Wednesday, November 01, 2006


If you ever read "Forever Amber," you've probably hollered "Jiminy!" a time or two yourself. It's one of those good, all-purpose "excited utterances."

Blech! This has been one of those days when I've had more things to take care of than time to do them. I can put up with a lot, but I hate feeling rushed. At least I didn't oversleep (again) this morning. Thank God for small favors, I guess.

We had these clients in today who we're pretty sure must have been extras in "Deliverance." This, alas, is sometimes the caliber of client you get with court-appointments. Since the guy's charged with stealing Oxycontin, we weren't really surprised to see him hit two cars in the parking lot on his way out. The second time, his slack-jawed son was still hanging off the side of the truck, having just picked up a piece of the bumper from the first hit. Our office is next door to the police department and there were cops all around, so we didn't have to say a word. Lord, have mercy.

I have an earworm. I'm sure that I can thank yesterday's Twisted story for this. The sainted Stevie Ray Vaughn's on the radio coming home from work, and I'm hearing my earworm -- "Stayin' Alive." Lord, have mercy.

This computer is acting up and literally driving me berserk. Before all is said and done, I'm afraid I'm going to have to yank and reinstall some stuff. Won't that be fun? Lord, have mercy. I'm putting broadband on it and I want this crud cleared up before I do.

Roxan found us some linguistically deficient words to play with. I was beginning to fear this was going to be a Wordless day because I simply haven't had time to go hunting. That would have sucked. I already have more than enough "lesses" in my life.

obtuced -- Anybody want to have a go at this one? Please?

declair - To suck the vanilla cream from a French pastry with a loud slurping sound.

famoud critict - The famed cricket, Jiminy, with a crick in his neck and a tic in his eye.

deicated - Dedicated to the deity of your choice.

apreciating - Activities done prior to ciating.

concentratibng - Meditations on being.

peopel - A type of propulsion fueled by person-power.

Are you now thoroughly confused? Welcome to the club. Lord, have mercy.


Kanrei said...

Earworms, bad computers, annoying day at work...are you sure you did not wake up as me today?

Serena Joy said...

I could have. I neither admit nor deny anything any more. I don't know who I am. Does anybody know? Can anybody help me? Who the hell am I?!

Peter said...


As in obtuse; not sharp or pointed, that which is bluntened.

OK... sorry, it's the best I could do.

Serena Joy said...

Works for me, Peter. I drew a complete blank on that one. I do think they shouldn't allow people inclined toward obtucing to possess sharp objects. LOL.

Liz said...

Well, you made me laugh with your client story and started my new day well. Hope yours is better today.

Steve G said...

There are worse earworms than the great Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Serena Joy said...

Oh, trust me, Steve, I'd never complain about a Stevie Ray earworm. Those are keepers.