19 Nov Urgent Weekend Update: SHIBUMI!!
I think this is it! I think this is the word I’ve been waiting for.
No, not the word. The signature phrase.
I mean, it all began when I got icked out by the squee. I mean, not icked out as in you shouldn’t use it. Squee away for all your awesome news and I’ll be here eeee-ing away with you like, well, I don’t know what it’s like. Which is probably reason #472 why I shouldn’t be a writer.
But anyway, my point is that I don’t want to squee. Not for my good news. I’m just not a squee-er. I mean, I’m just not squee-ly. I don’t even think I have a squee-ey voice. Whatever. I’m not squeeing.
I have to interrupt this urgent post to say that I’m slightly irritated with my husband who walks over and I’m all “How do you like my new signature pharase?? SHIBUMI!!!” *Bam!!* and he says, “It looks like Shi-boom.”
So obviously he thinks it looks like Shibum, but that would be a stupid signature phrase. It’s shibumi!! And if it were going to be shibum, I would spell it shaboom.
He’s been banished from the room.
Anyway, I must give credit to Jim. Jim, I’m sorry I only know you as Jim. But the great Jim left this fabulous comment on yesterday’s blog post where he called my writing comfy and worth a good chuckle. That part of his comment has nothing to do with coming up with my new signature phrase, but I just thought I should let you know how Jim feels about my new blog.
Anyway, Jim also mentioned 3 of his favorite books, one of which is Shogun. So that sent me back approximately a gazillion years ago to when I read Shogun and then some other books like that–those sweeping saga books–and I metnioned a few other authors, blah blah blah, and then I said that Shogun always makes me think of Japan and that makes me think of Shibumi, by Trevanian.
So I was telling Jim how at the time I think I half read Shibumi because it’s so much fun to say and then
BAM! It hit me.
My new signature phrase!!
Not that Holy Krakatoa hasn’t been fun. Because it’s been fun. But as several of you have pointed out, it’s kind of a mouthful. But I’m sure there will be opportunities to use it. But for now, I have to tell you that big news here will be announced and celebrated with much Shibumi-ing.
What do you think??? SHIBUMI!!!