elbales: (Not good!Turlough)
So there's this thing you have to remember when you use a neti pot to help with allergies or sinusitus. It's a super important thing that you must never ever forget, lest Bad Things come to you. Here it comes.

Ready?

Don't forget the salt.

No. Really. DON'T FORGET THE SALT.

ow my sinuses
elbales: (Facepalm - Holy Grail)
From The Washington Post:
Palin invents word 'refudiate,' compares herself to Shakespeare

By Matt DeLong

The Twittersphere erupted Sunday when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tweeted that "peaceful Muslims" should "refudiate" the mosque being built in New York City near where the Twin Towers once stood. Palin found herself the butt of many tweets, as refudiate, of course, is not a word in the English language.


She later deleted the tweet and posted a new one with refudiate changed to refute, which is... also wrong in this context.

My favorite comment: "Oh that her too, too solid flesh would melt." Win!
 
elbales: (WUT)
On Monday, I needed to go to Rainbow Grocery in SF, where I go to buy my bulk goods. I needed to check the correct freeway exit because I usually don't make a special trip: I usually go only if I'm already in the City, most often after my chiro appointments downtown, so it had been a while since I'd taken the freeway straight there. So I whipped out my iPhone and did a map search. Now, mind you, if you do a map search on "Rainbow Grocery SF" on your computer, you will get perfectly correct and comprehensible directions. That... is not what happened on Monday.

To understand the problem, you have to know that in SF, Highway 101 is elevated above 13th Street. Rainbow Grocery is at the corner of 13th and Folsom, with the entrance to its parking garage on 13th. Because of the many one-way streets in SF because the city planners were smoking too much opium way back when, and because 13th is a divided street, one has to circle the block in order to make the right turn into the grocery store parking garage. Did Google Maps point me at 13th? No, no it did not. Instead, I got this:

(Blah blah blah Steps 1 through whatever all about Highway 101 North from Palo Alto blah blah.)

Take exit 434A to merge onto US-101 N toward Golden Gate Bridge
[Huh, says I. I don't remember using that offramp the last time I went to Rainbow from parts south. That's weird. What's next?]

Turn right at Plum St
[... WTF, says I. I have never been on Plum St in my life, I don't think. Um? *Next arrow*]

Take the 1st right onto S Van Ness Ave
[.... *stabbity Next arrow because WTFH, this is seriously NOT CORRECT*]

Slight right to merge onto US-101 S (destination will be on the right)
[WHAT. *next arrow because this is where we get the HAHAHA JUST KIDDING step because of MAKING RIGHT TURN OFF ELEVATED FREEWAY, Y/Y?*]

Arrive at 1745 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

......

................

DEAR GOOGLE MAPS MOBILE PEOPLE YOU FORGOT STEP 5-1/2 PLUNGE TO FIERY DEATH KTHXBAI.

*facepalm*


(In other news: I had a dentist appointment today! Where I was supposed to get an old filling fixed! Except when they shot me up with Lidocaine which included epinephrine I had a full-fledged panic attack and I thought I was going to have to ride in the ambulance because my heart was going to fail because it is not supposed to go that fast, NO REALLY. *double facepalm* Damn my jaw is sore where they stuck me, too. On the upside: MILKSHAKE FOR DINNER.)

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