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Friday, Sept. 17, 2004

Second entry for the night. I actually had a VERY abbreviated entry from earlier today, deleted it, and posted again with a significant expansion, since I didn't see any notes to indicate anyone had read the first one. So for the folks like Wenchie who were scratching their heads and checking between the time I deleted and the time I replaced, that'd be why Diaryland told you I had a message but you couldn't see it.

But this one's going to be very short - I'm beat. Thanks for the code fix, Fuzzmom, but if I change it, all of my previous notes go bye-bye, so I'll let it stand for now.

'Night, y'all.

Oh, I will add this. A friend of mine sent it to me by email and I got a few giggles out of it:

The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's winners:

  1. Intaxication (n.):
    Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

  2. Reintarnation (n.):
    Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

  3. Bozone (n.):
    The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

  4. Cashtration (v.):
    The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

  5. Giraffiti (n.):
    Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

  6. Sarchasm (n.):
    The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

  7. Inoculatte (v.):
    To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

  8. Hipatitis (n.):
    Terminal coolness.

  9. Osteopornosis (n.):
    A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

  10. Karmageddon (n.):
    It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

  11. Decafalon (n.):
    The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

  12. Glibido (n.):
    All talk and no action.

  13. Dopeler effect (n.):
    The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

  14. Arachnoleptic fit (n.):
    The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

  15. Beelzebug (n.):
    Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

  16. Caterpallor (n.):
    The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

    And the pick of the literature:

  17. Ignoranus (n.):
    A person who's both stupid and an ass hole.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )