Lisa Birnbach

New Words of the Week & A THOUGHT

Not to get too personal, but for the first time, both my daughters are going away on their own Spring Break trips without me!  Exhibit C left for the West Coast on her Glee Club Spring Tour, and Exhibit B is going on a classic senior year vacation to the Carribbean — with friends and no adults.  So, I’m thinking about holidays, and my four words this week are a reflection thereof.

HAMMOCK. LAGOON.  PHOSPHERESCENT.  MAILLOT.

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My thought:  (It’s actually not mine, but belongs to my goddaughter, Emma.)  Emma just had a little trouble convincing the clerk at her local AT&T store that she wanted to exchange her  iPhone to a thingy that was just …. a phone.  She no longer wanted to to be emailed or tempted to email or read her Facebook or whatever when she’s out of the house.  The clerk kept using the word downgrade.  Emma says her life has only improved since she downgraded her thingy.  She is much more in control of her time, and how she uses it.  I’m considering doing the same.  It sounds like an intriguing experiment, in any case.

Your thoughts on this, dear friends?

I will enjoy the quiet while my wholly-owned subsidiaries are away, though I miss them like crazy.

Lisa