Monthly Archives: March 2004

Cock-a-hoop

Yesterday’s word of the day at wordsmith.org was cock-a-hoop. Here is the entry: cock-a-hoop (kok-uh-HOOP) adjective 1. Being elated or exulting, especially in a boastful manner. 2. Askew. [Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from the phrase to set cock on a…

Hooping made her day

Amy and I hooped at the Berkeley Marina today. It was just the two of us. At one point a woman pushing a bicycle approached us. The first thing she said was “If I was a filmmaker, I would totally…

Dream Hoops

You know you are an avid hula-hooper when you dream about hooping all night. After recurrent dreams of hooping and waking up swiveling my hips in the bed, I did some research into the symbolism of hoop dreams. Hoops are…

Stilt Hooping

When springtime hits Seattle, people get this irristible urge to run out and play. Last Saturday we had the warmest day we’d seen in months, so the stilts and hoops were brought out to meet the outdoors. Here’s Jordan whirling…