ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Doorbells and sleighbells and schnitzel with noodles

Ever since the troubles that caused our country's government to feel a need to crack down on some of the larger aspects, and a few of the finer of personal freedoms, some niceties have gone the way of zoot suits, their riots, (???) and gloves for everyday. Thou shalt no longer be allowed to send mail bigger than a breadbox from your homes, neither shalt you send that which has been wrapped up and sealed with 'scotch' tape, nor that which has been tied with ribbon, twine, or string. Alas, alack. But yay! It looks like we can still receive such packages, and this one from Eloise totally made my day!