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Word of the Day
I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences. Gertrude Stein

07 June 2009

Fount Drivel. The fount of never-ceasing overflow, apparently.

Oh look! I found another lost and forgotten almost-post. How very fortunate!

What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten?
Doesn't that vary according to geographical location? I mean, I eat crawfish which is not weird to me, but I won't touch grasshoppers or sheep gizzard which may be a delicacy in other countries. Weird is relative. However, in my own opinion, I think maybe the strangest thing I've eaten is kangaroo or shark, or snail.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? I'd like to do the thing with the long fabrics, where you're dangling from the ceiling. If I could do that, it would mean that I was strong. And lean.

Not to mention strong.

And lean.

What article of clothing most closely describes your personality? Eaaazzzyyy. My gray sweater coat.

Who was your favorite teacher and why? Ms. Short. Or as we called her, Lt. Short. She was my English teacher, and also my Advanced Comp teacher. I have two favorite things about her. One was that every day she gave us a new Word of the Day. And maaannn, I love me some words.

The other thing was this philosophy: Show, don't tell.

This woman has shaped my life in ways that she could never know. I'd love to know her again. She was brilliant. She grew up in Pennsylvania, came from a military background and was not Catholic like most everybody else in our tiny Catholic school. She was different in every way, and I loved her for it.

Still do.

What makes you feel the most secure? Family togetherness I think.

If you had a CB radio, what would your "handle" be? Didn't even have to think about this one...

Pegacorn.

Actually, you can call me that now if you want.

Even if we're not communicating via CB radio.

Which, I don't know how we could be, seein' as I don't HAVE a CB radio. (And it's not on my wishlist, either.)

I do like that name though. I like it a great deal. I'd like to adopt it as a nick. It would undoubtedly top the list... or at least come in second, just under Jedi.

Other than material things, what do you constantly think about? What to feed my family. Which I'm not entirely sure, but that may qualify as a material thing.

What is one of the strangest southern expressions (or other idiomatic expressions) you have ever heard? My personal favorite by far, is: Well, ain't this a fine howdy doo!


Now it's your turn. Fire away.

6 people love me:

"Rachel" said...

Wow, I don't even know what a "handle" on a CB is. You're much smarter than me. :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Girl, I have missed readin' you. You're funny!! :-)

Weird food: you've eaten some. By anyone's standards.

Circus: I LOVE your answer. Love IT!

Favorite Teacher: I wish I knew Lt. Short. She sounds like a gal who knows what she's talkin' about. "Show, don't tell." I love that!

CB Handle: Pegasus + unicorn = Pegacorn? Interesting...ain't that a fine howdy doo!

LOL I enjoyed this almost forgotten in never-ever land post!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

You are a hoot.

I think the strangest southern expression is "He don't know sh&# from Shinola." I guess Shinola was a product or something - I guess I could google it huh. Anyway. My mom, yes, my mom, says this one. It means someone is an idiot. Like, someone who doesn't know what Shinola is, for instance.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh, whaddayaknow:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinola

My dad also says the one regarding the hole in the ground.

Lyn said...

hahaha...i just loooove reading you!!! i'm glad you're back. tell me more about your book...would like to check it out

bren j. said...

Pegacorn it is!

I hate trying to figure out what to eat for meals. Argh!