January 29, 2010

The Weeklies #117

The Weekly Quote. "My gosh!" This from Owen. It's hilarious because he pronounces anything that ends with an s with tsh. "Oh my gotsh!"

The Weekly Gadgety Goodness. Apple unleashed the iPad on our asses. Despite sounding like some technologically advanced feminine hygiene product, it looks pretty darn cool. I might just have a new gadget crush.

The Weekly Book. Ted Bell writes books that are most reminiscent of the most over the top James Bond movies. On steroids. His hero - the dashing pirate-descended brawny spy - is cut from the same mold as the most absurd Roger Moore-era Bond but the books are entertaining. Tsar, however, is absolutely terrible. I mean, all of Bell's stuff teeters just on the edge of ridiculousness but Tsar sprints over the edge in stunning glory. It was entertaining but boy did I find myself laughing when I knew that wasn't what the author intended.

The Weekly Death. The reclusive J.D. Salinger died.

The Weekly Schadenfreude. Me. I've got to take a test, in, like, an hour and a half. Wish me luck.

The Weekly Hypothetical. I don't have time for this shit. Like I said, I've got to go take a test. I need good vibes, people. Good vibes. And a beer afterward. So what if it'll only be 10:00.

The Weekly Last Minute Observation. 37 year old people should not be required to take tests.

Posted by Chris at January 29, 2010 6:38 AM

Howard Zinn died too. He didn't get much mention except in the progressive blogs.

Good luck on the tests. I've never been sure what they prove.

Posted by: ann adams at January 29, 2010 6:47 AM

Best of luck on your test!

Posted by: Michele at January 29, 2010 7:41 AM

Good luck on your test, Chris!! I'll be thinking about you... I start back to college next week - I feel your pain. =(

Posted by: secha at January 29, 2010 7:41 AM

I hate tests with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. I feel your pain. Good luck!!

Posted by: Claire at January 29, 2010 8:17 AM


Posted by: Elizabeth at January 29, 2010 8:23 AM

Good luck on your test! I'm sure you'll blow it out of the water and they'll give you at least a hundred gold stars...

Posted by: Sam at January 29, 2010 8:47 AM

Good luck on the test... oh, and better you than me. I hate tests.
Enjoy your 10am beer later!

Posted by: Kim at January 29, 2010 9:12 AM

Good luck. I feel like every day is a test. A test of endurance, creative problem solving (both at work and at home) and some days tactical warfare.

Posted by: MidLifeMama at January 29, 2010 9:18 AM

Good luck!

Posted by: Fraulein N at January 29, 2010 9:25 AM

GOOD LUCK! You'll be fine!

I, on the other hand, have to continue studying for my GRE. I totally forgot how to do algebra in the last 15 years.

Posted by: k8 at January 29, 2010 10:02 AM

Unfortunately, no matter how old you are, tests just keep coming at you! Glad that you passed!

Posted by: Maribeth at January 29, 2010 11:20 AM

OWEN TALKS? Oh good lordy, I've been away from this blog too long.

Howdy strangers!

Posted by: Krystyn at January 29, 2010 1:00 PM

Well the test should be over by now. How'd you do?
Is it sad that I thought Salinger died years ago?
I'm reading The Road - I think it was on the list that you've read it.... I'm not there at the end yet, but I don't see how this thing can possibly have a happy ending....

Posted by: Rose Winters at January 29, 2010 2:23 PM

owen is so much better than my daughter, who this morning said GODDAMMIT when she pulled the knob off my kitchenaid... that would be my fault. oops.

Posted by: kati at January 29, 2010 2:30 PM

i like to think that j.d. is now just extra, extra reclusive.

and yes, 37 y/o should not be required to take written exams... haha.

Posted by: adrienne at January 29, 2010 2:39 PM

Hope the test went well!

Posted by: Heather at January 29, 2010 3:06 PM

Good luck on the test, and may your weekend be filled with beer, "oh my gotsh!" and good times!

Posted by: Stephanie at January 29, 2010 3:45 PM

my soul has been crushed by too much sad news of late. but you just totally blindsided be with the news j.d. salinger died. i didn't know! *sob*

dood, since this is so late either you did good on the test or tanked. but since you're a perfectionist/slight over achiever like myself, i'm assuming that all was well. stressful, but fine. so enjoy the beers! ^.^

Posted by: criri at January 29, 2010 4:04 PM

Hope the test went well! Love the ipad, hate the name. Going to wait for the 2nd version of the ipad, myself.

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at January 29, 2010 6:35 PM

Hope the test went well...I'm sure you are done by now....lol.....the Canadian Beer is flowing for you my friend!!!!

Posted by: Roberta at January 29, 2010 9:27 PM

See, now that I am so late in commenting, I already know that you rocked the test. But I could have guessed that if I commented this morning too ;)

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