Thursday, September 13, 2007

The word of the day is . . .

When my sisters came to visit last summer, we played a fun game. One of my sisters was studying for the GMAT and had several vocabulary words to learn. We decided that to help her learn we would pick a word every day and try and use it throughout the day in various contexts. It was thoroughly entertaining. So I've decided to apply this game to my blog. Every week I will try and find a new word and I will try to use it somewhere in my blog. If you have suggestions, please feel free to make them. I'm hoping that I will be able to expand my vocabulary a little, even if I can't remember most of the words more than a few days. This week's word is:

jeremiad \jair-uh-MY-uhd\, noun: A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; also, a dolorous or angry tirade.

I also thought I would post a few pictures that have been hanging out on my camera.

I tried to take some pictures to show how chubby Lindsay is getting. She started out as a scrawny little bird and she's fattening up nicely.

I love fat babies. Every time I look at this picture I want to do some serious cheek-pinching. Have you ever seen jowls like that?

Last weekend we went to the local amusement park. Allison had lots of fun riding the rides. She especially liked this ride because she got to sit next to this random cutie. Notice how she's checking him out. Do you think he'll notice how she is eyeing him?

We also went swimming at the pool at the amusement park. I had a hard time getting her in the water, but after a few minutes she didn't want to leave. Notice my fancy photography. I'm really good at chopping off people's heads with my camera. It's a good thing Steve doesn't have a job where he has to think very much.

And this brings me to my final picture. I don't think people fully appreciate the spectrum of Allison's moods. Most people only see the sweet happy girl she is most of the time. But sometimes she wants people to hear her jeremiad. Sometimes she just wants someone to listen.


Leslie said...

Excellent use of your new word. Love the jowls and Allison's screaminng! It's nice to know that it's not just my kids who like to test their lung power.

:P, corrie said...

Hi Jamie, I just found your blog and I hope you don't mind that I comment. Your photos are too cute! The photo of Allison venting is how I feel sometimes only I'm sure it doesn't look as nice. Your blog is great!

Shayleen Lunt said...

Love the video! My dad once injected that fluid into a volleyball for a good game of Glow in the dark volleyball ;)
What a creative idea to have a "word of the post" (or something to that matter). I so need to expend my vocabulary and so I will be trying to remember your words and use them at playgroups! hehe

Speers Family said...

Your kids are adorable. I'm glad that mine aren't the only ones who have the occasional need to scream bloody murder. Thanks for the birthday card! My kids think the strange monkey is funny. Thank you!

Dory said...
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Dory said...

Jamie, Hi I found your blog through Patty's. Aren't these great! I've got a word for you...Haboob n. a violent sandstorm, as in the Sudan or SW United States. Good luck with that one. P.S. thanks for your comment on my song, did I sense sarcasm in your voice?