Sunday, November 30, 2008


I was just beginning to enjoy myself at Lady Chadwick's soiree when the guards' incursion spoiled my evening.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008


I was able to catch a glimpse of Lady Chadwick just as she was preparing to descend the stairs and was poised with her left hand resting elegantly on the balustrade.

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Friday, November 28, 2008


Lady Chadwick is an eminent noblewoman. To be invited to her soiree was the chance of a lifetime. And that reprobate in me ruined it!

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Thursday, November 27, 2008


The steady cadence of my typing lulled my mother to sleep in the recliner.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


The lotion I put on my hands every night is a soothing emollient, but it can hardly protect my hands from the harshness of the winter winds.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Okay, I understand that my fashion sense at the soiree was terrible, but when some of the ladies resorted to calling me a reprobate, well, I thought that was a bit much.

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Monday, November 24, 2008


The man was offended that his guerdon was not what he expected. Yes, he did help the police catch the criminal, but he didn't realize that the reward offer was voided to criminals who turned themselves in.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008


I need to buy a new escutcheon for my light switch. The cheap hardware store variety doesn't look good with my new remodeling.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008


I really hate it that I got kicked out of the soiree. And here I was hoping to meet at least one nabob in the flesh. Oh well. Maybe next year I'll have BJ help me choose more appropriate attire for the occasion.

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Friday, November 21, 2008


The soiree from which I was escorted out was truly a Lucullan affair.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008


The girls giggled with embarrassment and delight when they were caught casting amatory looks toward the new math teacher.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Eminence Grise"

Chelle appeared to be the leader of the high school clique, but she was actually a puppet of the eminence grise, Gloria.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The students displayed only an affectation for literature, in that when it came time for discussion, it was obvious that they cared more about socializing with one another than interpreting Milton.

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Monday, November 17, 2008


When I was younger, my mom couldn't believe that I wanted to adulterate my mac & cheese with green food coloring. I tried to explain to her that it was St. Patrick's Day, but she wasn't having it!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008


My friend tried to adduce evidence of her innocence, but there was no doubt about it--the dent in the family's car occurred during the time she was driving it.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008


I always dreaded opening up my high school gym bag at the end of the week to find my frowzy clothes in desperate need of a wash.

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Friday, November 14, 2008


I had a hard time getting up this morning. I awoke to find myself ensconced in a warm fluffy blanket. I could have stayed like that all day.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008


One of the saddest events I ever attended was the obsequies for a professor of mine who committed suicide.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I didn't last long at the soiree. Someone noticed my hoodie and jeans, and I was escorted out before cocktail hour!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I'm glad we don't use sidereal days, because I don't feel that there are even enough minutes in the solar day!

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Monday, November 10, 2008


I heard some subtle intimations that today is Sunshine's birthday.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008


With the sudden change in temperature, I have begun noticing the horripilation on my arms.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008


Though the photos I took in the Midwest were pretty, I missed the resplendent colors of the American Southwest.

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Friday, November 7, 2008


The spicy smell of pumpkin pie baking in the oven wafted through the house, permeating Sunshine's olfactory system. Fall was indeed here, and now she longed for some of that pie.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Mot Juste"

I spent hours looking for the mot juste to complete my poem. Then, it occurred to me that "mot juste" was the right word.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008


The allegations of her ineptitude were based on footless claims. The woman was actually remarkably qualified for her job.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I have heard that B.J.'s husband is quite the epicure because his soups are delicious!

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Monday, November 3, 2008


The principal's aquiline nose gave him the appearance of being stern. All of the children feared being sent to his office.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008


All the frenzy of Halloween addled my brain this weekend. Hopefully I'll be back to "normal" on Monday!

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Saturday, November 1, 2008


Folks in my neck of the woods are grateful to see the price of fuel abating. It's been a long time coming!

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