Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tinks I Don't Want To Hear

That's not really a typo. Read on.

There are several things I don't want to hear lately:


  • How many great parts Mickey Rourke turned down. He made bad career choices and should get over it.

  • Second graders. Period. I think I just complained about them in the last post!

  • Birmingham England is abolishing apostrophes from its street signs. What's wrong with correct punctuation? Have you read No Country for Old Men? Total lack of apostrophes. It drove me crazy.

  • The noises my bedroom heater is making all of a sudden. The handy husband said it was natural. Never mind that it never disturbed me before our vacation, but after we were home? Tink Tink Tink heating up. Then TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK TINK while cooling down. He's had it apart two or three times since I started complaining. I hope there really is a problem because I'm going to go psycho if the noise doesn't stop.

Maybe it's all those lost and lonely apostrophes trying to get out.

8 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

So. If Mickey Rourke starred in Tink, but no second graders went to see it because it is not a second graders' movie, would that be okay?

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh, I meant to say, Have a good weekend and I hope your dang bedroom heater stops tinking.

barbra said...

Now that is just weird. I thought the Brits were uptight about their language. (I read the Lynne Truss book several years ago and loved it!)

Mooselet said...

My ceiling fan will also sometimes make a "tink" sound as it spins, and it makes me mental. My sympathies.

Minnesota Matron said...

No apostrophes! Check out "Yo Comments are Wack" on youtube. You'll fall over. I might put this on the blog tomorrow.

Vanessa said...

Why no apostrophes? I hate this trend of "dumbing down" our world.

i am very mary said...

Are you sure it isn't more of a t'ink t'ink t'ink?

Hen said...

Since Birmingham'ites can't even pronounce their own city properly....I'm not surprised!