Today is my Friday, and the last day I have to come to work until September 15, and I'm very very excited about those facts. I can hardly sit still, much less compose a coherent sentence, so I'm bringing you some fun links instead.
This link is from my dad, the etymologist and language lover: cupertinos. You know when you're composing something in Word and it keeps asking you if you mean this word instead of the one you typed? That's the Cupertino effect. Apparently "some older spellcheckers had wordlists containing co-operation but not cooperation without the hyphen. So when a user typed in unhyphenated cooperation, the spellchecker would flag it as an error. The first suggestion thrown up was not co-operation, however, but Cupertino, the name of a city in northern California."
Second, that Milkshake song done literally, in Old English, in Limerick form, and Haiku. Hilarious.
This money quiz from Charles Schwab will help you gauge your financial fitness and give you tips and insights into what else you should be doing with your moolah. It was by taking this quiz that I learned how I stack up against other 20-somethings. Apparently "in 2008, 67% of students graduating from four-year colleges and universities had student loan debt. Average debt amount was $23,200."
And last but not least, the trailer for the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Cannot freaking wait.