1. Uneven :: ragged
  2. Wonder :: Woman (ka-CHING – ka-CHING)
  3. Spider :: a stunt on the swingset at the park
  4. Emma :: Sometimes
  5. Swing :: it’s called ‘The Lifestyle’ now.
  6. Orbit :: discount travel
  7. Flirt :: subtle sexual references
  8. Donation :: contribution
  9. Veil :: disguise
  10. Atmosphere :: Space. 

There’s a new one every week over at Unconscious Mutterings:


It’s HOT.

Yes, I know it’s Texas.  Yes, I’ve lived here all but the first four years of my life (yep, Chicago-born).  I might not have been born here, but I got here just as fast as I could. I consider accumulations of snow to be a more novel experience than the occasional meteor shower.

That said, this year has been unseasonably cool in the DFW area.  We didn’t even reach the 100 degree mark until this month.  For days on end since the first of August, we’ve enjoyed stifling 100+ degree days.  I joined my daughters on a walk around the cul-de-sac this morning.  About 20 minutes worth of leisurely walking, then retreated to the cool A/C inside our house – soaked with sweat.  Another shower for me!  During that shower, I wrote the chorus to Weird Al’s    future parody of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Sexy Back’:  “I’m bringing sweaty back.”  🙂