A Conflict of Words


[image credit: Susan Clarke; Cartoons About Miscommunication; fun-damentals.com]

One day, a few words had it up to “hear” with being misused and misplaced in conversations! In fact, the word “here” just gave me the side eye for that first sentence. So, while I’ve been searching for words to write and the time to write them…a few of them had some issues as well.

First there was “reel!” He figured, since we work together often I should be able to understand his frustrations. I’m a driver for a telecom company and I often deliver reels of wire to several locations. They can get quite heavy sometimes so the work is very “real” to and for me. But, “reel” wasn’t feeling as alive! I told him he was having a Peter Pan moment and he needed to simply look at things in a different perspective. You may not have a pulse, but you allow communication to millions and that my friend, keeps the world alive! He “reelly” liked that…

“Steel” had been a victim of identity theft. He is responsible for many structures, inventions and innovative things that have made the world interesting and sometimes tragic. Steel made the Titanic, but the sinking always “steals” the headlines. Steel made skyscrapers, but the architects steal the notoriety. Steel has even been misused for evil! “Hear” in Chicago, steel guns are heavily used to rob, kill, and yes…steal. The world has tried using more plastic, but even that started to steal the ozone layer. I guess steel can’t catch a break…get it!!!??? 😉

Now these “two” over “hear” were inseparable, and that was part of “their” problem! They were way “too” close “to!!!” They had the same issue as their friends “there” and “they’re!” They all needed some time alone to understand who ownership lies with, where exactly does it lie, and how many persons, places, or things are considered. We won’t even begin to touch on the “lye’s” told while they sorted all that out!

Trying to keep my mind “staid” on the task at hand, I’m glad I “stayed” up to write this post. We must “raise” awareness to the conflicts our words create and be “rays” of hope for positive communication amongst each other. I can only hope I’ve helped out my word friends as much as they have helped me. Because now, I can always return “HERE” to be reminded of our bond and to as usual…

Embrace Nerdy Things!!!





So Supple…

“Some say I have a dirty mind, sometimes that may be true, but these are just some dirty times…I aint trippin on you…!!!” ( Too Short… “I aint Trippin”) Oh, but I am…as well as trippin on myself so please don’t be offended. After reading the title and that first line, you’re probably thinking this post is about to be something intimate or freaky in nature so lets go there! When I hear the word “supple,” I’m picturing a scene where two lovers are alone in a dimly lit room with soft music playing in the background. She grabs his “wrists” and pulls him in closer. Gently moving her “hands” to his “elbows,” she guides his “arms” to hold her around her ” waist.” He does so with an aggressive yet gentle embrace  controlling her “spine!” Her “neck” tilts back at the pleasure of his hold awaiting his next move. Leaving his left “arm” around her “waist,” he moves his right “hand” to her “jaw” and gives her face a gentle caress while staring into her eyes. As they exhale, their “torsos” connect and that first kiss finally happens. Their “knees” get weaker by the second and sensations can even be felt in their “toes!” Now, I’m willing to bet you think the word “supple” is befitting in that little scene somewhere, but it’s really not. After the nerd in me just had to look up the definition… I realized society has made me use the word oh so incorrectly. Supple simply means “readily bent, folded or manipulated…moving with agility,” if you will! Every word put in quotations is simply a body part that is indeed supple….and not the actual feel of something! So, to quote the sentence from my dictionary app… “The supple ambiguities of English are a large part of its genius!!!”


The Catalyst

Hello world…what’s happening? My name is Al. A common name, a simple name for an ordinary guy. I’m just like most dudes…typical male who loves music, likes sports, good food, good liquor, and of course beautiful women. I like to have fun, party a little, dance…I’m a free spirited type of fellow that doesn’t take himself too serious. I believe these are some of the traits that ultimately led to my given name of Cool Ass Al. However, there are sides to me that most people aren’t privy to that entertain the hell out of me. For instance: I absolutely love my dictionary app on my phone! The nerd in me loves to look up a word I come across that I know nothing about. At that moment, I feel smarter than all of you and I start having conversations and scenarios in my head where I use them in strikingly cunning fashion to make the scene erupt in laughter. Yes, I’m so self entertained that way! So, here’s what happened when I opened the app for the “word of the day.” It was “driblet!!!” …funny already, right!!!??? No lie, the usage in a sentence was: A driblet of water escaped from the corner of her mouth. Bwwaahhhhh… Coincidently, the second definition for catalyst says: One that precipitates a process or event. Once I got my mind out of the gutter, (here’s where you should do the same) I was able to embrace the nerdy irony of it all. The dictionary app was the catalyst to me starting this blog in hopes that one driblet turns into a precipitation of ideas. I hope it floods the gutters of our minds, cleanses the world some, and inspires driblets to escape the corners of your mouths as well. So, Live life…love life…and Embrace Nerdy Things yall!!! Peace!!!