Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Today, I encountered a new word, courtesy of Eric Zorn's blog. He referred to Pete Rose (who has finally 'fessed up) as "a disgusting and oleaginous public figure." Oleaginous? Does that mean covered in margarine? [checks dictionary] Hmm, actually that's not far off. It means oily.
This ends today's vocabulary lesson. Must find places to use my new word!
Have been semi-inspired to clean out the book room and see what has been buried over the past year or so. I may not be up to realphabetizing at this point, but I could at least figure out what I've read lately. My log of read books is woefully out of date. I need to set up a database and get a barcode scanner so I can figure out what I have and what I've read (and what can be eliminated). You think I'm joking.
...10 minutes of eBay time later...
Okay, I can get ISBN software for $40 at sellshareware.com, or $24.95 at collectorz.com, and I can get a barcode reader for $3 on eBay. I f***ing love the Internet.
Just got spam inviting me to "Make yourself bigger for the New Year." After spending several days alone with Mark's bag of Hershey bars, I think I'm well on my way already.