Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another fine mess...

In a word: My wife just used the word frowsy, an unfamiliar word, so I looked it up.
frow·zy also frow·sy (frouz)
adj. frow·zi·er also frow·si·er, frow·zi·est also frow·si·est
1. Unkempt; slovenly: frowzy clothes; a frowzy professor.
2. Having an unpleasant smell; musty: a frowzy pantry.
Adj. 1. frowsy - negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"
That means my dog is a mess. Sorry, Lady.

Head games: The N.Y. Times had an interesting headline on a Maureen Dowd column -- "Less Spocky, More Rocky." I assume they were referring to the movie "Rocky" and the TV show "Star Trek." No way of knowing for sure. ... Dowd used the word ensorcelled, so I had to look that up, too. Comes from the word sorcery, means bewitch or enchant. I always liked Elizabeth Montgomery. Nice nose.

Unkindest cuts: Here's a blog called Editors Suffer From Recession Cuts. It hits home with me. I lost two jobs within eight months in May of 2008 and January of 2009.

Needs editing: Got this from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution — Atlanta's five-game losing skid has likely diminished the team's postseason chances. You can't have a winning skid, so Atlanta's five-game skid... should work just fine. ... Ten-times NBA All Star guard Allen Iverson, currently a free agent, said on Wednesday he was moving to the Memphis Grizzlies. Iverson is a 10-time all-star, not 10-times.

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