Thursday, August 27, 2009

Random Thoughts

1. The word Awesome is awesome. But I'm sick of using it as my go to word for when I like something.

Time was, Awesome was in league with Fantastic or Magnificent. It included a level of terror in its wonderment that made it exciting. But then the Valley Girls got a hold of it for a few years and now, here we are in the over-used, dried up sea of an Awesome that merely means Cool.

Maybe I'll start using Staggering more often.

2. No matter what mood you are in, a child waving from a window as you walk away is still poignant to excess. When a child waves to you from the window, you are not going to the bus or to the car. You are headed off to war, to the gallows, to find food for the family, to bring home a beloved pet.

Nothing small is happening when a child waves to you from the window.

I've quit looking back.

I just can't take it anymore.

3. Okay. So. For real. I need the instruction manual.

I've been taking myself apart, right, as a lark, to see if I could do it, and now - as you can see - (gestures to a living room floor covered with strange looking parts - some geared and mechanical, some misshapen and inexplicably wet) I'm having some difficulty putting it back together again.

I tried just doing the reverse of what I did when I took the whole thing apart but (laughs) THAT didn't work. I mean, nobody tells you that the Heart is going to expand. They could say it on the makers label, right, that could be helpful. "Product may expand if removed." There. Done. I'd keep the heart carriage in tact.

But I didn't know that and now I can't get Irony (holds up what appears to be a giant ball bearing) and Sarcasm (The same, only covered with spikes) to fit back up in the in the skull. Someone said that Sense of Humor is a binder for these guys, but, I dunno. I think it rolled off under the couch or something.

Just, please, quit looking at me with the "I told you so" and check the junk drawer in the kitchen to see if the manual is there. If it's not. Fack. I uh-no what I'm gonna do.

6. So much better than the movie. And all in minute and seven seconds. (Thanks to Joe G for the tip!)

5. Favorite word this week (I discovered this through the demon program StumbleUpon. Good luck ever using it in a sentence.):


a word from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the "most succinct word", and is considered one of the hardest words to translate.[1] It describes "a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start."

6. Least Favorite Word:



joe g said...

Yer welcome!

Anonymous said...

I could work that word into a sentence every night when it's time to get the boys to bed.


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