from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
"I bow, pretending to be flattered, even though I don't care what he thinks. His opinion isn't worth the rust on my father's wheelchair."
" If only no one had to fight at all."
He shakes his head. "It does no good to dream."
Further to the dieting thing, I've had a couple of pig-out days where I ate a frozen Macaroni & Cheese dinner, after I zapped it in the microwave of course, ice-cream, and spoonfuls of Nutella straight out of the jar.
Not all at once, just indulging a bit here and there.
I've come to realise that it isn't the leafy greens I mind so much, as it is the absence of hot, cooked foods.
The menu shall be adjusted accordingly.
Last Tuesday I decided I'd spend a morning at You Tube, listening to several songs I had planned for Musical Mondays , also several selections from the Hooked on Classics CDs, thinking I might put some on the Musical Mondays now and again.
Thirty minutes in and I heard a large truck pull up right beside my flat and soon after, the sound of chainsaws as they began trimming branches that were overhanging the footpath.
I gave up and went to town instead.
How many of you remember plastic sleeve guards? They looked a lot like this>>
but plastic, shorter and not disposable. They came in several colours, pink, blue, clear, white, and housewives wore them to protect their sleeves when doing any housework that involved water, or when gardening.
I hadn't thought about them in years, until a few nights ago when I was washing dishes and I'd pushed my sleeves up out of the way, but they kept slipping down. It was too chilly to take the PJ top off (this is the coldest beginning to summer since 1987) and wash up just in my t-shirt, so I had to keep shoving the sleeves back up out of the way.
And I suddenly thought of sleeve guards. I guess they disappeared because so many people now have dishwashers.
Is everyone happy with the new word I'm hearing everywhere?
It has replaced 'aBsolutely'.
Not in the dictionaries of course, not in printed media either, just in general speech.
I don't like it at all and it annoys me that younger generations hearing it will think that is the correct word.
Anyone else, like me, wondering what speech will sound like twenty, thirty, forty years from now?