Tuesday, January 24, 2012

an unexpected bonus of my Netflix streaming plan...

...is the chance to wait day after day for the surround sound option to return to all the TV series that had it before! Even better, total silence about it in Netflix's established avenues for public communication! (No, extremely vague and evasive answers from Customer Support don't count.) Sign up, and for a low monthly price you too can give your patience a thorough endurance session.

Yeah, I know, #firstworldproblems. But at least I'm not airing a "one-percenter" problem ("it's so hard to find the right personal chef!").

Friday, January 13, 2012

words that authors set on Repeat

Full-length books are certain to contain repetitive words. Some of those repetitions are more noticeable than others.
  • In The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch, one of those words is "parochial". 
  • In Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, one of those words is "rock" as a verb, which refers to a head motion, often from side to side. Are you ready to rock? Your head?