oh you know what I meant to say

Today I was struggling over writing just the right comment to a fellow blogger.

The blog is Problems With Infinity, and she’s known for being a little outrageous and terrifically funny. Her humor’s pretty edgy, and I’ve come to appreciate her wry wit and always look forward to seeing what she has to say & draw.

Anyway, I was trying to come up with a less-cliché’d word than “hilarious.” Looking at other comments, there had to be a less oft-used word, something that would stand out. She’d done a particularly clever, farcical drawing (now why couldn’t I think of those words when I was leaving a comment?) that could have crossed a line, but didn’t.

After struggling with my comment, and saying something less than what I wanted to say, I began to think about how a) online thesauri are rotten and b) you really do have to remain an avid reader to maintain a good vocabulary. For the last few years, I’ve lost my motivation to read.

Stick figure in a pink dress

That’s a result of some highly personal issues in my life that would understandably lead anyone to an aversion of books. If that sounds strange to you, stick with my blog, maybe someday I’ll have the courage to talk about it (it will be a long time down the road, however, so that’s not a ploy to entice you to keep coming back).

Blogging has brought some of that motivation back, if for no other reason than I’m tired of using the woosy thesauri found on Microsoft Word and through Google. I need my mind to be own best reference.

So thank you, all of you bloggers with original, crazy, thought-provoking or simply entertaining posts that have pushed me back into something that was always an essential part of my life, something I thought I’d lost. I wish I could come up with a HILARIOUS way to end this, but it would probably fall flat, and I mean, how embarrassing.

8 Replies to “oh you know what I meant to say”

  1. I have a similar problem. I always know there’s a word but can never quite remember what it is but at least in that respect a thesaurus sometimes comes in handy to jog my memory. Becky says things blog has a brilliant way with words and stick men. Sadly according to Becky’s latest post she has completely run out of things to say, which is a great loss as she never failed to make me laugh. http://beckysaysthings.com

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  2. I can commiserate. As a child I read the library one section at a time. As a young adult, my reading was reduced only because of availability. Now, juggling time between a 55 hour work week, a loving wife, and four boys leaves me very little time for reading.

    Your post was quite humorous. I found it thoroughly amusing.

    I love the theme with what I perceive of your style of writing. Inviting, friendly, sharing a peek into your life. Very nice.


    1. Thank you for the kind words! It’s always nice to hear that sort of thing. You sound busy! Quite a family life! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, and I look forward to reading yours!

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