It’s a busy day on the blog today! We have three items for you, so let’s jump right in with Webster’s word.
Words with Webster: Deflategate
Hey, everybody. Webster here. I really wasn’t going to have a word this week, but then an, um, incident happened Wednesday evening and Mommy said it was too good not to share. See, I was just trying to check out some neat stuff on top of Mommy’s desk, by way of the sofa and her balance-ball chair. She told me it probably wasn’t a good idea to do that, but I was feeling adventurous, and so onto the balance ball I went.
Have you ever tried to balance on one of those things? It is NOT easy.
A lot of things happened really fast then: I danced on top of the ball for 1.2 seconds, some stuff fell off the desk, I fell on the floor (landed on my feet!), Mommy laughed really hard (which I did not think was very nice). Everything seemed okay, but then this morning when Mommy went to work, she found this:
That crumpled green thing used to be a big ball you could sit on. Obviously it's not functioning anymore. And so my word for this week is “deflategate.” You may think this is just a football term, but for cats it applies to balance balls as well. Specifically, “deflategate” refers to all the grief that happens when your person discovers their chair is permanently deflated. It is A LOT of grief. If you want to mess up someone’s day, just destroy their office chair!
“Deflategate” can be a noun or an adjective. Here it is used in a sentence:
We had a whole big deflategate today because Mommy’s chair got broken.
I think you should all make sure you never have to use this word.
Next, we are pleased to announce that Jamie R. has won the MCI print library. She will receive all four of our books, and we hope she enjoys them. Congratulations, Jamie, and thanks to all who entered!
And now it’s time for Friendly Fill-Ins, from 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader. They are a fun way to learn a little bit about the authors of the blogs you read. All four questions are answered by old SoLT this week. The first two are from Ellen of 15andmeowing, and the next two are from Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.
1. I have seen Michael Jackson play in concert. It was in the ‘80s at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Sad to say, I really don’t remember anything about the concert.
2. I would like to attend any concert at the Black Rock Center near where we live. They have classical, jazz, bluegrass, and rock concerts in a small setting. I used to go to five or six concerts a season, but it just hasn’t been in the budget lately. Maybe next year!
3. In the dead of Winter, I try to keep my skin from flaking away completely. It is a hard battle.