Thursday, February 08, 2007

Word of the day

I get a word of the day email, and today's word just about sums up my life's problems:

idee fixe \ee-day-FEEKS\, noun:

An idea that dominates the mind; a fixed idea; an obsession.

The reality of obsession -- its incessant return to the same few themes, scenarios and questions; its meticulous examination and re-examination of banal minutiae for hidden meanings that simply aren't there; the cancerous way an idee fixe usurps other, more interesting thoughts -- is that it is confining, not rebellious, and not fascinating but maddeningly dull.
-- Laura Miller, "The Streetwalkers of San Francisco", New York Times, August 20, 2000

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briliantdonkey said...

I have the word a day email as well, though I have never received that one.


Bug said...

We must be signed up with different companies. How funny. Thanks for visiting!