Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday May 28, 2013
Posted on 05/28/2013 5:06:46 AM PDT by SoothingDave
Word For The Day, May 28, 2013
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
-n, pl. isolatoes
a person who is spiritually isolated from or out of sympathy with his or her times or society.
[185055; < Italian < Latin insulātus. See insulate
Domo arigto all yinz isolatoes.
Yadda, yadda, yadda and 4 hours later I'm driving home a brand new Sportage.
The color is called "Mineral Silver" with a black interior.
It's all wheel drive, but unlike my old car which was full time, this one is front wheel drive unless it detects slippage, and then the rear wheels kick in.
It's got the touch screen media interface to let you play your devices or bluetooth your phone. It even has storage on it for mp3s.
i sense a midlife crisis!!!
xshub’s lexus has the touchscreen and it recognizes the phone and because my music is on my phone it automatically recognizes that. i was floored bc i had obv touched something and didn’t realize it and all of a sudden music is playing, and it’s not the radio etc. and i finally figured out it was my iphone/ipod music. i totes want that on my next car. i can play my music now but it requires the wire. I will prob get a new highlander next winter, but only if it has the wireless recognition of the music.
What’s up with the IRS-Gate? Oh!
Barack: “I was so isolato”
And the lie that he spews:
“I found out on the news!”
Blames it all on obscure small potato
did i tell you my niece and her husband were in japan two weeks ago? he sells kauai pianos in his store and i guess won a trip for highest # of sales or something. They were singing mr. roboto under their breath the entire time they were there.
Not quite, but we had a confluence of events. My wife’s car is just about paid off. And mine is orphaned (Suzuki no longer sells cars in the US), and the warranty is set to expire. So I wanted to get ride of it while it still had some value.
My wife wanted to package with the touchscreen and the backup camera. I could have done without. It also adds heated side mirrors (which are good) and they have an LED strip on them so they act like turn signals, too.
The climate control is still manual with knobs. I’ve rented cars where the touchscreen controls the fan and whatnot and it’s just not as convenient.
I am sure a new Highlander will have bluetooth music capability. In some package and trim level.
IMHO, big mistake. I have a silver Cadillac with a black interior. Never again. Great car, but I keep losing things in the interior. You can't see anything if you check the inside through the windows while parked in the garage. We've "lost" keys, gloves, wallets, prayer books, etc. and wasted untold minutes of our lives looking for these articles all over the house, only to find them already in the car after all. PLUS, the black interior "shows" more dirt than my champagne interiors ever did.
I still have doggie footprints in the back seat, even though we lost our dog in Feb. When my knee feels better, I'll have to get back there with a soapy rag and a vacuum cleaner and clean the last of the dog memories out of there.
Why does he keep sidling up to Al Qeada in every Arab civil war?
I understand the concern, but I had black interior on the car it replaced without incident. Of course, I don’t park it in the garage, cause the garage is full of stuff.
And the dog is not going in this car.
It is a nice car SD - and of course in your part of the world 4WD is important! It really is amazing all the neat things newer cars offer - I’m sure you will enjoy it!
Watch any Arrested Development? I saw the first 2.5 episodes.
Not too bad. You have to realize the show is very much in “chapters” with each episode focusing on a particular character.
Portia di Rossi looks like she had some strange face surgery. Definitely not as cute as she was. All Shawkat was in the age range where I thought she would look a lot different, but she actually looks exactly the same.
They have Seth Rogan and Kristen Wiig playing a young George and Lucille.
We were surprised. This Cadillac (which we bought with 18,000 miles on it) had every option we wanted. We already were resistent to a black exterior, although we would have settled for that. We didn’t even think about the black interior and are shocked that it has become a problem. My car even has a sun roof, and that doesn’t help much. The windows are slightly tinted, but not too much.
On Mother’s Day we drove to brunch in our friends’ similar Cadillac — black exterior with an “ice platinum” interior. What a difference! Our car has fewer miles and more features, but their interior is nicer.
There is a button for downhill descent. If on a really steep decline, you can press this button and it will guide you down at 5 mph. All you need to do is steer.
It also has a chilled glovebox, so you can take out the manual and owner’s card and fill it up with cold beverages. Really.
I liked that. Nice touch.
I've seen more episodes already than I want to admit and it's not bad but I laughed more watching reruns of earlier seasons on Netflix recently.
Now I like that! Chilled - that could be very handy!
They did reprise the breakfast/family bit in the first new episode. (It bookends the original series, with “family” being the answer in the pilot and “breakfast” being the answer in the final episode.)
I still like when Buster finds the box of wine and thinks it’s a giant juicebox. And the narrator says it’s the first time he had tasted alcohol since he was nursing.
yes, we have the heated mirrors, backup camera and the rest, just not wireless. the lexus also has something on the sideview mirrors that blinks when someone is in your blindspot next to you. All of it just requires getting accustomed to it.
They also have available on higher trims power folding rear seatbacks. Really? You can’t lift a lever and push a seat down?
I don’t have the blindspot warning, but I do have the backup beeper.
i’m always pressing that by mistake, it is called DAC or something? at least a light flashes on the dash to let you know you enabled it.
