just ordering two beers.
I received a comment from Sakina Murdock, a fellow author who has written a book called Autotherapy. She said:
Hey Tammy, your take on things is so funny! Do you know that the reason Brits stick up 2 fingers goes back to the hundred year’s war with France. Our longbow men making a gesture as if pulling back a bowstring to the French crossbowmen to say "ha ha, we've got our longbows and you haven't."
I found this interesting so I thought I would look into why we American’s just hold up our middle finger. Once upon a time people believe in the “evil eye” curse. People with light colored eyes, especially green, were thought to possess powers and it was believed that they able to cause death and destruction by simply looking at a person or item with envy. Holding up the middle finger was believed to stop the evil eye curse. I have green eyes by the way and didn’t realize I had this power until today. That explains why so many people “flip me the bird”when I’m driving, they must think I'm giving them the "evil eye."
Either you’re a bath person or a shower person, a mouse person or a touch pad person. I just happen to be a touch pad person. For those of you that don’t know what that is, it’s the part on a laptop computer that allows you to move the cursor around by using only one finger. For me it’s the ultimate in lazy, I couldn’t image trying to sit in my recliner with my feet up in the air, watching Animal Planet and trying to maneuver a mouse. No way, the finger is the way to go.
Yesterday after a few hours of editing my index
fingertip started to get sore and I noticed my finger print is gone! I’ve used so many technical devices that require using only one finger that I’ve worn away my
finger print. The horror! There has to be someone I can sue for this, right? My laptop is 14 months old, and as you can see by the picture, I’ve worn away the top coating. The “sweet spot” is clearly identifiable by looking at the touch pad.
Last night when I went to bed my fingertip was throbbing. I contemplated whining to my husband about it but decided not to. He works hard all day, using all of his muscles and brain cells at the same time. And then there’s pathetic ole me, lying in bed with a sore finger because I spent too much time on my laptop. If I wasn’t self-employed maybe I could file for workman’s compensation or something. I’m sure a doctor would just prescribe a mouse anyway so what’s the point?! I’ll just deal with it and maybe try to use a different finger. Maybe my middle finger will work?! If it wards off the “evil eye” curse than it certainly must be good for a touch pad.
British word of the day – Cozzy
A cozzy in Britian is what we would call a swim suit. The first time I heard this word a person said, “….it made me want to grab my cozzy and run to the beach.” I thought maybe it was a different spelling for koozie or what we Americans use to keep our beverages cold on a hot summer day. I wondered why they wanted to run to the beach with an empty koozie (cozzy). Maybe there was a party happening and they would have the opportunity to fill up their koozie (cozzy). But no, it’s a swimsuit. It still makes no sense to me, it sounds too much like cozy and there is nothing cozy about a swimming suit. If you’re not pulling your top up so your boobs don’t fall out and
frighten the children, you are pulling the material out of your ass. They are like spandex from hell.
Have a wonderful day passengers! It’s snowing here in Iowa so I suppose I’ll have to actually use my whole body today to shovel instead of just
my finger. It sucks to be me.