November 3rd, 2011

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Rainy days and Thursdays

Cold, rainy day. Hera went out but just lay under the back end of my car, looking disgusted.
(Irrelevant query: can you spot the ablative absolute in that sentence? Or what would be an ablative if I were writing in Latin rather than English? And did you note the subjunctive in that sentence?)
But I digress. Doing some piddly office work this morning. Market Day is this afternoon, and Missions Committee meets this evening. The middle of the day is for going out to eat, shopping, and lazing about with Deanne. Why is it we make even our leisure wear us out?
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Togate chitchat

Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur.

Translation: Oh! Was I speaking Latin again? Silly me. Sometimes it just sort of slips out.
-- from Latin For All Occasions, by Henry Beard