All I could do was put on more clothes and drag out my space heaters. And believe me, they are lifesavers on a cold day when the heat's out. I'd have fired up the fireplace, too, except that we capped the chimney to keep birds out; the dog was having way too much fun chasing birds around the house. Thankfully, it warmed up enough yesterday that lack of heat wasn't a problem. And today, the gas company man cometh.
It seems that (1) the pilot light was out and (2) some kind of coupling was broken. Do furnaces couple? That's scary. I don't believe I want to think about that. Anyhow, the gas man came and worked some Gas Company Voodoo (for which we pay out the nose all winter long) and voilà and by cracky, I have heat. Of course, it's 80 degrees today. Ain't that always the way?
Words Gone Wild are always the way, too. Like the proverbial poor, they'll always be with us. Meet some of today's worst felons.
traring - A magical decoder ring worn by waitstaff.
greatfull dead - People who died after a terrific all-you-can-eat dinner.
japaanese - One of those little yappy breeds of dogs.
gorgieouse - Gorging on vowels 'til you're soused and puke.
labrary - Euphemism for la brier patch.
bidgger - A badger suffering from PMS.
Prockter - What a proctologist will do to her if she pisses him off.
And their they go - Yes, but their what went where?
budy, can you spair a minute? - This one needs no comment.
spinich - The copy written by bad publishers to justify their existence.
deliciouce - When it's better than just plain good.
your peom - I think this is something nasty that shouldn't be mentioned in public.
my forth book - Opposite of a backward book.
publlished it - A book that was published in a bar after pummeling the bartender.