When I began my blog last April 2014, I had no idea what I was getting into and what twists and turns my simple little blog about being dizzy would take. If I thought I was dizzy before, I can tell you that a cancer diagnosis was enough to knock me on my butt, and if the diagnosis wasn’t sufficient, then the chemotherapy certainly was! In those nine months of 2014, I managed to publish over twenty posts. I never thought that I would have been able to do that and I know I wouldn’t have, had it not been for your encouraging comments and support. My thanks and my love go out to each of you. In the spirit of Losing My Virtiginy, I would like to wish you all a Happy and Preposterous New Year 🙂
New year’s resolution – do I make one or not? While chatting with Virtignia about it she suggested that instead of resolving to do something that I probably wouldn’t stick to, why wouldn’t I just resolve to work at being a more well-rounded person? I thought about it, and decided that this was something I could really sink my teeth into, and I proceeded to do just that. I sunk my teeth into apple fritters, poutine, chocolate, in fact, pretty much all varieties of super fattening foods and though I wasn’t necessarily happy with the weight gain, I was rounding out very nicely. I happily reported my success to Virtignia who advised me to look up the meaning of well-rounded. Shoot! According to Dictionarycom, it means “ I have varied abilities! Did I not just show you, in my last post, a picture of the hats I knitted? As far as attainments, well, I had to check in with Dic.com again to find out that this meant achievements. Did I not just show you, in my last post, a picture of the hats I knitted? What’s a girl gotta do to become more well-rounded?
Judging by how many times I have to check with good old Dic.com, I could probably round out my vocabulary a bit. I have been trying to do that for several years now. Each day I get an e-mail from (who else?) Dictionary.com, with a new word, its definition, origin and how to use it in a sentence. I might add, that I receive this in English and Spanish. I also receive a new French expression from another source each day.So that’s three new things that I’m supposed to learn every day and yet I’m still consulting the dictionary every other minute. Could it be that Dic.com is sending me bad words that I don’t need and will never use? Impossible! For example, today’s word was periphrasis which means ” the use of an unnecessarily long or roundabout form of expression; circumlocution” and a few days ago we had the word incunabula, “
Anyway, having figured out that I was already giving my vocabulary my best effort, I knew that my quest to garner more attainments would have to come from elsewhere. I began to watch the news and read newspapers. Here’s a word for you – depressing! As you know, my life already has it’s full quota of depressing elements, so the search continued. “Virtignia, I asked, what can I become more knowledgeable about to help me become a more well-rounded person?” And then it hit me! Celebrities and their shenanigans. Too trivial you say? When you read this stuff, it’s got plenty of new vocabulary, most of which I can’t include here if I still want to consider this a family-friendly bog. It also contains a fair bit of news that’s not too terribly depressing and in some instances is downright hilarious. What some of these folks get up to will boggle your mind.
Yes, it’s true! Smurfette hates Barbie. My well-rounded instincts tell me there must be a Ken involved somewhere. They deny it of course citing some sort of business disagreement, but didn’t they both date John Mayer? Oh, but everybody has dated John Mayer you counter. That may be so, but I’m still new at this celebrity gossip thing, so you’ll have to cut me a little slack alright?
Apparently John Mayer and Katy Perry were seen “canoodling” (see how much better my vocab is already?) at dinner just the other day, according to The Daily Mail and, no doubt, countless other enlightened purveyors of important news. Imagine the vitally important discussions these two must enjoy. Oh to be a fly on the wall or in the soup as it were.
As fun as my foray into celebrity gossip blogging has been, I don’t think it’s for me, or for you either. There are already so many celebrity bloggers and I positively shudder to think that I might find myself at a Blogger Awards Banquet at the same table with Perez Hilton.
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