The world is full of educated derelicts

My poor neglected blogroll,
           All of yesterday went by without me making my way through you and leaving comments. Indeed, these past few days I haven’t been visiting many blogs. I blame work.

See, first I complain about having no work to do, and sitting around in an empty library waiting for something to do. Now I complain about having work to do and being unable to sit around sight-seeing around web-land.

IT fixed our LMS[1] issues, so I’ve been updating the catalogue and trying to get the reading lists for this term. But the lecturers are as slow as slow can be in getting in their reading lists to us, which means that students come up looking for books on their reading lists which should be on reserve but aren’t, cause we didn’t know they were on reserve.

But enough of the boring work-stuff. And more complaints :)

Started to download[2] episode 1 of The Inside, and everything was going great, until we got to 93% done and my download rate dropped to 0. Thats right, stopped dead. Better be seeders tomorrow or I’ll be all annoyed. Which reminds me, must transfer some of those Veronica Mars episodes to disc, otherwise Pavlov will be giving out to me again saying that I can’t expect him to remember anything.

But that is beside the point. Not that I remember what the point was in the first place. Actually, I don’t remember anyone saying there was an initial point, and for you to accuse me of abandoning that point is incorrect. Incorrect in the extreme. So incorrect as to be wrong.

But while I’m here, what exactly does beside the point mean. I mean, if I had a point and something was beside that point then surely it’d have something to do[3] with the point. Wouldn’t it? Otherwise what was it doing beside it? Eh? At the very least this “beside the point” issue could be accused of being an accomplise to the point. Or lendng moral support to the point, you know cause there it was, standing shoulder to shoulder beside the point.

Maybe I should’ve shut up a long time ago?

Linknotes:

  1. nothing like an abbreviation to make people roll their eyes
  2. yes, I’m very very bad, but they aren’t ever releasing it on dvd so what’s a girl to do
  3. however vaguely

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8 Responses

  1. Carl V. says:

    Was there a point? Just kidding! Sorry work is picking up and interrupting your internet time!

  2. anne says:

    But if you view the point as a dot, then doesn't being beside it mean having nothing to do with it?
    Not that I want to… argue the point, you know, but…

  3. Kelly says:

    I prefer ideas that aid and abet the point, but that's because I'm a gangster at heart. But that's beside the point. What I really wanted to say was you are SO going to hell for downloading illegal stuff off the internet. And I'm calling the cops just as soon as I finish copying Firefly for my son Van. xo

  4. NineMoons says:

    All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.
    All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl. All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.All work and no play makes Fence a dull girl.
    Tee.

  5. Kelly says:

    Judging by Nines' comment, I am SO glad I live about a fragillion miles away from you. Hey, fun fact to know and tell: I grew up about half an hour from Timberline Lodge, where the movie was filmed. I did! You could touch me if you lived closer! Since you don't, I'll just send you a snippet of clothing. xo

  6. Heather says:

    Ah, Fence, no one can confuse me quite like you do. It's a talent, I think.

    But that's beside the point, isn't it.

  7. Fence says:

    Well Carl at least it is the weekend now, which means the only thing distracting me from d'internet is Veronica Mars :)

    Come on now Anne, if I'd meant a dot, then I'd have said "a dot"

    Kelly, I think my laptop might wish I already was in hell. I've had three messaages from Pavlov telling me he can't cope with the memory issue ;) lucky him, I've just copied 8 episodes onto cd so he should be feeling a little better.

    NM, Here's Fence!

    Heather, by visiting you agree to the confuddling. It isn't malicious, its simply negligent :)

  8. NineMoons says:

    Heh.

    Watch out for the axe, Willy!