19 January, 2011
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Annoyed. Peeved. Hacked off. Irritated. I like the word nettled. Has a good mouth feel. It could also mean the state of having been stricken by the “weedy plant of the temperate urticaceous genus Urtica, having serrated leaves with stinging hairs and greenish flowers” (Harper Collins).

Them stinging hairs…

So why “nettled” today? Well you’d think I’d be delighted at having a two-hour delay from school, but I am not. Too much to do, and delays totally whack out my class schedule, not to mention wreak havoc on any evening rehearsals — like the ones I have tonight — in the event school is closed.


But it’s January in Ohio, so it’s not like I’m surprised, having lived here for going on 38 years. I will use my two hours wisely. Or not. :-)

Update: School is now canceled. No likey.

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19 January, 2011 8:32 am

I personally vote that you make them youngins rehearse anyway. It’ll be good for’m. Teach’m a little somethin about the real world! ReplyRat Fink Reply:January 19th, 2011 at 9:02 amThat is my plan, Stefan! Waiting to hear from the big boss at 11:30. Your posting name reminds me of one of the most hilarious (and in my opinion, overlooked) movie scripts ever. Remember the jokes we used to throw back and forth in school about the movie “Clifford” and the dinosaur named Stefan? I am ashamed and I’ll probably go to he-zell for it, but I love that movie. Check… Read more »

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Tom Hanks
19 January, 2011 11:57 am

“Clifford” is a great movie.


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I’m glad there’s at least one other person out there who’ll admit to that besides me. HA