\bree-koh-LAHZH; brih-\, noun: Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available. I knew it would happen.  The day where the word of the day wonderment needed to be a bricolage, and the materials would not be abundant enough.   We all have to ‘wing it’ from time to time.  We’ve had toContinue reading “bricolage.”


\ ROB-uh-ruhnt \, adjective, noun; 1.      Strengthening; restoring vigor. noun: 1.      A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative. Today was a picture perfect Saturday that was also roborant and refreshing.  Saturdays never used to be a day that restored vigor for me.   They used to the busiest day at the store.  Those were the days where I felt like I had no love or patience left inContinue reading “roborant.”


 \ AK-tuh \, noun; 1. Official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like. Official acta for Elizabeth “Eli” “Beth” “Boss Momma” on 10.06.10 8:59 am.  Clock in for work. 9:00 am.   Walk 12 steps to the coffee pot.  Organic  Sumatra with 2 creamers. 9:02 am.  Check email for official business.  Only see the Word of the Day and an invitation to study Criminal Justice at VirginiaContinue reading “acta.”


\ TEEM \ ,verb; 1. To abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile. 2. To empty or pour out; discharge. The two different definitions for teem seem contradictory to me.  To abound and yet to empty.  I shall carry on and bring you my thoughts teem with confidence and insight, at the same time that I teem the confusion of the contradiction.  Are you confused?  As am I.  My newContinue reading “teem.”


\ NIM-fuh-lep-see \, noun; 1. A frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable. 2. An ecstasy supposed by the ancients to be inspired by nymphs. My life has been full of nympholepsy.  I think it started when I had this strong feeling in my soul that I would become the first girl to ever play Major League Baseball.  It was a frenzy of a goal that I then thought was very attainable, because my coachContinue reading “nympholepsy.”


  \ ih-FAYS \  , transitive verb; 1. To cause to disappear by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible. 2. To destroy, as a mental impression; to wipe out; to eliminate completely. 3. To make (oneself) inconspicuous. Dear Employer, We need to talk. It’s not me. It’s you. This is just no longer working out.  I can’t see you full time anymore. Almost two years together, and you have sucked the life out of me. I am no longer a patient or loving person, and IContinue reading “efface.”


\ RIG-muh-rohl \  , noun; 1. An elaborate or complicated procedure. 2. Confused, incoherent, foolish, or meaningless talk When attempting to write ‘rigmarole’ in my phone, t9 suggested signarle, then rignapole.  This made me laugh harder than I had laughed all day, and that made me wonder about my sense of humor. I’m starting work tomorrow in Mars Hill, NC but I do not have a place toContinue reading “rigmarole.”