More Snippets

My inner thighs are talking, but I cannot hear what they are saying.
That’s probably because they’re close enough now to be able to tell each other secrets. 
I still don’t weigh as much as I did that summer I worked at a bagel shop.
Oh-so-close to qualify to give blood. 
This is how much I weighed last month in Austin.

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Writing every day has been good exercise. I’ve been flipping through my archives, and some entries aren’t more than a line or two long. Which is fine, but I didn’t realize how much I went to this site at work until 1) work cut off all “personal and storage sites” and 2) I looked at all the quippy posts written during work. I can definitely stand behind writing on my own time. 

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When I was in college, certain words would pop into my head on my walk up to campus. Words with a fun rhythm, words that were related. One set of these words was interpolate/extrapolate. Many a morning I marched to the cadence of “interpolate, extrapolate” to a religion class or calculus or a chemistry or genetics class. Or to take a nap in the women’s bathroom of the 5th floor of the library. It had couches.

I’ve been thinking about the evolution of language and how readily we accept some connotations as denotations. I certainly appreciate how flexible and inclusive of social/education status language has become. It’s great to have so many options. As I was enjoying my “interpolate, extrapolate” memory, I thought about how connected those words are; they have the same root but opposite-meaning prefixes, and they both can refer to mathematics or the mental handling of information. 

So I wondered, what other sets of words are this way?

Then a dimension in my world bent. Oh my gosh, how in the world did increment/excrement happen? At what point did something go really, really wrong? I don’t know about you, but my mind goes in completely different directions when I hear these two words. I tried looking up archaic meanings, but it seems excrement has always meant … “excrement.”  Processes can increase or improve in increments, but it’s hard not to associate a certain other process with excrement.

What about you?

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Jenny and I are going to explore Brooklyn today. Then we’ll hightail it up to Harlem. We stayed up until 2:30 this morning. And now? You can see what time it is now.