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The winter of our discontent


Made glorious summer by this son of York.

Hi blogsters:

I hope all's well with you.

I just returned home to discover I'm still a man rich in cats.  Contented cats, as cats tend to be when anything they're used to changes a bit.  Such as someone they're used to having around fairly consistently leaves for a spell.  Makes them happy.  Adds variety to their lives.  Contentment.  Which they communicate by finding interesting places to upchuck, etc.

While I was gone I made the horrifying discovery that there used to be a lot of violence in the world.

Which, of course, is no longer the case.



Entry #465


Comment by shalini - December 2, 2005, 9:42 pm
Welcome back Jack! Missed your blog entries.....
Comment by Rip Snorter - December 2, 2005, 11:27 pm
Thanks shalini: T'may kaem che? (Not sure how alike Hindi and Gujarati might be)

Good to hear someone missed them missing blog enteries.
It's still good to be home, but less good than it was earlier before the temperature began to drop. Still, probably better now than it will be around 2am when I figure I'll stick an exploratory toe outside the covers to check for frostbite. That will still be good, but will require a bit of circumspection to appreciate how good it it is and why.

Anyway, fun thinking about it and anticipating it.

Hope things are well in hmmmmm Delhi, is it?

Hhunh ha.
Comment by shalini - December 3, 2005, 3:46 am
Jack, very good...thats gujrati alright and is a very commonly used term so easy to understand. I can see that you have been exposed to our Gujju community..hahaha! I'm from the north, New Delhi and am Punjabi. Our state language is very different and so is our cuisine and so are our men ( ours being more macho if I may say so...hahaha)!!
Winter is setting in and the temperatures dropped to 4.7 degrees celsius last night. They say its a cold wave as its snowing in Kashmir! We are having power outtages by the hours here this winter as our wonderful goverment can't seem to get the basics right.
However, I love the winter season with all the bountiful glory of nature..so this for me is still a winter of content!
Have you ever been to India?
Comment by Rip Snorter - December 4, 2005, 11:42 am
Hi shalini:
Thanks for the comment.
I don't know how cold 4 degrees celsius is these day.... I try to not let my mind wander into such matters. It has a difficult enough time keeping track of Fahrenheit... even spelling it.

I had a lot of Gujarati training in Peace Corps training in '64 .... hunh ha. T'may Kaem che? Hunhh majama chunh. T'may be'n kem che? Maro be'n majama che. etc.

I never made it to Injia.... PC discovered I wasn't PC, I suppose. I posted the entire story several months ago in a blog entry entitled, Day of the Lost Souls.

However, the past month entries are so difficult to navigate through I might post it again. Sort of a fun read for you, maybe, though I doubt anyone else will read it.

This difficulty of navigation through past entries is mildly irritating to me. I'm thinking seriously about moving my bloggishness to a site dedicated to blogs where it's not quite so cumbersome.

But meanwhile, I'll re-post Day of the Lost Souls in case you're interested.


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