Thursday, February 05, 2004

a lighter note: my forgotten toothbrush

5th plane trip in 7 days and I’m getting sloopy. I forgot my toothbrush.

this company will help: Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush Ltd., dfyt, is a registered company that offers you, its customer a subscription-based service, delivering your toothbrush directly to your door.

And this is a genuine story I can read my class about a turtle who also forgot his toothbrush: The story of “How Turtle Flew South” appears in many cultures. This version is a combination of Native American tale and a Chinese Buddhist version.

Posted by steve at 08:04 AM


  1. “getting sloopy” … I love the way that a typo can open up a whole new linguistic idea. LIke when kids mis-use words. Excellent. Suggested Definition of “sloopy”: tired, busy, but happy and relaxed

    Comment by maggi — February 5, 2004 @ 11:24 am

  2. When I saw Steve yesterday (sans shoes at one point) I was searching for the adjective to describe his appearance and demeanour. Now I know what it was – “sloopy!” Maybe it’s a verb too like “schlep” is.

    Comment by Stephen — February 5, 2004 @ 1:45 pm

  3. I like the verb idea, Stephen! After a long tough week, and a weekend of writing up research ahead of me, I’m aware that I’m tired and too busy. But instead of getting stressed, I’m going to ‘sloop’ through the weekend.
    Yours sloopily.

    Comment by maggi — February 7, 2004 @ 11:25 pm

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