It’s snowing like a fancy bastard up here. Supposedly we could receive up to twenty inches of the stuff before it’s over. Twenty inches! And to add to the fun, the wind is starting to get cranked-up, and the electric company is doing damage control on the front-end, and telling everyone their power could very well shit the bed.
Fantastic! I don’t really mind the snow, but I’m not really a fan of the no-electricity scenario. What will we do, read by candlelight like Bucktoothed Scout on the Prairie, or whatever? Will I have to write these updates with coal on the back of a shovel, like Abraham Lincoln?
I can’t have that.
Yeah, everybody’s home today, because of the weather, so it’s fairly “active” in here. And Toney wants to clear the driveway at exactly 3 o’clock (I’m sure she has her reasons), so I’m going to have to keep this one brief. Chaos reigns at the compound.
A couple of weeks ago Surf Reporter Grady sent me an email, asking for advice on pubs and beers in London. I could’ve sent him 10,000 words on the subject, but restrained myself and sent him a few brief and highly biased opinions.
And now he’s sent me two Smoking Fish sightings, inside one of my recommended pubs and alongside one of my recommended beers. Check it out. Very cool.
I wanna go back to London, I really do. And this only fires me up more. We’ve got to make it happen; it was our Best Vacation Ever.
Thanks Grady! I hope you guys had as much fun there as we did.
And now I’d like to ask you guys for your help with something. A few days ago I was having a two-second spelling crisis, with the word broccoli. For some reason I kept wanting to give it one C and two Ls, instead of the other way around. I realized it was wrong straigh’ away, but it made me wonder…
Why does it have to be so complicated? Why couldn’t it just be spelled brockly? That’s the way most of us pronounce it, so why not just make it easier on everyone and change the spelling to something more logical?
In fact, we should do a full inventory of our commonly-used words, and adjust the spelling where necessary. What do you think? Are you with me on this?!
Good. I’ll start the ball rolling with a few off the top of my tiny Duke head, and you guys can take it from there. And here they are:
- tenna shoes
Now it’s your turn. Please join me in straightening out this English language mess, won’t you? Use the comments link below.
And I’ll see you guys next time, whenever that happens to be. Holy crap in a Bundt pan! It’s snowing on an uphill slant out there!!
Have a great day, boys and girls.