it is what it is

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May 28, 2006
The weather has finally took a turn for the decidedly warm!

The weather: last refuge of the uninspired journaler. I think that's why like half of the Love Blender headers talk about it.

Did I mention that sometime late last year I made my 100th issue of the Blender? Totally missed saying anything! Ah well.

Line and Show of the Moment
"It is what it is."
--Pretty much every contender on "Top Chef", which had its finale recently, probably the only show I've watched on a regular basis so far this year. The antepenultimate episode had a "best quotes" segment, with that one along with "You're a snake. Sssssss." and "I'm not your bitch, bitch!"

For some reason "It is what it is" is a curious blend of fatalism and, I think, confidence in being willing to stand behind the product. It seems a very non-geek thing to say; geeks are always looking to tweak things, make them better. Though maybe that's just an artifact of the malleability of food vs computer code; there's only so much you can do to improve on a finished dish, but computer code is both more permanent (it's not gone after a couple of meals) and less (it's relatively easy to keep on making changes.)