Random: Has anyone else noticed this word being used all the time in a way that doesn't quite make sense? Well, I have and today I heard it being used by a news person. I knew it was somehow slang, but didn't know what it meant. Checked Urban Dictionary which says it means "funny, weird, crazy, stupid." Someone might say, "I forgot my wallet at home; that's so random." I never got it, and now that I do get it, I don't like it. Even Urban Dictionary said it is totally overused.
Coffee: I've been on an ice latte kick. No one I know likes iced coffee, and I think people are strange -- random, even! -- about which coffee flavors they like. Mary loves coffee, but hates iced coffee. I love iced coffee, but hate coffee-flavored candy or coffee ice cream. Stephanie likes coffee and coffee-flavored candy. Me, I am disappointed when I take a piece of candy that I think is chocolate and it turns out to be coffee flavored. Tastes like medicine to me. I also don't like coffee ice cream.
9/11: I'm in a total state of ambivalence with the 10th anniversary. My voice still chokes up when I talk to someone about that day. It still makes me cry, yet I hate the whole 9/11 machine. Last night, I came upon the pretentiously named "9/11: When Popular Culture Saved the World." -- Yes, saved the world! I watched it for a while and it was stand up comedians, sit com people and other actors all talking in the most self-absorbed way about coming back to entertain after 9/11. Those breathy voices and dim lighting -- it just annoyed me. I was flipping back and forth to it because I remember watching in real time David Letterman's first show back and Jon Stewart's and I would have liked to have seen clips from those two again, but they weren't on. Thinking about it this morning -- this show was on some odd cable channel, I believe only shows from the channel's line up and other channels owned by the same company were mentioned. That could be my cynical view, but I think it might be the case.