P.S. After one of my tapings, some of the wonderful folks who work behind the camera got together with me to discuss one of my favorite adjectives, “mind-numbing”. They said that they thought it meant “really, really, really boring”, while I and some others thought that it meant “so exciting that it overloads one’s mind.”
Turns out that we were both right, but the more common definition may be theirs. Here’s Dictionary.com‘s take on the word… From the first definition: “extremely boring”; from the second definition: “extremely intense”. Interesting that the same word can have exactly opposite meanings! (Interesting — as in, not mind-numbing, in either sense…) But, since the “boring” definition was the first one given, I may need to concede the point and find a new favorite adjective for “extremely intense.”
And if you think such musings are mind-numbing, feel free to let me know or to keep it to yourself, depending on which “mind-numbing” your numbed mind might be thinking. 🙂
Back to packing!