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Dagnabbit. [Jul. 31st, 2010|12:46 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I shattered the giraffe.

This is not a euphemism.
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[User Picture]From: pnkrokhockeymom
2010-07-31 05:59 pm (UTC)
Poor giraffe. Is the Mris ok?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-31 06:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, am fine, other housemammals are fine. I just hate breaking stuff.
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[User Picture]From: pnkrokhockeymom
2010-07-31 06:10 pm (UTC)
I do too! It's completely reasonable. I particularly hate that split second in between the moment when you know it's inevitable and there's nothing you can do to stop it and the actual crash. I hate that moment profoundly.
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[User Picture]From: thomasbull
2010-08-01 08:05 am (UTC)
Have you ever had a moment when you've just realised that if you move towards the thing that's falling you stand a chance of breaking its fall, but instinct makes you shy away instead?
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[User Picture]From: redbird
2010-07-31 06:02 pm (UTC)
*sympathy*

I am going to hope that this means only the giraffe was damaged, not you or the guys.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-31 06:07 pm (UTC)
Yah, we are fine, and we have other giraffes. Frustrating, though.
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2010-07-31 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. I wish it were an euphemism, because then it would at least have a chance of describing something enjoyable....
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From: swan_tower
2010-07-31 09:05 pm (UTC)
I dunno -- what my brain thinks "giraffe" should stand for really ought not to be shattered . . . .
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2010-07-31 09:11 pm (UTC)
Well, along that same track of thinking, I could see the opposite. Considering that the giraffes are mostly associated with a particular housemammal, and "shattered" can be a figurative state as opposed to a literal one, there could be a scenario in which particularly exuberant behaviours lead to that. In a good way.

Edited at 2010-07-31 09:12 pm (UTC)
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From: swan_tower
2010-07-31 09:12 pm (UTC)
For me, it falls into the category of "metaphors that sound painful."

See also, why romance sex scenes often make me either cringe or howl with laughter.
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[User Picture]From: reveritas
2010-07-31 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about your giraffe!
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2010-07-31 09:11 pm (UTC)
Well, shit. It's the little things, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: timprov
2010-07-31 09:39 pm (UTC)
Also, apparently, the very tall ones.
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[User Picture]From: auriaephiala
2010-08-01 03:33 am (UTC)
Ah, hell!

Maybe consider it your own personal earthquake for the year?

Edited at 2010-08-01 03:37 am (UTC)
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From: athenais
2010-08-01 06:32 am (UTC)
Oh, crumbs. Stupid vertigo.
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