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Forget you. Or not.

Posted by episode81 on February 13, 2011

I don’t remember when I first saw it mentioned, but I resisted listening to it. Dumb song title. Then I gave in and took a look and a listen to a somewhat more worthy version.

And now I can’t stop.

Anna is one talented, sassy lady. I wish I could dance like that 😉

Still not loving the song title.   I must remember to roll up the windows when I am singing along in the car…

Anywho, I digress …

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Names are just labels. Or not.

Posted by episode81 on December 8, 2010

I have mentioned before my thoughts on selecting a new name for myself, but I got sidetracked by a list of words I like.  I have collected quite a few favorite words now.  Once you start thinking about it, they pop up all over the place.

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What’s in a name?

Posted by episode81 on October 28, 2010

But can you see them?

My mum says that it is better to laugh with people than at people.  I agree.  But sometimes that just isn’t possible.  Consider this example.

Shortly after I arrived in the USA, a British friend of mine asked me to pick up her daughters from the airport, as she couldn’t make it, and bring them down to her place in San Jose.  I got to SFO early and stood at the front of arrivals with a big sign – I had no clue what they looked like.  They arrived, we piled into the car and set out for San Jose.

Friend’s Daughter: How long have you lived in the USA?

Me: Oh, about 9 months.  I like it.

FD: Why did you move here?

Me: Weather.  Money.  Opportunity.

FD: What are the biggest differences you have noticed?

Me: The roads are wider.  The lorries are very fancy.  People are less cynical.  They don’t drink at lunchtime.  <Smiling> Some have pretty funny names.  There are a lot of Dicks and Wallys over here.  <Huge Grin>

FD: <Not Smiling> Dickson-Wally.  Yes, that’s a strange surname.  Scottish?

I tried not to laugh.  Really. But you know how that goes.  The more you try, the more you laugh.  They were silent until we reached San Jose.  Me, not so much.  I was never invited over for dinner.

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Wordy Knickers – always entertaining

Posted by episode81 on September 6, 2010

It's the cheese Gromit!

I have mentioned before my interest in the odd word here and there. I have a new word to add to the original listspecies.  No reason, just like the way it sounds.

Anywho, I digress …

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Not so wordy

Posted by episode81 on January 3, 2010

Mmmm. Orange!

I still love my new Kindle – even more now that it has a stylish orange cover 🙂  I love orange.  I love my Kindle.  Life is good.

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Wordy flapdoodle

Posted by episode81 on December 27, 2009

Two of my favorite people

I got a Kindle for Christmas.  I had forgotten that it was on my Amazon Wishlist, but what a great surprise!

I got the DX which has the bigger screen.  I thought it would be good for reading newspapers.  As it turns out, newspapers on the Kindle are a bit crap.  Few pictures, fewer articles than the print or online versions, not updated during the day like the online versions and a pain to navigate.  I actually prefer newspapers on my Blackberry!

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Accidental Haiku

Posted by episode81 on September 17, 2009

Are Haikus Poetry?

Is Haiku Poetry?

Like many teenagers, I wrote bad poetry.  I came across my old poetry book the other day.  What was I thinking?  It was all doom and gloom – dead people, uncontrollable emotions and pop song cliches.  Good grief, I was a miserable teenager.  Be very grateful that there was no internet back then. Self published prose.  Yikes!

Anywho, I digress …

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More wordy knickers

Posted by episode81 on July 6, 2009

I have posted before about my love of some words.  I heard a new word for the first time on the news this evening – braggadocios.  What a great word!  I have seen braggadocio written before (in the font list!), but never spoken,  and certainly not the plural braggadocios.  Love it!  The news item itself was incredibly unpleasant, but I am pleased to have been introduced to such a fabulous roly-poly word.

It is odd the first time you hear a word that you have only seen written before.  Sometimes, it has taken me a while to match the two together.  I had lived in the USA for a couple of years before I realized that Arkansas and Ah-Kansas were the same thing.  Yes, really.  If Bill Clinton had come from Idaho, I would still be in the dark.

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Wordy knickers

Posted by episode81 on May 30, 2009

I came across this article the other day about words that people like and dislike.

I have maintained a list of words and names that I like for a few years. Yes, really.  I started it just to answer the question – if I could pick any name for myself, what would it be?

A couple of years ago, I met a lady who had changed her name to something that reminded me of a laxative.  Trying to suppress a giggle, I asked her why she chose that name.  She said she picked the name of a common, but distinctive roadside weed that grew in her neighborhood during her childhood.  I didn’t add it to my list 😉  The astute amongst you will know that I have not changed my name … yet.

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