Friday, September 20, 2013

The Proof is in the Pudding

Yes, I'm still alive and back with a brand new post. Thanks for your patience with my absentee-ism, but summer was much too busy and short. And my apologies especially to any younger readers for my most recent, interim posting.  You deserve better.


I've never really understood that old saying " the proof is in the pudding".  I know you have to "proof" yeast, so I could get an adage like "the proof is in the cinnamon buns", or "the proof is in the kronuts", though even that is still pretty obscure. Maybe they (those mysterious coiners of idioms) mean English pudding, as in, any ol' dessert.

Hmmmmmm........ time out while I Google it.....

(please enjoy the entertainment)


So.... it's actually "the proof of the pudding is in the eating,", as in, you can only tell how good a thing is by sampling the finished product. Well, I guess I wasn't too far off. The thing is, I finally have the hard copy of my book in my hands.  Not the FINISHED copy, mind you.  This is a write-all-over-me-with-blue-pen-and-make-corrections copy.  In other words, a proof.

And is it ever proving necessary! Though I'm resisting the urge to edit my own writing yet again (for the most part), it's loaded with errors that occurred during formatting - argh!!!!!!! And I'm making a pretty blue-pudding mess of it.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever really hold the finished, truly published version in my hands --- if I'll have the stamina to see this marathon thru to the finish. A watched pot might never boil, but dreams only take wing when you stop chewing the fat, poop or get off the pot, and put some elbow grease into it! Yes, I know why the caged bird sings: SHE WANTS SOME PUDDING! for crying out loud!

At least while waiting for my just dessert, I've got this sweet little dumpling to fill me up.....

Friday, September 13, 2013

Why Do You Love ________ Science?

Reader beware!  No cartoons here today, rather a point is about to be illustrated.  A very "colorful" point.

(Note: My profuse apologies to all people of sensitivity including, but not exclusively, my Critters, boss, pastor, little old lady next door and all my regular readers.  This is not my usual G- rated post.  If children are reading over your shoulder, you might want to ask them to leave the room.  No, I mean it.  Seriously.)

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Okay, last warning.  If you don't want to be offended, leave now...... or check out my former post Alternative Cusswords and Clean Getaways, which by the by, is really more my style.

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Still here? Okay, you've been warned...


The text formerly in this area has been removed by management.

Had enough? Me too.

I. Am. Sorry.  So terribly, terribly sorry.

No, I did not suddenly develop Tourrettes, though sometimes it seems the rest of the world has. What is this need consuming ordinary folks to litter speech and foul the air and cyberspace with constant profanity?  I just don't get it.

News Flash:  You're cool enough already!  Do you have to keep trying to prove it (to yourself maybe?) by using "adult" language?  Grow up and grow your vocabulary instead!

Time to start thinking about someone other than yourself.

For those of you convinced I'm just old fashioned and prudish, well, you might be right, though that's something I've attempted to cultivate rather than outgrow.  But do you at least get my point?  If not, then read this again, this time sans profanity:

Why do you  love "I Love _______ Science"?  Is it really any better than any other science website? Who cares if there is foul language in the title? Well, I do, that's who!  Because, I really love science, yeah! - just for what it is.  Do I want to be offended by foul languagevery time I go on Facebook or visit a website?! No!  So please......... just stop.

Profanity not needed.  'Nuff said.

Oh, and in case you're wondering --- I am the management. Now if only other powers that be would own up to their responcibilities, we might be able to enjoy cleaner internet and other media too......