Sunday, May 4, 2008

Scattered thoughts & spellings/definitions

I've been wracking my brain for a day or so now, trying to figure out what I'm going to publish on my 100th post (this is my 95th). I had wanted to write something 'special' for my 50th, but that anniversary passed me by before I even realized that I had written that many!!

[Have just looked up the various definitions for "wrack" in my out-dated dictionary and on Wiktionary, and BOTH use only such terms as 'misery', 'punishment', 'ruin', and 'destruction', all of which come from the "Old English" spelling. Jiminy Christmas, I hope I'm not destroying, ruining, or punishing my brain by wracking it?

But THEN I thought, "What if it's actually spelled 'rack'?" (!!)

So, I went to dic/Wiktionary again. Lo and behold, there it was!! The definition I had originally intended, which was, "to struggle to think of something".

Ye Gods!! So, now I'm supposed to 'rack' my brain, put it on a shelf somewhere? That's what it seems like to me.

All right, I give up. I'll compromise.]

Anyway, there I was, w/racking my brain, and I've come up with a few ideas, which are (with editorial comments included) ... ...

... 1) 100 things 'about me'. (Who cares? Too long, anyway. Give me a shortcut, PLEASE!) Besides, I think I already mentioned in a much earlier post that I would probably do a '71 things' on my 71st birthday, which is coming up next month.

... 2) The story of '6s' in my family. (While interesting and as yet unpublished, I don't think that would be appropriate for the 100th post.)

... 3) Good things. (Not much of a challenge, really. There are all SORTS of good stories out there! Too bad the media -- and John Q general public -- doesn't agree.)

I think I have FInally come up with a winner. Ready? Here it is ...

... 4) A post of EXACTLY 100 words that would be -- of necessity -- concise and yet meaningful, possibly even profound.

NOW, I believe that I have thrown down the gauntlet.

Am open to any and all suggestions. Will you or will you not accept the challenge?


Tammy said...

This'll be good! Can't wait!

When is this? Your next post? How many posts do we have to wait for it??????

Answers, I need answers. :)

Tammy said...

Sheesh, read slower Tammy.

I just saw that was your 95th post. Sorry. lol

Nancy said...

Well, I'm curious about the 6es, but you post whatever you want. :-)