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August 10th, 2001

Poll #3204 All things come in threes

Name 3 bad habits you have

Name 3 wonderful things about yourself

I'm going to bed. Tomorrow morning's mission... write one paragraph of fiction.


deracinate & cormorant

deracinate \dee-RAS-uh-nayt\, transitive verb:
1. To pluck up by the roots; to uproot; to extirpate.
2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

Deracinate comes from Middle French desraciner, from des-, "from" (from Latin de-) + racine, "root" (from Late Latin radicina, from Latin radix, radic-). The noun form is deracination.

cormorant \KOR-muhr-uhnt\ noun

1. Any of the seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, having a hooked bill with a pouch under it, a long neck and webbed feet.
2. A greedy person.

Middle English cormeraunt, from Middle French cormorant, from Old French cormareng, from corp, raven + marenc, of the sea, from Latin marinus.
Tom posted 25 things you need to keep in mind if you write a newspaper column by Keith Waterhouse and suggested that they apply to weblogs as well. Very interesting stuff...especially points #2, 5, 12, 16, 19, and 24.

Working on some writing, but doing it on paper, via pen. I'll transcribe what I find to be interesting.

along hatt-baby, and such... what is this - http://www.btinternet.com/~david.st/b3ta/ ???

Taking a breather from writing.

Rate Your Risk
Your total is -1.

(Negative score) A minus score indicates that the criminal would be in danger FROM YOU. The greater the negative score...the greater the danger.Commuting by bus or train puts you in contact with many car-less criminals.

Rate Your Risk
Your total is 1.

(Less than 20)The Metropolitan Police Department is hiring. Look at our main page for hiring details if you think you qualify as a police officer
(Less than 70) You are probably a middle class person who faces a normal (low) risk of murder in today's society.

Rate Your Risk
Your total is 6.

(Less than 50) This score shows a low risk of burglary. The lower your score, the lower your chances of being burglarized. It seems you take many sensible precautions. Many who score 25 or less are apartment dwellers.Steel doors helped you a lot on this test. Make sure you keep them locked.Add a perimeter alarm on your house and reap the security benefits and lower insurance costs.


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