\Noc`ti*lu"cous\, a. Shining in the night.
Also, coincidentally, the word I had to pronounce, spell aloud, then pronounce again to win the weekly Portland Spelling Bee at Mississippi Pizza Pub. We weren’t even planning on going, but Elizabeth invited us so persuasively (thank you, Elizabeth!) and then Hibi and Paul talked me into signing up to spell (thank you, Hibi and Paul!) and next thing I knew I had a $20 gift certificate in hand plus a fetching shirt.
Love that Fisher. Always keeping me from getting too big of a head.* And that shirt would totally be funnier if it said "Spelling Bee Champoin."
The boys are leaving tomorrow for a week–no, nine days–in Colorado. It’s going to be quiet. A little too quiet. It’s already a little too quiet, since it’s only 11:35 pm and they’re already (unaccountably) asleep. Maybe tomorrow I’ll blog about homeschooling the YouTube way, just to assuage the loneliness a little.
Also: if you haven’t seen the episode of Metalocalypse where Murderface enters the Celebrity Spelling Bee: um, here.
*Who am I kidding? Muah**-ha-ha-hah! I’m the queen of the world! The empress of all matters linguistic! Few or no words can remain unspelled in my presence!!
**yes, it is totally spelled/pronounced "muah," not "mwah." "Mwah" is for evil Disney stepmother pretenders who can’t get that proper umlauty drawl in there.