Tuesday, December 07, 2004

perspiring by the fire....

i know i'm not the brightest light on the block ... my friend willo can attest to that ... and since this is an easy plug for congee99, congee99 can attest to that too.. but lately, my blonde moments seems to well surpass any seemingly intelligent thoughts i may have. i think i'm too stressed - there's too much going on and i still haven't done any christmas shopping. in any case....

skye was in a christmassy mood the other day and was singing christmas carols - she sings out loud often which is really great! we even turn off the radio sometimes and listen to SKYE-FM. anyway, apparently she PERSPIRES as she dreams, by the fire. now, i've always thought we CONSPIRE as we dream by the fire, but after a long discussion with her, i started to doubt. maybe i've been singing the wrong word all along. Thank god, i don't belt the tunes out like she does. how embarrassing would it be should someone (like Congee99) hear that i conspired rather that perspired. wait a sec... i don't perspire... i glow!!! it actually does make sense. i've known people who sit by a fire and start to sweat. so i got home... sat in front of my 'puter and googled "winter wonderland". i'm not sure why, but i was actaully relieved to find that we actually are conspiring and not perspiring and now having thought about it, it would be way too silly for someone to put PERspire by the fire in a christmas carol.

also, i had a conversation the other day and the person i was talking to punched me in the arm and asked me what i called that? Puzzled and preparing myself for a good ol' wrestling match, i said "what?!!" Fearing the onset of the greatest wrestling match ever, he tapped my arm lightlly again and said "what do you call this?" Again, i asked "what?". "George horse", he replied. i must've had my best "wtf?" face on cuz without skipping a beat he explained that a george horse was simlar to a charlie horse but on the arm. i had never heard this before. what's with the punch?? the "wtf?" face must gotten worse cuz he just kept on explaining. "you know what a charlie horse is, don't you??" he asked. "uh, yeah.. isn't it a muscle or leg cramp or kinda like that" i answered, now even more perplexed about where the conversation was going. "no, it's when someone hits you in the leg" he said, "and so a george horse is when someone punches you in the arm." " what?? are you sure about that?" i asked. anyway to make a long story short he further explained to me what he though a charlie horse was and at the end of the conversation, i was doubtful once again. how could i have misinterpreted this word for so many years. thank god i don't get leg/muscle cramps or else i might have used this word incorrectly... so there i was again, waiting for a chance to google "charlie horse". and it turns out, a charlie horse is a leg/muscle cramp.

so what have i learned? i'd like to say that i have learned to be more confident about my knowledge, but who am i kidding? if i can be convinced that i perspire by the fire by a 13 year old, i'm just a lost cause. Please don't try to take advantage of this.

deb :)

oh.. with regards to the "wtf?" face. Sama has the best one. Next time you talk to her, say something a little off. it's so funny.

btw, sama, you owe me a list.

2 comments:

Sama said...

WTF>!!>!??!

j/k mumsie.

willoecoyote said...

That reminds me of when we were kids ...
We would go up to a victim and ask "Who did Mary the cow marry?" ... "who?" ...

CHARLIE HORSE !!! (And then give them one)
Laugh out loud (HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!) while pointing as they fall to the ground.

Ohhhhhhhh to be young :p