Monday, March 31, 2008

DLR LotD 03/30/08

Disneyland Resort Line of the Day
Sunday -- March 30, 2008

"I don't think I've ever heard Jeff talk about pee so much before." -- Sherry

Saturday, March 29, 2008

I Wish I Could Go to Germany

Rockapella just posted a whole bunch of show dates for this June, but they're all in Germany. They were just there in January!

Of course, even if I had renewed my passport and already had money for a trip to Europe, I still wouldn't be able to go, because I have a class that week.

They hardly have any dates up for USA, although there are a couple of unofficial ones that I'm looking forward to...several months from now...way too long away for me to deal with this withdrawal.

Here's a picture of the last time I was with my guys. I was feeling ill, but at least I was happy!

Sigh. I miss them.

Monday, March 17, 2008

DLR LotD 03/16/08

Disneyland Resort Line of the Day
Sunday--March 16, 2008

"How many times are you going to break up with me today?!" -- Linda, to Sherry, at Pizza Port

Sunday, March 16, 2008

It Makes All the Difference

Holy Week has begun. We had Palm Sunday mass last night, and like the Church does every year, the Gospel of the Passion of the Christ is read in script format, so that we have a Narrator, Speaker (whom plays the part of different individuals, like Judas and Peter), Chorus (played by the Congregation) and Jesus (whom is always played by the Celebrant/Priest).

Last year, our narrator was a young guy that obviously didn't do his research about pronunciations, nor, apparently, does he listen during the weekly Profession of Faith. He pronounced "Pilate" wrong, which we say every week, and other mistakes, but for some reason he did pronounce "Sanhedrin" correctly. It totally distracted me from the meaning of the Passion story. At least we hear it twice during Holy Week (it's also done on Good Friday), and I didn't have to hear that narrator until a regular mass, which he messed up as well. Come to think of it, I haven't seen him at all this Liturgical Year. Perhaps he was guided to do something else. Hmmm...

Anyway, last night, my favorite lecter was the Narrator, so I could actually concentrate on the meaning of the passage instead of pronunciation. He speaks at a good pace (unlike some whom pause every 3 or 4 words, thinking that this brings more meaning but actually makes it needlessly longer), speaks clearly, and pronounces words correctly. Imagine that. Bruce is the best.

So my Holy Week has started as a nice spiritual one wherein I can actually focus on what He's done for us. What a novel concept. It also helps that I'm finally back in good voice after weeks of yuckiness, so I'm ready for the many hours of singing that are coming up this week.

May your week begin and continue to be as satisfying as mine.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What Happens in Sacto....

...goes on the blog, apparently! :)

Yesterday, my stomach was deemed to be a Duck Ventriloquist, and one of my colleagues thought himself to be a jinx after a series of strange incidents, starting with a runaway cement trailer.

Today, this is the sign that we saw (a few times), at an Adult Store, as we were getting lost in the Sacto area: "Free Pocket Rocket with a purchase of a Jack Rabbit Vibrator." Hey, at least we didn't go to Folsom while I was wearing a really short green dress....

Good times.

As much fun as I had, though, I really would have rather been at the Catal Wine Dinner than drinking whatever free wine they've been serving me at the hotel happy hour. At least I've been buzzed enough to try to ignore the fact that this hotel is not quite at the level of accommodations to which I'm usually accustomed.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Homonym Problem or Just No Grammar Sense?

WHY do people write "should of" instead of "should have"?

Do they not understand the contraction of "should've"? I'd actually not seen this error until a couple of years ago. Has this been going on all the time, or did I just notice it?

This is just one of the many errors that bothers me when I'm reading posts from people on the internet in newsgroups or whatever. I mean, I've always seen the they're/their/there problem, the your/you're problem, the it's/its problem and a multitude of other stuff that people really should have learned in, what, grade school, right?

I know that sometimes people are in a hurry to write, and errors are made once in a while, but when there's a pattern for that individual, you just know that they don't know the correct usage. I refrain from correcting these people, but it makes me cringe, and I want to know the names of their grammar teachers to show them where they've failed. You know, so *they* can cringe, too.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Frozen Grand Central

From Jenn. Very cool.