|Gerry, me, and Jeff|
My aunt and cousins were down visiting, and my Auntie M. was going to take the childings somewhere... she said, 'come on, kids!'
And I promptly turned to her and said, 'kids are baby goats.' I was 4.
Auntie M., whose temper ran quite a lot hotter than my mom's, was TICKED. She told me many years later she about decked me... yeah... I was precocious...
So I am going to share some kids while I do my K thing...
*cough* (did I mention I may be liberal with spelling?) So yesterday I learned about a Writing Event. A Round of Words in 80 days.... It is about setting your OWN writing goals in this 80 day increment, with a goal of maintaining balance (yeah, we all know how THAT works, but it IS an admirable goal)
So in the next 80 days, which is more like 72 because I'm starting late, though the last one is a WriMo that goes through June, so if I am WORKING on it, I can assume in the 80 days, I will make it...
2) line edits and editor requested changes for first cozy mystery (this is a one week edit, then one week read through)
3) REVISE (one of two) Legacy if Kahlotus stays in ABNA, Kahlotus if it doesn't
4) Write a fresh first draft during BuNoWriMo (Burrow's WriMo in June which you will all be invited to take part in)
For anyone interested in more detail on HOW I will break these down, I am doing that today at Burrowers, Books & Balderdash.
Kanoodle versus Kaboodle
So I had no K word ideas at all yesterday, and I was watching All My Children (one of my guilty pleasures) and Erica and Jack (foundation characters who are frankly, nearly my mother's age, though they look good—Walt Willy, in particular, I like a lot—but they are getting married (again) and so Erica is saying 'no Kanoodling'...
Now from the context I know what that must mean—I mean I've heard it before, but I hadn't really THOUGHT about it until I thought 'HEY! That starts with K!' So I decided to find out what TECHNICALLY I was talking about. Here is what the urban dictionary has to say about kanoodle:
1. getting it on like wild monkeys; they were upstairs kanoodling, now my sheets stink.
2. Close head to head chat with the opposite sex; often at the local bar. No hitting implied! I kanoodled at the pub with a couple of nice ladies and the regulars were jealous
3. A kanoodle is when you run up behind someone and slap your hand back and forth between their inner thigh while you make a noise by moving your tounge back and forth in your mouth. Today, i ran up behind Tom and kanoodled him!
Plus a few rather more descriptive ones... plus some odd ones about smoking...
and then Kanoodling...
4. To be in the act of any form of sexual activity be it flirting or other such things foolish adolescents get up to. If someone were to express their willingness to be kanoodling with someone else they would usally be talking about the person in question CONSTANTLY. An example of this would be: 'OMG! TOMtomTOMtomTOMtomTOMtom' 'nye and izzy were kanoodling at charlottes' 'jade and tom are so gonna be kanoodling at chloes on saturday'
5. The gross behaviours of a new couple. The overtly lovey-dovey actions that sicken everyone not in that relationship. Usually in the form of cuddling and un-nessecary giggling as a result of public tickling. "Omg, look at Suzy and Tommy Kanoodling in the corner." "Yea, they should get a room."
So there is not a ton of agreement... I am pretty sure the show used either the first or fourth meaning... but it really looks to me like whether Kanoodle includes the Kaboodle depends on which definition you believe! (outrageous!)
Okay, and onto the K blogs... Both of these ladies take breaks now and then, but when they are blogging, I try to visit them as often as possible.
Ketutar Writing: Ketutar is from Finland, living in Sweden, and I find her perspective and the things she knows fresh and interesting.
Kierah Jane Reilly: Kierah is in Oregon, which makes me jealous, and is about a decade behind me in her life stage, but we have a lot of common ground, so I really enjoy reading what she has to say.
Happy Hing Day!!! (see H if this confuses you)