A Week in Dale’s Life – Week 27

So, anything that happened this week that might be worth mentioning?

I’m not sure…

I mean I did a lot of things, it’s just that, all those things are not really all that special.

So pretty much since the beginning of this year I’ve been trying to learn new skills, reading books on said new skills, whilst also trying to improve current skills.

It’s all pretty boring stuff, but I deem them important and necessary for future endeavors, so I will continue to do them. But, it’s not really all that exciting, so I don’t include them here.

I’m actually planning on making a series of blog posts and going through the details for each of the skills I’m currently trying to master, so for all you nerds out there, look forward to that.

Anyways, as to how I’m going to find content for this series, I have yet no clue. But it’ll probably work itself out, somehow.

Word(s) of the Week

  • keel-hauling – a form of punishment and potential execution once meted out to sailors at sea.
  • quay – a concrete, stone, or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships.
  • berth – a ship’s allotted place at a wharf or dock.
  • head sea – waves coming from directly ahead.
  • coxswain – the steersman of a ship’s boat, lifeboat, racing boat, or other boat.
  • forecastle – the forward part of a ship below the deck, traditionally used as the crew’s living quarters.
  • bow – the front part of a ship.
  • athwart – from side to side of; across.
  • pannikin – a small metal drinking cup.
  • anchorage – an area that is suitable for a ship to anchor in.
  • forelock – a lock of hair growing just above the forehead.
  • scupper – a hole in a ship’s side to carry water overboard from the deck.
  • amphitheater – an open circular or oval building with a central space surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, for the presentation of dramatic or sporting events.
  • kibbutz – a communal settlement in Israel, typically a farm.
  • sophist – a person who reasons with clever but fallacious arguments.

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