Wednesday, September 23, 2009

a challenge to your intellect

Use as many of the words below as you can to form one sensible sentence.
-You can change the tense
-Use the definition provided (I realize some words have more than one definition)
*definitions provided from

Memorandum - a short note designating something to be remembered

Quorum - the number of members of a group or organization required to be present to transact business legally, usually a majority

Copious - large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful

Gregarious - Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable

Tantamount - equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification

Exquisite - of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence,

Enigma - a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation

Transcendental - Super-eminent; surpassing others; as, transcendental being or qualities.

Mauve - a pale bluish purple

Edifice - a building, esp. one of large size or imposing appearance.

Backgammon - a game for two persons played on a board having two tables or parts, each marked with 12 points, and with both players having 15 pieces that are moved in accordance with throws of the dice.

My attempt.
-We received a mauve colored memorandum that urged everyone to attend the meeting due to the copious numbers needed to meet the quorum, especially since many gregarious members would be attending the backgammon tournament in the exquisite edifice next door.

8 for me. Can you do better?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

this n that

Isn't that some kind of candy?

Well I have once again survived my annual flu-something. I did miss my one Friday class and call off work, and hack and cough for several days in the process, but other than a slight tickle, I think I'm over it.

Letha's cat Maggie had a litter of kittens of which four initially survived, but now one (the one I named, my favorite, and of course the unlucky solid black one) looks like runt-of-the-litter syndrome has kicked in and I doubt he'll make it. The others are all tortoise shell in pattern, and I have promised Dakota that I would keep one for him, the little female he named Snickerfritz. The other two, one male one female, Letha named Romeo and Juliet. Soooo. . . if you know anyone who's looking for a kitten or two, call me.

Homework is piling up, and I am falling further behind. I mark every day I have off as a catch-up day, and then proceed in not-catching-up. I need sleep, and a week's break. Already.

But I do love all my classes.

My rooster, who discovered the secret of the crow, annoyed the neighbourhood, and began attacking small children (well actually anyone. And buckets. And Baskets. Skirts too) is no longer with us. All I can say is that we did not eat him. But the nine hens continue to do well, in fact I practically have eggs coming out my ears! Gathered another 14 this morning. Hmmmm 9 hens 14 eggs - it would seem I have some over-achievers in my flock.

Goggles grows more annoying every night, sitting on my face and digging her claws into my quilt. I now sleep with a squirt bottle of water to get rid of her. Oliver too, grow bolder. I actually waked across the floor and out of the room the other day without him running terrified from the room. Amazing!

I know. I'm weird. My animals are weird. And my neighbors hate me.

Other than that, lets see,

All my text books finally arrived, three weeks into school. I have begun making quite a stir when I walk into class and pull out my massive KJV loose-leaf Bible. But hey, I can attach full size pages of notes, write books in the margins, and add in all the book-specific lecture notes right into the book! I love it!

I can feel the Autumn season set in, and feel the Christmas season growing closer. So begins my favorite time of the year. I begin playing Christmas music, planning my Christmas party, finishing shopping (started in July this year). But on my next day off, Sat. I plan to break out the fall decorations. Yes it's the most wonderful time of the year.