Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
My friend had ankle surgery and thought it was a little awkward that his friends got him a ukulele player that was a doppelganger for Tiny Tim and a hermit carrying a big bowl of babaganoush.
or floo·zie \ˈflü-zē\
: a usually young woman of loose morals
a girl who enjoys performing sexual favors on men by the dozen, or a girl who simply cannot get enough schlong
sellers called heather and emma floozies, but he later apologized to emma, because it is just heather who is the floozy
A woman of questionable sexual morals or a Promiscuous Female (Sometimes used to describe a male who is incompetent)
like a tramp; lady of the night, total slut, she may let you pay her for sexual favors.
You floozy slut bitch, get out of my car. Hey, floozy what can I get for ten dollars?
dis·grun·tled; dis·grun·tling \-ˈgrənt-liŋ, -ˈgrən-təl-iŋ\
dis- + gruntle to grumble, from Middle English gruntlen, frequentative of grunten to grunt
: to make ill-humored or discontented —usually used as a participial adjective
— dis·grun·tle·ment \-təl-mənt\ noun
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, 5/22 - muggy
Saturday, 5/23 - kebab
Sunday, 5/24 - sausage
Monday, 5/25 - slaw
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I, for one, found it to be muggy and ate way too many kebabs, sausages and slaw!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Middle English awkeward in the wrong direction, from awke turned the wrong way, from Old Norse ǫfugr; akin to Old High German abuh turned the wrong way
1obsolete : perverse2archaic : unfavorable, adverse3 a: lacking dexterity or skill (as in the use of hands)
— awk·ward·ly adverb
— awk·ward·ness noun
synonyms awkward, clumsy, maladroit, inept, gauche mean not marked by ease (as of performance, movement, or social conduct). awkward is widely applicable and may suggest unhandiness, inconvenience, lack of muscular control, embarrassment, or lack of tact
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
funny word of the day: ukelele
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
uke·le·le \ˌyü-kə-ˈlā-lē, ˌü-\
Hawaiian ʽukulele, from ʽuku flea + lele jumping
: a small guitar of Portuguese origin popularized in Hawaii in the 1880s and strung typically with four strings
Instrument is most closely associated with Hawaiian culture and Tiny Tim.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
or dop·pel·gang·er \ˈdä-pəl-ˌgaŋ-ər, -ˌgeŋ-, ˌdä-pəl-ˈ\
German Doppelgänger, from doppel- double + -gänger goer
1: a ghostly counterpart of a living person 2 a: double 2a b: alter ego b c: a person who has the same name as another
In the vernacular, "Doppelgänger" has come to refer (as in German) to any double or look-alike of a person. The word is also used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. They are generally regarded as harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one's own doppelgänger is an omen of death. In Norse mythology, a vardøger is a ghostly double who precedes a living person and is seen performing their actions in advance.
Monday, May 18, 2009
In the Levant, babaganoush is a sort of salad made of grilled eggplant with finely diced onions, tomatoes and other vegetables blended in. It is normally served with a dressing of oil and pomegranate concentrate.
6 tablespoons lemon juice – freshly pressed is best
4 heaped tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
3 cloves garlic – peeled
½ teaspoon salt
1 sprig Italian parsley – as garnish
Babaganoush preparation instructions
Cooking time: 45 minutes.Preparation time: about 15 minutes.
The first thing to remember is neither to peel the eggplant not to chop its stem.
Pierce each side of the eggplants with a fork. Place the whole eggplants in the oven and roast them for about 45 minutes turning them over 2 or 3 times.
The eggplants are done when the outer shell is blackened or charred, and the inside is soft.
Allow to cool a little bit. Cut the aubergines open lengthwise with a knife, and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Put the pulp in a mixing bowl and mash it into a puree with a fork or blender. Discard the skin.
If you use a food processor, be careful not to liquidize the eggplant pulp.
Use mortar and pestle to crush the peeled garlic with the salt into a smooth paste.
Add the lemon juice and the tahini alternately to the mortar, mixing it well with the pestle or a wooden spoon.
Add the tahini mixture to the eggplant puree and beat it gently but thoroughly until the babaganoush has a smooth consistency.
Pour it onto a serving dish or platter.
