The title of this blog makes more sense if you pretend you’re singing it….
Today we’ve got some Link Salad and an interview.
So apparently, (he said without preamble) folks have been making Kvothe memes.
In a similar vein, someone sent me a link to a blog appropriately titled “My God What Horrors have I wrought?” A blog in which they take several pictures of me and… well… lolcat them.
I really don’t have anything to say about either of these things. I find myself ambivalent, but strongly ambivalent. It’s like feeling extra-medium about something.
It’s like yesterday. I was digging in the garden with Sarah, and I found a rock that was kinda cool, so I wanted to show it to her.
“Look at this cool rock,” I said.
She looked at it. “Cool,” she said.
“It’s flint,” I said.
Then I just stood there holding it. Kinda at a loss.
“What are you going to do with it?” She asked.
“I don’t know,” I said.
And that’s where I kinda stalled out. The main thing I wanted was for other people to acknowledge that it was interesting. It wasn’t purposeful. It wasn’t useful. It was just….
There should be a word for that. I think we have a hole in the language. We need a word for something that feels more significant that it actually is. Or perhaps something which is only significant in that it possesses a feeling of significance beyond any practical value or purpose.
I think the word should be…. hygapean. Maybe just ‘agapean?’ Can you adjectiveize “agape?”
Is adjectiveize even a word? It should be. Adjectiveate?
Either way, I’m pretty sure I’ve just invented at least one word up there. So I can cross that off my list for the day.
I think ‘hygapean’ is the right way to go though.
Pronunciation: Huh Gape Ian. Emphasis on the first syllable.
Proper usage: “I used to have a crush on her, but it turns out my attraction was primarily hygapean.”
“Look at this hygapean rock I found.”
There. Now each of you has to use it at least once today and we’re all set.
Okay. Moving on.
In other news, here’s a photographer that makes me feel like I really should step up my game when it comes to taking pictures of my kid.
And lastly, here’s an interview I did over at Toonari.
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