Friday, February 26, 2010

colour words

Because I'm fixated on yellow right now, here's a yellow word.

Gamboge
1. Also, cambogia. a gum resin from various Asian trees of the genus Garcinia, esp. G. hanburyi, used as a yellow pigment and as a cathartic.
2. yellow or yellow-orange.


~Dictionary.com

Quite unexpectedly, my new word of last week, incunabula, came up in one of my lectures today. Perhaps it shouldn't be so unexpected since I'm in library school; it may be a case of hearing a word everywhere once I've learned it.

In other news, yesterday our toilet flooded and leaked (luckily clean) water through the floor and out through our light fixtures in the living room. That's a sign of a brilliant house design! I'm hoping nothing is ruined. Then today we got a notice from the city threatening to shut off our water, hopefully due to a misunderstanding. Things are awesome, you guys! I love my house in London! Blah.

I feel like all I do is complain lately, so I'll finish this with some happy things.

-Yesterday was my birthday: I'm happy to be alive! (Even if yesterday's birthday festivities consisted of sitting through a boring night class and frantically mopping up toilet water - I'm trying to take it in stride)
-I have nice friends who regaled me with facebook birthday messages
-I have two new CDs that I'm enjoying: Heart of My Own by Basia Bulat and the Watchmen soundtrack.
-There is a lot of chocolate in the house, but I don't feel guilty about any of it!
-Right now a sizable chocolate monkey made of chocolate is peering at me curiously from my desk
-The monkey was a present from my lovely boyfriend across the sea who is wonderful even though he's so far away.
-The snow on the ground is dry and not slushy at all.
-Noro Kureyon Sock is so pretty, and eventually I'll have knee socks made of it.
-I'm going to the gym tomorrow.
-In about 7 weeks I will be finished graduate school!

1 comment:

  1. many happy returns for yesterday! and thanks for another word. I'll try to use it in conversation today.

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