I have wussed out on Wednesday to this extent before, but let’s not talk about that. I guess all my posts this week are going to be I Missed Posting on the Day, So Here’s a Late Post. Can I break the pattern? Time will tell. Time is certainly a blabbermouth. That is a joke I like to make. My sister Diane says, “Time is relative. Not our relative. But I digress.
At first I made those jokes in parentheses, but then I thought of the headline and brought them out into the main text. I wonder if the words feel better out in the open or safer in the parentheses? Yes, I anthropomorphize almost anything. But with words, I am not the first. I distinctly remember in Alice in Wonderland (which I read more than once as a child, although I refused to watch the movie in later years) the Caterpillar misusing a word and saying, “When I used a word, it means when I pay it to mean!” That may not be the exact quote, but he goes on to speak fondly about how they all eagerly await their wages on payday.
Well, now I’m talking about time AND Alice in Wonderland (which I ought to read again; perhaps I could find the annotated version), the the headline is less apt. Then again, I’m posting Wuss-out Wednesday at 4:30 on Non-Sequitur Thursday morning. I say it’ll do. Will I break the late post curse? I hope you’ll stay tuned to find out.