my oh-so-normal life

Location: California, United States

There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind. (the five people you meet in heaven)

Monday, April 30, 2007

Southern Hospitality????
Outer Banks, NC

Monday, April 09, 2007

Word of the Day
Monday, April 9, 2007
abecedarian \ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:

1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
3. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
4. Arranged alphabetically.
5. Rudimentary; elementary.

Abecedarian derives from Latin abecedarius, from the first four letters of the alphabet.

I'd never heard this word before and just thought it was so cool! Then I caught up on the words I'd missed over the weekend when I didn't check my e-mail and found:

Saturday, April 7, 2007
toper \TOH-puhr\, noun:

One who drinks frequently or to excess.

Toper is formed from the verb tope, "to drink," originally an interjection used in proposing a toast, from French tope!, "agreed!" from toper, "to cover a stake in playing at dice, to accept an offer, to agree."

I was then forced to consider the fact that perhaps "toper" was more appropriate....