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Skip to comments.The Hobbit Hole XXXVI - O! Water cold we may pour at need...
Posted on 05/03/2008 8:48:06 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!
Sing hey! for the bath at close of day
That washes the weary mud away!
A loon is he that will not sing:
O! Water Hot is anoble thing!
O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain.
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.
O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer, if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.
O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!
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I beat Pookie’s Ping...oh wait...
I’m here. The room next to the bathroom is mine!
No argument here... ;~)
Pretty! We are just starting to get warm enough that our new grass is coming in.
And the stores are just now getting flowers in... I’m looking forward to planting!
I’m actually on my way to run errands. Gonna get some stuff at Home Depot, maybe some hanging plants and stuff. and I’ve got a $50 certificate from Men’s Wearhouse that expires today.
Just dodged another bullet. Luke heard the ice cream man too late, but we caught him on the loop back around.
See y’all later.
Thanks, it’s much easier to lurk on new threads!
Our goal today is getting some new shoes and some squirrel food. Maybe some flowers.
We were going to help Rosie start her mower, but it’s raining, so she may be off the hook. ;~)
That... Was quite painful.
I don’t know anyone I hate enough to send that to.
That’s Guillermo in the doorway.
Hurrah! Now Mrs. Ex and I can move out of my old bachelor hole.
Heh...I lonnng ago learned not to click on that link.
But now I have the darn thing stuck in my head even without having clicked.
Make it stop!
Mmmm...off the hook...
Back from errands! 2J - there’s a pen heading your way. If we’re lucky, you’ll get it by about Wednesday. ;-) Please forgive my hideous packaging job. I was literally sitting in my car in the parking lot at Office Depot, stuffing everything in the box.
Rose...you like the J. Herbin inks, no? I keep meaning to ask you for ink opinions. My one experience with a Herbin ink was a used bottle of Verte Reseda that someone gave me, and it’s just too light a color for me - I don’t have any seriously broad nibs, and I think it kind of needs that to even be readable. I’ve been a little nervous about trying any other Herbin inks sight-unseen as a result...
I should really just try adding some black to that bottle, a few drops at a time, and see what I come up with.
I just bought another bottle of blue, but I’m still wanting a nice purple someday, and J. Herbin has a couple of inks that look pretty on-screen, but...
Gosh, those are purty, Corin! I love the purple one!
new thread placemark...it’s too rainy and wet for Saturday...*grumbles*
I haven’t seen it either.
Thanks. I have some that are the solid lighter color. And then there are some that are a deep, deep purple. I don't have any of those in bloom but I should get some more and I'll take pictures.
Ah, so Guillermo is joining us in the Hobbit Hole! How appropriate!
Those a lovely! The new growth is coming up on the iris by the front stairs. I call them Wedgewood Iris, because they remind me of the iris in the bouquets at the wedding of two of our old friends, who married the year after we did. They are a deep blue-purple.
Our just down the street neighbor was out mowing his yard in the drizzle this morning. They are fanatic about their yard, which is what drives them nuts about ours. ;o)
So this one will be hers, as well!
I am a ~bad~ parent. I’ve been reading “Last Child in the Woods” which talks about how today’s kids have no concept of “just go out and play.” I’ve been feeling guilty about how much an indoor child Luke is. He won’t voluntarily go out and play in the back yard and doesn’t like to be by himself.
The book coins the term “Nature Attention Deficit Disorder” (or something close to that) and suggest that much of the problems with ADD/ADHD is that the kids simply never connected with nature. Whether he’s right or not, kids need to be outside.
We’re signing him up for several outdoor camps this summer as well as his regular Arts Camp and VBS. Plus, Mrs. and I decided that no electronic game systems and no laptops will come with us to the beach. Sorry, no updates. (I traded the crackberry back in because I still have to have one from Fangorn)
ALL THAT BEING SAID...
When I got back from errands this afternoon, Luke was watching TV and playing his Nintendo DS. Mrs. and I were in the other room and we heard him scream something about falling. Found out Mario had fallen off of Bowser’s platform. Luke was distraught.
I, on the other hand, was angry that he’d react that way over a video game. I took the DS away until next Saturday and told him to get his shoes on and get out of the house. It took us a while to get him doing something out side. We found bubbles, but no wand, etc. Finally gave him Jr’s super soaker and he was happy with that. Until...
My child that is afraid of nature was attacked by nature. A branch fell on him.
He’s okay, it was a small branch (although we’ve had some huge ones fall). But he didn’t hear it falling and it probably startled him more than anything.
WooHoo! I get the first funkle in the new Hobbit Hole!
I’m okay with “prefer to be indoors” but not so much with “afraid to go outside.”
It's like what that one football coach used to say about the forward pass: Only three things can happen, and two of them are bad.
"Nature Attention Deficit Disorder"
NADD can lead to NoNADS in later life.
I was always more of an outdoor person. We never bought any game systems, ‘cause they wouldn’t have gotten much use. I was in the Scouts until 6th grade, and wanted to stay longer, but unfortunately we had something happen within our family, so that was the end of scouting(and other things) for me.
There's your boy! ;~)
...Though I’ll be vey surprised if she registers and starts posting. She’s not really into it.
She did enjoy meeting Talon and Jen...
...maybe if a convenient moot transpires...
Outside can be boring by yourself. I never had that kind of problem because there were always minions - I mean younger siblings - to order around.
So you were Field General Jen?
I couldn’t start my mower....
I had a lamburger, bought some yarn.... and this T-shirt:
LOL, they really are sheep.
I’m trying to decide if I’m ambitious enough to even try today...probably not.
I did buy a new gas can. One that should actually pour at less than fire hose volume. I just spent about ten minutes trying to figure the thing out, though, just the same...
Gas things scare me, OK? ;-)
LOL! I *love* it! Too funny...
Actually, I knew I had it wrong but I couldn’t figure out the fourth letter, cause their ain’t one.
It’s just “Nature Deficit Disorder.”
There’s lots of nature out there.
Evenin’ folkses... Nice new thread ya gots here. I’m fresh back from da aeropuerto. It was a Principals meeting at the home office this week. Gads. Interminabal meetings. But this time, actually just maybe a little constructive.
Speaking of nature, though, mister Stormhands... On my flight back I just finished “Another Country” by the inestimable Jeff Cooper (may peace be upon him).
Anything by Sensei Cooper would be good for mushy young minds needful of inspiration to real adventure in life.
Ha! Funny shirt!
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