Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Me in Elementary School:

(marriedtothesea)

Probably YOU too (if you're cool enough to be considered a book/word nerd) --I remember rockin' my book reports in elementary school. I was more of a Ramona Quimby fan than a lover of the dictionary--but as all nerd do, I came to fall in love with it as well.

One of my favorite website (I know!) is the Oxford English Dictionary (which I have access to through school) and then there is Merriam-Webster if you don't have $300 a year to devote for access to the OED online.
M-W is responsible for my simple word of the day:

Main Entry: vague
Pronunciation: \ˈvāg\
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): vagu·er; vagu·est
Etymology: Middle French, from Latin vagus, literally, wandering
Date: 1548

  • 1 a : not clearly expressed : stated in indefinite terms
  • 2 a : not clearly defined, grasped, or understood : indistinct <only a vague notion of what's needed>; also : slight <hasn't the vaguest idea>
  • b : not clearly felt or sensed : somewhat subconscious <a vague longing>

synonyms see obscure

— vague·ly adverb
— vague·ness noun

And the only reason I even started this entry was to talk about my soap of the week. Yes, that's how my mind works.

Webcomic + Books + Dictionary + Definitions = SOAP

I am currently using VAGUE by Villainess and my entire bathroom now smells heavenly. I even stick my head in there every now and then JUST because!

Characteristic Scent: An unassuming faint floral with touches of neroli, iris, lily of the valley and geranium.

Sound good? I wish I could describe it more--clearly. HENCE THE NAME!

Of course, I'm doing you no favors by talking about it--it's currently unavailable. So when my bar is gone, I'll have to search in vain for a new lovely chunk of soap to wash my blues away.

~~J

p.s. another great place for fantastical soap: The Soap Box Company (closed for the month of October, I really have bad timing)

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