Tuesday, June 29, 2010


DAY, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. This period is divided into two parts, the day proper and the night, or day improper — the former devoted to sins of business, the latter consecrated to the other sort. These two kinds of social activity overlap.

2010 Update: A unit of explanation equal to 96 Ennuis.


TLP said...

Oh, oh, oh, on this day I am first!

Love Ambrose's def.

Don't be bored. Be happy!

pia said...

Oh to be second @ 96 Ennuis. Whatever!

Rio said...

A time wherein night has escaped but waits glowing on the horizon

~Karen said...

The three preceding commenters each have three letters in their name.

Who will be Day's fifth commenter?


Thom said...

DAY, n. A New Day and I have to Bing a new word :) I'm gonna bite on this 96 Ennuis? A feeling of : a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction : boredom hmmm interesting Watson

Ariel the Thief said...

I heard this quote in some silly movie: "There are lifes in which there are days and nights. And then there are lifes in which there are only days that grow dark." Just liked it.

~Karen said...

A movie quote. The sixth comment is mysteriously profound.


actonbell said...

Your update is fabulous, let me count the ways...nnnnnnnnnnnno, that would be too boring.

quilly said...

Ear worm! Day-o, Day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home ...

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Day of reckoning will come.
That's when somebody catches the Hell he/she deserves.
Does Denmark sound okay for today?

~Karen said...

Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home


cooper said...

@ Karen that Harry Belfonte song was going through my head too.

Something to be seized and assigned (women's day, secretaries day, father's day) forever.

~Karen said...

@coop dang girlfriend what's wrong with you just gave me that Ear worm! again

A beautiful bunch a'ripe banana
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Hide thee deadly black tarantula
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)


Anonymous said...

unit of measure
unequal relative
global position
as are all things

tsduff said...

I suppose I must reluctantly agree with Ambrose (at the twenty-four hours, mostly misspent) Isn't it glorious that we are given a new day every day?

Doug said...

TLP, the two aren't exclusive.

Pia, congratulations.

Rio, that was Omar Kháyyam pretty.

Karen, do you count the tilde?

Elementary, Thom.

I like that too, Ariel.

Karen, you never know which will be the interesting one.

I'm glad you got it, Actonbell. I was afraid this would be one of my private jokes.

Oh boy, Q.

Jim, as long as your boat is fast and your jersey warm, why not?

Thanks, Karen.

Cooper, that was very good.

Karen, there will be nothing left to Google.

Yup, they get long up north and short down south, don't they, Bear?

Yep, Terry. You can't perfect wasting time unless you get a lot of it.

~Karen said...

A movie quote: Surrender Dorothy

-- Wicked Witch, Wizard of Oz