Wednesday, May 10, 2006

...and now you know

I love Raisin Nut Bran cereal. I don’t buy it very often, because I get tired of it after a while, and it’s sort of expensive, but I really like it.

I love Jesus, but not always very well. I love my family, and my friends, but I don’t always do that very well, either. I pronounce “either” “eye-ther”, not “eee-ther”, and I do this because when I first met my friend Angie in the 8th grade, she said “eye-ther”, and I thought that was so cool, so I started saying it that way, and it’s since become habit. I do not say “nye-ther”, I say “nee-ther”. At least, I think I do.
I really like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, and the Knights Who Say “Nee!” It makes me laugh. There are a lot of stupid things that make me laugh. But truly stupid things just annoy me. There’s a fine line sometimes, I admit. When Noah screams, that really annoys me, but I haven’t figured out an effective way to stop him from doing it, especially when we’re driving in the car and he’s sitting directly behind me.
I like words a lot, which is one of the reasons I think I’ll make a good editor. I like words like “blather”, and “pulchritudinous”, and “splendiferous”, and I like to look up things that I don’t know. When I’m writing, I like to use a thesaurus. I’ve even learned the keyboard shortcut for the thesaurus in Word, and that’s saying a lot. I just don’t use keyboard shortcuts—I don’t know why—but I know this one, and I use it. It’s Shift+F7.
We just got “Mission: Impossible” on DVD. When I was a senior in high school, or, more accurately, the summer after I graduated, three of my friends and I went to a summer camp, and we had this game of sorts that we played, stemming (very distantly) from Mission: Impossible. Actually, I think the only thing the game had in common with the movie was that we “sang” the soundtrack. You know, “Dunh-dunh, dunh-dunh-dunh, dunh-dunh, dunh-dunh-dunh, Dunh-nuh-nuuuuuh, Dunh-nuh-nuuuuuh…..Dun-nuh!” Anyway, I have no idea how the “game” got started, but you used your blow-dryer like a gun, and you had to shoot the other person. If you didn’t happen to have your blow-dryer with you, you used your hand. And then there was this whole other thing with the sign-language letters “K” and “P”, and we did this “ka-poo” thing, and maybe that was the sound of the gun shooting, but over it all was the Mission: Impossible theme song. That is a prime example of stupid things I think are funny. You may just think it’s stupid, but it was a lot funnier in person. I don’t remember what happened if you got “shot”. Maybe Angie can help me out on this one. Anyway, we laughed till our sides hurt, and I’m sure people thought we were mentally deranged, but it was really funny, and lots of fun.
I don’t mind doing laundry, but I hate putting it away. Folding’s not so bad, but it is always followed by putting away, so it has a negative connotation in my mind. But I enjoy the actual laundry sorting and loading the washer, as much as one can enjoy housework.
I’m enjoying the “Fellowship” book. I haven’t skipped too much, just a few songs or verses of poetry, and I’ve made a concerted effort to read most of those. There haven’t been the pages of description that I remember, but I also think those come in the second or third book—at least, that’s where I remember them. Anyway, I haven’t skipped too much this go ‘round.
I should really be folding laundry, so I’m going to do that now.


Anonymous said...

I like putting away, just not folding. We should do laundry together.

I actually remember there being more description in Fellowship, so either I'm wrong or you're safe.

"Splendiferous" is a truly great word. Or am I just blathering?


Adam said...

Reading "Fellowship" for the first time is the greatest reading experience I have ever had. I can clearly remember the way it made me feel, etc. It was wonderful and it is a truly wonderful book.

"Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow;
Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow."

Angela said...

Without even thinking, my fingers made the "kapoo" and I'm sitting in my cubicle laughing. I don't remember what happened if we got someone.

hoesayfina said...

Laundry does stink. I can get it in the washer just fine...but the folding and the putting away is difficult for me. Difficult because i don't like too and difficult because if my 2 or 4 year old are anywhere in sight of me attempting this chore that i dislike they turn it into a game of throw clothes/towels everywhere because that is fun. so, in order to avoid folding and such i leave clothes in the dryer as long as humanly possible.:)
the "fellowship" book --- what is that? is it Lord of the Rings? i am just not with some things....

Anonymous said...

Um, update, please!!! I'm having Amy withdrawals. =)

Angela said...

Sing it with me!

"Oh where is that Amy in the window? The one with the wavy brown hair."

You've got your computer back, so blog!