“My favorite quote is from Martha Stewart, ‘I have a short memory for painful things.’ And I do. I have one of those incredible memories where I just erase painful things. Maybe that’s really unhealthy, and I probably need to see a therapist. But I don’t dwell. You just keep going forward.”—Reese Witherspoon on moving on (via ohheyychrissy)
The past 2 days on client calls I have said “case-base”…not sure where this came from. Both times, I was meaning to say, “The outcome simply depends on the circumstances, as each project has different limitations and challenges, and goals.”
“Oh, it’s all case-base”, is what tumbled out.
Luckily, they both seemed to know what I meant, so I thought they either
A) Understood my silly talk or B) It actually means what I think it means!
So I headed to my trusty google toolbar and typed it in. Turns out there IS something called Case-based reasoning (CBR). Broadly construed, CBR is the process of solving new problems based on the solutions of similar past problems.
Not really what I was thinking. Actually quite the opposite, since I was saying each project is very different, while this CBR crap is saying that all projects issues should be similar enough to previous issues, so you’re able to figure them out. I get this, but I just wish I had been right.
What I WAS looking to say, was “case-by-case basis”, and I just mangled the phrase. So much for having a minor in English.
Remember this song? Circa 2000? It surprised me when it came up on Pandora yesterday (Sidenote-I love that they play new music AND old music that you never hear on the radio anymore). This song completely reminds me of Dawson’s Creek-I’m positive it was featured in one of the episodes.
Dawson smiles, but cries inside as he watches Joey* in his passenger seat, who is oblivious of her perfection, and the fact that she and Dawson are MEANT TO BE.
Just don’t drop your ice cream, Dawson. You are driving, after all.
*Joey is of course wearing the cute American Eagle sweater that every girl in your high school will be wearing by the end of the week. The hardcore girls will buy the same style in the brighter color, rather than the drab color that Joey wore, and consider themselves progressive. Who doesn’t love product placement when it’s readily available at your local one-story mall?
I saw him in concert a couple months ago at a synagogue (yes, a synagogue) and he was really fabulous, especially this song. It’s based on two of his friends New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, so it was emotional to hear. Besides the powerful lyrics, I love the piano in this song, especially about 50 seconds in when he just plays. If I were a musician, I bet that part would really speak to me. To me, it’s a bunch of beautifully coordinated notes softening up some heavy lyrics, and it works.
After a week of obsessively listening to Taylor Swift’s new album Speak Now, I still can’t choose which song I like best. This is among the few contenders for my favorite happy song. The lyrics are cutesy and typical Taylor, and “Ours” has been stuck in my head for the past couple days, thanks to it’s upbeat flow and ability to make me smile.