Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thoughts on Life That Have Arisen In the Course of Doing a Crossword Puzzle While Procrastinating a Paper at 1:20 am

Sometimes I wish I'd gone to a fancy, blue-blooded private school where I could have learned to row and had a rowing coach.

What is sugarloaf? I'm imagining meatloaf, only with sugar.

If I could start over again, I might join the quill and sword club. Endless supply of stories to tell at parties.

Et tu, Brute, The Ural Mountains, Etta James, Ode on a Grecian Urn. Know these and crossword puzzle success is at your fingertips.

I've never used nutmeg.

I want to go read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society again.

I want to go to a baseball game and eat a hot dog.

Is the wrecking ball really a viable demolition tool anymore? Where do you go to school to learn to use a wrecking ball? Is it expensive? Could I do it over the summer?

I want a monk's habit to wear. Unless it's all woolly and itchy. In which case I want to make my own monk's habit out of the hides of slain of pillow pets.

Can you imagine doing calculus, or algebra for that matter, if we still used Roman Numerals?

I should really learn the Greek alphabet. I've been meaning to for years now.

I don't know the answer to 26 across, but I think "filthy milieu" is my favorite clue ever.

Anyway, back to work.

1 comment:

  1. 1. I was just telling Seth that he should do the rowing merit badge at Boy Scout Camp so he can be on the Crew team when he goes to Harvard.
    2. I thought Sugarloaf was that big rocky formation in Rio ( Is there another sugarloaf?
    3. You've never used nutmeg?! What?! My mom used to sprinkle it on my bowl of applesauce at lunchtime when I was a little girl. You should try it.
    4. They make monks' habits for the general public. They are called Snuggies. You can get one at your local RiteAid or Walgreens.
    5. You make me laugh.