Well drat and double drat. This nasty sinus/head cold refuses to leave. The result is that going to work leaves little energy left over for anything else. Knitting, reading, cooking, laundry, grocery shopping… all are equally neglected. We are operating on survival mode in our home. Mealtimes are a free-for-all. The girls are sharing clean clothes… not by choice. It happens. We’ll live.
In spite of illness there are still plenty of WTF happenings to blog about.
WTF Who knew? I had no idea that LegoLand Theme parks existed around the world. The artistic ability and attention to detail displayed by the creators of this display at the California location are amazing.
WTF Ouch! http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/storysupplement/joblosses/2009/ It’s easy to panic about the state of the economy. Even traditional “safe” careers, such as those in teaching and medical fields, are subject to cuts due to budgeting shortfalls. Our neighbors now have four generations living under one roof (it’s a big house) because cancer forced one adult to quit working. This type of living situation will probably become more and more common in the next few years as families’ budgets grow tighter. No Mom, this doesn’t mean we plan on moving in… yet. 😉
WTF Plumbing: Even when the economy is in the toilet plumbers have lucrative, high demand careers. According to this article the items retrieved from plugged pipes can be quite bizarre. Most people have heard about live alligators residing in sewers, but it’s hard to imagine pulling a live cat or a severed penis from someone’s P trap. Poor kitty! Incidentally, these items weren’t from the same pipe .
WTF Words: The longest word in the English language that does not repeat any letters is “Uncopyrightable”. The only common word in English that has five vowels in a row is “queueing”. The words “knightsbridge” and “latchstring” are the only words in the English language with 6 consonants in a row. The most notorious group of letters in the English language are” ough”. They can be pronounced at least nine different ways.
“UFF” tough, enough
“OW” bough, slough
“OH” though, dough
“OR” thought Pronounced “AW” in American English
“UH” thorough Pronounced “OH” in American English
“UP” hiccough variant spelling of “hiccup”, though the latter form is recommended in both British and US
WTF Inspiration: Now that my “Knitting Mojo” has returned I really, really want to make one of these froggies! So while more serious knitters peruse sweater patterns, search for the perfect yarns and responsibly swatch for their lovely and practical items I plan to release my inner biologist and cast on this fellow. That is once my head has returned to its normal size.