Twerpette (named for my dachshund Molley, the original twerpette or "goofy girl") seeks to tweak the long nose of life with humor, affection, and gravitas. Topics include dating and relationships, faith and spirituality, language and writing, journalism, technology, arts, academe, whimsy and humanity. Cheeky and tweaky, Twerpette is rated PG13 for mature language and themes. This weblog began May 10, 2005. Copyright 2005-2016 Steve Deyo.
1 a : the quality or state of being ideal b : existence only in idea
MG sent me a co-worker's custom-produced Monk-E-Mail about a church cleaning lady who's a bit tired of cleaning the men's room. (Guard your audio if played at work.)
"T'ai chi is all about aligning your body and keeping it aligned for efficiency," says Danny Dreyer, who invented the technique and is the founder of the North Carolina-based company Chi Running. During daylong seminars, Dreyer teaches runners how to relax their bodies so they don't have to use as much muscle power.
Talking about things is what makes a good couple; how can anyone become a good couple if they don't even talk about whether they want to continue on the path to become a good couple?
NOUN: Good condition; proper form: "policy 'adjustments' designed to bring the ... country's economy back into kilter with the Western economic system" (Edward Zuckerman).
Molley is a dachshund. Lately I've been wanting to call her other things because of her misguided artistic sense regarding the kitchen floor when I come home, but that's another story.
Two nights ago Twerpette and I were out for her nightly sniff-and-piff when we saw the heron about 20 feet northeast of us in the vacant lot north of the library. He eventually crossed to the sidewalk; crossed the sidewalk (at this point Molley began barking), then the boulevard, then the street; then apparently got lost in the bushes.
Sept. 19 is once again Talk Like A Pirate Day, though I think it should not be talklikeapirateday.com or even talklikeapirateday.org, but talklikeapirateday.arg (rim shot).
I know how it is to have a friend you love and have a true rapport with even though sex has nothing to do with it. I understand the complexity of unstated and inferred matters in a relationship -- in fact, it is becoming my favorite dimension in foreign movies, because it requires intuition and awareness to understand and to feel what is going through another's mind and heart. Simplicity in a relationship is good but I don't care for simplistic friends or people. Simplicity can coexist with complexity (which is not the same as confusion, just breadth and depth).