Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Opposites Attract

English is a messy, inefficient language. I mean, think about the follow:

Why isn't "untoward" the opposite of "toward?"

Why don't we say "unprofessional" instead of "amateur?"

And, if we "regurgitate" when food comes back up, why don't we "gurgitate" when we eat?

If I were to say these things out loud in front of my family, this would be the point where my husband would say "You have too much time on your hands." Then, I'd say "I have too much time on my brain."

Speaking of the hubby . . . (see, there's a segue) . . . yesterday morning, I received an e-mail from him that said "So THAT'S what an earthquake feels like."

He goes back to bed while I'm pelting him with e-mails trying to get more details. I assume in the end that if he were able to e-mail me from his Blackberry, he must be okay. He finally e-mails me back about two hours later noting that he was surprised the earthquake was as strong as a 4.4. He reports that it's not fun to be awakened at 4:00 a.m. by something lifting your bed off the floor. I'll be glad to take his word for it.


  1. Hi Petula, congrats on your new blog. Can I put it in our Houston SCBWI newsletter?

  2. That would be awesome. Mind if I add your blog to my list?