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gloss, n.
  1. A brief explanatory note usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text.
  2. An extensive commentary, often accompanying a text or publication.
  3. A purposefully misleading interpretation or explanation.
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A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
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-Groucho Marx

~ Monday, September 05, 2005 ~

Unstopping the Press
Dear Carrie~, Beard Mutterer, and Anyone Else who Thought I was Going Back to Plan my Own Wedding,

Look, I know I'm not exactly the sort of blogger who runs to post every time her hair grows another inch, but give me a *little* credit here: just because I'm not posting doesn't mean I'm running off and eloping behind your backs. Honestly, you really think I'd let something like my own engagement go by without, at the very least, a post announcing my change of status? You know me better than that. An event that significant, and you know I'd be teasing out every detail and over-describing every plot point ("and then he began to roll up his trouser leg in preparation for kneeling down, although I didn't realize what was happening at the time, because I was busy admiring the trouser fabric, which was a lightweight chocolate-colored wool--an interesting choice for summertime, I remember thinking--and a bit wrinkled, but what do you expect from someone who's been on horseback all day?"), all to craft an overly lengthy play-by-play account, complete with too much background, too little action, excessive punctuation, and a whole mess of punchlines that don't punch. Now, do you see a long play-by-play account of the circumstances under which I was the happy recipient of a marriage proposal? I didn't think so. You may now safely conclude that I am not planning to be married in the immediate future.

In other news, I went to see a movie last night, I'm working part-time in a dance shoe store, and my hair has grown another inch.

Love,
Miriam

P.S. If I *were* engaged, and I wanted to keep it a secret, a. I probably wouldn't mention it on my blog, and b. I probably wouldn't tell you about it, even if you asked, because then it wouldn't be a secret anymore, would it?

~ prattled by Miriam at 12:49 a.m. [+]

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Comments:
I'll admit that when you mentioned a wedding, the thought of it being your wedding did cross my mind--okay, more like leapt across my mind like a happy gazelle frolicking in a field of wildflowers in the African savannah.
That was kinda confusing, Miriam! For a second I thought you were getting married but then I thought you weren't and then I thought you were again!!! STOP TRYING TO MESS WITH MY DELICATE BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(
In my own defense...

I only thought it was possible because I haven't seen you sense we ran into each other at the bank about 3/4 years ago. Quite a bit changes during that time frame! Second, it was only recently I figured out/was reminded that you had the blog; and added it to my list to check on a "regular" basis. So, with those two things in mind, it is not entirely possible that I would have missed your detailed entry as to how the proposal had been made. So there. =Þ

But, now that we know what to watch out for. Thanks for the tip!
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