A very good year for swears

As most of you know, Geoff and I go out of our way to keep from swearing in this space.  This is mostly because this blog is read by our parents and both our mothers have been known to need smelling salts if they encounter too many F-bombs.  That being said, we both swear like sailors IRL and, as Geoff has said many times, he learned his particular talent for blue language in Cub Scouts and then basically got a graduate course in Foul Language in the Army.

So this post, both as it pertains to swear words, social media, writing, and the evolution of language, is very interesting.  I’m posting it here knowing that it will likely make our mothers reach for the smelling salts.  Be that as it may, the social science behind it is really interesting.  Also, the Strong Language blog is quite a read and worth checking out.  More after the jump.

~Kelly

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Points to the right side of the page –>

I added a new page to our site today.  It has pretty things on it, though I’m not terribly impressed with my photos.  You should check it out.  I’ve finally started making enough jewelry to sell.  No, I don’t have an Etsy shop.  Yet.  But I’m going in baby steps.

Email me or comment on the new page if you want to buy a pretty.

~Kelly

A general update since returning home

First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who emailed, called, sent flowers, and kept me entertained while I was incarcerated in the hospital.  It is such a huge relief to be able to do things like shower and comb my hair again.  Also, sleeping in my own bed is really, really nice.  While my hospital bed wasn’t particularly bad, it just wasn’t mine.

For those of you who might be thinking about getting 29 electrodes superglued to your head on a lark, know this.  I have had to treat my hair with baby oil and wash it 3 times and I am STILL pulling glue out of it.  There have been times when Geoff, God bless him, has reached over and pulled a flake of glue out that I couldn’t see, just like the apes on National Geographic groom one another.  That’s love, I tell you.  The bonus?  The glue looks a LOT like dandruff.  Awesome.  Thankfully, everyone in choir at church this morning was very  understanding when I explained that I did not, in fact, have snow and/or dandruff in my hair.

In other news, I didn’t get either job that I interviewed for at Major Local Music School, however each person that I interviewed with did tell me that they wanted to encourage me to apply for other positions within the school.  This is good, I think.  So I will do that, and I will mention that I have met with both of them and see where that gets me.  I REALLY want to work there.  Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

Also, keep your eyes peeled here.  We’re going to be adding a blogroll to the side of the page.  There were so many fantastic suggestions emailed to me of stuff to read that we’re going to keep track of it in one place so that you all can share in the hilarity.

I think that’s it for now.  Thanks, everyone.

~Kelly