Cara’s out there dissing me. I am sure you’ve heard the news ….. I AM A SKIMMER. That’s right – a skimmer.
Main Entry: skim
Inflected Form(s): skimmed; skim·ming
Etymology: Middle English skymmen
Date: 14th century
1 a : to clear (a liquid) of scum or floating substance <skim boiling syrup> b : to remove (as film or scum) from the surface of a liquid c : to remove cream from by skimming d : to remove the best or most easily obtainable contents from
2 : to read, study, or examine superficially and rapidly; especially : to glance through (as a book) for the chief ideas or the plot
3 : to throw in a gliding path; especially : to throw so as to ricochet along the surface of water
4 : to cover with or as if with a film, scum, or coat
5 : to pass swiftly or lightly over
6 : to remove or conceal (as a portion of casino profits) to avoid payment of taxes
1 a : to pass lightly or hastily : glide or skip along, above, or near a surface b : to give a cursory glance, consideration, or reading
2 : to become coated with a thin layer of film or scum
3 : to put on a finishing coat of plaster
I like to think of what I do as a combination of definitions c & d —- a removing of the cream, the best of what is being said ……. and so if I occasionally miss your little bon mot about how cute Georgie is when he wrinkles his nose that certain way, or about how you caught a drop of Springsteen’s sweat on your tongue at that concert you went to and didn’t brush for a year afterward, it’s to be expected. I think what really bothers Cara is not my skimming so much as my Alzheimer’s. Yeah, I read it, I just didn’t retain it. The only thing I retain these days is water. Now which one of you biatches is going to make me a button – a Skimmer/Retention Challenged button??
and won’t you all be sorry soon ……. take a look at this
see that?! No I did not make it, but last night at Guild I signed up to take spinning lessons from the woman who did! (she is selling her stuff at The Point and Now and Zen) Now that I have signed up to learn at the feet of a master, it shouldn’t be too long before I am churning out some high quality stuff. And when I get this good and become a world famous spinner I will forget your names.
not that I ever really knew them in the first place. ;)