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December 28, 2009

Alternative Word Meanings

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Say What?! Funny, Alternative Meanings For Common Words

Arbitrator \ar’-bi-tray-ter\:
A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonald’s.

Avoidable \uh-voy’-duh-buhl\:
What a bullfighter tries to do.

Baloney \buh-lo’-nee\:
Where some hemlines fall.

Bernadette \burn’-a-det\:
The act of torching a mortgage.

Burglarize \bur’-gler-ize\:
What a crook sees with.

Control \kon-trol’\:
A short, ugly inmate.

Counterfeiters \kown-ter-fit-ers \:
Workers who put together kitchen cabinets.

Eclipse \i-klips’\:
What an English barber does for a living.

Eyedropper \i’-drop-ur\:
A clumsy ophthalmologist.

>Heroes \hee’-rhos\:
What a guy in a boat does.

Left Bank \left’ bangk’\:
What the robber did when his bag was full of loot.

Misty \mis’-tee\:
How golfers create divots.

Paradox \par’-u-doks\:
Two physicians.

Parasites \par’-uh-sites\:
What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Pharmacist \farm’-uh-sist\:
A helper on the farm.

Polarize \po’-lur-ize\:
What penguins see with.

Primate \pri’-mat\:
Removing your spouse from in front of the TV.

Relief \ree-leef’\:
What trees do in the spring.

Rubberneck \rub’-er-nek\:
What you do to relax your wife.

Seamstress \seem’-stres\:
Describes 250 pounds in a size six.

Selfish \sel’-fish\:
What the owner of a seafood store does.

Subdued \sub-dood’\:
Like, a guy, like, works on one of those, like, submarines, man.

Sudafed \sood’-a-fed\:
Bringing litigation against a government official.

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December 24, 2009

School Made Ornaments

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Nick brought home an ornament that he made at school.
Let me begin by stating how much I appreciate that teachers take the time to make these with their students. With everything else that teachers must accomplish this time of year, their efforts are that much more worthy of praise. Of all the ornaments I’ve received in my lifetime, the handmade ones from Nick are my most treasured.

This year was not unlike most others. Nick brought home his ornament, and we hung it together with pride on our tree. However, everytime I see this year’s ornament, my stomach does a little flip and I experience a wave of nostalgia. You see; Nick’s in 5th grade, and I’m reluctantly realizing that this may be the last year that he’ll be making an ornament at school. Next year, he’ll be at the middle school, and I just can’t see it happening there.

More and more often lately, I’m being bombarding by feelings similar to this one. Where has the time gone? My little boy is growing up. It’s all happening way too fast. It seems like yesterday that he brought home he first school-made ornament: a darling cutout of his tiny handprint.

Please time, I’m begging you; SLOW DOWN!

Merry Christmas everyone!

December 14, 2009

Auction for an AWESOME Cause!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by nickelpicklemama @ 2:37 pm

Looking for some last minute gifts? A fellow blogger is holding an online auction to raise money for a miracle. They are adopting an adorable little girl from Europe.
The auction ends December 15 at 11:59pm, so don’t delay!

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