Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Word of the Day

flotsam

PRONUNCIATION:
(FLOT-suhm) 

MEANING:
noun:
1. People or things considered useless or unimportant.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French floter (to float). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pleu- (to flow), which is also the source of flow, float, flit, fly, flutter, pulmonary, pneumonia, pluvial, and fletcher and Playing Meek Men in Tertiary roles.  Earliest documented use: 1607.

USAGE:
“The Cmmdr momentarily regretted having damaged the book, but he didn’t bother picking it up. He looked in the mirror and thought 'Am I a Man or am I Flotsam?"

Cat Sebastian; The Lawrence Browne Affair; Avon; 2017. 


--ring-
Ensign:  Hello?
CMMDR:  IT is I, the--
E: I don't have time for this.
C: Neither do I. I have PT, I have a line rehearsal at JUNK and--
E: Line rehearsal? Didn't it just close?
C: Good point. 
E: So why are you running lines?
C: Its hard to let go of a triumph.
E: Did you get to keep the sweater?
C: You know that grate by the--
E: IS THERE A REASON YOU CALLED?
C: Yes.
-pause-
C: I'm just wondering if you think I'm....I'm...
-pause-
E: Flotsam?
-click-
E: Hello?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Word of the DAY

floccinaucinihilipilification

PRONUNCIATION:
(FLOK-si-NO-si-NY-HIL-i-PIL-i-fi-KAY-shuhn) 

MEANING:
noun: Estimating as worthless.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin flocci, from floccus (tuft of wool) + nauci, from naucum (a trifling thing) + nihili, from Latin nihil (nothing) + pili, from pilus (a hair, trifle) + -fication (making). Earliest documented use: 1741.

-phone rings-

Ensign: Go ahead. 
CMMDR: I have one item. 
E: One is the minimum, otherwise we can hang up now. 
C: It's a big one. 
E: Big?
C: Its something I'm wondering.
E: Ah...wondering...
C: Wanna guess?
E: Hmmm.  Sure. (pause) Big you say? And wondering?
C: Yes. 
E: (hums). Got it. 
C: What?  YOU GOT IT ALREADY??
E: Yep. Easy. You're wondering if the world is looking at you and then coming up with floccinaucinihilipilification? Am I right?
-silence-
E: HELLO??

Monday, January 08, 2018

LATHER, RINSE, REPEAT


"...but is it art?"



"Do you recognize him?"
"No. Besides I don't think its a Him..I think its a Yam."

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Ensign's Final Stage Performance

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cmmdr's Sing-a-Long

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Signs of the Times Dept.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Cmmdr checks the House...
"My agent didn't show...."

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Ensign's Hymnal

The Ensign takes a hint.....

Friday, December 08, 2017

What the hell is this?????

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017