Hey I love technology! If you had a baby in your arms and a bag you needed to set behind a seat that would come in very handy! My daughter bought a toyota recently and while looking with her I thought the back seats that lean back a bit was really nice....
the highlander doesn’t have the sonar [beeper] so i make do with the camera, but i do miss the sonar. it makes parking much easier.
And there is another Loose seal joke too.
I’m not saying it’s not funny. It is. Just that I found the ones I’ve seen before funnier.
So, anybody ready to jump on the Penguins bandwagon?
Watch this ragtag bunch of misfits, rejects and has-beens keep winning to thwart their evil owner’s plans to move the franchise to another city.
No wait, that’s the plot to “Major League.” ;-)
sorry, can’t jin up any luv for the penguins. fresh aht ; )
OHHHHH, btw, pittsburgh dad on FB apparently posted asking if anyone was having a churchhall/firehall wedding this summer that he could be invited to. he wants to do an episode on one. that will be EPIC!
To be fair, you have to watch the new ones 4 or 5 times to have an honest comparison. ;-)
Too bad. You could follow @BritPensFanClub on Twitter.
A bunch of dedicated Britons who stay up late to watch the games, which start after midnight there.
They’ve been dubbed the “Brinzers.”
I don't really follow hockey, so OK.
OK, good for you. Welcome aboard!
i follow more than one Pens twitter account including @evildanbylsma. one of xsteen’s friends stayed up and followed Caps games when he was over in England for a semester in college.
I love my tahoe but have a HORRIBLE blind spot over my right shoulder and have to lay the right passenger seat down completely so I can see! It is really bad when someone is sitting there. (headrest PLUS human head- completely blocked area)
[from Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt}:
As mentioned earlier, Jonah Goldberg and I will be "guest bartending" at a National Review Happy Hour, held at our D.C. office at 233 Pennsylvania Avenue the evening of Thursday, May 30, starting around 6 p.m. It's being organized by a nascent women-focused NR group called "Conserva-Chicks" clearly, no focus group examined that name so attendance by those with two X chromosomes is particularly appreciated. You can watch a quick promotional video, demonstrating my bartending skills, here.
Go! Sounds like a blast. And you have two x chromosomes.
In the winter we have isolato and cold muchobuncha und dat’s da trooff!
They fit the sterotype of stupid skank so perfectly that when they mentioned looking for something other than the huge assortment at that store I mentioned the TWO liquor stores within the parking area and they said "but today is sunday and they are closed"....I said, "no today is Monday"..... they cursed with glee and left.
I turned to my son and said two things: don't you EVER bring a girl home that looks like that and don't ever ask a skank advice about booze - they like it all.
i am rolling on the floor!!!!! hahahahaha!
My son is so much smarter than I am - he was shocked I asked them for advice in the first place! lol
I’ve seen a few articles promoting his face on the mountain.... redic.
I had a Bud Light Straw-berita last week. It was not as sweet as I thought it would be. Not bad, not great. I’ve had bottled (malt) traditional lime margaritas that are better.
Hobbes would say that women shouldn’t be driving in the left lane anyway, so there’s no need to look over your right shoulder. ;-)
How many beverages will the glove box hold?
BTW, it’s been raining all morning. First I had 5 deer cavorting in the rain in the backyard. Then rabbits were romping. Now, the rain has stopped, and my backyard is full of wild turkeys. The dog used to keep all these critters well away from the house. No more.
It’s so cold that even my barn swallows have abandoned this place. My daughter in VA is mad at me because she posted a picture of a beautiful bouquet of peonies on Facebook that she’d cut from her own garden. I commented that I found the peonies (and the fact that she had them) “disgusting”. She did not take kindly to that remark, but she doesn’t know how depressing this wet and cold spring has been.
It looks like this will be another lost year for the gardens because of the weather and my surgery.
Asplundh (the firm that clears power lines for the electric company around here) came down my driveway and removed 50 years of brush along the old stone wall while I was in the hospital. They left without completing the job and left a real mess. They say they’ll be back, but when? And what will they actually do? It looks like I’ll have to hire a landscape contractor to clean up this mess before it all grows back. Their efforts have already added between 6 and 20 feet of land to my yard. All of it needs professional attention before I can maintain it.
But my daughter in VA has peonies to pick. Bah, humbug!
Stop fooling yourself. Anybody advertising Obaama on their car, or in their yard, is NOT nice. They are the enemy, and they are causing all of us to suffer through this 2nd term.
Talk dogs, if you like, and pump her brain with a smile on your face, as if you were an undercover agent. But, don’t delude yourself by calling her “nice”.
You may have asked for the one data point not on the spec sheet.
I saw a box turtle, duck, and heron at the park this morning. If I was earlier, I would have seen the deer. It’s fawning time here.
LOLOLOL! I was only asking because other than the black interior) that is my only complaint against my Cadillac — no convenient carrying space. My glove compartment will hold the owner’s manual, insurance paper and title, and 2 Sunday edition (thin) prayer books. That’s it. The center console barely holds anything. The door pockets are a joke, and the back of the seat pockets barely hold a map. Lot’s of great electronics, but not much “reachable” storage space.
OTOH, my other Cadillac, 5 years older and same model, has better interior storage space. It even has umbrella pockets under the front seats, except adjusting the seats can crusch the brollies.
I expect to drive both of these cars for a long time, but I will inspect my next car very carefully before purchase.