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Two Hours In Diaryland Time...
February 12th, 2002 - Damn TimeI'm Currently Avoiding:
Movies are bad things. They make me procrastinate and other stuff. I'm a bad woman. I wonder if I'll even get any sleep tonight? Oh well, I had sleep earlier, so what difference does it make? I doubt I'll be sleeping from now until my class at noon, which means I won't be sleeping until after....oh, 6:30 or so this evening. It's so nice when we plan things in advance, isn't it? Friggers. Umm...4 pages, not in English. Eesh. Shoot me now? Enh...I don't really think I'm going to enjoy this.
razzmatazz (n. raz-muh-TAZ)
1 : a confusing or colorful often gaudy action or display : razzle-dazzle
2 : inflated, involved, and often deliberately ambiguous language : double-talk
3 : vim, zing
Shortly before razzmatazz entered English, razzle-dazzle appeared on the scene, and long before razzle-dazzle there was simply dazzle (from daze). English speakers are fond of forming new words by reduplication of a base word, usually with just a slight change of sound. Think of okey-dokey, fuddy- duddy, super-duper, roly-poly, fiddle-faddle, and dilly- dally. A hundred or so years ago, whatever spirit prompted razzle-dazzle seems to have also inspired razzmatazz shortly afterward. The coiners of razzmatazz may have had jazz in mind. Some of the earliest turn-of-the century uses of razzmatazz refer to rag-time or early jazz styles. By the 40s, we'd come round to the razzle-dazzle sense, though we still haven't completely settled on the spelling. You might see, for example, razzamatazz.
"The suburbs were discovered, quite by accident, one day in the early 1940s by a Welcome Wagon lady who was lost." - Erma Bombeck
That has nothing to do with anything. I just sort of thought it was funny. Diaryland is pissing me off. How can I update if... "Sorry, the site is just being moved to a new server as we speak, so you can't access this part of the members area. Check back soon and it should be fixed up, thanks!"? Damn servers. New, old, it doesn't matter. They all suck.
Instead of me actually doing a diary entry...just go look at this comic. I have nothing to say anyway. Maybe I just won't be sane later.
This is irritating. Hours and hours later I still can't post this frigging entry because Andrew is *still* busy doing something or other with the server. What a pain in the ass.
Andrew's little thing ended up taking way longer than two hours. Twelve wouldn't surprise me actually. Not at all.
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