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Friday, March 28, 2008


My friend Laurie http://www.ichthyologistbright.blogspot.com/ wrote about and posted a photo of Scottish Highland cows called Helian Coos. Now I'm not a bovine expert, but these cows are different enough from everyday Midwest cows that even I would notice. Even the name of the breed is unusual. I have a Gaelic vocabulary of only about 15 words, so I dug out my Scots Gaelic book and looked up Helian Coos. No luck. The word for cow is "bo"...sort of like "bovine".

Here's a picture of an American cow. I don't know what kind, but I'm sure its ancestors were immigrants. Just like almost all Americans.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Springtime in Indiana

Two days ago, the skies were blue and the temperature was approaching 70. I extracted my mountain bike from its winter hibernation spot, aired up the tires, and took a leisure ride around town. Today is a different story-freezing rain, sleet, and wind. This picture was taken about 15 minutes ago. It's the kind of day when I could fall on Mo Thoin (see yesterday's post) if I step outside. Rush hour traffic is going to be a mess. So of course, I left work early.
Laurie, doesn't this make you all nostaligic for Indiana?

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Pog Mo Thoin

That's what the T-shirt I'm wearing at the moment has printed on it, along with "have a nice day" in English and a big, green shamrock. Hey, it's March and St. Pat's Day is only 2 weeks away. When I bought the shirt last month at a Celtic theme shop, the lady at the counter felt compelled to inform me that the Gaelic writing didn't exactly translate to the English writing. When I visited Ireland two years ago, I learned just enough words by reading signs and listening to our tour guide to guess what this phrase might mean. And because Gaelic is not an official language of BlogSpot, I assume the title of this post will go untranslated. Some days when everyone seems intent on being rude, annoying, or just plain moronic, you just gotta say:
Pog Mo Thoin

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