Daily Archives: July 21, 2008


There are many peeves that find manifestation amongst the inter-tubes… I have listed only a few here. Please add more in comments and we’ll get them added to the post. (updates below)

Blog  – the web log itself, at the main address. This one is musing-minds.com.

Post (noun) – an entry on the blog. The address for this one is musing-minds.com/2008/07/21/peeves/

Post (verb) – the act of publishing a post on the blog.


There: location. The nearest Starbucks is over there.

Their: belongs to them. Sarah and Jane got their lattes at Starbucks.

They’re: A contraction of they are. They’re getting their lattes at that Starbucks over there.


Sight: One of the five senses. Looking at or seeing. The witness could not testify as to the actions of the suspect once the suspect was out of sight.

Cite: to quote by way of example, authority, or proof <cites several noteworthy authors> (Merriam Webster)

Please cite your sources.

Site: a place, can be in either physical space or cyberspace. A work site. A website.


Lose: Loss. One loses a game, an election, one’s wallet.

Loose: not contained. Loose change. Someone left the barn door open and the pigs got loose.


Choose: make a choice. I choose the red one.

Chose: made a choice, past tense. I chose the purple one.

teh for the

is just annoying…

Venomous Kate says:


Your: possessive. Your peeves mirror my own.

You’re: a contraction of “you” and “are”. You’re as picky as I am.

Monday Morning Musings

So tomorrow’s the big day. We’re going to Comcast for Television and phone in addition to the broadband we already have. We decided to consolidate some bills. We also ordered a TiVo instead of cable DVR. The TiVo we ordered has three times the capacity of the DVR.

Of course we’ve had to clear out our old DirecTV TiVo because we can’t transfer from one to the other. I wrote down everything we had in season passes so I could put them all in the new TiVo as they become available. I also spent a lot of time this weekend figuring out the fall schedule so I could make my plans for TiVoing.

I was unhappy to learn that a few of my favorites from last year won’t be coming back; Moonlight, Shark, Women’s Murder Club, and Journeyman.

There are few new ones that look interesting however; My Own Worst Enemy with Christian Slater looks very good. It’s scheduled for Mondays at 10(9 central) on NBC right after Heroes. Henry and Edward are two very different men. But they’re sharing the same body. And neither one knows it.

On Fridays at 8(7 central) on NBC Crusoe airs. It’s about Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. IMDb says

Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 17th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations — and a hero who will bear a resemblance to Angus MacGyver. NBC has committed to 13 episodes.

And Scrubs is continuing on ABC! Season 8. Will we ever learn the Janitor’s real name?