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Christine Purcell has honored me by choosing my blog for the “Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits” award. Visit her blog.

I looked up the word “strange.” As a side note, any writer who doesn’t live with her nose in a dictionary (even Dictionary.com counts) is short-changing her work.

So, I looked up the word “strange,” and here’s what it said:

  1. unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make.
  2. estranged, alienated, etc., as a result of being out of one’s natural environment: In Bombay I felt strange.
  3. situated, belonging, or coming from outside of one’s own locality; foreign: to move to a strange place; strange religions.
  4. outside of one’s previous experience; hitherto unknown; unfamiliar: strange faces; strange customs.
  5. unaccustomed to or inexperienced in; unacquainted (usually fol. by to ): I’m strange to this part of the job.
  6. distant or reserved; shy

That’s a fascinating array of definitions for the word, though I’m pretty sure Christine intended the first definition.

Christine, I’m flattered. Thank you very much for the vote of confidence.

As with all these meme blog awards, I’m now supposed to choose several others that I consider “strange” (in a good way). Here goes (in no particular order):