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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. 


  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.

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

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