What else is there to do when it’s quarter to 4 in the morning, and you’re stuck cram…er, studying for an exam that is to take place at 10AM? Why, construct a blog entry that is full of distracting links.
First of all, allow myself to introduce … myself.
My name is Becky. I’m 26 years old, and I’m a terminal procrastinator. I’m also posing as a graduate student in Rhetoric and Communication at the University of Saskatchewan. What makes this even more interesting is that I call Savannah, Georgia my home.
Upon hearing where I’m originally from, the inevitable question that follows is “why are you in Saskatchewan, of all places?!” Good question. The five cent answer is that I wanted to get far away from Georgia, school tuition is way cheaper in Canada, and I wanted to truly experience biting -50 degree windchills.
So far, so good.
Alas, the stacks of notes and books on my desk beckon — but here are the aforementioned random and distracting links:
Dictionary of Newfoundland English. There’s over 5500 entries, from alley-coosh to zosweet. Think of it as a Newfie’s OED.
You’ll never guess what Keanu’s band is named. I want a teeshirt.
Coke? Soda? Pop? A generic names for soft drinks map. I’m sad to admit I fall into the category of calling almost all carbonated drinks “Coke,” while refusing to refer to them as “pop.”
Just in case you’re looking for a pilgrimage, check out the Spam museum. Do it for the love of Spam.
Paper faces: a popular pasttime in Korea — and an interesting (while somewhat creepy) collection of (meta)pictures.
And because it’s now after 4AM, I found the website of things I’ve pushed through toast extremely funny.