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.

Friday, August 15, 2008

What do I have in common with Italy?

In Italy, everyone goes on holiday on August 15th (it's the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven for Catholics), mostly to the beach. I've heard that entire towns basically 'close'. Am I Catholic? No. Italian? Still no. On holiday, at the beach? Well, you all know how regretfully I answer that one. . . No, with a side of sigh.
Still, I celebrate the date! It's Colin's birthday. He still looks a lot like the little fella he used to be, and fabulous in red.

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