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Word of the day and happy Thursday

Word of the day from

juju \JOO-joo\, noun:

1. An object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers.
2. The power associated with a juju.

And for those of us on an Monday-Friday work schedule, Happy Thursday.

Word of the day


Being free of or relieved from tension or anxiety: in a relaxed mood

Definition from

I cleaned the venetian blinds this morning, and now I’m tired.

I intend to play for the rest of the day by finishing My Neighbor Totoro, and reading my book, People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks.


Too beautiful outside to read…?

The word of the day from

tirade \TY-raid; tih-RAID\, noun:

A long angry speech; a violent denunciation; a prolonged outburst full of censure or abuse.

The force of this tirade made Matthew glance nervously at Coots, who shrugged and asked his partner, “You just about all through?”
— Trevanian, Incident at Twenty-Mile

It’s a beautiful day in Seattle, clear skies and warm temperatures.

I’ve spent lots of time in the yard today; it feels good to get out and feel the warm sunshine on my face and other uncovered body parts.

Yes, I’m wearing shorts and flip-flops–woot!

As I write this, Ted Kennedy is in serious but stable condition, China is observing three days of national mourning for victims of the terrible earthquake, and Myanmar’s junta leader is touring the devastation in that country (that’s big of him).

I’m going to watch the movie Juno this afternoon, and spend the rest of the day read my book, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.

BTW, as far as I’m concerned, it’s always time to read! A good book, a comfortable chair, and a glass of iced tea is a perfect way to spend some time outside!

Have a great Sunday!

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