Thursday, April 28, 2011

X - X-static!

Okay, how many of you looked up ‘x’ words in an online dictionary this morning and just stared at it for awhile?  *creepy raises her hand*

X is one of those letters of the alphabet the founding fathers should have thought a little longer and harder about before including.  Sure, it’s useful enough when placed inside a word.   But nobody wants to use it to make the sound that is, essentially, it’s name sake.  Why?  Who the hell knows!?

So, what is a woman to do?  Well, today I am going to place the ‘x’ where it should rightfully be.  I swear, this is totally on principle and not due to the fact that ‘x’ words are ridiculous and impossible to write a post on.  Right?  Right!

So today, I’m replacing that pesky ‘ecs’ (what I’d call ‘a wanna be ‘x’) so that the real underappreciated ‘X’ may shine.

Why am I X-static today?  Well, for one, my husband came home with a surprise for me last night! 

That’s right, I officially have a brand new ‘Precious’!!!!  A 2010 Packard Bell Easy Note laptop in red chrome.   I think I’m in love…Um, with my husband too, of course- he’s the best husband a creepy writer can ask for!

When was the last time you were X-static about something?

30 comments:

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

You should be x-static! And you're styling! What an awesome husband!

Sarah said...

That is certainly something to be eXtatic about! Now you'll be writing your next masterpiece in style!

li said...

I haven't been ecstatic in a while...I guess not since my last vacation. A new laptop would certainly do it for me! (and I was happy to get an idea for the X entry from an old math book, so no thumbing the dictionary this AM)

Kristine Asselin said...

What an awesome gift! Enjoy!

Gina said...

Oooh red is my favorite! I'd have to say when my brother-in-law got rid of the virus my computer contracted while I was trying to find photos to "cast" my characters. It doesn't take much to make me happy!

salarsenッ said...

Oh, you rock!! Yay for the x-cellent hubby!

April said...

You know what's so funny? The other day in the car with our Little One, we were asking her questions about school. They have an ABC book where, each day during centers, they have to write words that begine with "A" then "B" the next day, etc.

So then we were going through the alphebet radnomly and asking her to give us words that fit, and we got to "x" and the only word any of us knew was (this will not be spelled correctly) Xylophone and x-ray, which doesn't really count. LOL. What a strange letter.

Your new love sounds beautiful, BTW. :) Congrats!

Bob Scotney said...

I'm working on Xtracting a Kindle from my wife as a birthday present neXt month. May I get X-static about a K?

Lauracea said...

That is a great surprise. Can I introduce my husband to yours? I wonder why there're hardly any words with X - I had to cheat on my blog post today.

Angela Felsted said...

X-static, that's great. You are so my hero!

Tamara Narayan said...

I got x-static after reading The Hunger Games because there were two more books after that already published--no waiting.

Enjoy your new precious.

Hart Johnson said...

Ooooh! Congrats to you! I'd be in love, too! With your husband even, if he brought me one *shifty* The computers at my house are definitely approaching old status...

Nicole L Rivera said...

Yea! for awesome hubby-ness! Love your respelling of the word. I'm x-static to be almost down with my WIP! :)

Laura Marcella said...

Yay for your new love!!!

I sort of cheated and copied one of my Fun Fact Friday posts from last summer and titled it Xerox, heehee! I almost chose the word Xanadu, but now I'm glad I didn't because that's been a popular choice today!

Old Kitty said...

Xylophone!!!

That's the best x word I can think of at the moment!!

Yay for your your fab new laptop!! That's brilliant!!! Awwwww!!!Precious indeed!!!

Take care
x

Talli Roland said...

Oh, what a lovely surprise! We need a photo!

My blog's disappeared so I'm temporarily here

LTM said...

ooo... that sounds gorgeous, dahling! I think I'd be Xtatic, too! Kisses--XXX :o) <3

Kelly said...

Wow! Enjoy your new stylin' computer!
My keyboard is broken and my hubby's suggestion was to take over my son's laptop! (he doesn't use it much) No shiny new red laptop for me! :)
Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

Lucky! I love new toys.
photos of this red beauty?

Susan Oloier said...

Very creative post. And what an awesome gift from your husband! Nice.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo! What a great surprise (and great hubby)! :-)

I was Xstatic when I won a signed copy of City of Fallen Angels from Christine Fonseca!!! :-)

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

Congrats on the new computer! I need one of those...

Ever since I decided to do the Blogging A to Z challenge, I had "X" locked in: I was going to do a post featuring reviews of the three "Xtro" sci-fi/horror flicks. (It was the motivation I needed to watch a film that's been in my "Viewing Stack" for years, but which I've been dreading because I knew it was going to stink....)

Marjorie said...

I did the very same thing you did! Out of principal uumm yeah that's it.

Jessica Bell said...

LOL. I want one!

Lindsay said...

What a great surprise. Now how about a picture of the new precious? :)

Cheree said...

Fatnastic X. You have every right to be X-static. X is one of those letters that you just want to forget about.

Jemi Fraser said...

How X-citing!!

I'll be X-static when my laptop comes back from repair land! :)

klahanie said...

Aha, I though this one was, by far, the easiest letter in that 'Alphabet Challenge' or whatever the heck it is.
Sadly, my alternative spoof posting to this whole 'A to Z Blogging Challenge! thing, brought up horrible, vomit-inducing memories of the film and the soundtrack 'Xanadu'.
'Y' what's next in this fascinating challenge? :)
Take care, Gary.

erica and christy said...

I read a post by a children's book editor recently that said if you write alphabet books, you'd better have a stellar X page, because that's what she'll look for first - hehe, you'll do fine. :)
erica

Wub2Write said...

X-tra cool on the new laptop!!! And so sweet of your hubby to surprise you with it!

The last time I was X-static was Tuesday evening, minutes before our critique group got started my cell phone rang. I had applied for a new job and I got it.

YIPPEEEEE!

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