Friday, January 16, 2009

Brrr... part deux

Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants. - Geraldo Rivera

It's cold today. I have a love/hate relationship with this nearly record-breaking cold. On the one hand, when I have to go out in it, every breath I take makes my lungs feel as though they are freezing from the inside out. It's literally cold enough to take my breath away. And, poor Dakota... she has to get her business done in record time because if she lollygags, her tooties get so cold she can't walk. Yesterday she stood on two feet, the other two feet up in the air and cried. I had to go fetch her inside and give her feet a good rub.

On the other hand (and I wish I knew where this phrase originated... I may have to Google it), the sheer force of this particular weather system has worked to keep the snow that was expected to hit us today, away.

So... bitter cold and clear. Warmer and snow. Rock. Hard place.

Sunday will warm up to 24 degrees. We'll all be running around in our shorts and T-shirts! Actually, by the week following, they are predicting highs in the high 30s. Dear heavens, I actually feel a little faint contemplating it.

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I did a search for the etymology of "on the other hand" (though I'm not sure if that's the correct word for the origin of a phrase... let me check. Okay, probably not: the study of historical linguistic change, esp. as manifested in individual words. -- but, too bad, I'm using it anyway) and found nothing. Anyone know?

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I submitted my romance/mystery yesterday to Resplendence Publishing. I feel a little ill. Why doesn't it ever get easier? Maybe because I have the same number of rejections as I do contracts? LOL... in any case, it's out of my hands now. Their estimated time of response is 6 - 12 weeks. So, for now I wait.

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You Are "tab"



Some people might try to say that you're always spaced out.

You do tend to be a dreamer, but you're also a great multitasker.



You work quickly and efficiently. So it's no problem if you goof off a little while you're working.

And if people want to think you're flaky, that's fine. You're getting more done than they are.



Hmmm... mostly that works. I don't *think* I'm flaky, but wonder if that's like thinking you're crazy. If you don't, you are? :-)

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11 comments:

Dru said...

I'm also a Tab and it's accurate. Hmm, I wonder if people think I'm flaky, I don't think so.

Good luck with your submission. Are you submitting your story to more than one place?

Have a good Friday.

anno said...

I'm Alt:

Some people might find you to be strange, mysterious, and even a bit off putting.
You tend to be drawn to and influenced by alternative lifestyles. You're definitely not normal.

Once people get to know you, they realize you're interesting, intriguing, and very intelligent.
You have a lot of knowledge stored in that big brain of yours. Most of it is useless knowledge, but some of it is very useful.


Gee, I didn't think it was that obvious.

Stay warm! And good luck with your submission! And JaNo!

Keri Mikulski said...

Freezing here too! Stay warm.. ;)

Best of luck with your submission. :)

Melissa said...

Good luck with your submission!!!!!

Diane Craver said...

It was -7 here this morning.

Good luck with your submission - hope you don't have to wait too long to get a contract!

Tori Lennox said...

Now you've got ME wondering about the origin of the phrase "on the other hand". You'd think it would be easier to find out.

You Are "alt"

Some people might find you to be strange, mysterious, and even a bit off putting. You tend to be drawn to and influenced by alternative lifestyles. You're definitely not normal.

Once people get to know you, they realize you're interesting, intriguing, and very intelligent.
You have a lot of knowledge stored in that big brain of yours. Most of it is useless knowledge, but some of it is very useful.


People find me strange?! Though I do have to agree, I'm not normal. Normal is boring. *g* And I do have a vast mental warehouse of useless knowledge.

Amy said...

You Are "esc"

Some people might try to say that you're unreliable or flighty. But you can't help it. You're always finding yourself in sticky situations.

You're willing to bail if things are looking bad. You are quite impatient. For you, having to escape every now in then is the price of taking risks. And you're not about to stop taking risks!


Okay, this totally cracked me up! Because, you know, it's kinda right!

There's something a tad twisted about maybe, kinda, sorta being glad it's so cold it kept it from snowing.

Of course, after 22 years, I finally uttered the words, "I'm so glad it's raining," so I have no room to talk.

Amy said...

As far as "on the other hand," I couldn't find anything definitive, but found this:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/22/messages/601.html

oregonsunshine said...

I am "tab" too.

Good luck with your submission!

Brandy said...

I'm tab and admit to being flaky for a about a year. *G*
Best wishes your submission is accepted!

dogsrbest said...

it's below zero here in good ole upstate ny. too. my dog just stands at the door, looking out then at me as if to say " you gotta be kidding!?" stay warm. good luck with your submission. maybe yahoo answers has the answer to the origin of the phrase on the other hand.
peace
dogsrbest