Graduated high school. | Kissed someone. |Collected something really stupid. | Smoked a cigarette. |Got so drunk you passed out.| Gone to a rock concert.| Helped someone. |Gone fishing. |Watched four movies in one night. | Gone long periods of time without sleep. |Lied to someone. |Snorted cocaine. |Failed a class. |Smoked weed. |Dealt drugs. |Been in a car accident. |Been in a tornado. |Been to a funeral. |Burned yourself (this is a hilarious story please remind me to tell it to you someday.) |Ran a marathon. |Cried yourself to sleep. |Spent over $200 in one day. |Flown on a plane. |Cheated on someone (does someone cheating with you count?) |Been cheated on. |Written a 10 page letter. |Gone skiing. |Been sailing. |Had a best friend. |Lost someone you loved. |Shoplifted something. |Been to jail. |Dangerously close to being in jail. |Had detention. |Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. |Stolen books from the library. OH MY GOSH I'M NOT THE ONLY DEGENERATE SOUL THAT DOES THIS? | Gone to a different country. |Dropped out of school. |Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. | Had an online diary. Hey guys |Had a yard sale. |Had a lemonade stand. |Actually made money at the lemonade stand. | Been in a school play. |Been fired from a job. |Swam with dolphins. |Taken a lie detector test. I probably dreamed this one up but I feel I have. | Voted for someone on a reality TV show. |Written poetry. |Read more than 20 books a year. What if I generally read more than 40 books a year. |Gone to Europe. |Loved someone you shouldn’t have. Most of us could say so much about this one we just don't. |Used a coloring book over age 12. |Had surgery. |Had stitches. |Taken a taxi. |Seen the Washington Monument. | Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. |Overdosed. |Been in a fist fight/split one up. |Gone surfing in California. |Had a hamster/guinea pig. | Pet a wild animal. |Used a credit card. |Did “spirit day” at school. |Dyed your hair. |Got a tattoo. |Got straight A’s. |Been on the Honor Roll. |Know someone with HIV or AIDS. |Made out with someone. |Played on a sports team. |Snuck out of the house. |Swore at a teacher. | Gone laser tagging. |Had a romantic relationship. |Been on the TV.|French braided. |Skinny-dipped. | Driven a car. |Performed in front of an audience. |Gone bungee-jumping. |Been to Mexico. |Crashed a car. |Sky dived. |Been kissed in the rain. |Made an 11:11 wish. |Drank alcohol. Ok so I'm like CURRENTLY drinking alcohol. | Made a mistake. You mean like been human? So my life apparently has been pretty interesting. Shouldn't be able to complain. BUT IF BLAIR WALDORF COMPLAINS SO WILL I!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAAA.
I am philologist. Philologist: (obsolete) a lover of learning and literature. Or, perhaps, if I could invent a word, I would call myself a lexophile. Lexo: word. Phile: Love.
And thus, with that introduction under way, let me explain:
As you guys have effusively recommended me to do, I am reading The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. Unfortunately, it hasn't enthralled me as Middlesex did, but oh, well. At least the writing is exquisite. And I've learned a few new words:
Phantasmagoria: a sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream.
Denude: strip (something) of its covering, possessions, or assets.
Brite: a British person.
Monolithic: formed of a single large block of stone. (Of a building) very large and characterless. // (Of an organization or system) large, powerful, indivisible, and slow to change.
Geriatric: relating to old people, especially with regard to their health care.
Averred: (formal) state or assert to be the case.
Catatonia: (psychiatry) abnormality of movement and behaviour arising from a disturbed mental state (typically schizophrenia).
Succubus: a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.
Paltry: (of an amount) very small or meagre.
Bowdlerize: remove material that is considered improper or offensive form (a text or account), especially with the result that the text becomes weaker or less effective.
Kook: a mad or eccentric person.
Polymath: a person of wide knowledge or learning.
Zeugma: a figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses.
Prescience: the fact of knowing something in advance; foreknowledge.
Cursory: hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
Beauts. Could send cryptic messages of SOS to my adoring neighbours, as the Lisbon sisters did, with them.