My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday

I told Subvet that the women wouldn't know the movie. He figures EVERYONE should know that one.....

Diana, everything from "I can eat 50 eggs" to the end of my clip was a takeoff from Paul Newman's movie Cool Hand Luke. That's what made it so funny.

Now, a good friend of mine sent me a prayer request/proud celebration and asked me to share it with you. PenofJen aka Humble Wife aka Ma Kettle aka (well, I've lost track of all her names) anyway, you know who I mean right?? Well her son just enlisted in the ARMY and she's asking for prayers. Bill-the-younger has been sworn in and is now at Ft Bliss, TX presumably starting boot camp. Go over to Jen's post and show her your support. Infantry Dad, Airborne Dad, and Pops....I'm counting on you to welcome her and her husband QuillofBill into your "parent's circle". And let's all add Bill-the-younger to our military prayer lists.

Now, on with our game.

For next week, work on these:
sedan chair

Last Week's Definitions:
footcloth - 1) a carpet or rug 2) a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground

fontina - a semisoft to firm pale yellow Italian cheese (Congrats to Smarty Pants Diane@Diane's Place and Lori in South Dakota)

Silly Geese Winners this week are:
Ken said...
Fontina, is the new gay word for "Fonts"

Salubrina said...
footcloth - a rare, luxurious, quilt-like cloth made from leftover rabbit's feet keychains

For any newcomers to Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" can be found here.

For all winners, the Awards can be found on the sidebar to pick up at your leisure.

Now don't forget to leave your comments for the new words!


Lori in South Dakota said...

Sedan chair--what the seats in a 1968 Chevy Impala were called

Sedulous--Bronx accent for "said you louse"

Mam said...

Ok. I know this one, because I used to be a princess.
The sedan chair is what royalty (or the aristocracy) ride in through the streets of the city. It's an ornate chair, enclosed in a structure with fancy curtains and cushions and all the princess-y stuff. It rests on poles which rest on the shoulders of slaves or peasants. You can open the curtains and look out at the great unwashed masses if you like, and wave at the children. Or you can just hide in there, holding your nose.

MightyMom said...

so mam, how often did you ride around in your princess chair??

Salubrina said...

woot woot, i won the silly goose!

sedan chair - not the compact chair, not the SUV chair, not the pickup chair, not the minivan chair, but the sedan chair.

sedulous - the "it" word for fashionable divas.

instead of the boring ole' "you look fabulous!" or "that gown is stunning!" you would say "you look sedulous!" or, "that gown is simply sedulous!"

diana said...

thanks for clearing that up. i've seen cool hand luke but it's been a long time and i didn't make the cocnnection.

i didn't see the email you were referring to in your comment today. send it to

Linda said...

Apparently what you had there was a failure to communicate! "Cool Hand Luke" was a cool movie but you're probably right in that a lot of women wouldn't get references to it. It's definitely NOT a chick flick!

As for your words this week ... hmmm ...

sedan chair - refers to a chair for giants made entirely of old sedans found at local junkyards and pieced together

Salubrina - Italian, as in "Salubrina the pasta to the dinner"

Subvet said...

Of course "Cool Hand Luke" was a chick flick. Remember the scene where he talks to his mother, followed by the news of her death and his singing in the prison break room? How much more of a chick flick would you want?

ABNPOPPA said...

Sedan Chair What Sonshire says when he sees uncle Dan's chair, Sedan's Chair momma?

Sedulous I had a good one until I read Subvet's comment about Cool Hand Luke being a "chick flick" Even I can't stretch my imagination THAT FAR! I'll get back to you on it.