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Head... stop... spinning.


Been home all day with a killer migraine. Because of the world consistently pounding at my forehead, my will to live has practically been little to nil. Ugh ugh ugh.

Thankfully, little talks with my faerie, who is going through her own pain and suffering along with me, has kept me alive. It is nice that we can suffer together, so many miles away from each other. That's Jewish suffering humor for ya right there.

Here is one other thing that made me smile today. Stolen off an e-mail list, and I am sure I am the last person in the world to have seen this, thus you will all want to post about how this was 1999's joke, but, I'm gonna share it anyway. So there. :-P

Q: How many subscribers to an email list does it take to change a

A: 57

- One to ask, "How do you change a lightbulb?"
- One to change the lightbulb
- Two to share similar experiences of changing lightbulbs
- Three to explain how the lightbulb could have been changed differently
- Five to argue which brand of lightbulb is best
- Four to caution others about the dangers of changing light bulbs
- Three to point out spelling/grammar errors in other replies
- Four to flame the spelling/grammar posts
- Two to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"
- Another three to condemn those two as anal-retentive
- One more to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"
- Three to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs
- Two to say "Search the web for 'change light bulb'"
- Two to suggest that posters read the light bulb FAQ
- Three to flame the people who didn't just answer the question
- One more to argue the "Give a man a fish/Teach a man to fish" approach
- Two to post the "Give a man a match" joke in response
- One to post about how the light bulb burning out is the result of a
government/corporate/religious conspiracy
- One to post that LED-based lamps are much better, so you shouldn't be
using lightbulbs anyway
- Two to condemn LED-based lamps as impractical, esoteric, and expensive
- Two to continue nit-picking details long after everybody else has lost
- Five to say "Didn't we go through this already last week?"
- One to ask how to un-subscribe
- Two to post to the group that they will no longer post because they
cannot handle the light bulb controversy
- One lurker to respond to the original post six months from now and
start it all over again


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
ugh, I understand both your pain, unfortunately very well. icky.

hope you feel better.
Jan. 31st, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
*hug* *pet* *feed chocolate*

Today was a good day to stay home and do nothing. The Q was only running local :)
Jan. 31st, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
Mmmm... want Melebeth pets and hugs.
Jan. 31st, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
*oh geeze...*and now I am crying with pain...from laughter...thanks to YOU!...*

*yes...across the miles...*You hurt me*
Jan. 31st, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
Ack! Guilt! More guilt!

Oh... woe is me...
Jan. 31st, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
*goodness...*that's Your religion...*I say...*with an innocent fae smile*...hurt me again...*S*

*sleep...guilt free*
Jan. 31st, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
More like 1996, you dork.
Jan. 31st, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
On the contrary, it seems quite relavant for TNG-Boston
I thought for sure that post was in response to readng some of the current threads on TNG Boston, Seems that the influx of new folks weren't around to remember the ribbon thread and have taken to creating some new threads of their own.

Hope you are feeling better soon, as this deep freeze seems to be draining everyones energy reserves.
Feb. 1st, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
Re: On the contrary, it seems quite relavant for TNG-Boston
Oy... please never bring up the ribbon thread again. That one made me thump my head on my desk so often that I think it might be the original cause of my migraines. ;-)

Sorry to see you get wrapped up in all that nonsense. Sillyness, really.
Feb. 1st, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
Sorry about that, Chief. The joke you points out the foibles of the situation nicely, and I had a good laugh over it's truthfulness. Boston does get to be a little too geeky for it's own good at times.

Have been debating whether to actually post the joke to the list, or let sleeping dogs lie, which seems to be the most prudent thing to do.
Feb. 1st, 2004 02:02 am (UTC)
Hope you're feeling better - I hate to sound like a commercial, but please talk to your doctor about imitrex - it does work - either fully or enough so you can sort of function...sorry about the migraine misery
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