Friday, September 9, 2011

Better End of Meh Day...

It's quite obvious from this morning's post that pain makes me cross tetchy irritable bitchy mean less-than-pleasant.  Well, nothing that Aleve, a little mis-communication fun, a lot of puppies & kitties, wine, and a quiet evening can't improve...

To What You Were You Referring When You Said You?
A telephone interlude....

Caller:  Oh! You're the big, new, beautiful one on the corner, right?
Me:  (Um)  Yes! Yes, I am! And thank you for noticing!
Because, really, why would I let that kind of compliment go by????
I mean, sure, I thought calling me "big" wasn't necessary, but I'm not proud. I'll take it!

Caller:  Every time I drive by I'm tempted to stop!

Me:  Well, you're more than welcome to, any time.

Couldn't be helped.  I was raised to be gracious.
Caller:  That would be nice. It just looks so big and roomy! It must be very open and spacious.

Me:  Erm...

Caller:  So if I stop, do you think you could show it all to me?

Me:  I, well, sure...I guess so. Why not?  You know, maybe you could buy me a drink first...

It only seemed fair!

Turns out she was gushing over our business's building. And thank goodness, because the "big", "roomy", and "spacious" comments were beginning to give me a complex!

My Word! How Is It You're No Longer Fashionable?

Really, why do we not use these words more often? They're quite piquant!
  • scoundrel
  • ne'er-do-well
  • guff
  • bamboozled
  • smite
  • verily
  • moxie
  • tomfoolery
  • caddywompas (my dad used this word alot!)
  • twitterpated
  • cockamamie
  • humdinger
I love words. I do not love the dumbing-down of language skills.
Do you have any choice locutions to add?

Friday. Meh...

Not jumping up and down with TGIF spirit today. I made a deal with the devil last week in order to have had a 4-day weekend, so today I have to give up my Friday afternoon off. I am far less enthused about the deal now that I'm on this side of it.

Vapid, sugary-sweet, butt-kissing do-gooder wanna-be's are particularly irksome first thing in the morning, don't you think? Normally, the reading of their drivelling (WTH, Spell Check? Look it up! Geez, you lazy cow.) posts just results in an eye roll. This morning it's incenting (OMG! Really, SC? What good are you if you don't know any words?!) strong violent tendencies.

And since I'm ranting inside of rants, I will be taking a time out to re-visit my beloved Coffee Maker.

That's better. And before I start dropping C-bombs at my Idiot Spell Check, I will share the thing that did make me laugh this morning:  One of my favorite blogs, The Bloggess, had a great post this morning about the effect of her blog on the school work of a sweet young reader named Mariah. Great chuckling resulted. Then I visited young Mariah's blog, and had the best laugh I'll likely have all day. Not only do I totally get this kid and like her thoughts/quotes/pictures, but she had THIS in one of her posts:

That goes to the top of Greatest Signs Ever list.  Mariah, I adore your spirit!

On that note, I wish you good day. (Certainly more than a Meh day!)