I finally finished three long library books, so I've started another, a new biography of director Clarence Brown. And I've decided that one book on my current reading pile will be a book loaned to me or bought for me. Starting yesterday, this is a book bout the Lymond Chronicles, loaned by kitgordon. The author is one of the Minnesota group who meets at Merlin's Rest on IDDD (International Dorothy Dunnett Day).
So as not to start my third paragraph with an "I" ... I should vacuum. 'Vacuum' is one of those words I remember as being a bear in a spelling test, along with the previously mentioned 'skiing.'
Early today ordenchaz and I discussed the shivaree (originally chiavari). This nighttime noise making was originally to some an unpopular person or unpopular couple out of a neighborhood. Now in some (rural, regional?) areas it's a post-wedding celebration by neighbors outside the windows of the 'sleeping' couple. We wondered about its regionalism. The word is apparently 17th century French, but I remember reading about it happening in England. .. Hmm, Google tells me it is or was pretty wide-spread. Rural, though, I think.
DBs is closing early, this time not because of a polar vortex or a snow day early closing, but because they are putting in a new cash register system.