? I don’t even know if it works."
I think I tried to turn it on once but never paid the thing much attention. It quietly sat in the kitchen, not doing dishes until today.

I was on the phone to dad, complaining about the amount of dishes, left in the sink, for me to take care of. I termed them "the devils dishes". It wasn’t a pretty sight.

He suggested that I get a dishwasher (they have one over there) to which I replied "I have one!" we then explored whether the thing works or not.

After some tinkering and turning the water on in the basement I can proudly, very happily state that I am sitting here on the couch doing the dishes.

However, this dishwasher is practically as old as the hills. The manual that was sitting in the machine was printed in 1987. What’s nice though is that there’s a coupon for 50 cents off ‘Sunlight’. I might frame it and keep pit as one of the oldest coupons around.

I think I’ll running the machine under supervision for a while just to make sure it doesn’t blow up or something though.

Already it’s making life easier and saving water!

‘m loving doing the dishes!

Official: She’s just plain sexy!!

This isn’t news to me but TV Guide has voted Jennifer Love Hewitt TV’s Sexists Woman.

I’m a fan, I’ll make no secret of that. She’s gorgeous!

It’s not all about here chest either (as PittGirl seems to focus on). To me, she’s one of those woman who there is just that…je ne sais quoi. It’s all about deportment, character and how carries oneself.

Do you agree with TV Guide? ho do you think is TV’s Sexiest Woman?

Thanks to PittGirl at the Burgh Blog for bringing this fact to my attention this morning.