Not that I'm scared of it or anything, but y'all should be warned that there's a full moon tonight. I'm in a very good mood and things that should have made me testy didn't. I'm not saying that I'm cured forever and ever, for real and for true, of moon fever. You just never know when one might relapse. For now, though, I'm leaving the moon alone and it's not bothering me. When I look at it, all I see is glorious light and a little mystery.
Speaking of the moon, there was a beautiful one out Saturday night -- not yet full, of course, but its light was brilliant. I was sitting outside in NC around midnight talking to a friend on the phone who was also gazing upwards, and it was such an extraordinary moment that we were both looking up at that beautifully bright and awesome orb at the same time.
My sister, niece, and I shopped Friday. God, did we shop -- almost literally 'til we dropped. All the top of the line stores were having sales, so I'm sure I saved as much money as I spent. I don't know what that amount is yet; I haven't totaled up my receipts. I'm scared to.
In one store, we were browsing the racks when all of a sudden, out of the clear blue, my sister said in a perfect Australian accent, "The dingo ate my baby." That struck me as so profoundly hilarious that I burst out laughing and laughed so hard my niece had to hit me on the back to unchoke me. I guess you had to be there. And now you know that my sister is, of course, as crazed as I am. Well, the moon was puffing up at the time, so it's quite excusable. I am not saying I think it's okay for dingos to eat babies, so please don't send me hate mail. I'm just saying that the utter inappropriateness of such an unexpected non sequitur tickled my funny bone.
I'm wearing Icy Hot on my sore thighs. It's working, too. I'm not saying I'll be running a marathon tomorrow, but it feels pretty good.
Have any of you ever played Wii? Or is it WII? Whichever, we played it at my niece's Friday night. It feels very weird -- surreal is, in fact, a good description -- but it was so much fun.
TWISTED LINGUISTICS has a few Words Gone Wild for you today.
repetivitve pattern - The rote routine you develop for giving your animals their vitamins to revive them.
strait forward - High style in the Psych ward.
valididty - Something nasty the valet got caught doing.
smack them in the fact - Hit them upside the head with the truth.
Rather it is supported or not - Who cares whether it makes sense?
scanned the bar code and your recite came up - The total was so high she began spouting poetry.
chashier - A sexy piece of lingerie.
sarcasam - An Arabic raider named Sam.
Damn, I'm not sure which of my answers caused this.
|You Are a Haunted House|
You are a deeply complicated and sometimes deeply disturbed person.
You can't help but be attracted to the dark side of life - even when it's pretty gruesome.
In relationships, you are honest and real. So real that it's definitely a little scary.
You don't fake it or play along just to get along. And people either respect this... or deeply resent it
Your life is thoughtful, deep, and even philosophical at times.
You see the world as it is. You don't sugar coat anything.
Facing and fighting your fears is important to you. You believe that too much of life is whitewashed.
You're not too morbid... you just believe that you can't enjoy life without exorcising a few demons first!
At your best, you are brave, intense, and fearless.
Not only do you face the abyss head on - you challenge your friends to do the same.
At your worst, you are depressed and morose.
If you're not careful, your thoughts take over your mind... and they aren't pretty!