29 June 2007

people I'm adding to my list of friends/desert island comrades

Dorothy Parker, who suggested her epitaph read, "Excuse my dust."

Oscar de la Renta, "If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris."

Nigella Lawson, "I'm not someone who's endlessly patient and wonderful."

what? me? shoot you?

Wed Jun 27, 12:17 PM ET

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man awoke with a severe headache and asked his wife to drive him to a hospital, where doctors found a bullet lodged behind his right ear, sheriff's deputies said.
"The nurse looked at him and said, 'It appears that you've been shot,'" the Fort Pierce Tribune quoted St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara as saying. "And he said, 'No way.'"

The wife, April Moylan, fled the emergency room when the bullet was discovered but later told deputies she had accidentally shot her husband as he slept early on Tuesday. She was jailed on a weapons violation charge while deputies pursued additional charges.

The husband, 45-year-old Michael Moylan, woke up with a head pain so severe he suspected he was having an aneurysm and asked his wife to take him to the emergency room, deputies said.

They arrested the wife after obtaining a search warrant and finding a gun and bloody rags in the couple's home near the Atlantic coastal town of Port St. Lucie. The husband was hospitalized in stable condition.

Their headline:
Florida man's headache mystery solved by a bullet

My headline:
Man asks doctors to reverse diagnosis, prefers aneurysm

19 June 2007

Y'aint from around here, are ye?

Quite a lot of people, upon meeting me, ask where I'm from, and are somewhat surprised when I say North Carolina. I am an avowed user of the word "y'all" but evidently, the "y'all"s and "ma'am"s and such are overshadowed...

How about you? What kind of accent do you have?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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