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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A reason to blog

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Food styling at my desk. Someone gave me their pickle and orange, which I put with my pickle and orange, so I would have a reason to blog tonight.

* Sorry 'bout that.

* Why are WordPerfect users so passionate? I don't know. But we are.

* We used to call this a raid:

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant as part of a criminal worksite enforcement investigation, according to Gail Montenegro, a spokeswoman for the agency.

The parking lot is packed every time I drive by there.

* The only redeeming thing about putting salt in your beer is watching the bubbles it makes.

* A couple days ago, I was awakened at 4:50 in the morning by what at first sounded like someone yelling right outside my window. I sat up and soon realized it was just an owl hooting. This has happened many times before. A few times, the noise has even been incorporated into the dream I was having at the time. Whenever I've gone outside to try and spot the owl, the hooting stops and I can't find the thing in the dark. Of course, I'm always certain the owl is silently laughing at me standing there squinting into the night. For as much as I've been awakened and laughed at by the little nuisances, I do love them. So, I was very sad to learn we might start killing the owls.

Posted by Marie at February 29, 2012 10:28 PM

Comments

Well, that barred owl bears a striking similarity to the thing that killed Frosty. You know, if it was about six feet tall.

I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Dave E. Author Profile Page at February 29, 2012 11:28 PM

IDK why Wordperfect users are so passionate, but you are... pretty much limited to the legal profession, I think. I haven't seen WP since the gov went MS office back in 1997, was actually just now (by following your link and a couple others) surprised to know that (a) it still lives, and (b) it's current owners also bought Winzip.

I learned something new.

But for the record, I DID love Wordperfect 5.1, and some later version... 7, maybe.

Posted by: ben Author Profile Page at February 29, 2012 11:41 PM

Dave, Frosty never made it back to life this year.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at March 1, 2012 9:43 PM

Ben, don't quote me on this, but I think much of the federal court system still uses WordPerfect.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at March 1, 2012 9:44 PM

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