October 3rd, 2002


Billy Elliot

Watched Billy Elliot last night. I enjoyed it very much. That's not saying much, coming from me, since I like most movies I see, but I think this one was particularly good.

One bit that I was thinking about this morning, not really having anything to do with the movie, was the British usage of the word fancy. It seems to mean "to like in that way". As in, "Do you fancy me?" It's a nice, concise way to express something that American English does not express very well.
worm food

Copyediting homework

Well, I don't think I'm going to get as much of my copyediting homework done as I had originally intended.

Tuesday, before my Hebrew class, I gave it a read and marked it up with my regular pencil (we're supposed to use red pencil). Wednesday, I left work early in order to have some time to work on it, but I ended up not feeling like working on it. I think this afternoon at work I will look at it a bit, looking a couple of things up in a dictionary that I need to. Before class, I will probably make an attempt to come up with a style sheet, but it doesn't look like I'll actually type it up.

I'm fine with that, though, since we're not actually turning this in. The instructor said that she will collect one or two assignments, just to check on how we're doing. Otherwise, we're just looking over our own assignmnets at the beginning of each class.

I should probably start making sure that I get my homework done on weekends. Well, at least my copyediting homework. For now, my Hebrew homework consists of writing out letters a bunch of times, and copying a few lines of words. It's pretty easy, something I can do any time with hardly any effort at all.

If the job is boring, I make my own fun

What I'm doing right now (well, what I was doing before I started writing this entry) is opening up PDF files and figuring out how to correlate what's in them to a list of math topics. Because of memory issues with some of the larger files, I've set it so that Acrobat Reader downloads the file and opens it up instead of using the Acrobat Reader plugin inside IE. When it opens up, it opens up as large as most of the screen. I want to be able to get a good overview of the page, so I shrink it to 100%. Instead of selecting 100% from the size box, I just resize the window, since it's set to fit in the width of the window. So, I try to hit exactly 100% on only one resize of the window. I don't do it very often, but I just did it now. Woo! Of course, me being me, I have to get it to exactly 100% every time, no matter how many resizes it takes me.