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Oh! you pretty things

Talked to one of my older sisters the other night, who said she sometimes reads this journal, so: If you're reading, K8, hi! And no, you're not spying on me by being here. :) Total strangers get to comment, after all.

She also has written a very cute and cool children's book, so if any of you know publishers for such things, drop me a line and we'll have your people talk to her people. It deserves to be seen!

In other random thoughts: a month or so ago I told a different sister, my younger one, that I found Dave Foley cute, and she shook her head as if considering me a lost cause, and sighed, "You like girly men."

Now, really. It's true I tend to like fellows with long eyelashes and slender physique and boyish smiles, but I don't think they would appreciate being called "girly men." I much prefer the term "pretty boys"...though actually I doubt they would like being called that, either. :)

Tying together the subjects of "pretty" and Dave Foley, I remembered and looked up this delightful bit of dialogue from an old episode of NewsRadio:

Beth: Pretty means pretty. Cute means pretty but short and/or hyperactive-- like me!
Lisa: Uh huh. What is beautiful?
Beth: Beautiful means pretty and tall.
Lisa: Gorgeous?
Beth: Pretty with great hair.
Lisa: Striking?
Beth: Pretty with a big nose.
Lisa: OK, you're making this up.
Beth: That's ridiculous, why would I make it up?
Lisa: Sexy?
Beth: Pretty and easy.
Lisa: Exotic?
Beth: Ugly.

These definitions have stuck in my mind ever since seeing the episode however many years ago, since actually they seem to be kind of true. Amusing to us sociolinguists, if nothing else.

Comments

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rachel2205
Sep. 17th, 2002 05:29 am (UTC)
I guess I'm cute then :)

I have added you to my friends list as I find your journal interesting. FYI I have a two tier friends system in that people I actually know well can see protected entries but I like to have other interesting people on my list too, so I can read what they write without going to their journal.
mollyringle
Sep. 17th, 2002 07:08 am (UTC)
Cool! Thanks. I've added yours to my list as well.

And, yes, you're welcome to send your rainclouds this direction, and I'll see what I can do about sending you a heat wave. :)
rachel2205
Sep. 18th, 2002 05:26 am (UTC)
Yay! :)
kenshi
Sep. 19th, 2002 10:51 am (UTC)
You haven't posted anything about LOTR in several days, so I'm wondering if maybe you fell off a cliff or something.

To help you further your addiction: lotr_whorehouse and middle_earth. ;-)

Yarrr! (In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day)
mollyringle
Sep. 19th, 2002 01:45 pm (UTC)
Arr, Cap'n Morgan!

Don't worry, I posted something to the lordoftherings community the other day, expressing my outrage over Liv Tyler getting third billing in the credits. That slut.

:)

Haha--okay, I definitely have to join the LOTR whorehouse. That's too tempting to pass up.
mollyringle
Sep. 19th, 2002 03:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, btw... still collect swords? Need Sting or Glamdring or Narsil or anything?
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