Skip to comments.Word of the Day, FRiday, January 18, 2013 - Farrago
Posted on 01/18/2013 4:38:50 AM PST by tioga
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day.
Plural - farragoes
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Last night it snowed on me while I was walking, this morning DH had to shovel and clean off the cars. Enough already. The only one dumping on us more than the skies is theWon.
Good Morning! Class is in session, take your seats....
NY Governor Cuomo was in such a hurry to pass a new anti gun law that he didn’t notice our police officers cannot have a gun with more than 7 bullets either. Nice. Hope the bad guys abide by the law, then all will be fair.
I have a farrago of Dr. Who DVDs to watch while on the treadmill so I don’t have to wait for today’s episode on the Beeb at 9am CST. 24 here and frosty.
That’s a city in North Dakota, right?
No, it’s a movie by the Coen brothers.
I had an unexpected dusting of snow on my car this morning. Expecting some serious arctic cold next week.
Good morning. Must ship off a farrago of requests to my mom in California. She really keeps me hopping. Today’s box should include toothpaste, Woolite, another pair of glasses. The glasses she loved last week are suddenly too weak and too large.
She’s in assisted living, and she spends her time thinking up new hoops for me to jump through. And she’s picky about where you shop! (Walgreens is too expensive — go to the Dollar store, as if the Dollar store always has what you want, or is convenient!)
This week I’ve sent her pounds of candy (she bribs her aides), Kleenex, (dozens of boxes — all sizes) a large print dictionary, a large print Thesaurus, a crossword puzzle book, and a memoir by Frank McCourt in large print, plus several pieces of her mail that were forwarded here. You never hear back about what is right that you’ve sent — only what is wrong.
The voices cascade, a farrago
That resounds in blue towns like Chicago
“Barack’s not a liar
He’s God, The Messiah”
He’s a fake and his wife’s a *virago
1.A domineering, violent, or bad-tempered woman.
2.A woman of masculine strength or spirit; a female warrior.
shrew - vixen - termagant - scold
You could save shipping costs by using Drugstore.com. Free shipping for orders over $25. A lot easier to point and click than traipse all over town.
Who needs to sit at the front of the bus?
It’s not about needs, it’s about rights. And since when do we need to justify our wants and needs. We are free citizens not subjects.
Next stop: Police will be reduced to one bullet, like Barney Fife.
What a great idea! I’ve been using the flat rate Priority shipping from the USPS which I don’t really think gets there any faster, although the boxes are free. But, I suspect that the rates are going up on Jan. 27th. All the other postal rates are. Get your Forever stamps now!
We have the most amazing service in a nearby town. The Post Office there has a self serve kiosk where you can mail your packages 24 hours a day using a touch screen to figure and print your postage. I don’t know any other Post Office that has this service. The outer lobby is open 24 hours a day7 days a week for access to the PO boxes. The touch screen machine and supplies are there. I’ve mailed packages at 2 AM. They get picked up at the regular times, but I don’t have to stand in line.
Its not about needs, its about rights. And since when do we need to justify our wants and needs. We are free citizens not subjects.
Absolutely terrific comments. Rosa Parks didn't need to sit at the front of the bus. The only one who needs to is the driver.
"Farrago", a story about a horse race, right?
I have a nice wood chipper into which I would like to feed the entire farrago of the Lyin’ King’s EO’s.
Good luck with all that. We finally got my mom to buy a washer/dryer unit for her apartment so she doesn’t constantly need help doing her wash. Should be installed tomorrow.
My mom is in a beautiful assisted living center. They do her wash for her and return it folded, or they hang it in her closet; but she’s not satisfied with that. They pick it up Sunday night and bring it back on Monday, but she thinks they are too slow. She has plenty of clothes and linens (about 3 times their recommendation) but she is afraid that something she wants to wear won’t be available at the very moment she wants to wear it. So, she wants to wash her socks and her shirts herself and sometimes her slacks.
She’s always been this way, but you’d think that at 99 she’d relax and let somebody else do the laundry for her. I would!
I think that was Hidalgo!
My mom is in a senior apartment and she does have them do one moderately-sized basket of clothes for her a week. But it’s still not enough. And with her knee and back problems, going back and forth to the laundry room too much was difficult for her.
Cool. I am watching The Walking Dead while on the elliptical. I find that one gives me the adrenaline rush that 24 did. ie, I don’t slow down the pace while watching that kind of thing. A++
LOL, sure. A++
We’re midway through season 2 of Walking Dead and it is intense but I think 24 was more so.
It’s cold enough already. We were noticing the wind blow the snow off the roofs around the neighborhood. Not a good day for a walk. Single digits next week, will it be cold enough that it can’t snow? I’ve got my car starter. ;^)
There are at least 60-80 residents at my Mom’s apartments and facility services include laundry, medications, meals, safety checks every 2 hours, etc. But, she worries constantly that her clothes won’t come back on time. They always do, but Mom likes to worry.
I think that worrying restores to her a sense of control that she’s lost by leaving her own home. I don’t know how she can expect the aides to bring back the wash any faster than they do and why she should expect them to do her wash more than once a week.
They claim it all...nothing embarrasses the loony left.
You need an Amazon prime account. When she makes a request, just order it. It ships free and YOU don’t have to do anything but order it on your computer. I am looking at that, before the government figures out a way to ruin it.
oh, yeah. A++
virago, next FRiday’s word for the day! LMAO Love that word.
oops, again. A+++ Top grade of the day! so far.
GMTA I recommended Amazon Prime. Everything ships free with that.
I have yet to see season 1 and all of season 2 of Justified to figure out what the heck is going on. I have them on hold at the library.
Loved it! A+++
Kleenex? Toothpaste? Woolite? From Amazon? How does that work?
What a delightful interlude! Why don’t they make movies like that anymore? Thanks for the smile.
That's it. My mom hasn't stopped worrying since Dad died. I think she does it just to keep her mind occupied.
I guess your mom can't go out shopping. Don't they have a service for that?
It doesn’t matter how farrago to get the items, if there is a wide assortment of products at good prices
If you have an android phone or better you can order from that. Prime is free the first month, but $79/year after that. If you have kindle you can get a free book a month...but my friends all have the account to order stuff. Anything. I told one nephew about Lemi-Shine for his dishwasher and he had it ordered on the phone and on it’s way (2 day shipping, too) before we finished the conversation. He’s a young man and does not waste his time shopping, if he needs it, Amazon has it. He just orders and in 2 days it’s delivered to him.
Last step is like the Brits...NO GUNS for cops. RME
BTW, the free books from Amazon Prime can be read on your computer, too.
They do have shopping every week, but she thinks that she cannot go. I think she’s afraid of being away from a bathroom. Or, she’s afraid of being forced to use a public bathroom. In her old age, she makes up rules for herself.
I checked out their site and the only Woolite washing liquid I could find was a whole case for $242! I’ll have to spend a little more time browsing. I’m not even sure that I can send Woolite through the mail. They have some disclaimer about liquids in the package. I might have to use UPS.
At least the Miami airport doesn’t have the vomit inducing inaugural merchandise for sale that Reagan airport did! It’s cold in Miami today apparently, but 83 in grand cayman. I have not been in the Miami airport in decades, I’m going to look around a bit. Hablar a little espanol maybe....
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