...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)



I'm a real dork.
I'm okay with my dorkiness, though. 
One of the dorky things I'm doing right now
is reading about a page of the dictionary a day.

Not in a rigid New-Years-Resolution-I-Have-To-Do-This-Every-Single-Day
kind of way
but in a Hey-This-Is-Really-Fun-I'll-Do-It-As-Much-As-I-Can-Whenever-I-Can!
kind of way.

I must confess, though, that I tried reading the encyclopedia as a kid
and only made it about 1/3 of the way through the letter A.
All those aardvarks and aardwolves got tiresome...
We'll see if my stamina as an adult is any better!
So far I'm going strong,
though almost every day
 I find something interesting that I want to research more...

I could easily get carried away,
because delving more deeply into something
is one of my favorite things to do. 
I'm reading the New Oxford American. 
If I keep up my roughly page-a-day habit,
I'll finish in about 5 years. 

That seems like a really, really long time to be reading one book.

It's become my breakfast reading when I have time.
I pop my vitamins while I'm scanning for unknown words and
looking more deeply at words I already know, like learning the origins and
seeing connections with other words.

words, words, words.
Every once in awhile, I might share something fun here on the blog. 
So, without further ado, and just in time for Friday, my favorite new word is this: 
It's fun to say.
And it basically means to leave abruptly, or to make off with.
So let's use it in a sentence so we'll remember it better:

When Friday afternoon rolls around, I'm really ready to absquatulate.  Aren't you?


I'm counting down the hours until I can absquatulate.

For crying out loud, let's absquatulate already!!!

No matter how you say it or do it,
just get down with your absquatulation, folks.

And enjoy your weekends.

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