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Old 07-26-2006, 11:22 AM   #16
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Egad...this conversation makes me think how terribly immature I am for my age!

I will say to a coworker "How cute is that skirt?"

However, I'm not phony...if I didn't like the skirt I would keep my mouth shut.

So I guess what I'm saying is that "cute" is one of those overused words that has lost meaning because people apply it to so many things.

Then again, I have a philosophy on curse words that may be related to this conversation. OK, just because someone decided that a certain series of letters constitute a "bad" word doesn't make the word itself "bad." The emotion it is supposed to evoke may indeed be bad, but the word itself is not. Therefore, I could look someone straight in the eye and say "You happy flower face parental love child" and while it doesn't sound particularly mean if I mean it to be mean then it is. Because someone a long time ago thought that using the word "fuckhead" in that statement is what would make it a bad statement has no bearing on the emotion I am feeling as I say the less innocuous statement.

Having said that, "cute" can just be a formation of letters that we use when we are trying to provide a compliment, or an idea of loveliness..it's just verbal convention that leads us to use cute instead of some more illuminating and aesthetic verbage.

(What the hell did I just say up there? Never mind, I'm just talking out of my ass.)
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:53 AM   #17
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Immature? Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no. I've no idea what I was on about when I started this. Anyway, I'm concerned about something else today and it's really, really bothering me: Woody Allen and Scarlett Johanssan. Now, why would their relationship bother me to the degree that it has? Gads.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:37 PM   #18
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this is cute
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:40 PM   #19
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You were running for over six hours, or the car was?

AAA has that long of a response time?
Haha, the car was running for over six hours. I was diligently working my ass off, not even clued in to the fact that the car was just idling away. I didn't have a cell phone at the time, and by the time I realized my keys were locked in the car, I couldn't get back into work. Luckily, I only live about a block away from where I work, so I was able to walk home and cry to my fiance. I can't remember why we decided against AAA. No money, maybe? Yes, we're that poor. Thanks can be given to a college education for that one. Anyway, we ended up calling my parents (who live a good 45 minutes away) to come rescue me. While we were waiting for them, my fiance and I walked back to my car and had a little picnic in the rock pit that we call a parking lot behind the building. That's cute, right?!
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:44 PM   #20
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The reason God makes puppies and babies so cute....is so you don't kill them!
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:57 PM   #21
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... Luckily, I only live about a block away from where I work...
And you drive to work?
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:08 PM   #22
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If I had a bike, I'd ride it. However, when it's 100+ degrees outside, you just can't find the willpower to walk that block. And since I work in a restaurant, that means I'm on my feet and moving and going the whole time, usually for a good 4-6 hours. After that, I'm doing good to drag my feet to my car.
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:08 PM   #23
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Immature? Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no. I've no idea what I was on about when I started this. Anyway, I'm concerned about something else today and it's really, really bothering me: Woody Allen and Scarlett Johanssan. Now, why would their relationship bother me to the degree that it has? Gads.
What happened to Soon-Lee or whatever her name was? I had no idea! Maybe Scarlett wants to replace Mariel Hemingway in the remake of Manhattan?
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:39 PM   #24
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What happened to Soon-Lee or whatever her name was? I had no idea! Maybe Scarlett wants to replace Mariel Hemingway in the remake of Manhattan?
Soon Yi is not amused.
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #25
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Soon Yi is not amused.
But she can't be surprised, can she?
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:05 PM   #26
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THIS is cute.

Wait, I mean it's not "cute," it's something else entirely. Adorable maybe? Can you really say you're immune to this cuteness, Bri?
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:18 PM   #27
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Is that minifob?
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:23 PM   #28
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That's an adorable monkey!
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:48 PM   #29
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:01 PM   #30
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precious! adorable and oh, oh so cute!

I think cute, the good kind of cute WAS meant for all kinds of babys!

a very darling minifob
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