Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Saturday afternoon, Sam and I went walking along the beach, and here Sam gets the chance to chase some birds. The weekend before was 80 degrees and the beach was packed with women in bikinis . . . this past weekend, not so much.

I'm zooming along with my sweater, (that's Sammy Sosa's nose in the bottom left),

and I'm trying to figure out why Freddy likes to sleep inside the metal ring at the top of his macrame ladder.


Flight of the Conchords is back on HBO. If you don't get HBO, hunt down this show on iTunes, or anywhere you can. The first season was jolly, and the second season is off to a rip-roaring start. I don't recall when I've laughed out loud so much in a room by myself as when I watched this past week's show. It's nothing more than silly, dead pan humor from a very talented cast. It's freakin' brilliant.

At the other end of the spectrum, I stumbled upon a few minutes of the Bus edition of "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" today on tv. . . . I don't know how to say this in non-offensive language, so here goes. If you looked up "dumb whores" in the dictionary, there would be a photo of the entire cast. Better yet, look up "drunken dumb whores", and you'll find their biographies. I've never actually looked up "dumb whores" in the dictionary, but I have looked up (and used), "slattern."

I think it's important to expand one's vocabulary. This past week I incorporated (and used properly), "poppycock" in a legal brief. My next goal is to use the word "gobsmacked."

What are your vocabulary goals?

8 Comments:

Blogger LA said...

I love Flight of the Conchords, but HBO is grievously slow at releasing their shows on DVD, and sadly, they don't offer them on iTunes before the DVD comes out.

(I did see the pilot for season 2 though... loved Murray's song!)

10:42 PM  
Blogger Princess in Galoshes said...

It's not very exotic, but I feel like the term "knucklehead" is just not used enough in contemporary conversation.

I'm also on an "eschew" kick. I've been eschewing everything, recently, just 'cause it's so fun to say!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

My goal is to use spellcheck more to completely throw people off the fact that I'm an illiterate.

12:01 PM  
Blogger sage said...

Don't watch much TV, but I'll now have to figure out how to use poppycock... Love that first photo of the beach.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Auburn Kat said...

I don't even want to think about bikinis right now because a) more snow and cold weather today...granted that's nothing new and b) my bod still is not in beach ready shape!

BTW, have I ever told you how jealous I am you live by the beach? =)

7:03 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Norris said...

Love the picture of Sam on the beach!
Meanwhile, my vocabulary resolution for this year is to stop calling my husband "baby." I don't know why I started doing that, but it's getting on my own nerves.
I have no idea how he feels about it.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love 'poppycock'! :o)

8:09 PM  
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