Okay now that I've gotten some sleep and "perked" up a bit, time to give you the lowdown on Miami, and all the noteable, adventure-some points from my trip.
In the Miami airport yesterday, Emily and I saw Laura Prepon, from the TV shows October Road and that 70s Show, waiting for a flight to Aruba. Yes, she's very tall and I'm sure she's much cuter when she is all made up. But it was exciting.
Pet Peeve #401
Along with inattentive parenting and visibly stained clothing, mispronounced words is another huge pet peeve for me. I won't lie, I have trouble pronouncing the word "ambulance" properly (speech impediment as a child), but it drives me insane when other people do it.
Examples are below:
-- Library - pronounced "lie-barry" by a guy back in Wisconsin. It took every ounce of my strength not to correct him, or ask him to stop using it.
-- Computer - pronounced "computie" by a tech guy in Miami. The first time he said it, it caught my attention and I thought it was a joke, but nope, apparently, he "don't know nothing about computies."
On Wednesday night, I had some additional work to do back in my Miami hotel room late at night in preparation for Thursday. This required the use of a scissors, which I did not have, so I called down to the conceirge at the hotel to see if they could run a pair up. Here is how the conversation went:
Me: "Hi I'm wondering if you have a pair of scissors that I could borrow tonight for some work I'm doing?"
Conceirge: "What? What you need?"
Me: "Scissors, a pair of scissors please"
Conceirge: "What's that?"
Me: "You don't know what scissors are?" (shocked)
Concerige: "No" (laughs)
Me: "Should I call the front desk and see if they know what scissors are?"
Conceirge: "Yes, good idea"
The front desk fortunately did know what scissors are and a pair of them did arrive in my room. However, the front desk did pass me back to the conceirge, who magically knew what I was talking about. Awesome.
View from my hotel room