Yesterday morning, I woke up wishing to think of a word that contained all 5 vowels.  “To me,” I thought, “that would feel like winning the lottery.”

I never claimed to be cool, people.

A few hours later, when Greta was driving me to the airport, we were behind a Toyota Sequoia.

SEQUOIA.  Boom: jackpot.

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Blogging will resume once I have had a chance to settle back in to my Denver life.



  1. FW on February 16, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    I have never in my life awakened wishing to think of a word that contains all the vowels.

    I’m just sayin.

  2. Tim on February 16, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Dang. That is amazing. SEQUOIA… jackpot indeed. I am filing this one away in my brain. I am so happy I frequent this blog.

  3. JJ Kissinger on February 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Facetious. All five vowels IN ORDER.

    Don’t say I never gave you anything.

    Oh…and that whole “and sometimes y” rule works, as well (“facetiously”).

  4. Rod on February 16, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    How could you forget this classic?

  5. Jacklyn Johnston on February 16, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    This just made me laugh. I love it. It’s the little things :)

  6. Eric on February 16, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Don’t forget authorize.


  7. hootenannie on February 16, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    I would never DISCOURAGE the expansion of your VOCABULARIES.

  8. Greta on February 16, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    … And the Sequoia was driving hideously slow in the LEFT LANE, and so your friend was tail-gating him, as any person would do who hopes to offer gentle instruction to idiot drivers, and lo, you were able to see the Sequoia identifier up close and personal.

    Never say my aggressive driving didn’t give you anything.

  9. Eric on February 16, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    I apologize for littering your comments with an uneducated response.

  10. hootenannie on February 16, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Eric, there is nothing but blog love here. I’m just loving this EDUCATION going on, in all of its MIRACULOUSNESS.

    Now, I will go shake my TAMBOURINE.

  11. Hiram Ring on February 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    i think CONGRATULATIONSES are in order here. hahaha!

  12. becca on February 17, 2010 at 12:31 AM

    what about one that has ‘y’ too?

  13. Lyla on February 17, 2010 at 1:45 AM

    It is unfortunate that you left Seattle yesterday. Today was beautiful. I take the bus from West Seattle to Ballard 4 days a week now to work my pet insurance job and I usually do my best to tune out and listen to music because it’s over an hour commute. This morning, though, I glanced out the window over the water at downtown and was really surprised to see just how clear the air was and how sunshiny the sun was.

  14. Brent on February 17, 2010 at 4:13 AM

    Seriousaly, I’m glad you discouvared such a woanderifous way to spend your daieouy. Well done, houtenannie.


  15. Bethany on February 17, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    I love this post, especially because I thought I was the ONLY ONE who thought of things like that.
    Education is first one I originally thought of, although Sequoia is definitely my all-time fav. :)

  16. Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams on February 17, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    I’ll remember these for the next time I’m stuck with a tray full of vowels in Scrabble!

  17. Mandy on February 17, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    I was going to tell you about facetious but my brother beat me to it. Dang it.

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