Missed my usual blogging date on Wednesday because I was frantically trying to finish all my reading for voting on the Hugos before this evening. Well, I did it. I finished everything I meant to read. My voting is done. No, I'm not telling you what I voted on, so there.
My life has been a pile of insanity lately, with a house full of extra people. My aunt and uncle were visiting for the past week caused much disruption. They're wonderful people and it's nice when they visit, but they do throw off any sense of schedule we have for things like writing, or anything else we usually do around our home.
I've started some small amount of research on how I'm going to construct my Thor costume. Basically this has involved talking with a few of my costume friends. Also had a very long dissertation on the historical Viking helmets with my father. He was an anthropologist in his long lost youth. What? Use all your resources. So, now the question is, paper mache, leather, or plastic? I'm not sure any of these are appealing to me. I may skip ahead in this plan to the sewing adventure. Seems easier. When did I get to that part of my life? I used to fear sewing. Maybe I'll abandon this whole plan.
Just checked my little list of things I keep to blog about. Apparently I thought it would be really fun to talk about portmanteaus. I made a note of this on a Thursday. I'm not sure what that means.
Anyway, let me say this about portmanteaus; my sister and I make them up all the time. They are like code words or special, or not so special little phrases that we just throw at each other to make each other laugh. Or not laugh. Whatever, the are, they just really make me happy.
Officially though, a portmanteau is a noun. Defined as a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog.) At least that's according to Miram-Webster.com. They also mention a large suitcase. This may mean I need a vacation. Maybe that's why I like portmanteaus so much! I need a vacation that requires a large suitcase.
Why did I bring this up? MY LIST of things I should blog about. I said I should blog about portmanteaus.
The saddest thing of course is that now that I want to just bandy some around like a fool, I can't think of a single one. There are the obvious ones that everybody uses... OH! Sheeple. Labradoodle. And so on... However, my sister and I would say something silly like I need to do this and this at the same time and it would be a this combo. Such as I forgot to have lunch, but it's time for dinner. We can have some linner! Brilliant. Even better, when we're excited and we want to go to a movie and grab some dinner this is a combined event. It could be Minner, or even better a Dovie. Yeah, you know you want to go for a Dovie. All the cool kids are doing it.
(yes, I did link to Guardians of the Galaxy, go see it)