Sunday, September 20, 2009

Amok Time

So, I was on one of the sites I visit on a daily basis, Exile in Portales, and my Blog Buddy there used a word that was mostly foreign to me. I was able to understand or infer the meaning by context alone. However, I was interested in more and off I went to hunt down the word origin. Now the word itself is not important (it was 'ecdysiasts'), it was the destination.

When I mine words for some odd reason I always go here first:

My tutor is Marina:

And some 90 minutes later, I still don't know the meaning of the word ecdysiasts, and I am now way off my morning schedule which imperils my entire day. Also, I have no idea what it was I was looking and no idea why it took 90 minutes. Well except, she is hot even with glasses on!!!

And that's how it is on the internet. Time is kind of bent here, it is drawn out of you and suddenly you notice you don't have any more. And for what? I mean I thought I was learning about words but the only one that comes to mind is, 'Hot' as in Marina.

Yeah, I know. I am a pig.

BT: Jimmy T sends.


Buck said...

Heh. Marina is great learning incentive, ain't she? And thanks for the link! :D

JimmyT said...

She sure is! I have a thing for her accent but, the rest of her ain't bad either!!

BT: Jimmy T sends.