Did you know that the plural of octopus is “octopuses”, not “octopi” ?
This was a complete and total shock as well as a serious life disappointment to me as I have always referred to these 2 eyed, 8 arm, venomous, intelligent and highly flexible invertebrates as “octopi.”
But apparently “octopi” is a culinary dish that is obtained by placing an octopus or octopuses into a pie shell.
And adding an “e” to the end.
If you are planning to make this sure-to-be-delightful dinner surprise, be sure to boil the octopus properly before pie-ing otherwise it will be slimy, smelly and inky.
But as you can see, octopie is all about the tentacles.
So I imagine those are the yummiest part of the octopus/es.
And certainly the most talented part of the octopus,
as evidenced by this conversation between my daughter and myself:
Me: How was Little Mermaid rehearsal today?
Daughter: Oh my gosh! You are not going to believe this! I got an extra part because someone dropped out.
Me: No way! That's so awesome!
Daughter: I know! So guess what part I got?
Me: I give up.
Daughter: I get to be a TENTACLE! And we get to shimmy like this (daughter demonstrates excellent fluid-ic tentacular shimmy motion) and we get to wear morph suits!
Me: You're totally going to steal the show!
Daughter: Yep. Pretty much.
I am so proud.
And I'm like officially and Octo-mom or something.
So, in celebration of this super amazing accomplishment I give you these tentacular show stoppers.
|Octopus wallpaper from Anthropologie|
|I really want this tryptic framed art for my living room! via Design Wonderland|
|Octo-hook from Anthropologie|
|via Sticky Elbow|
|Ermagerd! An Octoperse!|
I think these are all beautiful, fun and a great display of confidence and talent.
But not nearly as beautiful, fun, confident and talented as my daughter, The Tentacle!
|my daughter, The Tentacle!|
À la vie et à l'amour