Friday update! And what will soon be known as the most aimless post ever!
I’m busy, like, a lot. In my last 40-hour work week I think I worked about 50. This has been a dramatic change from my usual more lackadaisical week. I suddenly had to realize that, oh yeah, a job. I guess there usually is work involved sometimes. Usually.
And now we should all take a moment to reflect on how amazing of a word “lackadaisical” is. I think this is actually the first time I’ve
written typed it. Not only is it spelled amazingly, but it feels magical to say.
Let’s look at the etymology: From the archaic interjection lackaday, lackadaisy.
Lackaday? Ok, sir word, you have my attention. Tell me more.
- Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
- Lacking vitality and purpose.
- Lazy or idle, esp in a dreamy way.
I’m not sure what I’m more struck by. That one can be carelessly lazy (as if laziness were ever thoughtfully planned) or the state of being lazy in a dreamy way (I assume we are all thinking the same thing here*).
All of these things are good reasons to like this word. And so I tell you now to go forth and be lackadaisical this weekend, preferably in a magical or dreamy way. Anonymous blogger’s orders.