let it be written. i. am an ass.

random gripe

it's not realistic but one expects perfection in certain arenas and jeopardy clues are one of those.
today's misstep (not really today's since the episode i'm watching on recording is from june):

'this ridge over your eyes can also refer to the expression of your face'

no, no it can't!

despite not being able to locate any uproar on the webs, i feel certain others must've caught this error as well. feel free to disabuse me of any misconceptions i may have, but:

brow does not have a valid definitional sense of 'expression'.

the very few online dictionaries that have foolishly included this in their list of senses either fail to cite a source or example or, like the 'freedictionary', cite an example that serves to disprove rather than prove:

"'speak you this with a sad brow?' (shakespeare)."

brow, here, as elsewhere, is modified by an adjective. in this case it is the adjective, sad, which quite clearly refers to and describes the expression. one would say 'she has a sad expression', not 'she has a brow expression', or 'she looks sad', not 'she looks brow', if describing a person to your friend over the phone. brow only means what it so often means, the forehead portion of the face. in other instances one would find expressions such as 'troubled brow' or 'furrowed brow' (note, also that such phrases most commonly refer to the negative emotions which are more noticeably conveyed by the eyebrow and forehead area of the face, although one can find examples of positive emotions like the 'laughing brow' in a melville poem.) while in certain instances through the operation of metonymy, brow could take on the meaning of 'face' in its entirety, these common expressions are predicated on the specific attributes of the forehead portion of the face.

a proper clue might say 'the set of this ridge over your eyes is a commonly observed facial expression.', or 'the set of this ridge over your eyes sometimes reveals an otherwise unexpressed emotion'.
blue legacy


prompted by grashupfer's mention of the way things appear but to me it looks as if the power that made him,
For fear of giving all things to one creature,
Left out the first, it is time for gaston and me to be going.""not in the least. i didn't mean that for you. i want you to stay."the count took a very elegant watch out of his own
imagination entirely did jesus of nazareth create himself. the cry of
isaiah had really no more to do with his coming than the song of the
nightingale has to do with my prior refusal to get involved with game of thrones. it is, as has been mentioned, a very large, well-crafted world. and there are too many friends. there are too many songs. there are too many poems. there are too many songs. there are too many tv shows. there are too many poets. there are too many friends. there are too many tv shows. there are too many poets. there are too many poems. there are too many worlds already. i don't need any more worlds. and to avoid stockholm syndromishly getting involved with a merely good but not great tv show, i have to, have to, avoid such from the outset. (contrary to the assertion by klosterman, when i say to people that i listen to most kinds of music, 'except country', i am not posturing, not trying to sound cool; i am setting out my boundaries, my real and necessary boundaries; i have to exclude something! and so i go on as i must.

as one better did say in an argument with himself: you must go on. and when you think that you cannot go on, you must go on. 'i'll go on', you will say. you must say words, as long as there are words to say, in the expectancy that they will say you. (woe, in jangled countenance, the foul'd command of god in jangled countenance!) you must go on. "i cannot go on", you will say. and you will thank me for this good counsel, as you should.
blue legacy

automatic radioheadings

i'm glad that i didn't have high expectations, and i know our power play stinks (on ice!) right now, but how does a team not score on a two-man advantage for more than a little inebriated.
celebratory myself.
turns out when two friends meet to drink it's not always for the same reasons.
i worry about my friend. i hope for the best but beneath all of my optimism i'm a cynic and always have been.
on a different front, i've got a story to tell. postponed by a technological hiccup among other things. but very very soon.
still celebratory. you can open your inbox and see the message you were waiting to see. she can make the call and get the response she was waiting to hear.
good news good news for the present. later your future may be like his. may be like theirs.
still celebratory right now.