Still writing on TRTWD, which still needs a new title, despite Raine and Bernita's valiant efforts.
I haven't got anything inspiring to say and no one has ticked me off enough that I feel the need to rant.
Although I did find a really neat word yesterday. I was reading a 1998 Regency anthology and found this sentence: "His refulgent Hussar boots shone scarcely less than the gold fobs at his waist and the gold brocade waistcoat that a stickler might have considered more suited to the ballroom."
My mind's eye was temporarily blinded.
But I like that word, refulgent. I don't even know what it means and I like it. It's like buttah. Great mouth-feel. Wait. I looked it up. The dictionary says it means "a radiant or resplendent quality. Brilliant." Pretty much what I thought it was, but I'm going to have to use that word in this ms. I'll just toss it in somewhere for fun.
Anyway, one of my neighbors made me a deal. She takes ds for the afternoon today (she's even picking him up from pre-school!) and I take her youngest for the afternoon tomorrow. Works for me! I've got a lot to do, so I'd best get to it.
Huzzah for my refulgence! (I'm going to use that word til it don't shine no more.)
My new word lately has been cantankerous.
logorrhea \law-guh-REE-uh\, noun:
Excessive talkativeness or wordiness.
Probably applies to all us writers, at times. ;)
I get that word of the day thing, recently: quondam \KWAHN-duhm; KWAHN-dam\, adjective:
Having been formerly; former; sometime. I love the way it 'rounds' out the mouth as you say it. Like a luscious, silky mouthful of slightly melting ice cream.
Kristen, your word or your mood? ;P
I've had logorrhea before. It's never a pretty sight and often involves the generous application of alcohol.
Quondam. I like it. Right off the top of my head, it reminds me of TH White's The Once and Future King: Quondam rex, rex futuram. I may have that wrong. I think it sounds very strong.