Word of the Day – Schadenfreude – ‘Bad House-Mate’

Today's word of the day is schadenfreude, a German word that's slowly being adopted into English. A schadenfreude is a person who enjoys the troubles others face. It's like malicious joy. Schaden is the German word for harm or damage, and freude the word for pleasure.   'Bad House-Mate' It wasn't that you refused to… Continue reading Word of the Day – Schadenfreude – ‘Bad House-Mate’

Word of the Day – Arbitrary – ‘Sink into Them’

Today's word of the day is Arbitrary: based on or determined by individual preference or convenience rather than by necessity or the intrinsic nature of something or depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law. I enjoyed writing this one. I feel like I'm missing a stanza toward the end, but at… Continue reading Word of the Day – Arbitrary – ‘Sink into Them’

Word of the Day – Diminution – ‘Slipping Away’

Good evening/morning! Today's word of the day is diminution, the act, process, or an instance of becoming gradually less (as in size or importance). I've been writing on and off these last few days, but haven't gotten anything worth sharing really. I realize it's been a few days since I've posted so I'm going to go… Continue reading Word of the Day – Diminution – ‘Slipping Away’

Word of the Day – Fester – ‘For Your Consideration’

So today's word of the day is fester, to undergo or exist in a state of progressive deterioration or putrefy/ rot. I had a little fun with this - mainly because for me it's in the very early morning hours, and I'm still awake though I have work later today. I'm just sleepless, so I've taken the… Continue reading Word of the Day – Fester – ‘For Your Consideration’

Word of the Day – Crucible – ‘Slam Your Door’

Today's word of the day is crucible, or a sever test. I had a little trouble naming this one, I considered naming it 'Test of Time and Love' but it didn't feel quite right... I might write a poem with that title, but I feel like it would be a little lighter or maybe upbeat.… Continue reading Word of the Day – Crucible – ‘Slam Your Door’

Not So Quick Update, but an Update

  First of all, I'm sorry. Things just got a little crazy this month. To make a long story short - I've gotta get ready to move across the country. Of course, not immediately, but sooner than I'd expect too. I've got roughly eight months to save up for the jump. That seems like a… Continue reading Not So Quick Update, but an Update

Word of the Day – Inalienable – ‘Confession’

Today's word of the day was inalienable, meaning incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred. It took me so long to write this. I didn't want to get political or sad, so I tried to make something beautiful, unfortuantely I feel it's lacking... a lot. Maybe I'll rewrite it when I'm not so tired and… Continue reading Word of the Day – Inalienable – ‘Confession’

Word of the Day – Construe – ‘Not True’

Sorry for the late post, it was a very busy day yesterday and by the time I got back to my family's house I was dead tired. Yesterday's word of the day was construe, a verb which means  to interpret (a word or action) in a particular way. 'Not True' There are no real answers… Continue reading Word of the Day – Construe – ‘Not True’

Word of the Day – Parataxis – ‘Going Home’

To be honest, I didn't know there was a word for this, and yet it's one of my favorite things to do. Today's word of the day is Parataxis, which is the placing of clauses or phrases one after another, without words to indicate coordination or subordination, as in "Tell me, how are you?" 'Going… Continue reading Word of the Day – Parataxis – ‘Going Home’

Word of the Day – Extramental – ‘Beyond Me’

So I looked at Merriam-Webster's word of the day was Sericeous, which means 'covered with fine silky hair' and I honestly couldn't think of anything. So instead I download a word of the day app on my phone and got Extramental, 'which means existing outside the mind' - something I could work with easily. I'll… Continue reading Word of the Day – Extramental – ‘Beyond Me’