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April 8th, 2001 - 1:52 a.m.

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I still feel lousy. Yippee. I can't tell you how pleased I am over this fact. I can't speak louder than a whisper and this really puts a damper in my normal talking outloud while typing style. Not to mention my habit of talking to myself while walking around. Not that I've gone anywhere lately. So again, this entry is not going to be cheerful, happy, or long. So anyway, today and yesterday...

April 7 is ....... No Housework Day (Good thing I don't do housework anyway. At least now I have a good excuse one day a year to not do what I don't do anyway.)

April 8 is ....... All Is Ours Day (Hmmm...good to know. Except I want to know who I'm sharing with. It should be "All Is Mine Day" damnit!)

Words, Words, Who Cares?

lambaste [v. I-have-no-drugs-and-it-sucks]

The verb lambaste has two related meanings. Lambaste can mean to thrash, beat, flog, bludgeon, trounce, clobber, or drub someone physically.

Lambaste can also mean to criticize severely. If you trounce someone with your words, you have lambasted them. Near synonyms of this sense include scold, castigate, censure, berate, and upbraid. Example: "She now knew how it felt to have a critic lambaste her performance." Lambaste is probably formed from the English lam and baste with some influence from Scandinavian words. The Icelandic word lama means bruise and Old Icelandic lemja meant to beat. Baste in the 1600s meant to thrash, but the ultimate origins of this word are unknown.

links (n. pl. drugs-are-good-under-special-circumstances)

1 Scottish : sand hills especially along the seashore

2 : golf course

Example: Deleted because examples piss me off and no one deserves to see words used in the correct manner. They should instead use words incorrectly because its more fun that way. Well, not always, sometimes it just pisses me off, but examples make me more angry and who said I ever had to be rational when I was ill? (If they said that, they need to die in a creative and painful way, yes, yes they do. Muwahahaha.) And besides, didn't they leave a few definitions of this word out? What happened to the other name for sausages and the kind of links on the internet which you click?

The game of golf originated on the sandy hills of Scotland, on a type of terrain known as links or linksland. Eventually, the game's layout came to be called by the same name as the land, and links developed the meaning of "a golf course built on the coastline," which eventually broadened to include any golf course. Links is ultimately derived from the Old English word hlincas (the plural of hlinc, ridge); recorded evidence of hlinces (a variant of hlincas) goes back as far as 931, but links began appearing in English only in the 15th century. Britain has a number of old-fashioned links courses (built to resemble the Scottish landscape and located on the coastline), and there are a few in the United States as well.

divest (v. dye-the-VEST or dive-FEST)

1 a : to deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title b : to undress or strip especially of clothing, ornament, or equipment c : rid, free

2 : to take away from a person

Divest is one of many English words that come from the Latin verb vestire (to clothe) and ultimately from the noun vestis (clothing, garment). Others include vest, vestment, invest, and travesty. Divest and its older form devest literally mean to unclothe or to remove the clothing of. But the word had broader applications even when it was first being used in the 16th and 17th centuries. In the opening scene of Shakespeare's _King Lear_, Lear uses the term to mean rid oneself of or put aside: "Tell me, my daughters (Since now we will divest us both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state), Which of you shall we say doth love us most?" In addition to clothing, one can be divested of power, authority, possessions, or burdens.

Well, news snippet and then I'm gone. It's already 3 am as it is. Damnit. On second thought, maybe I won't do a news snippet. It was only something about original reproduction of some boy band puppets that they had in that one video with the giant puppets and the strings and stuff. Don't expect me to remember details, especially about the boybands, whom I'd rather forget. Anyway, that whole thing just sort of ticked me off...I wouldn't pay $600 for one of those things, even if the proceeds Do go to some charity. I'd rather just give the charity $600, assuming I had it.

In closing...congratulate Marn for being one entry away from 300 (I don't know if I could go that many, we'll see.) And if you understand French, go read this. If you don't understand French, then go read it anyway b/c he's such a big hit whore that he won't really care.



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