Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MegaMindless

Last night Carm was in town at some golf thing so I got to watch all kinds of stupid, mindless TV. I started with a show about managing your finances which features people in massive debt. I can feel grateful that we never got into that situation. Then I watched a couple of wedding shows - sometimes you gotta wonder why people are marrying each other. Then there was Big Bang Theory, which we never watch - it's funny and the characters are likeable. Then there was a program about a woman trying to get in shape and lose weight - she didn't meet her goal... at which point I got up and made myself cheaty toast (grrrr - stupid)... and then there was Dance with the Stars which I pvr'd so I could skip right through all the talky bits straight to the dancing bits (which total maybe 6 minutes max - yeah pvr). How is that for a totally brainless night of TV viewing. It was a bit fun though (and would have been made better with popcorn - why didn't I have popcorn cheat instead of toast? There would have been the same or even less calories - next time).

Megamind (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)Today's word of the day is parable (PAIR-uh-bul noun : example; specifically : a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle). The other night we watched "Megamind" which is a parable about being able to decide your destiny and choose what kind of person you want to be. It was a cute, light-hearted animated story - enjoyable for adults too - with a good message meaningful to even mature viewers, after all who can't be reminded to take control of our own lives and make good choices .

A special edition word of the day is dudgeon ('de-jen (not e's but backwards e's) - 1 obsolete : a wood used especially for dagger hilts ; 2a archaic : a dagger with a handle of dudgeon b obsolete : a haft made of dudgeon). I've also heard the word being used to indicate a fight or arguement. Such as, "the dogs got into a dudgeon over the scraps of meat that had fallen to the floor".