Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Word of the Week: eschew

eschew /vt./ avoid and stay away from deliberately; to avoid or shun. abstain. forego. renounce. evade. refrain. duck.

eschew /vt./ 1. I eschew anything having to do with politics because the whole thing has (as I said last week) lost it's piquancy for me.

eschew /vt./ 2. I can no longer eschew my school work. I am feeling heaps of guilt over it and have now begun to work on my current class once again which is pathetic because I enrolled in September. BUT the past is the past and I have a plan to finish before the baby is born . . . or at least before my one year is up at the end of next August -- just kidding! I think once I get into some history classes then I'll be more excited to study. English 315 just is not that thrilling to me (why oh why did I not take it when I first got to BYU?????).

eschew /vt./ 3. Nate and I have developed a horrible horrible habit. Amy can attest to this fact because I'm sure it annoys the heck out of her at times. We eschew answering the phone in the evenings and Sundays sometimes too. It just rings constantly and more than half the time it's a telemarketer and besides, we like being alone and undisturbed during our evenings - is that bad? Plus, we really need to just buy another phone because it's rather pathetic to have only one phone in our house and I always end up running up and down the stairs because it's never where I am when it rings. Curse that phone! I eschew it! BUT if we do happen to have it by us and we know the phone number, we don't ignore it. So if you've called in the evening and we didn't answer, we did not screen your call - we were just too darn lazy to get up and get the phone! Sorry. We do try to return calls though. . .

4 comments:

Megan said...

I don't blame you with the phone thing, when mine rings, I totally ignore it half the time. And I'm impressed you're going to attempt to finish the class before the baby comes, that is going to sneek up REALLY soon! Good luck.

Amy said...

I love the word eschew. And I, too, wrestle with your #1. And, Yes!, I do get frustrated when you eschew the telephone...pretty much always!

April said...

I salute you eschewing the phone...I always think I'm going to have "quiet hours" when I just don't answer...bit I always feel a bit guilty to hear it ringing away. Way to stand up for your evenings.

Nina said...

I think the ignoring of the phone is a Cyndee thing as you know Cyn hates the phone as does her brother Dan he would never answer the phone if he did NOT have too and if they went away he would be estatic..... I on the other hand would DIE that is my link to my children and my grandchildren to those who are far away like Meg.....