Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Karen : analogies :: crazy : should not even try it - a quick tip analogies study guide for those of us suffering from the GRE

I love a good, long weekend. Being new on the job at a residential facility (I've been twice, which makes me The Expert), long weekends are something that I can only dream about. Sometimes, though, when things are extra fun, a regular-length weekend can feel like a long weekend. Here's your first analogy (so I will get an A+ on the GRE) - Stilts or very high heels : short legs :: travelling : short weekends. I didn't travel this past weekend, but my friend Millie did - all the way from Charleston in a rental car for me! If you tried to call (which, ahem, you didn't), I couldn't answer because we were busy:
  1. Going to see her boyfriend's band, The Explorers Club, play in NoDa at a tiny venue that sold earplugs and munchies for $1. (this venue : a normal sized venue :: my 685 square foot apartment : everyone else's at least 750 sqare feet of housing)
  2. Watching the girl in front of us "dancing" ... or else it really was a seizure...
  3. Laughing at the girl in front of us dancing. Seriously, it was zombie-movie-riffic. Like if you took a zombie out of a movie, and put it in a disco, it would have looked like this girl. (This girl's moves : zombie moves :: apples : apples)
  4. Watching only movies set in the 1800's, like Appaloosa and Jeremiah Johnson. (If you haven't seen J.J., in this movie Robert Redford : women :: chocolate : me)
  5. Cooking a lot of food (Karen and Millie : delicious Thai coconut butternut squash soup :: The Explorer's Club :: delicious melodious melodies).
  6. Eating and snacking
  7. Missing the signs for 77 everywhere that we drove. (Karen : navigation :: Karen : teleportation)
  8. Playing with the kittens (Franc : food :: Kina : fetching earplugs)
  9. Getting fashion compliments at church, because Millie : stylish :: Karen : ticklish.
  10. Catching up. This weekend : weekends :: delicious homemade chocolate mousse : mousses.

Abe's weekend also got high heels, because he went out of town to fish the frozen rivers in Boone. Travelling made his travelling extra long, because snow : Charlotteans :: kryptonite : Superman. He spent an extra night stuck in Boone. If I were the perfect wife (Karen : wives :: Jesus : humankind), purely hypothetically of course, my reaction would have been "darling, whatever it takes for you to be safe, especially since today you already had that minor accident where you slid backwards all the way down your brother's snowy driveway and ran into a wall." But Karen : perfect wife :: Karen : Jesus, so instead of saying that, I pouted.


  1. your blog : fun to read :: me : missing my sister

  2. I hope that the relationship in this analogy is "the most ever" and not "as punishing as" or "most unlike"