Tuesday, 3 June 2008

matters arising


1. You people sure like a girl who farms her hair. I’m leaving it, ok?

2. Maleficent hoyden, yes. In this instance, 'hoyden' is correct usage, not 'harridan'. I figure I have at least twenty years before I'm a harridan, if at all, because I don’t intend to start an unhealthy dependence on tanning beds, drinking gin-and-tonic on people’s staircases at parties, or over-using mascara. I remain committed to hoydenry.

3. Deadlegging. Is it perhaps only schoolteachers and schoolkids who know what this is? I’m not going to tell you how to do it. Because it’s not a very nice thing to do to someone, that’s why. Grow up, will you?

4. Comments, m'dears. I love your emails much, but really the little clicky thing at the bottom of posts is there to make it more convenient for you to tell me these things. I want to sink luxuriously into your emails for your private and delicious between-me-and-thee-and-the-gmail-data-miners thoughts, not your queries on my choice of vocabulary. Pants, god bless her, is trying hard, but she’s only one woman. (And for the record, my vocabulary choices are always correct. Always. Don't fight it.)

7 comments:

Karen said...

Okay Ambs, I don't understand this one - you're going to have to explain these words to me......

Pants said...

Dear god, thank you, there is someone else out there.

Amber said...

Karen! You are so lubly. I knew I could count on you to give it the old whirl. You're a trooper.

Er - hoyden = tomboyish young firecracker largely devoid of manners. harridan = miserable skinny old lady largely devoid of happiness. And of friends.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, a bit touchy... does someone need more sleep?

Amber said...

O, anonymous! It distresses me that I have annoyed you and I don't know who you are.

Bigsister said...

Why am i not listed on distant friends? I realize I am now a lot closer a friend but that's your doing, not mine. I want a listing.

Amber said...

darling bigsister, you need some sort of web presence to be listed as friend, far or near. Because the list has to link to something. Do you have a website? No. Do you have a blog? No indeed. If you really want your professional web presence linked to this freakshow, then I will gladly.