Skip to comments.Word for the Day, FRiday, August 2, 2013 - Roseate
Posted on 08/02/2013 6:14:01 AM PDT 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.
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
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
In Before Ping!
Class is in session. Put on your rose colored glasses and produce a homework assignment.
Indeed you are! Good morning.
IRS and Regime are too cozy, it
Makes skeptics like me very nosy, it
Reeks of corruption
A sad interruption
Of a world where our outlook was roseate
Professor, Rose, my dog, ate my homework. That’s why I have such a lame entry for Roseate.
I cannot be roseate about rosacea...
In this morning’s roseate dawn a doe and her fawn were gamboling in the way back of my yard. Ever since I mowed over a baby with my Hustler, they won’t come near the house any more.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
LOL A+++ My daughter landed from the west coast in DC last night. Her connecting flight was canceled and she was given a new one for Saturday night. She ended up renting a car to drive home and made it as far as Gettysburg last night. They are due here this morning. The annual flight home is becoming the trip from hell.
You don’t love the telerprompter tempo of his speeches? LOL A++
who can? A++
LOL Lame for you. A++
Insert Rosie O’Donnell joke here.
I haven't had a connecting flight canceled on my trips west -- YET -- but I have trouble with rental cars. The last time I flew into my home town (which requires a stop over in Phoenix) the plane was so late that there were no cars left. We arrived around midnight, all of the car rental places were closed, except ours, and they had no cars left because of some convention going on. We had to call my sister in law and beg to borrow her truck for a day until we got a car.
On the next trip we decided to fly directly to San Francisco, rent a car, and drive 200 miles south to the Valley. That time, our reserved car was also missing. Even though the "web" had said that the rental agency was in the airport, it was not. The shuttle was in the airport, and then you had to catch a bus to a remote lot 10 miles away. Naturally, there were no other car agencies in the vicinity, so we had to upgrade the car choice which doubled the price. Then they double charged us, and it was another cycle before we got our money back.
We are flying directly into our home town this time. Travel certainly isn't what it used to be!
Agent: I’m sorry, we have no mid-size available at the moment.
Jerry: I don’t understand, I made a reservation, do you have my reservation?
Agent: Yes, we do, unfortunately we ran out of cars.
Jerry: But the reservation keeps the car here. That’s why you have the reservation.
Agent: I know why we have reservations.
Jerry: I don’t think you do. If you did, I’d have a car. See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to *hold* the reservation and that’s really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody
can just take them.
The Roseate Spoonbill is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and the Gulf Coast of the United States.
I expect extra credit for the picture ☺
Well the conversations weren’t quite that civil, but you’ve got the idea. I’ve forgotten who we rented from last time, but they allowed us to pick any car on the lot. I chose a nice, shiny, red one so that I could find it in parking lots all week.
Swampsniper takes lots of pictures of those and posts them on FR.
that is so right on, it’s not even funny. Last summer at the JAX airport, en route to amelia island, we had to cool our heels and have lunch there at the airport because they were out of cars! No problem this time, we had a huge-@$$ed Expedition. I know both SG and Whyis have big behemoths like that, but dang, it sucks gas and it would not fit in our garage! i liked sitting up even higher in it, though. We needed it because we had luggage and 6 adults [five of us and xsteen’s bf], but on a day to day basis, we just don’t need something that big.
My lease is up in Feb i think and i will prob get another highlander. I like it, and my only requirement is something that will recognize my ipod without having to plug it in!
My sister had a similar problem on vacation in Nova Scotia. The company had to borrow a car from another rental firm at the airport for them.
I knew they wouldn’t get in until 1 or 2 am, based on when you told me they decided to drive, so its a good thing they stopped for the night. It will be 4 hours or so this AM, hopefully they’ll be there soon.
You gotta have your husband get flights that fly into Syracuse, not Binghamton, that’s the KEY to all of the flight cancellations, those flights cannot possibly be full. Like i said, i didn’t even know that Binghamton HAD an airport! there cannot be many flights in and out of there.
We had this GMC Yukon when we were in Jacksonville. Lots of room for 4 of us and our luggage.
You should enjoy the bluetooth integration, but it makes you want to be able to do more. If I can get calls on my phone through my car radio, I should also be able to do other things.
Like, the entire screen on the car should be able to be the same as your phone, so you can access everything. Of course, idiots will watch videos and cause accidents, so they probably don’t do that on purpose.
My car could read my text messages (if I had an Android phone), but would only allow me to send canned messages. No dictating, to avoid distractions.
The streaming audio only works with iphone and not android. So you have to choose.
At least she was smart enough to stop and sleep - glad she will be home soon
I drive a tahoe, which is smaller than a suburban but still a big vehicle! I love riding in it but it isn’t the easiest thing to park....
It’s a good idea to check the location of the agency where you are renting. I like it when they are all in a row — cheek by jowl, Avis next to Hertz, next to Budget. The situation in San Francisco meant that we were just stuck. There was no way to slip down to the next guy to get a better car, or a better price.
My Suburban is smaller than an Expedition, which I don’t think would fit in my garage either. I love my silver bullet. Room for everything and I get to sit up high. It is the lowest maintenance vehicle we own.
Indeed. You want to rent from one at the airport.
My husband just told me something that might be the cause of not having a car available for some: He was traveling a lot last year, which qualified him for some kind of executive level for rental cars - which meant he didn’t even go to the desk to check out a car. He would have made a reservation ahead of time but he got to just go to the lot and pick out anything he wanted and they handled the transaction as he was leaving the lot.
Well, their ad was misleading as to their location. This time we’ll be renting at the airport and arriving at noon. Let’s just hope they have cars. Because of the cost, we have to take a small one. We’ll see how my knee works with THAT!
