Monday, June 16, 2008

Just Musing Along

I was saddened to hear Friday afternoon of the sudden death of NBC's Washington Bureau Chief, Tim Russert. He was one of the few broadcast journalists I respect. Tim's grasp of the intricacies of the political milieu was phenomenal, and the political scene won't be the same without him. It saddens me that as excited as he was about this super-charged election and as deeply as he was invested in it, he won't be around to see how it comes out. His input and unique style of commentary will be sorely missed.

I'm happy to report that the early heat wave here has broken. The air quality index is bad due to nearby (and even faraway) wildfires, but we'll survive. I'm so sorry for the people in the flood devastated areas in the Midwest. The losses are just appalling.

If you like crime novels, you might be interested in the one I read over the weekend -- Cold Day in Hell, by Richard Hawke. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to crime aficionados without hesitation.

Included in a supply shipment to the McMurdo Station in the Antarctic before flights ended for the winter were 16,500 condoms. Hmmmmm. I wonder what kind of research they're conducting?

I don't think I want to talk about work today; I already know it's going to be a bear. I had a good weekend, though, aside from a bad headache Friday. I did a lot of stuff around the house, went shopping with a friend Saturday, read, enjoyed the cooler weather and a few passing showers, caught up on phone calls, and took care of some computer maintenance. All in all, it was a pink and pretty weekend. And how was yours?

There's never a dearth of TWISTED LINGUISTICS blasfomys, and today is no exception. Let the defining begin.

nowandays - Days on which looking pale and tired is not allowed.

her fathwer - Unfortunate and often unattractive result of propinquity and inbreeding.

learned allot - Erudite older brother of Lancelot.

lip syching - Whatever it is, it sounds painful.



Pink said...

anything pink can't be bad ;)

have a good monday

Bilbo said...

whereever - anyplace, with ease.

manufactoring - the agony of solving all those algebra problems by hand, without benefit of a calculator.

responcible - in charge of the latest stage adaptation of "The Crucible."

realter - (1) to change again; (2) to adapt the description of an undesirable property so that it might sell.

untill - to cover up the furrows made by the plow.

froward - where the hospital puts black persons with badly damaged hair.

negilgent - a dapper fellow from Negil?

succombing - very, very bad hair styling.

And where can I sign up for that research at McMurdo Station?

Roxan said...

We have had a lot of rain and consequently flood warnings. Where I'm at it isn't bad, but we're between the Kansas and Missouri rivers.

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puerileuwaite said...

Pardon me, boy, is this THE McMurdo Station?

Judge all you want. Hell, after just a week at THE McMurdo Station, yours truly would be ready to do the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" with up to 16,500 penguins.

The key is to pretend they're tiny, non-punitive Catholic nuns ...

Serena Joy said...

Pink is ALWAYS good, Pinks. Pink rules.:)

Ah, geez, Bilbo, you made me spew Coke all over my screen. I'm dying laughing at "froward" and "succombing." Too funny! I'll see what I can find out about getting hired on at McMurdo. It might be in the Antarctic, but it sounds like a pretty hot time.:)

I'm glad you've escaped any flooding thus far, Roxan. Between 2 big rivers doesn't sound like a good place to be, though. Be careful.:)

Wasn't there some SciFi flick about realtering, /t.? Happy New Week to you, too!:)

LOL, Puggy. If pugs and penguins would rather make love than scratch and bite each other, I'm all for it. Just be careful of their tiny little habits.:)

G-Man said...

All this Pink talk is causing me to think about one thing...And we ain't talkin about Mary Kay!!

Serena Joy said...

Well, geez, Galen, if it's not Mary Kay then it must be the Avon Lady.:D

Skunkfeathers said...

A muse and abuse English as SOP in daily executions ;)

Whatever I just said..

Serena Joy said...

I got what you said, Skunk. Be afraid. Be very afraid.:-)

Corn Dog said...

I wondered why his picture was on everything. He's dead. Hmmm. Makes perfect sense now. Where's my "Village Idiot" button?

quid said...

Thanks for the book tip, SJ! I'm in the middle of "Child 44" by a first-time author. Creepy and scary in the first 2 chapters....

I'm worried about friends in Iowa and how all the damage will further hurt us with grocery scarcities...lookin' a little grim this year.

Hugs on ya! quid

Serena Joy said...

You're far, far from winning the Village Idiot button, CD.:)

Hi 'ya, Quid. I MISS you! Let me know how you like 'Child 44.' I'm always looking for new stuff to read. Sure hope your friends in IA come out okay. Stuff is going up, up, up and it's already starting to sting. Take care, babe.:)