New things

1) The word “corker”. My grandmother said “Oh, he’s such a corker,” to describe someone funny but slightly intolerable.

2) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document has been around since 1948. I am coming late to the party. Perhaps because it was not “disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.”

3) I bought my first Cadbury Eggs of the season yesterday. (I’d seen the single eggs sold for a while, but I just found one of the four-packs.  The loose ones develop minor cracks and the foil sticks to the outside and that’s a no-go.)

4) I went to my first yoga class yesterday morning and saluted the sun.

4 thoughts on “New things

  1. My mom says corker too and I’ve really taken to the word. It’s a good one. Especially with her being a teacher, lots of students are corkers and now my littlest niece is always being a corker too. Fun!

  2. @Megan: I know, it’s such a versatile word! Less insulting than an insult, sort of a way to pass off being annoyed as being amused.

    @Tara: it came up as part of another cool conversation! I’ve been researching the concept of “fair use” in documentaries and interviewed Gordon Quinn, who’s the filmmaker who made Hoop Dreams and has been one of the leaders towards making sure companies abide by the fair use laws.

    @Dean: Thanks!! I’m liking. And I went to a class with a bunch of old people so I didn’t feel horrible about being the un-bendiest.

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