March 07, 2005

Colorado Monday

Yesterday, Hublet and I had to keep "extended session," which translates thus:

Babysit 14 three year olds for an hour to an hour and a half while their parents go to church.

I must say that three year olds? About a MILLION times better than two year olds. Still, after 30 minutes of hoisting and pushing two toddlers at a time on the swings, I can no longer lift my arms above my head.

So, here's a nod to academic news as viewed through fad's filter. Be sure to read the referenced entry, which explains why that particular description was given to the female in question.

I shall be sure to refer to all my female friends as "stand-up cunts" in the future, because frankly? That makes me giggle. A lot.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at March 7, 2005 03:49 PM

Robert Frost used it in a Shakesperean pun, The Need of Being Versed in Country Things

For them there was really nothing sad.
But though they rejoiced in the nest they kept,
One had to be versed in country things
Not to believe the phoebes wept.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at March 7, 2005 05:13 PM

You know, maybe I should start using that phrase in public too. I mean, couldn't make things much worse for me.

Posted by: fad at March 7, 2005 06:03 PM

Sure, it's just metonymy, or perhaps synechdoche, though it's not usually the example in dictionaries.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at March 7, 2005 06:20 PM

I plan to work "lavendered bullshit" into as many conversations as possible in the near future. That one's just as priceless.

Posted by: Sally at March 7, 2005 06:32 PM

Ah, lavendered bullshit - the scent of my life.

Posted by: Belle at March 7, 2005 08:46 PM

I'm a student at University of Colorado at Boulder; for the last three years, I have watched Elizabeth Hoffman wander through the machinations of university life like one of those girls in a slasher movie ("I wonder where this blood-soaked door with the razor blades in it leads to? Maybe I'll take off my top and go find out").

In terms of her administration, it's been my experience that Hoffman is someone who's quite baffled by how she got to where she is. I also suspect that she perhaps enjoys swatting at empty toilet paper rolls like kittens do.

Posted by: Ph.D. Mama at March 8, 2005 12:41 AM