[kwoh-tid-ee-uh n] adjective daily. usual or customary; everyday. ordinary; commonplace. I think quotidian Netflix has the power to ruin your life. Perhaps not drastically, but harm nonetheless. That’s a lot of power for a website. But I tell you what, I was about 65% happier before I had access to thousands of shows at the click of a button. SometimesContinue reading “quotidian.”


[thuhn-der-struhk] adjective overcome with consternation; confounded; astounded. struck by a thunderbolt. I can’t imagine not having my big polar bear. I’d be “small gal” without the “big pal”. Super boring. Pal is mostly an obedient boy, but only so when there isn’t a chipmunk in sight. I think I just need tips on being the alpha and the leaderContinue reading “thunderstruck.”


[kith] noun acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in thesame general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group. kindred. a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture witha common language, customs, economy, etc., usually endogamous. Pal has a cutie pie kith named Lizzy. She’s a chihuahua terrier mix and Pal thinks she’s perfect. He doesn’t “play it cool” well; he’s a lot like his mom. So he dives in and overwhelms Lizzy. She snaps at him. He backs away briefly and then most likely thinks,Continue reading “kith.”


[es-theet or, esp. British, ees-] noun a person who has or professes to have refined sensitivity toward the beauties of art or nature. a person who affects great love of art, music, poetry, etc., and indifference to practical matters. Are my sensitivities refined? I don’t know. But they are extreme sensitivities toward nature and the vast Idaho wilderness. On August 19th, I’ll have lived in Ketchum for a year. The tears whilst hiking have decreased since Autumn, thank goodness. I was a messy aesthete. Now myContinue reading “aesthete.”