Thursday, October 23, 2008

October belongs to baseball

I know I should have said this about three weeks ago. What can I say, I'm a major procrastinator!

I love baseball. Grew up watching the Mets and as time marched on morphed into a Boston Red Sox fan thanks to Youngest Son. So when playoffs and pennant races begin I'm glued to the TV until the wee hours of the morning, occasionally "resting my eyes" during commercials.

Consequently the world around me tends to fall by the wayside, laundry piles up, emails go unopened, dogs and cats don't get fed, and blogs go into suspended animation, without the animation.

I know THE team lost the ALCS--I'll discuss that at some later time, when can cope with their lose better ; ( -- but I am a true fan and will watch the World Series--pitch by pitch and strike by strike. I'm torn this year though--root for the Phillies or Tampa Bay? The Mets fan in me leans toward the National League Phillies. Yet, the Rays are such a young team I'm leaning toward yahooing for them, even though they beat out THE team.

The best would be another seven game series, split 3-3 until the final game...tied all, bottom of the 9th, 2 outs and Upton swaggers to the plate, swings and whack................

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Courtesy of A.Word.A.Day, a daily e-newsletter that I receive. Many fascinating words have graced my inbox since subscribing.

with Anu Garg



noun: An illiterate; one who doesn't know the alphabet or the basics of something.

From Greek analphabetos (not knowing the alphabet), from an- (not) + alphabetos (alphabet), from alpha + beta.

"For an auto-analphabet like me, this was big news indeed. Armed with these magical tires, I'd never have to lug around a spare."
Amy Gamerman; Tires -- No Pressure; The Wall Street Journal (New York); May 29, 1998.

Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it. -Andrew Young, author, civil rights activist, US congressman, mayor, and UN ambassador (b. 1932)

Now, how many would like to use the word in a sentence and share?

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