Nerdiness unleashed

So as many people may know, I’m an English major and I get a sick twisted pleasure out of words. Because of this, I subscribe to the Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day (something I was introduced to waaaaaaaay back in middle school). Others may have noticed that my name is not spelled in the traditional “-ie” way many of my peers do so I get really excited when I find my name in popular culture somewhere unexpected or somebody knows how to spell my name properly. With that note, I give you today’s word of the day and the example sentence.

haptic • HAP-tik • adjective
*1 : relating to or based on the sense of touch 2 : characterized by a predilection for the sense of touch
Example sentence:
Katy could tell one kind of yarn from another purely by haptic clues.

Let it be known that “-ie”s should look out. We WILL take over the world.

Stop the Cavalry

One of my favorite Christmas songs that I think is vastly under appreciated. It’s odd, but so am I, so look it up on youtube and have a listen :)

“Stop the Cavalry”

Hey, Mr. Churchill comes over here

To say we’re doing splendidly.

But it’s very cold out here in the snow

Marching to and from the enemy.

Oh I say it’s tough, I have had enough,

Can you stop the cavalry?

I have had to fight almost every night,

Down throughout these centuries.

That is when I say, oh yes yet again,

Can you stop the cavalry?

Mary Bradley waits at home,

In the nuclear fallout zone.

Wish I could be dancing now,

In the arms of the girl I love.

Dub-i-dub-i-dum-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dum-dum-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dum-dum-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Wish I was at home for Christmas.

Bang goes another bomb on another town

While the Czar and Jim have tea.

If I get home, live to tell the tale,

I’ll run for all presidencies.

If I get elected I’ll stop

I will stop the cavalry.

Dub-i-dub-i-dum-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dum-dum-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dum-dum-dub-i-dum

Dub-i-dub-i-dum

Wish I was at home for Christmas.

Wish I could be dancing now,

In the arms of the girl I love.

Mary Bradley waits at home,

She’s been waiting two years long.

Wish I was at home for Christmas

The Luckiest

I don’t get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I’d been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I’d be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

-Ben Folds

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J.A.R.

Gotta make a plan, gotta do what’s right
Can’t run around in circles if you wanna build a life
But I don’t wanna make a plan for a day far away
While I’m young and while I’m able all I wanna do is

A side I never knew…

Nikky says: *snuggles*
Katy-Did says: *snuggles*
Nikky says: I’m out of butt plugs
Nikky says: er
Katy-Did says: wow..
Nikky says: haha
Nikky says: this is totally not the window I thought I was focused on

A side I never knew…

Nikky says: *snuggles*
Katy-Did says: *snuggles*
Nikky says: I’m out of butt plugs
Nikky says: er
Katy-Did says: wow..
Nikky says: haha
Nikky says: this is totally not the window I thought I was focused on

Domino

So I got Domino for my 5th Birthday (technically I got a bag of dog food, but the idea was implied) and she just celebrated her 14th birthday this April so she was getting up there in dog years. We had to put her to sleep this afternoon because her hips would just not work anymore. We know it was the right thing to do, but that doesn’t make our loss much easier. Dad and I also donated blood today, and when we got home, mom put it pretty simply. She said that even if we had to make the decision to end a life today, we were also able to save a couple as well.

Domino, on my parents bed