Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
- Chicago - "Place Of Wild Onions, Bad Smell", a river; city in Il., founded in 1833, site of Ft. Dearborn.
- Indianapolis - Chan-tun-oon-gi, "Make A Noise Place", Capital of Indiana.
- Mishawaka - "Country of Dead Trees", name of Shawnee princess, city east of S. Bend, Indiana.
- Tuxedo - "Place of beans"
- Wakaruso - "Hip Deep In Mud", town in Indiana.
- Winnebago - "People Of The Stinking Water", a tribe in WI.
- Idaho - "It Is Morning", our 43rd state.
- Passaic - "Peaceful Valley", a river in NJ.
- Ohio - "Beautiful River", an Iroquois word, river, and our 17th state.
My fave is Willamette ("Running Water", a river in Oregon). A few months ago I was joking with my brother that if I had an Indian name, it should be Running Water. Tallulah pretty much means the same thing, too. I don't know the tribe that Willamette originated from, but Tallulah seems to come from the Choctaws--so not really Miami. Oh, well.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So watch out, my friends! If your coffee doesn't say "100% Pure Coffee," you might be drinking something else. And if you can't look at the packaging yourself, like if you're paying the big bucks for some at a coffee shop, don't hesitate to ask them, "Hey, I know you're selling this to me as coffee, but are you sure it's 100% pure? I don't want any imitations or fillers here."
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
My latest poll has surprised me. Five of us voted, and four claim to have trick-or-treated every year as a child. I thought there'd be at least one "never" and a few more "sometimes," because surely there'd be at least one of us whose parents thought Halloween was absolutely 100% evil. Apparently not.
I will identify myself as the one and only "sometimes." My trick-or-treating experiences include:
- My mom, brother, and I attempted to go door-to-door in our neighborhood one year, but either we were hours early or we had the wrong day, so we just never did it.
- After I attended a "harvest" party with some church friends, their parents took us to a few houses of people we knew.
- My mom took my brother and me to a nursing home that was all decked out. I think they gave away candy there, too.