Due to circumstances beyond my control, we missed Tiger’s scheduled appointment at the vet’s office yesterday morning. So we had to wait about 45 mins. to be seen later in the afternoon. The waiting room was crowded. First to emerge through the door leading to the exam room– that’s right, I said the exam room,
There is a tremendous amount of unnecessary verbiage on the world wide web.
That’s what I said. I said, “I’ll do Harbrace, Little-Brown, and Strunk & White, but not Google.” Some background is in order. Mr. Big Food and I had a terrible row this morning. We are in full agreement on noun-pronoun agreement (e.g., “Every child has their his or her favorite toy”; alt. “All children have
Today in 1789 the United States Constitution became effective when the first session of congress met in New York City. In 1829, the Illinois Legislature grants a city charter to Chicago. From The American Patriot’s Almanac, William J. Bennett and John T.E.. Cribb, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, 2008.
In today’s Drudgework Monday we’ll do a lot of ironing, review some movies, and muse about civilization. Twenty-two point eight five gigs– that’s how much ironing I did this weekend. I do not mind ironing. I have to be in the right mood, and the weather has to cooperate, but given those, it’s not a
The McChoakumchild school was all fact, and the school of design was all fact, and the relations between master and man were all fact, and everything was fact between the lying-in hospital and the cemetery, and what you couldn’t state in figures, or show to be purchasable in the cheapest market and salable in the
From a garden in Savanah. Pouring down rain– again– and a bit chilly. Needed something Spring. How about you?
Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. More at the link!
From Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
From Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. More coming. Coffee.
“Marica? Do you have a minute?” Missy asked as she closed the lid to her laptop. “Of course, Missy! What’s on your mind?” Marica replied. “Ruff?” “I’m just curious. Have you read the Harry Potter books?” “No, Missy, can’t say as I have. There’re not really my cup of tea,” Marica said. “Dear Friend,” Missy
This is awesome! Finally! I’ll have the wealth to hire a Farm Hand. I especially like “free-will financial donation.” I understand the appeal of determinism– from religious, philosophical, and scientific perspectives– but I’m happier to labor under the delusion of Free Will.
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This month’s Crappy Old Book of the Month was Miss Manners’® Guide to Rearing Perfect Children: A Primer for Everyone Worried about the Future of Civilization (Judith Martin, Atheneum, New York 1984). Unfortunately, this month slipped away from me and I only posted two measly posts about this delightful– and truly funny–book. I am a
He’s looking much better this morning. Still having some difficulty navigating the world with his cone, but at least he’s figured out how to eat!
I posted last evening, and then deleted the post (SueK– thanks for your concern), about Tiger being in the hospital. He’s back on the Farm now, confined– cone & all– to the Workshop. Apparently, Tiger got into fight defending the joint from an intruder. His cheek was punctured in two places, and while the superficial
Good morning, Dear Readers (with a special shout out to fellow dog lover, Steve)! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day here on Farther Along Farm. This morning Missy, Rocky & I did something different– we trucked down to the Pond Pasture. And when I say “trucked,” I mean that the dogs and I