Wednesday, April 8, 2009


When it comes to vocabulary, I'm rather shorthanded...a better way of putting it might be that I'm ridiculously retarded. Oftentimes the word is there, on the tip of my tongue, "starts with k, sounds like chicken...," other times I just KNOW there's a word for this, I know it, I just can't think of it! and still other times I feel like there should be a word for whatever concept I'm trying to define, and perhaps there is, but if it exists, I couldn't pick it out of a line-up...of one.

As an example, today I used the word opinion when really what I meant input. Kinda close, it worked anyway, but I just couldn't come up with the word input at that moment. I mean, input? Is that really a hard word to come up with?? My brain just hates words.

This makes choosing writing as a career somewhat ironic. Perhaps it explains my need for a day job? Definitely for an online connection...,, - ah, yes, wikipedia.

If Facebook is my soulmate, Wikipedia is my illicit mistress. Anything and everything you've ever wanted to know about anything or everything. Meeting Wikipedia is like meeting the woman of your dreams...and never having to lose that image. There's no reality of morning breath or ugly jeans. With Wikipedia, if you don't like it, you can change it! If you're dead certain it's wrong, show it a little evidence, give it a few references, and it'll accept it, no arguments! No interest in your hobbies? You'll see to that! Getting too fat in one part or another? Trim it down! No problems! Always new, always changing, always exciting, always willing to take on new adventure; like a 25 year old with a hot body when you've been with the same moderately attractive, moderately intelligent, completely normal but no longer exciting person for practically long you feel like you've never not known them, never not been with them, met everyone you know through them. It's practically irresistable...a least for a quick look, once in awhile. Maybe a little light flirting. Even if you never really get into the dirty relationship of adding and changing and referencing and fixing...after all, then it would be just like any other relationship.


  1. I always jumble words when I speak. I think it's because half my brain is storing the story plots I don't have time to write yet. "I'm functioning with half a brain!" That's what I tell people.

  2. I will wikipedia next time. Usually I google it.

    Nice pic of the snow with your child!

  3. Hit 40 - you definitely should try it - Google will get you where you're going, point you in the right direction, tell you he's got an attractive friend you might like... but Wikipedia IS there, Monopoly's free parking, the only-one-for-you. =)