Maureen Augustus

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Recent posts by Maureen Augustus

Originally posted by Greg Charles:
As my old Apple II+ manual said, you aren't going to damage the computer just by typing on the keyboard, unless you type on it with a hammer.



Or a cat.
[ November 22, 2006: Message edited by: Maureen Augustus ]
15 years ago
Did you notice that it's impossible for your name to be less than pretty sexy unless the only vowel you have is a U?
15 years ago
Did you notice that Micah didn't seem all that freaked out by the fact that Hiro stopped time and that the scene they were experiencing was already in a comic book? It was like he and Hiro were having a normal chat about the weather...well, as normal a chat as anyone can have with Hiro anyway.

I like that he used his powers to fix the phone AND steal a call at the same time.

Oh, and as far as I'm concerned, Jim...Black Smoke Monster can get rid of everyone except Locke, Hurley, Rose & Bernard, Sun & Jin, Saeed, Desmond and Rousseau. Sawyer and Kate can go first. Is it wrong that I like the Others better than the good guys?
[ November 07, 2006: Message edited by: Maureen Augustus ]
15 years ago
Want to hear a weird story about the 20Q toy? Too late...I'm in a storytelling mood.

<STORY>
A few months after my husband Garrett and I first started dating, when we were still in the stage of deciding where our relationship was headed, I picked up a 20Q toy in a store and started to play with it. I decided that I was going to answer its questions in a way that would describe Garrett, expecting it to finally guess "man" or "boyfriend". Instead it guessed..."soulmate". I've never been able to get it to come up with that word again, and I've tried countless times.
</STORY>
15 years ago
Go to your local RC shop. If you've got something like a Radio Shack, that'd be a great place, but a hobby shop that sells a lot of RC stuff would be a good choice. Ask the employees there which one they would recommend. Most of the people who work in those stores are really knowledgable about the merchandise because they've played with all of it. They should be able to help you find just the thing.
15 years ago
That is super-gross! Thanks for making my day, Paul!
15 years ago
This whole discussion is making me think I might be the only one left who still watches "Lost". Yay for the return of the "Black Smoke Monster"! I've missed him. I won't tell you who hekilled last night in case anyone here is the type that just watches that show all at once on DVD.

OK, back on topic: For some reason, I was getting the impression that D.L. is Sylar, but I don't have any evidence behind it. Just a hunch, really.
15 years ago
I bet he would attack the pointer. He's usually too busy trying to climb on to the keyboard drawer because it's three inches closer to me than the desk is. He's a bit codependent.
15 years ago
The best thing about that ad is that the cat pictured looks JUST LIKE MY CAT!!!...who, incidentally, likes to stand on my desk in front on my monitor while I'm using the computer. He also tried to attack the paper as it comes out of my printer.
[ November 01, 2006: Message edited by: Maureen Augustus ]
15 years ago
The Flesch Reading Ease calculation in Word gave it a score of 0 out of 100. No wonder I stopped reading after the first phrase!
15 years ago
I guess that depends on your definition of "irrational". A rational person is one who is "endowed with reason or understanding" (thank you, World Wide Webster!). I submit that most people act rationally, i.e. with reason, but we may perceive them to act irrationally because their reasons are different from our own.

As for "inappropriately angry", I feel unqualified to judge what's appropriate unless I know what led the person to that point. Perhaps they feel that their anger is perfectly appropriate, given the circumstances.

"Don't judge someone until you walk a mile in their shoes...Then you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes." I can't remember who posted that here, but it cracks me up every time.
[ October 27, 2006: Message edited by: Maureen Augustus ]
15 years ago

Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Bruce Willis is a ghost, he was dead the whole movie.

Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:
...and Darth Vader is Luke's father.


...and Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze.
[ October 25, 2006: Message edited by: Maureen Augustus ]
15 years ago
Although Smith may be wrong to insult our hero Jones, Jones could have avoided the whole situation by phrasing his comment differently...

"I thought I read somewhere..."?

If Jones wants to be taken seriously and not have his comments increase the noise-to-signal ratio, he should be more specific. He should have come in with something more like:

"I read an article on slashdot that said the transaction handling on the database was weak because it handled updates poorly. What do you think, Smith?"

In that way, Jones is deferring to Smith as a senior member of the team and is also not immediately putting Smith on the defensive.
[ October 24, 2006: Message edited by: Maureen Augustus ]
15 years ago
Maybe not destiny so much, but I definitely believe in kismet, although I am most likely not defining it properly. For me, kismet is the force that pushes you in the direction you belong, but doesn't determine what you do when you get there. That part is up to you, and your 'destiny' changes based on what you do.

Basically, I think life is a big Choose Your Own Adventure book, where every page can lead you toward the treasure or toward the tiger.
15 years ago

dressing at the 80th percentile (this is the one I struggle with)


Paul, I've never heard this phrase before. Would you explain it?
Thanks!
15 years ago