Big Word Wednesday-Week 10
In honor of my 13th wedding anniversary tomorrow, I thought we would pick a couple of words that would fit in with this weeks BWW sign, and the theme of Las Vegas weddings. See; NukeMom and I got married in Las Vegas. June 12th, 1995; the day we started our life together. It was a year to the day after a guy named OJ ended his relationship with his ex-wife. I think we all know how that turned out. I guess not everybody can celebrate their wedding anniversaries with CNN updates on how to get away with murder; unless you got married on the same day that Robert Blake took his wife to dinner. We were committed to the date because of work/travel schedules and the invitations had already gone out. I didn’t actually realize the significance of the date until it was too late; it’s not like his face wasn’t plastered all over TV for a year and a half, so when I saw his face on the TV that day in the hotel suite after the wedding, I didn’t put 2 and 2 together. No bother; every year when I toast my bride and I see some “____ many years ago today” update on TV, I know in the back of my mind that there is a special wing of the Murderers’ Hall Of Fame under construction in Hell, and that OJ will be signing autographs there soon enough.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Not always. The reason is that many people do things in an extemporaneous fashion when they are in Vegas. It means: things done, spoken, performed, etc. without special advance preparation; impromptu. Going to Vegas to get married wouldn’t be considered extemporaneous; going for an Insurance Convention and coming back married would. Taking another card when the Blackjack dealer has a Jack showing wouldn’t be extemporaneous; placing the entire balance of your 401K on black would. I think you get the idea. Our second word this week is recalcitrant. It means: resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant. Again; going to Vegas to get married wouldn’t be considered recalcitrant; going at age 13 to marry your 8th grade teacher would.
There you go; two new words to place in you ever growing vault of vocabularic magnificance. Don’t forget to check the BWW Home Page for all of the words we’ve covered so far. I know it looks a little funky over there right now, I’m still trying to clean up after an involuntary theme change. We should have everything cleaned up and back to normal in a day or two. Thanks for your patience.