Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cool Words

I found this website that lists the "best words." I don't know if they're really the best or not, but apparently you can submit your favorite word(s) to be added to the list. Here are a few of my favorites from their current list. Some I like for the definition, some just for the way the word sounds:

avuncular (ah-VUNG-kyah-ler) — 1. of or having to do with an uncle. (I've heard this word before and really had no idea it's meaning was uncle.)

boeotian (be-OH-shen) — stupid; dull (I think I'd rather just say stupid.)

borborygmus (bor-bah-RIG-mes) — a rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines (Here's a whole new way to say you've got gas...)

callipygian (kal-ah-PIJ-ee-en) — having beautifully proportioned buttocks (I don't know why but this one is hilarious.)

clatterfart (KLAT-er-fart) — a chatterer; babbler (Uh-oh...I talk a lot...)

cockalorum (kok-ah-LOR-em) — 1. a little man with an unduly high opinion of himself. 2. boastful talk; braggadocio (I like the first definition; isn't that like short-man-syndrome?)

Okay there's A - C. Perhaps there will be more to come later.

Snape, Snape, Severus Snape...

Thank you Heather for finding cheers me up when I'm in a bad mood. Although Bruiser doesn't seem to like this song.

Post-It Note Atari

See, other people share my love of office supplies.

Random pictures to enjoy

1. Henry & me at Xmas 2006
2. Grant and I the day we got engaged (5.6.07)
3. Where he proposed, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
4. Me in Vegas (yep, with Starbucks)
5. Me in front of Grace Cathedral just after getting engaged

Buh-bye two pounds!

This week I lost 2.3 pounds! I can only assume that millions of people are right and that exercise does actually contribute to weight loss. Who would have thought?

Update on the water front - I have never seen the inside of so many public restrooms (too bad for me I HATE public restrooms). I'm proud to say I'm doing a great job drinking my water every day. For the past week I've had no less than 80 ounces a day. Let's hope I can keep this up!

Oh, and a discovery of mine. You all know I'm a Starbucks addict. Recently I tried their new sugar free mocha and was incredibly...disappointed. I know, who would have thought I'd ever be disappointed in Starbucks? Not me. So you can see why I was hesitant to try Peet's sugar free mocha. However, I tried it, and I LOVE IT! I've discovered a new favorite.