word of the week

be.exist; occur, take place; having the state, quality, identity, nature, role, etc., specified; used with a present participle to form continuous tenses; used with a past participle to form the passive mood; used to indicate something due to happen; used with the past participle of intransitive verbs to form perfect tenses. 

tiny but complicated.

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word of the week

defenestrate.  a throwing of a person or thing out of a window; to exit throw a window;
a usually swift dismissal or expulsion.

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wednesday words

gebärfreudehüfte. child bearing hippiness. (german)

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wednesday words

dang. used to express dissatisfaction or annoyance; euphemism for damn.

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yes. an affirmative answer or decision; an exclamation used to give an affirmative response.

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wednesday words

kerfuffle. a fuss; commotion. a brouhaha.

(thanks to everyone who told me their favorite words on instagram, facebook and twitter. this is the first of many, many words that i'll be embroidering from your suggestions. keep them coming!)

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wednesday words

what's your favorite word?

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wednesday words

petrichor. a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

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what i've been reading

the knife of never letting go by patrick ness

bettie enthusiastically recommend this to me and i'm glad i listened. if you like dystopian thrillers, you'll love it. 

the sky is everywhere by jandy nelson

i'm sorry. (not really.) its another book about a grieving teenager. apparently sad young adult books were a big part of my coping mechanism this spring. lennie's sister passes away suddenly and she's left rudderless, trying navigate the world without her. she lives with her eccentric grandmother and pot smoking horticulturalist uncle. they're all a little lost but they have each other and they eventually figure it all out. i cried. a lot. still not really sorry.

the other typist by suzanne rindell

i sort of hated this book. i've put it here to solicit your opinions if you've read it. its gotten a ton of good reviews and i can't figure out if i'm missing something.

and here's the current library pile:

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wednesday words

velleity. a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.

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