Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Right Up Front

This is one of the books I am currently reading:

It's where the plural of "octopus" post started.  But let me say right now, it looks like I am going to be learning a lot of amazing things, so prepare yourself for frequent factoids.

In other news. . .  I spent most of last night going through boxes of photos from here and from my parents' house.  Some of them, too, might make appearances here.  For today, and mostly for The Twinster, proof that we have been Oregon fans for many years.

Monday, October 3, 2022

One a Day

You're supposed to laugh at least once a day.  A health thing, I suppose,  I remember reading somewhere that crying is laundering the soul, laughing is dry cleaning it.

 Are you also supposed to learn something each day?  'Cause I just did: 

The plural of octopus isn't octopi.  (Oh, the times I have erred.)  The reason is because the word octopus is Greek, and the plural i is Latin.  And the two aren't supposed to mix, I guess?  Anyway, the correct plural is apparently octopodes. Fact learned.


Saturday, October 1, 2022

Stuff and Things

 Happy October!  Like Bridget, this marks the beginning of my favorite stretch of months.  Hello, Fall and Winter.

We've had a couple of windy days here, and we are far away from where Ian was.  As much as I'd love to have a house on a beach, that type of weather, and its increasing frequency, keep me from making a real move toward that end.

I did find some of those "Books Everyone Should Read" and "Movies Everyone Should See" lists, and I didn't fare too well on either.  Of course, my final total depended entirely on what list I was looking at.  Still, I've seen more of the movies than I've read the books, which truly surprised me.  Also, a significant number of the books that I have read I read as assignments in Middle or High School.  I've also read the three Lord of Rings books, only because I took a class on them in college.

Twinnie asked if I read Crime and Punishment for fun.  I doubt it, and yet I don't remember exactly why I did.  Probably because I saw it on a "Best" list and thought I'd give it a shot.

Also, I haven't read a single Jane Austen or Bronte book.  Well, I know for sure about the former and am almost positive about the second.  If anything, I've read Wuthering Heights, but cannot say for absolutely sure.

Watching lots of football.  Doing a little knitting.  Working on a purple rollneck sweater and a little shawlette.  Mostly, though, in perfect honesty, I'm playing Word Wars on my phone.  

Friday, September 30, 2022


First sweatshirt day of the season!

No huzzah for the extremely uneven haircut I gave myself, though.  It looks like I gauged out a spot there on the left side.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Make a List

Tap and I took a stroll to the Little Free Library in our neighborhood today.  I didn't find anything to take, but did find something amusing.  Same book:

Can you imagine how much smaller the print must be in the one on top?

I have read Crime and Punishment, by the way.  Those lists of "Classic / Great Books Everyone Should Read" always find me wanting, given my preference for non-fiction.  But this I have read.  And of my own choosing.  Not a school assignment or nothin'.

Now I want to look up those lists and see what I have read.  "Classic / Great Movies Everyone Should See" is another one I don't do well against.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Just Sittin' Around

I hope anyone and everyone in Florida who comes across this is safe and sound.  

There isn't anything out of the ordinary happening here.  I did come across a funny t-shirt: 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Well, This was a Surprise

Long story short.  Going through stuff.  Found University of Alabama newspaper from 1986.  Article about dating.  "Professor"* Kim (my last name) quoted throughout.  No memory of doing an interview.  And yet. . .


Sadly, "safety" on a date is a different concern now.  And "my teenage daughter"?  Not a hypothetical anymore.

*A  former student of mine, to this day, calls me "Doc."

Right Up Front

This is one of the books I am currently reading: It's where the plural of "octopus" post started.  But let me say right now, i...