Tuesday, March 15, 2005

ides of march...

i have been doing the following on my not self-imposed hiatus:

taking boybarians to the dentist
stacking a ginormous mountain of wood
draining a broken washing machine
taking care of the boybarians while the lord of the ring is away

i have absolutely NO time to visit here...it's sad really, because there are just too many funny things to tell you...

and as it is the ides of march, i can only imagine what lay ahead...

actually, technically, the ides of march is simply a way of saying "march 15" in the old roman calendar...there are ides every month of the year...they are on the 13th of every month except march, may, july and october wherein the ides fall on the 15th...

"beware the ides of march" is from shakespeare's play julius caesar...which was just the warning given to caesar that he should be on guard...the theory is that he got the date wrong, thinking the ides to be on the 13th that month...obviously, he was wrong...

but what really came of that whole date debacle, well, other than the assassination of julius caesar, was the ominous and dramatic saying "beware the ides of march"...

(by the way, caesar salad has nothing to do with julius caesar...but c-sections and the awful haircut by the same name do...thought i'd throw that in...you know, since i'm channeling cliff clavin and all...though i'd rather be channeling norm...as he was more popular by far and also drunk a great deal of the time...although, he was awfully large and sweaty, too...hmmm...maybe i can just channel the beer drinking part...i certainly don't need any encouragement in the large and sweaty department...or the beer drinking department for that matter)

but, i digress...

who cares how it originated and whether or not it means anything...i'm not taking any chances BECAUSE it is also around this same time that the virgin mary found out that she was pregnant with jesus by the holy spirit...holy crap!...

anyhow, in the meantime, i have three posts in the crumbling wings of my addled brain and i am aiming to commit them to cyberspace this week...

stay tuned...

oh, and beware the ides of march...and uh, smooth talking spirits, too...

although smooth spirits would be fine...a nice glass of maker's mark...or perhaps a well made martini...extra dry...

by the way, anyone know how to repair a washing machine?

x.

1 comment:

Ingrid said...

People used to call me Cliff Claven but I corrected them that the difference between Cliff and I (and apparently you and Cliff) is that my (your) information is factually correct. :p