Monday, May 1st 2017

Luminescence. Noun– The emission of light by a substance that has not been heated.

This is, by far, my favorite word. So, of course, it’s picked first. I’m really not trying to channel Drew Barrymore when I say that I think that Luminescence is the most beautiful word in the English Language. The way it looks, the way it sounds, the way it feels in your mouth when you say it, ON TOP of having a gorgeous definition, that light can come from a cold place…I’m not going to explain the metaphor…it’s pretty obvious.

WIWOTD?? An Intro.

What Is WOTD?

When I was in High School, one substitute stood out from the crazy carousal of substitute teachers. Her real name is filed under ‘This isn’t important and will never be useful, so forget it” (shame on my past teenage self).  I honestly can’t tell you anything about her because my high school had this universally accepted system which involved naming the subs by their most defining characteristic + their gender. There were 4.

The Young Guy, The Gay Guy, The Cane Lady, and The Word Of The Day Lady.

As an adult who loves to learn, I really appreciate The WOTD Lady. When she subbed any class she, without fail, would write a word on the board and explain to us what that word meant. None of us appreciated it at the time because these were the kind of words that John Green thinks that modern teenagers use in typical conversation. They don’t and we didn’t. Because we were impatient, overgrown children, it annoyed the heck out of us. How DARE THIS SUBSTITUTE TRY AND TEACH US SOMETHING INSTEAD OF LETTING US WATCH A MOVIE?!

So, to honor her, I’m going to post a WOTD when I update…which right now is twice a week, but hey…you get to learn some new words? OR you get to be reminded of the existence of said words. It’s 100% satisfaction guaranteed, no refunds.

-with love, kate.

Launch Day

Whenever I see the word ‘Launch’ used in the correct context, I immediately think of that ‘The Office’ episode where Phyllis creates a banner that says ‘Lunch Party’ rather than ‘Launch Party’. It’s an off kind of humor that is simple to it’s core yet appreciative for said simpleness. And that’s what I’m attempting* (trying sounds a bit..desperate?) to create here. I want to create a simple blog filled with simple advice and simple posts. I don’t claim to be an expert on anything not because of any humbly motivated mindset, but because I am Literally* not an expert at anything. I think of myself as a ‘Professional Amateur”. I would list off the various subjects that come to mind, but that would turn this post into a whine-fest, which would, in fairness, be easier to write…but it’s not the point. The point is that any advice I give is not a guarantee of happiness. It’s just the blurbs I tell myself.
I was told growing up that I was good at writing…well, everyone has a different definition of ‘good writing’. I was told during my teenage years that I was good with computers…even though, I’m really…not. So, combining the two plus a bazillion other factors that will eventually be brought up, I created this simple blog. I’m going to keep it as family friendly as possible, with no politics or current social issues. My children will be brought up ALOT….ALOT ALOT, because they are the massive, inescapable, warming, life dependent, sun in the solar system of my life. Some of what I say might be harsh and blunt but my own experiences have crafted a no-nonsense kind of attitude that not everyone agrees with. And I’m fine with that. Opinions are neat and I welcome yours with open arms. But be forewarned, my life is terribly uninteresting.

with love -kate.