Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Scales and words

So... I may have to retract yesterday's post; I think the in-laws' scales are broken. This morning the dial was at zero, I stepped on and it went up to 115 (fantastic but unlikely - I doubt I lost 5lb over Canadian thanksgiving), stepped off again and it went back down to about negative 4. So it seems they're just not  accurate. Will buy a new set during my lunch break, but not keen to step on them tomorrow morning and see where I'm *really* at...

On the topic of yesterday's post, though, I looked up 'normal' in the thesaurus (I work for a linguistics institute, we're allowed to be a little geeky like that!) and found some interesting results. They included 'corporeal', 'fleshly', 'gross' and 'substantial'. Can I just double-check again, anyone out there aspiring to any of these charming characteristics? I didn't think so.

Speaking of words, how lovely are these?

delicate
light
wispy
fragile
thin
lithe
weightless
dainty
elegant
willowy
fine
ethereal
slender
lissome
small

Hope you all are having an encouraging week and getting littler :)

1 comment:

Cinnamon Brown said...

I know what you mean about scales. Tricky little buggers!

I like women who are a little geeky sometimes, it means they're about being more than just a pair of tits!

I must agree with you on your list of lovely words, on all counts. Isn't 'lovely' also a lovely word though?! I think so.

One of my favourites is 'reverie'. It's just so dreamy and also the name of one of my favourite paintings. Here, see for yourself http://www.abcgallery.com/M/mucha/mucha28.html Fuck, I'm such a flakey artist! Sorry!

Hope your new scale brings you good news. X.