wotd: inchoate

October 28, 2010

Word of the Day for Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (Dictionary.com) inchoate \in-KOH-it\, adjective: 1. In an initial or early stage; just begun. 2. Imperfectly formed or formulated. Mildred Spock believed that, at about the age of three, her children’s inchoate wills were to be shaped like vines sprouting up a beanpole. — Thomas Maier, Dr. […]

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Wednesday

October 28, 2010

Happy Wed. +19 here. Looks like it could be nice. Yokel news is nothing to brag about. Locally, the lead story is Joe Miller lied about accessing others’ computers The story does not present an attractive side of Mr. Miller, I must say. I thought it would be less serious. Oh, well. It’s easy to […]

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Tues

October 26, 2010

Good Tues. Grayish here after a very slight flurry of snow earlier in the ayem. 21 degrees. Yokelly, ye yerriatrick yeepe is receiving more attention from the automotive technician today. It’s a long story. Let’s just say that when the latch hood handle came off in my hand Friday afternoon, I knew this was going […]

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Monday

October 25, 2010

Happy Mon. Nice moonlight last night and a few of the previous ones. Some wild animal tracked across our front yard in the night. Probably the neighbor’s dog. Could be a fox, though.  19 degrees. We watched a really interesting documentary about Bela Fleck, the banjo wizard, who went to Africa to discover the roots […]

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Sat

October 23, 2010

We attended the debate between US Senate candidates Scott McAdams (D) and Joe Miller (R) at UAF Friday evening. It was pretty civilized. I saw the UAF police chief in plainclothes standing at the back. My guess is he told the candidates, if anyone needs to be arrested, UAF police will do it. Last week […]

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Thurs

October 21, 2010

Good Thurs. Pretty morning here. Cold at 8 degrees downtown. The jerryatric Jeep is at the garaj today for a checkup and a minor repair. At least I hope it’s minor. Yokelly we have been seeing some pleasant birds in our yard lately. The chickadees of course outnumber the rest until the redpolls arrive in […]

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Wed

October 21, 2010

Happy Wed. Nice day here, the sun shining and the air cool at 10 degrees. Yokel gnus is the usual. Nothing you can use. However, we did watch the movie Milk over the weekend, starring Sean Penn as San Francisco gay activist and city supervisor Harvey Milk, who was assassinated by another city supervisor, Dan […]

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Tues

October 19, 2010

Good Tues. 24 degrees here. We got some new snow last evening and I will have to do some shoveling soon. We attended a performance of The Winter Bear last evening, a play by Fairbanksan Anne Hanley based on the life of Sidney Huntington as told in his book “Shadows on the Koyukuk” (Huntington, Sidney […]

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Fri

October 15, 2010

‘Tis Fri once more. We must have some kind of repetition compulsion compulsion. Temperature here is 19 degrees and the sun is just coming over the ridge, lighting the tree trunks ethereally with its rosy fingers (as Homer Simpson might say). Yokel news is not too much. We finally got all the winter tires installed, […]

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Mon

October 12, 2010

Good Mon. We have some light snow here. Maybe an inch. Temp is 28. We watched (for the second time) Sita Sings the Blues, an animated movie by Nina Paley that blends the story of the Sanskrit Epic The Ramayana, Paley’s life, and the jazz singing of twenties femme fatale Annette Hanshaw, “the personality girl.” […]

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