Monthly Archives: September 2004

What do these have in common…?

“I can’t.” How could he explain it in a way Leslie would understand, how he yearned to reach out and capture the quivering life around him and how when he tried, it slipped past his fingertips, leaving a dry fossil … Continue reading

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Self-portrait in blue

I haven’t been writing for awhile, I realized… first I was coming home tired from playing catch-up at work (we’re short-staffed, and likely to become shorter-staffed before matters improve), desiring my pillow enough that even the half-hour or hour it … Continue reading

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AAARRRRRRR!!!!!

In honor o’ International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day (aarrr, says I!), I be sharin’ with ye landlubbers some manner o’ things that’ll help ye t’be more properly piratical in th’future, like. First, ye cain’t be talkin’ like a pirate if ye have … Continue reading

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Beating them to the punch

So, I have a couple of things for today that came out of work. The first, technically, is something I learned *yesterday,* tho’ in my defense I didn’t really have time to peruse their web site ’til today. I received … Continue reading

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Someday

Ever tell yourself, “Someday, I’ll get my degree.” “Someday I’ll work on losing that extra weight.” “Maybe I shouldn’t do that– I might regret it someday.” “Someday we’ll look back on this and laugh.” Well, today, September 15th, is officially … Continue reading

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Murgatroyd and MacGuffin

A brief excerpt from this morning’s online conversation: <KT> oh, heavens to mergatroid <Matt> (who is mergatroid, anyway?) <KT> I dunno, something Marvin the Martian says sometimes Which, of course, lead to a discussion of just who this person is … Continue reading

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Culinary discoveries

Both of my New Things for today happen to be food-related (and I’m writing this on an empty stomach, so expect brevity, here.) Firstly, I found myself wondering, at lunch, what it is that makes pudding *pudding.* I mean, I … Continue reading

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More weird words

So, twice in one day, I came across a one of those curious words that we only ever seem to use in negation. And to my surprise, on looking them up, I discovered that the “naked” versions of the words … Continue reading

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At the movies

So, a couple of days ago I realized that the last movie I saw in the theater was in early July, and so deemed it high time remedy that on my next day off (which was today. Yay!) In fact, … Continue reading

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Ol’ buddy, ol’ pal, ol’ Cholmondeley

A day for weird sorts of words. Today I came across the concept of shibboleths, such as the one up there in the title (pronounced CHUM-lee, for all you non-native-Brits). A shibboleth is the term for those odd dialectical words … Continue reading

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