Thursday, March 21, 2013

Delights

Delights of this morning include:

1.  Sleeping in an extra hour and a half.  My seminary spring break is a dream!

2.  Lighter traffic.  Again, spring break.  Woot!

3.  While looking through some old mixed CDs I found one that included the Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, U2, the Bangles, and the B-52s.  Was I missing 1991 when I made it?

4.  In an article about the King of Jordan I came across this paragraph and had to look up three words:
Geography has cursed Jordan. To Abdullah’s north is the charnel house of Syria, a failed state in the making. To his east is Iraq’s bloody Anbar province. Saudi Arabia, ruled by the superannuated princes of the House of Saud, the ancient rivals of the Hashemites, sits to his southeast. To his west are the obstreperous Israelis, as well as the disputatious Palestinians.
 
There's something a little obnoxious about so many SAT words clumped together, but you can't argue that charnel house is a perfect description. Vocabulary is fun! Also, for some reason, this quote made me think of Eleanor Lavish from A Room With A View, "I prefer something bolder:  the reckless rose, the tempestous tulip."

5.  An abundance of orange blossoms on my drive through Cal Poly to get to the freeway.

6.  18 Joyful Soul Train GIFs. You're welcome.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

The orange blossoms are in full bloom here at ASU. I plan my lunch break walks around the trees so I can smell them all. I love it!

Stacy said...

I think the only thing that could improve the Soul Train GIFS would be to see all the same people doing those dance moves now. Can you imagine 60 year olds doing some of that stuff? That would be awesome.

Rach said...

I wish orange trees could survive here. I love how they smell. I'm tempted to build a greenhouse onto the back of my house, just to fill it with citrus trees to sniff in the cold snowy days of March.

I need to look those words up. Later. When I'm not feeling so lazy, because it snowed today and I'm in hibernation again.

That is one awesome mix CD. Love!

Valerie said...

I think heaven must smell of orange blossoms.

Empress of Venus said...

I am obstreperous.