Sunday, September 10, 2006

Three Short Rants

Today was better than yesterday. Mom and Dad made more applesauce and canned it this morning. I started working on another kusudama; about twenty more pieces to go before I can begin assembly. The three of us made a quick trip down to Eugene, nothing exciting to note. Went rollerblading tonight. I also cut my hair. That's the whole day right there.

Where did the term "davenport" come from? Grandma uses this term instead of "couch." I vote that couch is a much better term... it's more... gooder. :P

And has anyone seen George Eads with a mustache and the longer hair? Hate to say it, but he kinda reminds me of a 70's porn star (not that I've seen 70's porn). I really like facial hair on guys, but there are just some guys... George, buddy, it's gotta go.

Okay, one last rant: Why is it that, when you tell someone you will go or have gone on an interview, the first thing they want to know is "where?" Why does that matter? If it concerns you "where" I'm interviewing, I'll let you know. How do I think the interview went? I went in, I answered their questions, I asked a few, and then I left. They go the same as all the others. I'll either get the job or I won't. Are these trivial questions just a ploy to make conversation, or do you actually care? ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGH!

Haven't been sleeping well, and I gotta get up early, so I'm out. Maybe.


Uninformed Decision-Making said...

If I recall correctly, davenport comes from the 1850's, namely from British Capt. Davenport who commissioned a specialized desk made for him. The name then came to use as a descriptor for a similar-looking sofa/couch.

People inquire "where" and "how'd it go?" because we enjoy knowing everything. Unfortunately for we endlessly curious people, we cannot know everything and so are continually forced to inquire, ask, and form inquisitions to force such infos from others.

SuziQoregon said...

My grandmother always called it a davenport too.