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B is for Bodacious


It's time for ABC Wednesday and this week is all about the letter B.  I'm presenting a vocabulary word each week, words that I like but don't often hear or use in everyday conversation.  My word for this week is actually Papa Bear's clever suggestion.  He prefers women with natural curves and has been known to use this word a time or two :-)

bo·da·cious
  
Adjective - 1.  Excellent, admirable, or attractive 
2.  Audacious in a way considered admirable  3. Sexy, voluptuous

Synonyms - arresting, bold, brilliant, catchy, commanding, conspicuous,
dramatic, emphatic, eye-catching, flamboyant
 
Felix was captivated by Carlita, the bodacious new soprano at the contemporary San Francisco Opera House.  He attended her every performance, working overtime at the office to afford tickets for the shows.  He spent his work hours daydreaming that she would one day notice his face in the crowded audience, staring up at her in rapt attention.  At night he dreamed of her goddess-like beauty and angelic voice.

Felix's coworkers were well aware of his longing for Carlita.  Bored, and seeking ways to amuse themselves, they secretly arranged to have an usher hand him a note as he left the opera house one night.  In beautiful, flowing script it read, "Meet me at my dressing room door tomorrow evening after the final performance, bring a bottle of red wine and a ruby rose."

Felix felt like he was in a dream, and he could hardly contain himself at work the next day. He was so distracted by his anticipation of the coming night that he failed to notice the snickers of coworkers as they whispered about him at the water cooler and photocopier.  They rolled their eyes at him believing that he could ever have a chance to gain access to the Italian beauty's presence, and they looked forward to seeing his crestfallen face the next morning with a pathetic sense of glee.

What the coworkers hadn't counted on was the usher's friendship with Carlita.  He had told her of Felix and his devotion, and of the mean trick his coworkers had played.  Carlita was so very weary of men trying to impress her with their wealth and status, enamored only by her physical charms, and caring little for her musical talent or gentle heart. 

When the usher escorted Felix backstage that evening following the show, a bottle of wine in one hand and the most magnificent rose he could find in the other, Carlita met him at the stage door and the two slipped away into the night, the music beginning  to work it's magic in their hearts.

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26 comments:

  1. A very funny B. Had not thought of that one!

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    1. Using his suggestion made Papa Bear laugh, I thought we could all use a little light fare today. :-)

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  2. I don't know why that word always makes me laugh!

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    1. It does me too Judy, it just seems to fit the definition very well! :)

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  3. Bodacious indeed! Love that capture and the word, which ought to be used more in conversation:)

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    1. It's a fun word, a polite term that tends to be accompanied by a smile on a man's face! :-)

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  4. Did you make that story up? It's bodaciously fantastic! lol Taught those guys a lesson...

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Yes ma'am... just a little tale to accompany my word of the week. It would be nice if life worked out like this more often, with the bad guys not winning at their game. :-)

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  5. Imaginative, creative and entertaining...

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    1. Thank you Berowne, it was a fun write. Sometimes the underdogs win the prize! :-)

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  6. I totally enjoyed the story. Good came out of their evil set up!!
    Ann

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    1. Thanks Ann! Sometimes thing that start out all wrong get turned around to be part of the plan. I like to think this story could happen. :-)

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  7. Ha! And a big ppppffffffftttttt to Felix's mean-spirited colleagues. :-)~

    I'm definitely not bodacious. I am, as my husband likes to say, "built for speed, not for comfort." LOL

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    1. Most definitely, Laloofah, little did they know they actually helped things along! :-) I wish I was built more for speed!!

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  8. Beautiful ending!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  9. I think the first time I heard the word "bodacious" was in the movie "Officer and a Gentleman".

    "Bellicose" is another fun "B" word. As in..."when I am tempted to become bellicose, I know it's time for Mommy to have a time out." :O)

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    1. Yes, I think that's the first time I heard it too, LuAnn. That was such an awesome movie. :-) Bellicose is another great word, and yes, some might say that fits me from time to time too!

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  10. Boo to his co-workers But love Beautiful happy endings :)

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    1. Coworkers can do the meanest things if they are bored and looking for amusement! I've seen it happen time and time again. That pack-animal thing where they prey on the weak or different one among them. Sometimes fate intervenes and things don't go exactly as they anticipate. I love it when mean-spirited folks lose at their own game! :-)

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  11. I can remember the jests which I always took on the chin but Carlita never came my way. He was lucky only in part as what other girl could measure up now? Great story.

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    1. I've been on the receiving end of more than one office "prank" in my time too Old Egg. You learn to not let it get to you... too much. Perhaps Felix and Carlita are destined to be together, so he will never have to go looking for someone bodacious enough to fill her... shoes! ;-)

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  12. whenever i hear "bodacious" i think of the line said by David Keith in An Officer and a Gentleman -> Bodacious ta-tas.

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    1. Indeed, a line that always makes the Papa Bear smile! :-)

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