Daily Archives: February 8, 2002

you decide

OK, as I am typing this Patrick is in the bathroom waxing himself. Our 3rd Annual Beach Party is the 16th and he needs to rip the hair out of his body now, so it is ‘natural’ on the 16th. So this is what I need your help with. Is my husband a homosexual or a geek? Homosexual for the obvious reasons. Geek because as he was heating the wax he remarked:
“The instructions say to use a metal spoon but that conducts too much heat” as he is rummages through the buffet
“Use a wooden skewer.” says his lovely wife
“That’s not wide enough. But a plastic spoon is perfect!” Which he then produces out of the buffet.
“You are a geeky husband with semi-homosexual tendencies!”
“Turning would be proud.”
“Who is Turning?”
“The British Scientist that broke the code on the Enigma machine.”
“Oh, you mean the one that was gay and committed suicide after saving England?”
“Yeah.”
Now the whole thing with Turning was really sad. I mean he really did help turn the war around and then, only after, was ostracized because he was gay. But Patrick is like him, only less so. What do you think?

When you go to sleep at night, how often is it because you are tired and how often is it because it is time to go to bed? (OK Nana perhaps this doesn’t apply to you but feel free to follow along). I mean most nights I get at least 8 hours of sleep. It makes a world of difference working in IT and trying to be a perky happy person. And I have no problem falling to sleep most nights. But I don’t fall asleep with that wonderful relieved feeling. You know the one I am talking about? It is like coming down from an adrenaline high, after say…madly finishing your REL testing. A giant sigh of relief and relaxing of the body. I love feeling that way when I fall asleep at night, but rarely do. It isn’t just getting rest, it is relieving something. Some need is being fully fulfilled. Or am I the only one that feels this way?

I am reading ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman. Very freaky book. The weirdest thing is this people, who say they are gods, who do weird things, and the dead wife walking around and the ‘black hats’ all seem entirely ‘normal’ in the story. Obviously it isn’t normal and when the dead wife shows up, it is weird, both to the husband and me reading. But the way the characters, gods and all, go about their lives. It seems so normal, regular as part of the surroundings. I recommend the book so far. Gaiman did the comic book “The Sandman”. I have the Death Issue all wrapped up safe and sound.

Hey, I found out I have 4.5 regular readers. I valued friend wrote me to say she was a regular reader, though she is so busy she can’t often write. When the page is particularly entertaining, she sends her husband to read it too (that’s the half). Cool huh? My readership is going up!

Remember my fat black book? The one I write things down in? Well I have collected a couple of words I wanted to look up in the dictionary and since I have finally gotten around to it I thought I would add them to the coffee talk. I never realized how many interesting ‘o’ words there are. I got all my definitions from Merriam Webster’s On-Line dictionary. Very cool site.

Opprobrium: Etymology: Latin, from opprobrare to reproach, from ob in the way of + probrum reproach; akin to Latin pro forward and to Latin ferre to carry, bring — more at OB-, FOR, Date: 1656.
1 : something that brings disgrace
2 a : public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious b : CONTEMPT, REPROACH

Occlusive:1 : serving to occlude ( Main Entry: oc·clude 1 : to close up or block off : OBSTRUCT ; also : CONCEAL)
2 : characterized by occlusion (1 : the act of occluding : the state of being occluded : as a : the complete obstruction of the breath passage in the articulation of a speech sound b : the bringing of the opposing surfaces of the teeth of the two jaws into contact; also : the relation between the surfaces when in contact c : the inclusion or sorption of gas trapped during solidification of a material 2 : the front formed by a cold front overtaking a warm front and lifting the warm air above the earth’s surface )

Obstreperous: Main Entry: ob·strep·er·ous Function: adjective Etymology: Latin obstreperus, from obstrepere to clamor against, from ob- against + strepere to make a noise Date: circa 1600
1 : marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness : CLAMOROUS
2 : stubbornly resistant to control : UNRULY synonym see VOCIFEROUS – ob·strep·er·ous·ly adverb – ob·strep·er·ous·ness noun

Pedantic: 1 : of, relating to, or being a pedant (2 a : one who makes a show of knowledge b : one who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge c : a formalist or precisionist in teaching)
2 : narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned
3 : UNIMAGINATIVE, PEDESTRIAN

Last but not least, the outfit. Mostly this outfit is to show off my matching Miu Miu shoes and purse. Got them both on super sale in different weeks at The Forbidden Store. Very chic huh?