I'm feeling the happiest I've been in almost two weeks, I think. I got a new commission from a magazine I occasionaly freelance to, which is good for my little business, and TSC and I got up early this morning and had a brisk walk around the neighbourhood before popping into Vida e Caffe for skinny cappuccinos, which made for a great start to the day.
It's nice to smile again. It's been a not-so-fun patch and I am not usually a miz person (well, as far as I know), so being so grumpy and unhappy for that long was just blergh. Yeah, that's a word. On this blog, at least.
Which reminds me... I know I have squillions of typos on this blog (for a journo I'm really rubbish at typing) and that I make up my own words (yay for neologisms), but I have been noticing a consistently misspelled word on other blogs that is driving me mad.
The word is "lose". As in, "If you steal my mug again you'll lose an eye."
But almost everyone spells this word "loose". As in, "When you smacked me in the head for stealing your mug again, I'm sure you knocked my brain loose."
Another example, this time using both words: "Seeing certain words spelled wrong makes me lose my temper and I have dreams of setting grammar tigers loose on all offenders."
I should have been an English teacher.
Scratch that. I wouldn't last a day!
Now that my grammar Nazi stint is over for the day (maybe), let me introduce you to some fantastic neologisms from this lovely site:
- copyrighteous, adj.
Relating to a feeling of moral superiority based on one's responsible copyright views and actions.
- bad tongue day, noun
A day in which a person frequently mispronounces words and stumbles over sentences.
- mental hairball, noun
A word or phrase coughed up at random.
- slackademic, noun
A perpetual student who prefers the safety and comfort of academic life over the trials and tribulations of the real world.
- agressocracy, noun
A society in which the most aggressive members rise to the top.
And some more from this cool site:
- abstinate (ăb'stə-nāt')
a. (v.) The act of not giving one's self to anyone, no matter how much they beg.
- backronym (băk'rə-nĭm')
a. (n.) An acronym that was clearly thought of first, and the (usually dull minded) phrase was secondarily crafted to fit it. Example: Determined Involved Supermodels Helping to End Suffering: DISHES!
- camouflush (kăm'ə-flŭsh)
a. (n.) The unnecessary flushing of a public restroom toilet to mask embarrassing bodily sounds.
- dark matter song (därk măt'ər sŏng)
a. (n.) A song of such awfulness that it alone outweighs the rest of an artist or band's body of work.Example: "Shiny Happy People" is REM's dark matter song and "Walk of Life" is Dire Straits'.
- elbonics (el'bŏn'ĭks)
a. (n.) The actions of two people maneuvering for one arm rest in a movie theater.
Have a fabulous weekend, all.