Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday Thirteen #395

1. I am in a filipendulous state of mind.

2. My visceral decisions about my health care make me feel as if I am doing the right thing, even if I'm not.

3. I am generally pensive, though not for reality. I am frequently reminiscing about a quixotic time that never was.

4. Acupuncture sometimes has the unfortunate tendency to make me pugnacious.

5. I'm afraid my Thursday Thirteen today is a bit esoteric.

6. Ominous dreams last night have me looking at my day in a different light. I dreamt of baby birds on the window sill - Rose Eagles, my husband called them. My grandmother's nickname was Rosie and she also featured in my dreams last night. I think she was paying a visit.

7. My efforts to write are nebulous these days. I can't take control of the substance.

8. My last article was not diminutive; it was a laborious project, about 1,700 words, and quite involved. I wrote about water.

9. I drink copious amounts of water during the day, at least six glasses, but still have dry skin.

10. Our austere spending has kept us relatively debt-free, but it also means I still use an ancient flip-phone and do not text.

11. The ostensible purpose of both political parties is to govern, but it really is about capitalism and money. Governing has little to do with it.

12. The duplicitous nature of some of my husband's customers makes me wonder if what he does is worth the effort.

13. This anomalous Thursday Thirteen is brought to you by a few visits to various Words of the Day websites and the words proffered on them.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 395th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I loved this because I do facebook new words daily

  2. I had to look up filipenduous. I've never had acupuncture affect me that way. I still get effect and affect mixed up. I love esoteric.

  3. Thanks for #13. I wondered if it was something like that.

  4. I thought there for a minute that it was 'use big words' day and I had missed the message. But, there came #13 and it cleared it up for me. I always wanted to use big words but never can think of any when I need to.

  5. Love the vocabulary words, though the Scripps National bee isn't for another couple weeks. ;-D
    My T13

  6. All them ten cent words are highfalutin. I'd use them if I could spell them. :)


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