From the younger and obviously WAY better branch of the Ari family tree: The hysterical Eric, who writes:
1) I love words like tidbits, factoids, hullabaloo, malarkey, palaver, hijinx, shenanighans, tomfoolery, meander & hogwash. The less people use it, the more I like it. Anything old timey is fine by me! [I myself am currently attempting to bring back "groovy"...of course followed by the obligatory "maaan."-Ed.]
13) When I pass a girl on the street and she doesn’t even notice me, I don’t get upset, cause I just assume I’m too good for her. The odds are that I am. Every once in awhile I’ll follow the chick for awhile and eventually end up pushing her into a puddle or stabbing her, but hey, what fun is instinct if you never act on it, right folks!!?? Right……..???
14) When something goes wrong in my life I just stop for a minute and think about how utterly awesome I am, and then, amazingly, whatever was bothering me just doesn’t bother me as much anymore. It’s very empowering to be THIS awesome.
15) Along with the words I listed in #1, I also love the word awesome. I have to, because it’s applied to me on a constant basis. You’d think it would get frustrating always hearing people telling you how awesome you are, but surprisingly, it doesn’t.
He’s mine now. All mine. Whatever, Ari’s got an extra one.