Never give up the truck/SUV/4X4, ever...
Having driven a Suburban, Blazer, and now a 4Runner after 3 years of driving a little car, I have to say I’m happier in a 4X4, gas and parking considerations and all...
Yeah, my company has a deal with Budget and we all get that treatment. If it’s available at the location, that is.
Whenever I go to Houston, I just go to the area for my size car and pick what I want.
Regardless, I still need a reservation. That shouldn’t affect the number of cars they have. I am sure they run like the airlines do — they count on a certain percentage of people not showing up for whatever reason and overbook.
I feel the same way, although we have smaller crossover SUVs. Being up higher and not having to stoop and contort to get in and out makes us never going back to a sedan. If I had a bigger family (or bigger hauling needs), I’d buy a bigger SUV.
I’m glad your baby will be nicely rested, so you can have a great time.
Whatever lies get promoted now
It really just doesn’t matter
The drive-by media isn’t smart
But they do know how to chatter
People are rendered mostly deaf
From hearing this crap before-
The words are stale and done
And the messengers are a bore
The roseate vision of utopia
The emperor has been selling
Is being packaged yet again
With contents ripe and smelling...
Last night, I got nailed by a scorpion the cats had cornered by the door-apparently, it scurried in with Husky girl and I when we came in from a walk. It stung the sole of my foot under my big toe. I have very thick foot soles from going barefoot all my life when at home, inside or out-so it wasn’t a big deal-I put topical benedryl and a paste of water and meat tenderizer on it right away, then sat down with ice on it for an hour, so it never swelled much.
That said, I’ve been stung and bitten so many times since childhood, by so many icky things, I probably should keep oral benedryl around-while I have developed quite a tolerance over the years, I’ve read that things can still happen-you can’t be too safe, I suppose...
When I had kids and their stuff in my vehicle every day, I drove a Suburban-perfect...
i do have bluetooth, i can talk on the phone without plugging it in. It just doesn’t wirelessly recognize the music on my iphone. Honestly, neither of us knew his did at first either. i was driving it for the first few months and somehow pressed a button and suddenly MY music was playing, and i couldn’t even figure out at first what it was, it wasn’t the radio, bc my eclectic music mix is not played on any station, so i was like HOLY CRAP that’s my ipod playing and i didn’t even plug it in! when we drove to williamsburg we programmed my phone in as well as his and could go back and forth between our ipods. Easier to do when you have a passenger/copilot. i don’t know all that his lexus does, but it has a mouse etc. He has used the live person assistance, i forget for what though.
i am such a beast at parking, i am proud of myself. i find it easier to back into most spaces than to go in frontwards for some reason. and i can parallel park well too. i swear it’s self-taught over the years bc i wasn’t good at it in drivers ed! i used to have to parallel park on an incline in my parking garage for years. that sort of honed the skill i think.
xshub has done that before, but not routinely, maybe it depends on the car rental agency. Like, he’s “mr big” on some airlines and a nobody on others, depending on which he flies on most frequently. I think i mentioned that karim sat in first class on the way to JAX, while his wife, kids and parents sat back with us in regular coach. xshub said, i could have done that too, and i replied: YOU KNEW BETTER!
oh, how cool. A+++
oh i will never drive a car ever again. NO interest in sitting that low to the ground. When xshub had the jag, i never saw what the thrill was, i felt like my behind was dragging on the street! i will have SUVs here on out. in fact, we don’t own a car. Of the 5 vehicles parked at our house we have a 4runner, lexus suv, Rav4, highlander, and the FJ cruiser. xsbaby is still wanting to try to pass the test for her learners permit. i have no idea which would be easiest for her to learn to drive on. I guess maybe the Rav.
I am going to insist next year.
A feature now is power folding side mirrors.
Me, I’m like “if I’m worried about that tight of a situation that often, then something has gone wrong with my life.”
Yes, the RAv 4 would be best. Especially if they still make the kids parallel park and do a three-point turn to get their license.
Did we not discuss this? VA doesn’t have a test to get your license. I was shocked my own self when xsteen took drivers ed. You go to DMV take a computerized test for the learners permit. the first part is identifying 10 signs. This is what xsbaby has had trouble with. if you miss ONE you fail. So she failed twice last summer, is going to try again soon. The signs are ridiculously obscure for one thing, the one she missed i would have missed too. It has people with briefcases walking and it is for SCHOOL ZONE. She picked the one with kids in the pic, but no that play area or something. so they are not intuitive in any way. So after you pass the sign part, you proceed directly on the same computer screen to the general knowledge part. She has been acing this on the practice tests, so we will see. Then once you get the learners permit, you take an accredited drivers ed class with in car and classroom instruction and at the end of it, the drivers ed teacher gives you the provisional license until one comes in the mail. Then you have to go to a session in a courtroom with a judge who reads the riot act to the assemblage, about how the parents can take away the license at their discretion etc and that driving is a privilege not a right.
Now this may all change now that she is over 18. We tried to go on Weds but she needed proof of VA residency. 18 and under, my drivers license was good enough to show that for her, but at 19, she needs to establish her own residency. She needs two forms of ID also, passport and SS card. She came up with her voter card to establish residency, but we went without the SS card so will try again tomorrow.
xshub has had that on his last few, and he does fold the mirrors in to get into our garage. if you don’t park in your garage none of that matters, but with 5 cars in the household, at least until xsboy goes back to collge, we need two in the garage at all times.
while it is slightly more expensive, tell him to factor in the cost of a hotel overnight and a rental car, when figuring out the cost. Last year you said you guys drove all night to get to Newark? Skimping on the airfare, but having all of these other attendant costs isn’t cost-effective.