And right there is the reason I haven't posted in a week--because of words. Or rather the lack of them. Oh sure, last week was the first week of school (where I work) so I was real busy answering all those dumb questions that people who've never worked the information line say don't exist. Plus I was silly enough to take a class so I had this awful stuff called homework looming over my head (and three quizzes which is just immoral and wrong). But despite all that it was not knowing what to say that caused me to not post.
Once upon a time, possibly in the 80's, there was a very popular song by Kiss that went, "You put the 'x' in sex." The song was playing on my car stereo as a male friend and I drove around.
"What does that even mean anyway?" my friend asked. "You put the 'x' in sex?"
"Umm..." I answered, wondering where the joke of this question could be going.
"Why the 'x'? Why not the 's' or the 'e'? It could be like 'e' for excellent!"
"Or 's' for satisfactory?"
"Exactly!" my friend answered. "See! You get it. Why 'x' in sex? That's just silly." He was truly puzzled why anyone would sing about one of the letters in a word.
"Uh, you don't think it could be 'x' like x-rated, do you?" I queried.
"No. That doesn't make any sense," responded my friend. " I think they've run out of topics to sing about and now just have to make shit up." And there the case was closed, never to be discussed again.
So sometimes when my life is going along just fine without any weirdness or hitches, I think to myself, "And just why do they care about the 'x' in sex?" And then I laugh.
The Fine Print: Okay, so maybe not the best funny story, but it makes me laugh every time I think of it. My friend was so seriously puzzled over it. In my world it ranks right up there with the meaning of the word "the." Cards made with Club Scrap stuff from the December "Big City" kit.