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Thursday, 17 March 2011

What I can do to a glass of milk

How is it that I can go all day without drinking anything and not think twice about it?  I don't  even make a connection to dry skin, which in vanity mode, might make me a water drinker.  But when I do pour myself a drink of anything except wine or coffee, both of which I can linger over, I have to chug the whole thing down?  It's puzzling.  And it's hard to not feel mortified when my grandchildren see me drain a glass of milk without stopping to breathe, then stand panting when I'm done.  I'm going to count it as a foible.

As soon as I'd written that, I knew I would have to look up "foible".  In spite of knowing I was using it correctly, I couldn't actually be sure of what it meant.  So for your edification and mine:

Merriam-Webster says: foible... a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior.

Just what I had in mind, and it perfectly describes what I've just exhibited by wasting your time writing about something so unfascinating. 

4 comments:

  1. It's good to post of foibles just after the witching hour. It gives a certain somebody something to read when he gets up too early.

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  2. Foibles are part of our charm -- and God knows I have a boatload of them!!!!!!!!

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  3. I liked living in Ste Foyble. Or was it St Foible. Much better than Malcartier,or razzBarrie.

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