P is for Purl and a whole bunch of other stuff because I didn’t post all week…

So we all think we know what purl means,
purlside

But we had the dictionary on the table the other day, and here’s what it has to tell us…

purl(1) [Cf. Sw. porla, purl, ripple, gurgle.] To flow with curling or rippling motions, as a shallow stream among or over stones or other obstructions; flow with a murmuring sound, as such a stream does; hence, to pass in a manner or with a sound likened to this (as, “The words…purled out of Miss Foster’s mouth like a bright spring out of the moss”: Arnold Bennett’s “Great Man,” xii.).

There’s a second and third definition, and since typing dictionary definitions isn’t exactly my idea of a hopping time, here’s a scan (with image!)… Check it out, what we all know is buried at the end of definition #2.
purl

So I want to talk like definition #1, but I think I’ll need some of definition #3 to do so!

P is also for premonish

Which is like admonish, except you do it beforehand…

guess who’s coming to central Maine?!?!?!

Maria Muldaur! She’ll be at Slate’s on Monday night!!!!
(so I’m listening to her now…) Her new cd (I did type album, such an anachronism… me, not the albums) is called “Yes We can”. Guess who she’s going to vote for?

speaking of anachronisms

google is offering up its old search engine. I googled myself from back then, and there’s only one entry, me, getting told I was wrong about something I posted on a listserve about homebrewing. Something about whether or not the F.X. Matt brewery (now not even called that, poor Frances Xavier…) brewed the specialty beers (like Sam Adams) or just stored them.

A few years back when I googled my name it was mostly not me, but rather some politician from Canada. Now it’s much me again, from work related things. Nice to know there aren’t too many folks with my name around…

evening sky

The sky was really beautiful last night… we had bats flitting about too, but the pics with them are really fuzzy!
eveningsky moonrise

And the view at the same time looking down to the house, where dinner was waiting…
kitwindow

Oops! I hit publish… but I guess I’d better… dinner is ready. No wait, it isn’t cooked. Fire on the grill and the fish isn’t done. … It’s in the broiler now. Guess we’ll be cleaning out the grill this weekend!

some doggy pics to entertain you

Which is which?
graciefur zuzufur

Gracie (left) and Zuzu (right) (above and below!)
z&g

I need to work on my skills around taking pictures of my dogs, so they don’t get all foreshortened and end up looking like hairy crocodiles,
gcroc

3 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    October 10, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

    There aren’t a lot of people with my name, either. :) The secret to pet pictures (like kid pictures) is to be on the same level as the pet (or kid). I would guess that’s more challenging with dogs than with cats!

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    kmkat said,

    October 11, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

    Chris already told you what I was going to advise.

    Maria Muldaur! Midnight at the Oasis! Flash from the past!

  3. 3

    Blogless Carrie said,

    October 19, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    Hey there – catching up. Met a blond labradoodle today – not nearly as good-looking as your girls, but still a cute (and big!) pooch!

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