Archive for September 1999

A new word for megnut

It's not often I stumble across a word that I'm not familiar with. But here's one I read in an article today: inchoate (n-kot) adjective 1. In an initial or early stage; incipient. 2. Imperfectly formed or developed: a vague, inchoate idea. Excerpted from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Buy your car online today

Carsdirect: buy a car off the web. What struck me was that they said I could have the car in less than a week, which seems pretty fast to me. The bummer was that they don't really give you much information about the car and the options, so unless you already know what the difference is between Oxford Green Metallic and Glacier Green Metallic, you'll have to do a lot of guessing, or go to the dealer, where you can drive away with your car today. [via eatonweb]

We have a lot of parties

Another weekend, another party live on the web. Join in!

Slogging through Labor Day

Americans work longest hours. I'll say, as I post this from my desk at work, on Labor Day. And it looks so nice and sunny outside too. :(

Photos from the fun

Ev is so quick to post photos these days: yesterday's hiking in Sonoma. Thanks Ev!

A useful new word

Yesterday in a meeting I made up a new word - acrimosity. I couldn't decide between acrimonious and animosity, so I merged them.

The web has standards too

WSJ [subscription required] - "'When you redesign a Web site, you're putting everything at risk,' says Mr. Reiss. 'It's not just content; the functionality changes. If we redesigned the magazine [ESPN The Magazine], I wouldn't be worried about people knowing how to use the magazine.'" Ummm....Mr. Reiss....there are some standards when it comes to web design, and most visitors know how to use the web. A well-designed site should have an interface so intuitive that the first-time user, or the fiftieth-time user should be able to locate the desired functionality.

Making bucks new economy style

A tale from the new economy: a friend of mine has been spending weekends going to garage sales around the City and collecting "junk." Then she spends the week auctioning it off on eBay, and making a hefty profit!

The high culture of a French thief

Mon dieu! Bandits make off with 100 cases of Chateau Reindent, a Bordeaux superieur. Even the thieves have more culture in France!

Dogma is on its way

"Kevin Smith's 'Dogma' finally lands a distributor." Cool, I was wondering what was happening with this film. After hearing so much hype, it had dropped of the map (ok, maybe not everyone's map, but my map for sure) there for awhile.

A wonderful bottle

At the 1996 C-Change Christmas party I received a bottle of Veuve Clicquot 1988 La Grande Dame Champagne. I never wanted to drink it because it seemed so nice and expensive. No occasion seemed to warrant its consumption. Until tonight. Big milestones at Pyra compelled its uncorking. And my, she was yare.

I'm a bit embarrassed to post this

These are the funniest sexual postions I've ever seen! [meg fact: the editor of this mag went to camp with me]

Evan offers sage advice

Ev: "You shouldn't post that to your site. Your mom reads your site."

Lots of domains to grab

So many sites with blog are available:,,,

pb - "Which ones are you going to register?"
ev - "I don't know, I don't have this many $70!"

I'm not a southern girl

From the new Georgia quarter, 'Wisdom, Justice, Moderation." Moderation? Huh? Sounds boring to me.

Good decision

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." - Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

No more body part marketplace

"...[eBay] has suspended all of the kidney and baby dealers from their site..." I agree with the removal if the auctions are a hoax, but what if they are real? I don't want to see any laws broken, but what if someone really needs a kidney, and someone else is willing to part with theirs? Why not?

A day of thinking

Today seems like a thinking kind of day, like just a day to float around in thoughts. Part of my horoscope today says, "relax -- and believe." Of course, part of it also alludes to romance, so it's all bunkum [probably]. (Like bunkum? Me too, turns out that's what bunk is short for.)

A misleading title

I thought this was going to be about high school, or preparatory, or grade 13, or whatever they call it over there, proms in the UK.

A nice quote

pb and I talked about this last year sometime, and tonight I'm reminded to try it:

She sat just like the others at the table she would be beyond all walking, and would fly.

- Rainer Maria Rilke, "Going Blind"

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