Posts Tagged ‘favorite words’
is one of The Viv’s faVorite words.
I would venture to say that it’s one of everyone’s faVorites.
Not just because it’s fun to say and that it starts with the letter ‘V’.
The attraction of the very word lies within the concept of VACATING her day-to-day-mind-numbing-hellish LIFE.
For The Viv, the mere idea of VACATING and ESCAPING that oft-wretched suckfest of a life for one, measly frickin’ week a year
happens to be the lifeblood, that magic elixir, that gets her through the other miserable 51 weeks.
for that single, precious, sustaining
wherein she enjoys being
The Bon Vivant.
Most days —
(including a well-padded maximum-security facility)
(with really good food)
But, for that single-precious-sustaining semana,
The Bon Viv chooses,
to be in
There simply is
I’d rather be.
I want to
It is my DREAM to live in one o’ those quaint little cottages on the boardwalk (preferably somewhere between 6th and 16th streets),
to wake every day to the brown ocean slapping the man-made jetty, and to spend my lazy days on my cute little porch gawking the
vacationers in their Sunsations-seasonal-skankwear parading and/or making dunderhead decisions in driving various non-motorized
vehicles up and down the boards.
As for dying in OCMD,
I, Sassy Viv,
do hereby decree
I wish for my leathery cadaver
on the Bull on the Beach fryers.
I want The Dingus
to put me into a lashed harness
(with 320 lb. twisted poly line, of course),
ram a sturdy spar and spreader
up my crispy ass,
and then launch
my charred carcass
in front of
The Kite Loft
to allow my CinderViv self
across the boards and the beach.
my cremation will take place
on a day with a wind
that will carry my ashes
five blocks south
a little of
into his Jesus sand sculptures.
That’s the closest to
The Viv will get.
Yep, even The Viv!
Ya gotta LOVE elementary spelling lists.
Last week’s words win the prize.
My 3rd grader, M1,
came home with
on her list.
Now, is that REALLY a word EVERY 3rd grader MUST KNOW how to spell in order to be considered ‘well-educated’ or at the very least, ‘competent’?
be on the big state
‘Standards of Learning’ test?
What is the EDUCATIONAL VALUE, the LEARNING OBJECTIVE,
in a 3rd grader’s knowing how to spell this particular word?
Will my kid be READING
Of Mice and Men,
Flowers for Algernon
or Hey, Dummy
IN 3RD GRADE
wherein she will
and its synonyms
If my kid misspells ‘STUPID’ on her test,
does this mean she will be
What if the STUPID kids misspell ‘STUPID’?
‘STUPID’ on ANY school-sanctioned spelling list is STUPID.
No, I take that back.
Let’s go ahead and teach’em
and each of its conjugations.
Then my 9-year-old
will be able to say that
on ANY school-sanctioned spelling list is
My little first grader fared no better last week.
She came home with ‘WORD FAMILIES’.
‘AT’ family: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat, flat, slat, splat…
‘UG’ family: bug, dug, hug, jug, mug, rug, plug, slug…
‘UT’ family: but, cut, hut, nut, put, rut…
One night her homework was to choose
four spelling words from the list,
and then to compose sentences
using each of those chosen words.
At the beginning of the school year, it was SHEER TORTURE for my M2 to come up with those measly FOUR easy sentences.
Now, midway into the year, she’s a pro.
No longer must SassyMama sit beside her and agonize for eternity over the construction of her sentences.
At this point, M2 does this assignment on her own, and when finished, she brings her work for me to check.
This week, she was particularly quick with her sentences.
In no time at all, she presented her sentences for my approval.
(quite proudly, I must add)
“I walk my dog.”
“He sat in the chare.”
“The sqwerl ate a nut.”
“My sister is not a slut.”
I’m pretty sure
our school district
would not only
I think they’ll bump’er
straight to the senior class.
P.S. She MEANT to write ‘SLUG’.
I adore words — my favorite word in the world is snack. I love how it smacks in the mouth. I especially love to hear the flight attendant announce it.
(One might be surprised that my favorites don’t start with “F”.)
After some deliberation, however, I’ve come to the conclusion that all of my favorite words/terms start with “V”
(in the order they pop into my vapid mind):
Vulcan, God of Fire
Vector, Victor (as in what’s your?)
“V’s” pack more punch than any plosive or sibilant in my book. Plus, they’re just too much fun for the tongue!
Next blog: Viv’s Favorite Words From A-Z!