Holy word origins, Batman!

So, I'm watching Jeopardy, like I do most week nights @ 7pm, and there's a category named 'Word and Phrase Origins.' The answers were mostly of Greek or Latin origin.

Cool, I'm learning a few words.

The $2000 answer said 'These two words were combined in the 1970 to form the word ebonics.'

The answer is . . . .

Ebony and Phonics.


I'm sorry, am I the only one who is shocked, appalled and a little disgusted by that? Not at Jeopardy. I love me some Trebek lol But wow. Ebony? Whoa. Did anyone else know this? Maybe I'm new to the party but that's the first time I've ever heard that.
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A little thanks in the morning

This morning I woke up about an hour before I had to get out of bed and my mind to started to wander and think about everything that's going wrong or not perfect in my life. I dwelled on these things for a while and started to feel so down. . .

But then.

But then I thought of how good I have it, compared to so many others. No one's life is perfect; no one can ever BE perfect. But we all know when we have it pretty good. And there are always little things that WE can do to make things better.

I thanked God for my blessings, said a prayer for what I needed/wanted and kept it moving.

No matter what you believe, be thankful and keep it moving.
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The Dark Knight - no spoilers

Ladies and gentlemen, I have seen the light. And it's name is The Dark Knight. In IMAX. Hands down the best movie of the year. Now, it's no secret that I love love love me some caped crusader so I was going to enjoy the movie either way but I really didn't expect it to live up to all the hype. And believe me, it surpassed it. The film is chock full of incredible acting talent, so even thought Bale is the 'star,' each actor has such an integral role in the storyline and they all had a good amount of screen time. *gushes* I'm so happy I saw it in IMAX. You should too!! :-)
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My smile!! :-)

Surprise visit!

OMG so while I was posting the last survey I was super cranky. It was a reflective type thing, so I was re-hashing my year which was full of ups and downs. But then I got a surprise visit from my friend Frantz! I met him a little over a year ago at my workplace. He's such a sweetheart. He moved to Japan in January '07 to teach English. Not telling anyone he was back, he's been surprising his friends for the past few days and stopped by my apartment. It was so good to see him. We only talked for 20 mins; he's been back for 2 days and is still jet-lagged. I'll definitely be seeing him before he goes back in January '08 and can't wait to talk more about the culture and his experiences in Japan. It was so refreshing to see him. I am in SUCH a great mood right now. I know I promised a bit of a rant, recapping my year, but I'm too happy to do that right now! LOL
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You amazing person you!!!

Alright. I don't know how...but that little minx Cana got me a paid subscription! :-D

Muchas gracias, mi amiga. I really do appreciate it. You've earned yourself a billion more fics and like a ba-gillion more crazy voice posts!!!! LOL
My smile!! :-)

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Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you love that begin with that letter. After, post this in your journal, and give out some letters of your own.

stormkpr tagged me with the letter C

1. Chocolate - *sigh* chocolate. Chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hot chocolate....'nuff said.

2. Cocoa butter - Makes the skins smooth and makes with the smelling good!

3. Cell phones - Yeah, they can be the devil sometimes, but admit it, you'd be lost without 'em! LOL

4. Cuddling - Can never get enough of this!

5. Curly Hair - Love it!! My hair is curly. Gina Torres' hair is curly. Corrine Bailey Rae's hair is curly. John Mayer's hair is...well...wavy but kinda sorta curly. All in all curly hair is fantastic.

6. CANA!!!!!! - You're my girl!! She kept reminding me of fics and what wacky fun I was missing here on LJ.

7. 'Casino' - Mmmm...Robert DeNiro in pastel suits...

8. Carmen - Smokin' hot Latina on Showtime's 'The L Word.' Damn I love that show! Season 4 begins in January!!

9. Cabernet Sauvingnon - Recently I've come to enjoy this red wine.

10. Camelot - I've always been fascinated with the Arthurian Legend. Camelot embodied a time Loyalty, Chivalry, Love, Honor. I'm more interested in the mysteries surrounding Avalon and Aruthur's quest to bring together Christianity with the Earth religions.
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