Once upon a time, I signed up for dictionary.com’s Word of the Day. This was in the hopes that I’d actually get to expand my vocabulary, but as it turns out, most of the time the words are so commonplace that I already know what they mean. Once in a while, though, I get a word I don’t know but that is so opportune it’s almost painfully funny. Like today:
cormorant \KOR-mur-unt; -muh-rant\, noun:
2. A gluttonous, greedy, or rapacious person.
Talk about irony.
My flight is leaving in a few hours. I went to Whole Foods this morning and stocked up on a bunch of bars which I am taking with me, though I still can’t quite figure out why. I’m good at Step A — buy food — but not so great at Step B — eat said food! However. I guess I can just look at this as a kind of “backup,” a semi-safe option of sorts. I am actually pretty pissed off… it’s been a few years since I was in Israel, and a few years before that since I was in Israel and able to enjoy it on a “culinary level.” But since I am such a crazy person who has this pressing need to complicate everything and make everyone’s lives miserable (paraphrasing what I’ve been told, here), I guess I won’t be doing that this time either. Sucks.
I still don’t know whether the hotel has free WiFi, or a gym / pool… it’s dumb for me to stress over it, since it is what it is regardless of whether I worry about it, but I wish I knew!!
As “tempting” as it is to take schoolwork along with me, I refuse to do it. I will have a week to work on it when I get back… there is absolutely no reason to drag it halfway across the world with me. (My powers of self-persuasion aren’t that fabulous, but hey, I’m trying here.)
I really should keep this in mind …