What do hashtag, LMAO (laughing my a$$ off, BFF (best friend forever), TTYL (talk to you later) hockey mom and bromance have in common? They’re all among the new entries into the New Oxford American Dictionary for 2010. Staycation, hater, and that much hated and publicized Vuvuzela are also additions. For a more comprehensive list of words and phrases that will be in vogue to throw around in your everyday speech click here. In case you’re wondering, I’m still working on “groovy” and “outta sight!” And if you know anything about me, you know that it would have made my day complete if that certain “A” word were completely stricken, but I don’t see any indication of that.
OMG! (Is that a new entry as well?) New evidence shows that a strong wind parted the Red Sea for Moses and his minions. A computer simulation of an area along the Mediterranean Sea believed to be the spot of the biblical crossing, shows that a wind blowing steadily for 12 hours at 63 miles per hour, could have pushed back the waters at least six feet. This land bridge is approximately 2-2..5 miles long and about 3 miles wide and it could remain open for 4 hours. But really, what are the chances of that phenomenon happening just at that moment? Or was someone scouting for this unexpected escape route? Was it really divine intervention? Frankly, with computers, I think any explanation is possible and how would we really know. I’m perfectly fine with Cecil B. DeMille’s cinematically triumphant explanation (or even his Jell-o mold version in his silent 1923 presentation.)
Well, as you can see, the Lou Crew returned yesterday. He’s still in pain, but wanted to get the guys back to work. I kind of had a feeling they’d be here so Monday night I took down the curtains in the soon to be demoted dining room and had the foresight to get a before pic of both that one and the kitchen one. The kitchen one is the one with the cafes still on it in the before pic. And for some odd reason both before pics came out blurry. And notice the lovely heat stains on the yellow wall. Well, that’s what you get when you can’t get to that wall for nearly 12 years because something has been in front of it. And it was a lot worse than that throughout the entire house when we first moved in, plus it’s going to be painted over once the construction is over. And then there are the after pics. By the way, the before pics aren’t as washed out as the afters.