Tues

August 31, 2010

Happy Tues. Kind of pale here. Might get nicer, or maybe not. Fall is in the air. Leaves are turning. I saw frost one morning recently. Cattus is up in the loft sleeping off her traumatic visit to the vet yesterday. He shaved a largish patch of fur off her left side and inserted rubber […]

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Mon

August 23, 2010

Good Mon. Pretty nice here, but windy. Yesterday was lovely most of the day. We walked at Creamer’s Field refuge to watch the cranes. Also saw lots of geese, a passle of pigeons, and a late sparrow, probably Savannah, in the golden grass. On the yokel arts scene, we watched two movies from the Fifties, […]

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Fri

August 20, 2010

Gray here again, 45 degrees. Some yellow is appearing on the birch trees. Fall is in the air. Not too much going on here. Netflix emailed me that it is sending “Desire Under the Elms.” I thought I requested “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Different branches of the film industree? Will let you know how it […]

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Rubberneck, flim-flam, blah

August 18, 2010

Quotation of the Day: “Everyone including even the metaphysician in his study and the eremite in his cell, has a large vocabulary of slang, but the vocabulary of the vulgar is likely to be larger than that of the cultured, and it is harder worked. Its content may be divided into two categories: (a) old […]

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Tues

August 17, 2010

Happy Tues. Gray here. It brightened up yesterday and got sunny, but cooler than the day before. The air is smokey. The hot windy day whipped up some wildfires. Meanwhile, I watched a couple of lectures about the history of the English language. Interesting topic and fairly complex. I am trying to teach myself a bit […]

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Man in a state of silence

August 16, 2010

Quotation of the Day: “To man in the state of nature there is little that is more uncomfortable than another man’s silence. The man that says nothing is a disquieting and uncanny creature.” Otto Jespersen, Mankind, Nation, and Individual from a Linguistic Point of View 8 (1946). —————————————- Courtesy of Garner’s Usage Tip of the […]

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Mon

August 16, 2010

Good Mon. Cool and grayish here after an unusual day Sunday of 90 degree heat, clear skies, and strong breeze, like a Chinook or Siracco. By evening the sky clouded over, but it was still 75 degrees late into the evening. Friday evening we returned to the fair to eat fair food, see fair exhibits, […]

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Fri

August 13, 2010
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Thursday

August 12, 2010

Happy Thursday. Nice morning here. Cattus is out prowling after a rough evening following a visit to her favorite veterinarian, who attempted to take a blood sample, observed “She’s a lot stronger than last time!”, and shot her up with a sedative that lasted well into the evening. After a few hours of falling over […]

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Mon

August 9, 2010

Happy Mon. Gray here after a lovely day Sunday. We went to the Fair, ate gyros (to make us feel gyroic), shared a chocolate cream puff, people-watched (a few real weirdos without tattoos!), attended “the Doe Show” featuring Nigerian Pygmy dairy goats raised in Alaska. We learned something I have forgotten about the difference between […]

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