Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I really need to be working right now. But, I don't want to. Aargh!
Actually, anything at all sounds better than working. Well, maybe not brain surgery or cleaning up elephant poop at the zoo. But, short of that....

Isn't aargh a great word. If you look it up in the dictionary you'll get a terrific definition: to express dismay in the manner of a pirate. I am having an aargh kind of day.

And speaking of words, I almost never use the word terrific. I prefer fabulous. Why, you might ask. (I am sure you are dying to know). Well, when my girls or I hear the word terrific, we always have the same thought. We even speak it out loud. Every single time. And, because of this word-thought association, I am never really sure how to spell the word "terrific".
And I quote "T, double-E, double-R, double-I, double-F, double-I, double-CCC". In case the source of this quote did not immediately come to mind, it was spoken by the goose in Charolette's Web. And yes, I know she actually says double-R twice, but we remembered it with only one "double-R", so it is forever ingrained in our little pea brains the wrong way. C'est la vie.

C'est la vie, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. What a great song....
They had a teenage wedding and the old folks wished 'em well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madam have rung the chapel bell
C'est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

Aargh! Would you believe that SCORE just called me, in the middle of this silly post, to remind me of my appointment tomorrow at 1:50. Geez. I guess it is probably a sign that I need to stop goofing off and get back to work. Big brother sure does have a long arm......



  1. Haven't sung that little chant in a really long time. And since you didn't give the ram's counter argument, I will: T-e-r-r-i-f-i-c. He's so practical and boring!

  2. You mean the part where the old sheep says "I would advise you not to consult geese in matters of spelling". Yeah, boring! Let's have movie night w/ popcorn. And M&Ms.
    Love ya Pickles