Wednesday, December 16, 2009

These word play contest entries are so funny ....

The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to
take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting or
changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year’s
winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one
letter altered from a real word. Some are terrifically innovative:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until
you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people, that stops
bright ideas from penetrating. The Bozone layer, unfortunately, shows
little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the
person who doesn’t get it.

7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

10. Karmageddon: It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these
really bad vibes, right? And then like, the Earth explodes and it’s
like, a serious bummer.

11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.

12. Glibido: All talk and no action

13. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when
they come at you rapidly.

14. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web

15. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into
your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out .

16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in
the fruit you’re eating.

And, the pick of the lot…

17. Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Long overdue thank you for placemat swap

Nanotchka gifted me with this bright, happy placemat and hot mat set for the Placemat Quilt Swap 2. I use these everyday. Thank you very much Nanette!

These are the placemats I made for Nanette. I adore this Rouenneries fabric by French General and was delighted to have the chance to use it for something special. I liked working with it so much I bought some more from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Stitchers Angel gifts received

Several weeks ago I received a lovely parcel of goodies from my Stitchers Angel partner.

The hand embroidery is stunningly beautiful, using fabulous variegated threads. I am very happy and thankful for Nina's gifts. Thank you Nina!!!

Isn't this stitching fantastic?

This is hanging right above my computer. I love it!

Nina also made a charming heart door hanger which I forgot to photograph. D'oh.