Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A Day Of Words

I hardly ever know what to think each time I wake up... I would say morning but seeing as I hardly ever wake up during any part of the morning... Anyway it is always amazing to me how every day has the possibility of being new and different. Take for example this week in the past eight days I have had truly frightening news (RFG's house fire) Great news (my staying here) and a whole lot of things that are somewhere in the middle... Take for example a few days ago I received an email from someone I hadn't spoken to in over 11 years. The someone would be my fathers second wife. In one email I found out I was an uncle to a set of two year old twins... Isn't that neat??? And I found that my father and his family are doing well... Which is nice to know. I purchased a new laptop today... And of course because it was I who bought it I had to work for it harder than the average Joe... The Hadji came to my little area about an hour before the px closed and told me that they (being the PX) were having a twenty percent off sale... And then he brought up that he had considered purchasing a laptop...(not twenty minutes before this RFG and I had been talking about how I should get one) after waiting in line and talking to a very rude older gentleman (when I asked him if he worked there he said no I just wear this shirt because I like the color) I paid for it brought it back to my tent and began the unwrapping process... As I opened the actual laptop to inspect it I found the LCD Screen cracked pretty severely... At this point I had less than twenty minutes to pack it all back up and hustle my happy little butt back over there... As I walked in the Check out lady was like "oh no what's wrong with it.." All I could say was (in my best Italian accent) "The screen she is a broken" the check out lady sent me back to the Mean old man (who at this point became very helpful, I think he felt bad.) and he regrettably told me that my friend (the Hadji) and I had gotten the last two. The only other available one was the display model... So I took that one... At that point I had already decided to get one and if I would of backed out I probably wouldn't of ever got one.... Now that I do I can try to write some more. I have sorta had this story floating around in my head for a couple of months... Who knows maybe in a year or two you'll be able to pick up a copy of my first novel?? It isn't very likely but it would make my day. Grandma and Grandpa I love hearing from you and I'm so glad that grand pa is doing so well so soon after his surgery... Nemesis if your reading this you should be emailing me. That goes for you to Ranger boy.... Merry Christmas Everyone.....

Random Word of the day:
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.: defined as "a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, mostly found in volcanos". Here let me break it up for you:
pneumono = related to lungs (Latin)
ultra = beyond (Latin, as in "ultraviolet")
microscopic = extremely small (Latin/Old English)
silico = silica (Latin)
volcano = volcano (Latin)
coni = related to dust (Greek: konis, dust)
osis = disease / condition (Greek
The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
However, the orgin of the word has been found to be a hoax.The actual name of the disease is pneumoconiosis.
And now you know.......


Gram & Gramps said...

Just came home from Gramps' first post-op doc's visit (with a detour to Costco for TP and wine and bread ((and pizza and salad for dinner))). He is doing great and the doctor says he can go back to work on January 9th. We have a pot-luck party to go to on the 6th and Gramps' party on the 7th, so we will be well rested for those.

Love you

Gram & Gramps

dr fish said...

random thought on your random thought.... my brotheractually had to spell that word in i think it was junior high. lol