And we end where we began: "I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs." - Frederick Douglass
WOTD: vade mecum (vay-dee-MEE-kum) noun: a book for ready reference: manual || Darth Vader's Latin name.
During dinner a mom took a call on her cell. Her toddler then put a piece of bread to her head, started talking into her toast. #lifelessons
WOTD: palladium (puh-LAY-dee-uhm) noun: 1. A safeguard. 2. A rare, silvery-white metal. || A popular NYC nightclub. #youeitherrememberoryoudont
WOTD: vilipend (vil-UH-pend) To regard or treat as of little value or account. || Post 9/11 Constitutional rights. #theterroristswon
I'm not a nice person when I fly. From curbside to baggage claim the entire travel experience has become so hostile towards passengers that it's every traveler for themselves. If you don't carve out your own slice of sanity, it will be taken away, screened, checked, charged extra for, and probably even lost without so much as an “I’m sorry.”
WOTD: Dionysian: (dy-uh-NISH-uhn, -NIS-ee-uhn) adjective: Uninhibited; undisciplined; spontaneous; wild; orgiastic. || The 80s.
WOTD: gradgrind: (GRAD-grynd) noun: Someone who is solely interested in cold, hard facts. || Working towards your PhD.
I am proud to announce that I am one of the judges of the 2012 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition! http://ow.ly/9cGfr