Monday, May 15, 2006


Moosekahl had this groovy little game she grabbed from Os who grabbed it from I dunno who. I thought I'd play along. She gave me the letter P.

This is how it works: Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter. Write ten words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation of what the word means to you and why, and then pass out letters to those who want to play along. Of course If you want to comment but not be assigned a letter, that's an option too. So I'll only assign letters to those who specifically ask for them.

Passionate: When I play I play hard. When I dance I dance till I drop. When I'm angry it's a storm. When I laugh it bubbles all the way up from my toes. When I love I love with abandon.

Pseudo-psychic: I don't make claims of being psychic but there have been times in my life when I've just KNOWN something in my very core. There was not tangible evidence and maybe if there were it pointed in the opposite direction or everyone else was convinced otherwise, but I just knew and later was proved right or saw a certain thing come to pass. Also, my mother was the first person we told each time I was pregnant. We told early, before I showed, before anyone could reasonably expect. We never 'tried' to concieve and yet that woman KNEW each time and when we broke the news she said, 'Yes, I was wondering how soon you'd find out.'

Passport: I've used it to visit Trinidad and Bolivia. I'd like to use it a lot more. The ideal way would not be as a tourist but to go visit people I know scattered around the world and say, 'Show me why you love this place. What makes it special.' Also, there's this chamber of my heart that only beats when I leave the USA. Don't get me wrong, I love my country. I just can't explain it. The rest of the world whispers to me.....'Come...'

Pensive: I can spend a lot of time inside my own head. I daydream. I solve all the world's ills. I analyze. I have entire conversations. I reminisce. I hope.

Procrastinate: I'll come back to this one and write more later...

Pulchritudinous: No, I am not making any prideful proclamations of personal of beauty here. I just remember hearing this word in the movie 'Dumbo' when I was a kid. There were pulchritudinous pachydems performing perilous feats. I loved the sound of all those five dollar words and wanted to know what they meant. When I found out it made me giggle. I also loved the hippo ballerinas in 'Fantasia.' The word is just an example of my love of language and my appreciation of absurd humor.

Polyglot: No, I'm not really this either. I can read French half decently. I long ago forgot how to string together a decent French sentence but used to be fairly conversant. I can muddle through in Spanish. I studied Mandarin but forget almost everything. I can greet you in a bunch of different languages. Being genuinely fluent in more than one language is an aspiration and I admire those who are true polyglots.

Puzzles: Crosswords, the Jumble, and the Cryptoquip. They are daily requirements. I get a bit miffed if someone swipes that page of the newspaper before I get to it.

Persuasive: A mild way of saying I can be argumentative although I prefer to prevent pugnacity.

Prunella: A positively pompous princess whose proboscis turns purple and plumps perilously until she perfects politeness. Oddly, we never purchased this book although we borrowed it frequently from the library. Given my propensity for ridiculous readings and providing a plethora of voices for the parade of characters, it was a family favorite.


barefoot_mistress said...

Yay Lime Yay! I love the P words, I think passport is my favorite...walking around with a 10 year visa to India feels really adventurous! LOL

Snavs gave me an S, so I will use the S if that's post will take forever cuz I need visuals with mine! LOL

Happy Monday Lime!

Jodes said...

that is really cool. Not sure if I want a letter, depends on what you give me!!!!!

MyUtopia said...

LOL, I like your procrastination one.

Logophile said...

Love it, fun stuff, big words and silly humor? No wonder I like you so much,
and what the heck,
gimme a letter.

Rob said...

Yeah, I can see you're a cunning linguist, Michelle! Who knew?! ;-)

Although I share your proclivity for "Procrastination", I'll try to respond if you assign me a letter. I'm still waiting for one from Stephanie (Snavy) -- and I'm thinking I'm not going to get one from her!

This should be interesting...

lime said...

rob, i've checked several times to get to your blog, but the link in your profile doesn't work. i hope you check back here. your letter is 'F'

and tell me where to find you

snavy said...

I loved this meme & love what you've done with it!!

Melody said...

Wow...there were several words on your list that I had to look up. Loved the meme though...Hit me with a letter.

Moosekahl said...

the Perfect list...I particularily like Prunella, might have to go check out that book. Glad you played along.

AndyT13 said...

Greetings from The Prince Of Priapic Pulchritude! Regarding playing the Poconos? Excellent question! Therefore I submit one to you, to wit: WHERE do I play in the Poconos? Can you get me a gig?
I'd need probably $200 to cover my travel expenses. Bonus if it's several nights at a resort somewhere including room and/or board. What say? Drop me an email with ideas? Thanks, love ya and hop your arm is healing well.
-P3 aka AndyT13

Chickadee said...

Hmmm, boy this excercise undoubtedly stretches those creativity muscles!

Bring it on!

By the way, that book looks really cool. I might have to buy it for any future little ones I may have someday.

Jodes said...

i have a new design i am so stoked.

Phain said...

This was the coolest idea...I've so enjoyed reading everyone's letter post. Yours included!

lecram sinun said...

I'll bite... give me a letter Vanna. :) Ya, may not see it until the weekend though.