It occurred to me last night--apropos of nothing--that I have probably never in my life used the word "splendid" to describe anything. Splendid seems to be reserved for people like Lovey Howell--affluent white women who wear gloves to parties. And you know what? That shit ain't right. Splendid belongs to us all. I ate a splendid frozen pizza for dinner and took a splendid dump this morning and I'm not going to let my gender or my meager finances keep me from sharing it with the world.