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 (While interesting and as yet unpublished, I don't think that would be appropriate for the 100th post.)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?

3 comments:

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. :-)