A moment before serving, garnish the baba ganoush with chopped parsley or parsley leaves.
Serve chilled or at room temperature with olive oil, pitta bread, radishes, and green onions.
Suggested Mediterranean recipes and meal ideas
As an appetizer with pita bread cut into wedges.
As a healthy vegetable dip with pita bread, flat bread or a baguette. After all, real bread is indispensable in the Mediterranean diet.
In a brunch, mezza or cocktail dip.
A Mediterranean food recipe by many names
Whether it's called baba ganoush, baba ghannouj, moutabal, or eggplant mousse, all variations that respect the essence of this babaganoush are a real appetizer treat.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
funny word of the day: hermit
- Middle English heremite, eremite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin eremita, from Late Greek erēmitēs, from Greek, adjective, living in the desert, from erēmia desert, from erēmosdesolate
- 12th century
- 1a: one that retires from society and lives in solitude especially for religious reasons : recluse obsolete : beadsman
- 2: a spiced molasses cookie
Modern Day Hermits - Information Technology Driven
A growing trend is emerging as a result from the growing popularity of the internet. Computer programmers, hackers, gamers, and other such members of society often spend most of their day on their computers and/or game consoles, and are being referred to as "Hermits". Accurately fitting the nickname, they spend much of their career and free time in seclusion, still interacting to some degree through email, instant messaging, chatting, and other avenues of social networking. However, almost always while sitting alone at home or at work.
My two cents: These modern-day hermits may be likely to have spent their childhood pre-computers collecting and playing with cards like the one shown here.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
: a wild African hog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) that has large protruding tusks and in the male two pairs of rough warty excrescences on the face and that is sometimes placed in two separate species (P. aethiopicus and P. africanus)
I love this part of the description: "in the male two pairs of rough warty excrescences on the face" -- what the heck are rough warty excrescences? Whatever they are, they sound funny!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
— goo·ey \-ē\ adjective
— goo·ey·ness \-nəs\ noun
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Middle English gagyll, from gagelen to cackle
1: flock ; especially : a flock of geese when not in flight — compare skein
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
: fool, simpleton
— nin·com·poop·ery \-ˌpü-pə-rē\ noun
Friday, May 8, 2009
v. mus·tered, mus·ter·ing, mus·ters
1. To call (troops) together, as for inspection.
2. To cause to come together; gather: Bring all the volunteers you can muster.
3. To call forth; summon up: mustering up her strength for the ordeal. See Synonyms at call.
To assemble or gather: mustering for inspection.
a. A gathering, especially of troops, for service, inspection, review, or roll call.
b. The persons assembled for such a gathering.
2. A muster roll.
3. A gathering or collection: a muster of business leaders at a luncheon.
4. A flock of peacocks. See Synonyms at flock
To enlist or be enlisted in military service: She mustered in at the age of 18.
To discharge or be discharged from military service: He was mustered out when the war ended.Idiom:
To be judged as acceptable.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
funny word of the day: doodle
Definition from TheFreeDictionary.com:
v. doo·dled, doo·dling, doo·dles
1. To scribble aimlessly, especially when preoccupied.
2. To kill time.
To draw (figures) while preoccupied.
n. A figure, design, or scribble drawn or written absent-mindedly.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
Middle English hauk, from Old English hafoc; akin to Old High German habuh hawk, Russian kobets a falcon
before 12th century
1: any of numerous diurnal birds of prey belonging to a suborder (Falcones of the order Falconiformes) and including all the smaller members of this group ; especially : accipiter2: a small board or metal sheet with a handle on the underside used to hold mortar3: one who takes a militant attitude and advocates immediate vigorous action ; especially : a supporter of a war or warlike policy — compare dove
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
intr.v. smooched, smooch·ing, smooch·es
[Alteration of English dialectal smouch, perhaps imitative of the sound of a kiss.]
1. (of two people) to kiss and cuddle
2. Brit to dance very slowly with one's arms around another person or (of two people) to dance together in such a way
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
\ˈbrät-(ˌ)wərst also ˈbrat- also -ˌvu̇(r)st; sometimes -ˌvu̇sht\
German, from Old High German brātwurst, from brāt meat without waste + wurst sausage
: fresh pork sausage for frying