Monday, November 06, 2006

The Wild Rose

I believe in my last post I said I was hardy, that I didn't get colds often and had good knees.

Well, the very next day I got a cold. This happened to me once before, waking up after a night of too much alcohol and feeling just fine. I told my friend on the phone, "I feel like a superhuman." That afternoon, I started coughing and was sick for two weeks, puffing on gauloises the whole time.

But this time, hopefully will be different, as there is no smoke going in these fine pulmonary organs, and I'm actually not crazy! Also, seeing as I'm taking the GRE very soon, it might be good to be, yet again, confined to my bed.

Although I've been immured by this sickness, if I remain assiduous and obdurate in my studies, I will not be plaintive. With steady acclivity, I shall rise to sing the paens of my GRE verbal scores and fulminate in a beatific, laconic neologism that will not obfuscate the truth of my magnanimity.

I think it shall be: She rose.

8 comments:

Mac said...

Jeremiad abstruse upliftment thaumaturgical theophany laconic periapetic sardonic hermeneutics

Paul Dunn said...

Ya know, I was actually enjoying reading this blog, until now. If I wanted to endure this kind of language, I'd read those statement stuffers (a.k.a., Cardholder Agreements) that come with my credit card bill. Serenity NOW!

Anonymous said...

you're a wild rose

"The displacement of the idea that facts and evidence matter by the
idea that everything boils down to subjective interests and
perspectives is -- second only to American political campaigns -- the
most prominent and pernicious manifestation of anti-intellectualism in
our time."

-- Larry Laudan, Science and Relativism, 1990

Chris R. said...

"Obdurate" is a great word.

It takes up space with its chin out and a touch of haughtiness.

A word with weight, like granite has weight. But of course, that's just how I see it.

Mac said...
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Anonymous said...

Susanna,

I was only joking. I'm sure you're working hard studying for the GRE, so please start blogging again.

Your OLD pal,
Paul

Mac said...

Whose leg do you have to hump to get a new blog post around here?

Anonymous said...

It helps to post to your blog.