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January 17, 2004

That's sick

Recent slang has the word "sick" meaning "good, impressive". I haven't quite embraced this new meaning. The old meaning, of course, had more to do with "defective, impaired".

A lot of people around New England woke up this morning to the highest temps we've seen in many days. When my dad went out to get the paper, he said he thought it was actually kind of comfortable.

I'm sure many New Englanders are like my dad and me, we looked at the thermometer this morning and thought, "oh look it's nice out, 25 degrees."

That's sick.

Posted by jghiii at January 17, 2004 12:04 PM
Posted by: sherman on January 17, 2004 03:02 PM

You are not supposed to embrace "sick" as slang for good. You are 50. You are also not supposed to use a skateboard, call your buddies "niggas", or wear your pants half way down your butt.

So do us all a solid and chill, dude.

Posted by: george on January 17, 2004 05:49 PM

45 degrees warmer then Friday. Yesterday it was -15, today it broke 30 degrees. Beautiful Spring Day in the middle of the winter. Although it wasn't shorts weather yet as it is in Shermville, another couple months and even the frog will be coming back out.

Posted by: beth on January 17, 2004 06:51 PM

It was so warm compared to the past couple of weeks, I sat out on the swing for about an hour with my hot chocolate and was totally comfortable...thinking how nice it was to be able to sit outside for any amount of time and not have to worry that you can get frostbite in five minutes.

Posted by: sherman on January 17, 2004 06:55 PM

Hearing you talk about how wonderful 30 degrees is makes me assume that you guys would really get into the nice feeling you get in your head after you stop pounding it against a wall for two hours.

"Oooh, that feels nice. My head is totally comofortable now. I feel good enough to fix that bump in my wall."

Posted by: MGA on January 19, 2004 12:37 PM

But if we all left New England to avoid the cold and went to California to
soak up the sun, wouldn't the added weight tip it into the ocean?

That'd be really sick.

Posted by: sherman on January 19, 2004 03:04 PM

No, no, no.

You have to stay in New England.

The whining is amusing to read, and how else can I feel superior and bask in your jealousy if you move to California?

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