wotd: vernacular

June 23, 2010

Courtesy of Dictionary.com we have the Word of the Day vernacular \ver-NAK-yuh-ler\, noun: 1. The plain variety of language in everyday use. 2. The language or vocabulary peculiar to a class or profession. 3. The native speech or language of a place. 4. Any medium or mode of expression that reflects popular taste or indigenous […]

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June 22, 2010

We have this inspired  headline today—  Wind power lecture tonight at Blue Loon  I haven’t ever eaten there, so I can’t really comment.

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June 21, 2010

Good Mon. Nice morning here after some rain in the night and earlier yesterday afternoon. The robin couple have been hopping around the grass looking for breakfast. They appear to find something yummy every so often, order it for take-out, and fly back to the nest. Saturday evening we participated in the Midnight Sun Run, […]

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June 18, 2010

Happy Fri. Grayish here. The mood is in keeping with the death of my lawn mower. It gave up the mulch last evening in the back yard. I will try spark plug resuscitation. If that fails, it will return to its home in the ground. Yokelly we watched a Perry Mason episode I magically found […]

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June 16, 2010

Good Weddance. Gray here with a hint of rain. We got quite a few drops overnight, but not a real shower. Yokelly we watched some more of the history of Christianity, featuring the spread of Xity across the globe by the Spanish and Portuguese exploring/colonializing expeditions. The Spaniards famously forcefully converted the Native Americans of […]

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June 15, 2010

Good Tues. Pale here after a bright, sunny day yesterday. The temp was about 75 in the afternoon. Local accomplishments include washing the car last evening. I try to do this at least once a year, whether it needs it or not. Pam helped by wielding the power washer wand, magically rinsing off the dirt. […]

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June 8, 2010

Good Tues. Nice day here, but the reddish cast of the sun betrays smoke. There is a Swainson’s Thrush sounding off at intervals in the neighbor’s yard. Nosy snoozes after a hard night of doing whatever she does. Mostly sits around, I think. Yokelly, we have progressed to the Crusades in our tour of 2000 […]

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June 2, 2010

Happy Wed. Sort of nice again here, hazy from smoke but not too bad. Yokelly, we watched Julie and Julia over the weekend. All three gave it a thumbs up rating. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, who played Julia and Paul Child, were excellent. If you like to eat, this is a good film. We […]

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June 1, 2010

Happy Tuesday. Nice-ish day here, somewhat cloudy/smokey after a smokey weekend. We got a few minutes of rain overnight, but not enough to lessen the fire danger. Yokelly, I mowed the front yard grass (round of applause), including actual grass blades, dandelions, volunteer trees, etc. I also mowed the “south forty” area, which showed initiative […]

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