Afterwards, I told my boss, "You know the scary thing? We screw up all the time, too. But no one expects our product to FLOAT."
Note#1: Anyone considering buying a boat and wanting to cross (our largest customer) off their list, just send me an e-mail or IM on Facebook.
Note#2: Moments later, I found out that four of the replacement panels I cut were no good because our rookie engineer was supposed to lengthen them but shortened them instead. Still doesn't have to float, though.
Next, a little walk today:
|Things are finally blooming|
|Including the dandelions|
|Dad! For pity's sake, I'm trying to POOP!|
|Scrappy didn't see this ground hog...|
* From the saying, "In a ham and eggs breakfast, the chicken is involved. The pig's committed."
I didn't fall, the varmint got away, and Scrappy was delighted.
|Dutchman's Britches! My favorites!|
Alright, let's get on with the second half of this year's AtoZ mashup, featuring the theme "Scrappy _". As you recall, I am jettisoning any mention of rapper Lil' Scrappy, scrapbooking or quilting, and Pokemon as I google the theme and see what pops up. And the second half of the alphabet gives us:
Scrappy N: Other than the aforementioned rapper's net worth (which to me is a big fat zero), we have Scrappy Nelson, who is not a member of the Ozzie and Harriet clan. Rather, it is a Border Terrier who apparently has his own twitter account.
O: Robert "Scrappy" Ortiz, a lightweight boxer (boy, is he!) with a 7 win (3 by KO) 4 loss (also 3 by KO) and one draw record. So he's a sparkling 4-1-1 in matches in which everybody stays awake.
P: Scrappy Puppy was apparently a song by alt band The Presidents Of The United States Of America, best known for the song Lump and for having a name longer than their careers. I tried to find lyrics to this alleged song, but all I got on several sites was the spinning wheel of eternal loading.
Q: Scrappy Que significa, which apparently translated scrappy into Spanish. Didn't we do this under D for some long Spanish word?
R: Scrappy Reggae.com, which takes you to some kind of "dance blog" that looked an awful lot like a porn blog... just sayin'.
S: Synonyms! Feisty (not really), tenacious (in an ADHD sort of way), Determined (depending on how comfortable you are when he wants something), Persistent (if it involves food), aggressive (make me laugh, please), forceful (yeah, do it again!), and the one that fit best... dogged.
T: Scrappy the dog. Not this Scrappy, but if you remember the viral video where the brave cat chased the attacking dog away from the toddler, that was the name of that dog. Scrappy, a Lab/Chow mix, was no better behaved at the pound and was euthanized.
U: Underdog, as in the lead line of a year-old article on product branding in the Harvard Business Review: "Everyone loves a scrappy underdog."
V: Vegetable broth. Really? Yep, just save your scrap trimmings from veggies as you cook, and when you get two freezer bags full, dump 'em in some water, and voila!
W: Wilson. A lady bought this print, and issued an all points bulletin on anyone who could identify who he was:
As yet, she apparently doesn't have an answer. And yes, apparently is apparently my favorite word tonight.
X: The Scrappy X-men is the nickname of Canadian Basketball team St Francis Xavier, who defeated UNB (which I am guessing is the U of New Brunswick) 82-77 last November. UNB was ranked 6th, so hats off to the scrappy X-Men!
Y: Yorktown... you see, during the war (WWII), the USS Yorktown had an airedale mutt as an unofficial mascot for a year. The legend lives on, and recently they made an official mascot:
And finally, Z is for Scrappy Zoolander, who was one of Ben Stiller's brothers in the movie of the same last name, played by Judah Friedlander (who has just about as bad a name as Scrappy Zoolander).
And there you have it, the Ato Z mashup challenge has been met! See you next year!