30 April 2008

My newest gmail category: Awesome

Like trips to Utah, I've noticed that blog posts are best when both short and sweet. I've also noticed that, like trips to Utah, blog posts are more often than not prompted by life events (read: funerals) and familial demands (read: blind dates). Hoping to roll all this that I've learned into a more efficient system of yourbird blogging I bring you, dear reader, the new Awesome post. These posts will contain things I think are Awesome. They will offer little explanation in the hopes that you will follow the accompanying link to said Awesomeness. Before launch, a brief discussion of the word 'Awesome'...

I feel this is one of those words that has been phased out and made to be uncool, much like 'groovy' and 'tubular' and 'tight'. Kind readers who have chosen to forget this blogger's age might find themselves suddenly wondering why a hip and savvy urbanite is using such outmoded forms of expression (by the by--'hip' and 'savvy' are surely on this list as well). Why not 'hot' or 'heckof' or 'fierce' (from Christian's lips to Ugly Betty's first night back from the strike. Oy--for more on how I feel about this word, please read paragraph 2 here). Others of you will have expected a more refined and Empire-sounding adjective from a blog whose reading level is high school. But would 'scrumptious' or 'delightful' or 'spot on' really have ended up anywhere but on the same list? I think not. So I give you Awesome. Because that's the first word that comes to my mind when I see something I really like.

Scratch that. I just realized the first word that really comes to mind when I see something I really like is 'Lovely' and so said new posts will be called Lovely, followed by a numerical marking. I'm suddenly looking forward to the opportunity of referring to them in the plural as Lovelies. I was about to delete all that above, but then I thought, "Eh. Full disclosure. This is how I roll."


Rachel said...


I use this word a lot. But I also use groovy and hip.

I'm 80.

Amy said...

When you changed the word to "lovely," I all of a sudden felt like you were standing right next to me and all the conversations we've had where you used the word "lovely" came rushing back. It was a lovely moment.

Matt said...

I think hip, groovy, scrumptious, tight, fierce and awesome are all valid. Why discriminate? And from our Canadian friends in the late 80's, let's not forget 'wicked!" which is also good in combination, i.e. 'wicked-fierce', 'wicked-lovely', etc.

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Crazymamaof6 said...

i know you have no time. and may not even recall our friendship! but i'm loving catching up with you via your blog. and would love to hear from you. i found you from Sarah, who i finally tracked down on facebook. and you really should get on there so we can be friends there.

my word of choice is similarly outdated . 'RAD'! i use it daily. in fact it's a theme on my blog.

i have missed your subtle humor and thought about you TONS over the years. you will always be awesome to me.
the tall one with brown hair, that moved in with her aunt and became your friend.
way back in the day. 1994-95.

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