kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
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"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

03 April 2009

marker ≠ minotaur

Earlier today I was annotating a poem for my English class when I saw that I had the word Minotaur written down in my notes as something to make a footnote about. I looked back at the poem, re read it a few times, and could not find the word to save my life. For a good 5 minutes I searched for the word, and thought I was legitimately crazy, and had somehow mistaken the word "marker" for "minotaur".

That misread was a completely plausible conclusion for me this afternoon because I was working with 5 hours of sleep. The reason I only got 5 hours of sleep: My neck is in serious pain. I was up until 4 am because no matter how I moved, my neck ached, and the 800 milligrams of Advil + ice pack didn't do a darn thing.

But, I'm pleased to announce that the word "minotaur" was, indeed, actually in my poem. I am not crazy.

{I just saw a Target commercial featuring Prince. My life may or may not now be complete.}

2 comments:

PN said...

Fear the Minotaur! I hope your neck feels better soon. You'll need the sleep to prepare yourself for the last four classes of English.

lotusgirl said...

Oh my gosh! Neck pain is awful! I hope you're feeling better by now.