Friday night was a write-off;
Saturday, I excelled in Pitiful;
Sunday, today, there came The Demand that I Show Up For Life -- I did -- and we all had a nice time.
We indulged ourselves with an afternoon showing of Rosemary's Baby, cinematic wholesomeness that stands up well to the tests of time. Mia Farrow was divorcing Frank Sinatra, The Dakota became The Bramford, and Sharon Tate was just another girl at the party, though Polanski did not credit her.
Okay, so Fred fell asleep -- his belly full of raisin cream scones that I whipped up at the ungodly hour of 4 am -- very buttery things to which he added additional dabs and smears -- and therefore needed his total blood supply redirected to his gastrointestinal innards -- which action decimated his cerebral forces.
Oh, Reader Dears! This is a *moment*. I am about to use a word for the first time. It's a word I like but that has always seemed a bit much, a bit dated, sort of a hey-look-at-me kind of word.
Ahem: My raisin cream scones -- if they were anything at all (verily!) -- were toothsome examples of crunchy luciousness, and yet, pure restraint, as well.
I think it works. It's the kind of thing I might say. If I drank vermouth, sported cocktail rings, and wore wide belts of crushed velvet -- one belt per jewel tone.
I remember Friday, September 26, 2003, the day that toothsome figured as Word of the Day over at Dictionary.com. I remember as if it were yesterday.
Do you recall where you were when toothsome passed from palate-pleaser to larger-than-life, far beyond tired old va-va-va-voom?
Sentences were presented that suitably displayed the meaning and the gravitas, yet retained the essential flirtiness of... toothsome:
Fleming was impressed not only by its taste but by its astonishing durability: Caudle's apple, after ten months in storage, was still toothsome and fragrant.-- David Guterson, "The Kingdom of Apples", Harper's Magazine , October 1999
Their topic, naturally: business niches that offer toothsome opportunities and comparatively limited competition.-- Dick Youngblood, "Business niches can be opportunities", Minneapolis Star Tribune , March 2, 2003
The myth, which Kournikova herself often takes great measures to perpetuate, is that she is an imposter on the WTA Tour, a toothsome starlet who simply uses the tennis court as a catwalk.-- Jon Wertheim, "Any day now for Anna", Sports Illustrated, April 14, 2000
Speaking of toothsome...