Unconscious Mutterings, and Other Things

From Unconscious Mutterings

Week 116

I say… And you think… ?

  1. Detachment:: apathy
  2. Regard:: esteem
  3. Community:: service
  4. Strike three:: you’re out
  5. Congregation:: church
  6. Generous:: to a fault
  7. Pretention:: “An ounce of pretention is worth a pound of manure”
  8. Pregnant:: pause
  9. Drinking:: game
  10. Brilliance:: unparalleled

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And other stuff…
We were up at seven for choir practice and church today, which would have been lovely, except that I didn’t fall asleep til four. And I hadn’t had caffeine late at night, either.

After church, we went to Panera, where I picked all of the chicken out of my grilled chicken caesar salad (I didn’t like the dressing. It was NOT caesar, more like a spicy ranch), and then to a music store. I’m now the proud owner of an actual stand for my cello, a new music stand, and a spiffy electronic tuner, as well as a new rock-stop and some stuff that is the stringed-instrument equivalent of Mr. Sticky – basically, it helps keep the pegs from slipping. Useful, useful stuff.

Since Half Price Books is right next door to the music store, we went there as well. I looked at a bunch of things, but I just don’t LIKE used books – the smell funny – kind of musty and mildewed and old, and sometimes the previous owners were smokers, so that odor permeates the pages. UGH! (This is also part of the reason I don’t really like libraries, the other being my inability to return books on time, thus racking up enormous fines.) I did buy one book though, a dictionary of “phrases and fables” – it was under $6 and looked interesting.

We came home and took a nap, and then I got up and made chilli and we had chilli and chips and queso while we watched the rain fall on the deck outside, and laughed at the way the smokeless, dripless candles dripped and made smoke. (“I know!” I told Fuzzy. “They’re smokeless and dripless when they aren’t LIT!”)

Laundry’s on hold til tomorrow – I’m just not in the mood for further domestic goddess behavior.

I’m thinking of taking the online writing class at Zoetrope. Has anyone gone through it? Is it any good?

I’m not feeling very creative tonight, so I think it’s time to make another mug of mint tea and settle down with the Laurell K. Hamilton’s latest offering, A Stroke of Midnight.

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One thought on “Unconscious Mutterings, and Other Things

  1. I agree with you on the used books. I’ve been that way, and its only recently I have been frequenting a used bookstore, because of an intuitive experiment. Its a good place with meticulously chosen books for quality. And, if I find a book I really like that is used in some way, I plan to buy a new copy – to show my appreciation and because I prefer new things. :)

    Detachment:: Peace
    Regard:: Sane
    Community:: Hopeful
    Strike three:: Yerrrr Out!
    Congregation:: Hope
    Generous:: Me
    Pretention:: Doubtful
    Pregnant:: Pause
    Drinking:: Light
    Brilliance:: Stunning

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