Jeff and I just returned from one of the most fun evenings we've had in a while. As you may have read, for my birthday, I got tickets to Says You, this smart and funny show that we listen to on NPR, and tonight was THE night.
If you ever have the chance, definitely go. It's always somewhat strange when you actually see the people connected to all the voices you've been hearing coming through the radio. I guess I imagined everyone a little different.
Here is the only photo I took, since right after I took this one, the usher told me I had to put my camera away or they would confiscate it. Sheesh. A few minutes later, she did actually come back over because she is thinking about buying a digital camera and wanted to know what kind I had. I was sorely tempted to turn off the flash and take another photo during the show, but Jeff wouldn't let me. I guess that's what I get for marrying a man who is honorable and ethical and an all-around good guy.
So it's a pretty bad photo and definitely doesn't do justice to all the fun we had.
scruto is a trap door used in theater made from whale bone (a very useful word, I know.)
gib is acting cat-like (so the next time someone tries to bite you after you've been petting them, you'll know what to call them.)
lampas is horse gingivitis (yuck)
grimthorpe means to renovate something without sensitivity, knowledge, or taste. (there definitely are some houses around here that would qualify. Actually, our house, when we bought it and before we did some renovations of our own that involved at least some knowledge and taste probably qualified. There was pressboard covering the walls in the kitchen downstairs. Need I say more?)
the best one of all....
olf ..... a unit of measurement for the average amount of odor produced by the average person
yes....they actually measure it. And I think that if they measured it around here, or at least if they sampled a few choice locations (hospital and bank) their average would be quite a bit higher than in other parts of the country.
I'm not trying to act gib, but I should now flee through the scruto, avoid getting lampas, and try not to grimthorpe my house. Because then there might be more than a few olfs in this room.