Tuesday, September 20, 2005

One More Etymology for the day... to tie you over!

DOG DAYS: Why are those hot summer days called "dog days"?

~The ancient Romans believed that six or eight hottest days of the summer were caused by the Dog Star, Sirius' rising with the sun and adding its heat to the day. They called these days cuniculares dies--"dog days"~

Etymology for Breakfast!

FREELANCE: "Why is an independant writer, photographer, or the like called a 'free lance'?"
A medieval mercenary soldier who was free of any continuing loyalties was known as a "free companion". Sir Walter Scott in his novel, "Ivanhoe", coined the more descriptive term for such a soldier--"FREE LANCE"

Monday, September 19, 2005

Little Boy Blue... come blow your horn... Posted by Picasa

I'm watching you! Posted by Picasa

Halloween is Coming SOON! These are our pumpkins from last year... well one is a honeydew melon... but nonetheless they are jack-o-lanterns! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

WORD OF THE DAY! Posted by Picasa