The singular N.M. introduce us to this turn of phrase; from phrases.org.uk:
Meaning: One’s general appearance and demeanor.
Origin: The jib of a sailing ship is a triangular sail set between the fore topmast head and the jib boom. Some ships had more than one jib sail. Each country had its own style of sail and so the nationality of a sailing ship, and a sailor’s consequent opinion of it, could be determined from the jib.
To which did N.M. refer?
It was in fact the snowman. Tricky, tricky snowman.
I had a lovely evening with my sistwer. She is a person full of beauty. One might even call her “beautiful.” Her physical beauty is featured in exhibit “B” above.
God I love my life.
Other key phrases of the day: “we haven’t known each other very long” “even boomer said it was okay, she has hairy toes too” “compact flash” “hum hum hum mmm mmm mmm mmmm humhumhum” “I’ve allowed you to keep your wicked life” “hattori hanzo” “it’s a manual” “yakuza” “loving you” “onigiri” “you’re eyes are big!” “kawaiidesunee” “… and it was so mushy” “puppy” “chicken-neck”