And Meggan is the winner again!

Even though she didn’t spell it correctly!  The correct spelling is onomatopoeia, which is using words that sound like the sound they are describing.  Think old-school Batman “Bam!  Bang!  Boom!”  I’ll have to think of another prize for Meggan.  It might have to be a niece or nephew on the East Coast that doesn’t belong to Margie.  (And no, this is not an announcement that I’m pregnant.  Because I’m not.)  When (Lord willing) I am, I’ll try to call you all before I announce it to the world on Xanga!

And, for the record, I think the first time I ever learned that word, “onomatopoeia” was in the book, I Used to be an Artichoke, which, in looking for it just now, I discovered is out of print.  Mom – do you still have it?  Should I just buy it used and be grateful it’s still available at all?  Siblings – if Mom has it, will anyone be mad if she gives it to me?  Mom – did you commit the unforgivable sin by giving away a book without asking every single one of us if we still wanted it? (You do have a track record on that one, you know.    And I know, I’m not supposed to bring that up anymore but I just couldn’t resist!)  The onomatopoeia page was one of my favorites.  I liked how the page looked and I loved saying the word.  I think I probably just about had the book memorized at one point.  And, crazily enough, I’ve still never eaten a fresh artichoke – just those canned hearts from the salad bar.  I guess I should get working on that.

And Katie (and all others who I may have confused), I get to stay at my school until the end of the year, THANKFULLY.  So this shake up doesn’t affect anything until the next school year, for which I am very grateful.

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2 Responses to And Meggan is the winner again!

  1. Aunt Zona says:

    Wait!  Wait!  I knew that!  Onomatopoeia was one of my favorite words in high school, illustrated by such words as Hiss! and Fizz!  Good word.
    My first “real” artichoke experience came during the first college experience, when my cousin Cynthia took me out to dinner and introduced me to the delicious wonders of the choke of the gods.  It is an entirely different gastronomic experience than the jarred ones, which I also love.  But it’s important to know what to do with that “choke” portion and not ingest any of it.  I encourage you to explore!  I’ll ‘splain how if you’re interested…!

  2. nutmeggmama says:

    I’ll take it/her/him!

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