Tuesday, January 3, 2006

A Modest Resolution.

In 2006, I will actually read my page-a-day desktop calendar, every day.

Last year both origami and Edward Gorey failed to hold my attention, the Gorey moreso because the pages of the various books were all out of order, but this year I hope that Forgotten English will be enough to do the trick.

By the way, words for the first three days of the New Year:

January 1st:
scurryfunge - A hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time she knocks on the door.

January 2nd:
pulpatoon - A dish made of rabbits, fowl, etc., in a crust of forced [stuffed] meat.
From Latin pulpamentum, tidbits.
To make a pulpatoon of pigeons . . . half roast six or eight pigeons, and lay them in a crust of forc'd-meat. . . . Scrape a pound of veal, and two pounds of marrow, and beat it together in a stone mortar.

January 3rd:
in Queen Street - "The joskin lives in Queen Street," the fool is governed by his wife.

And no, I didn't read those all at once just now. We're off to a good start.

But I'm probably still setting myself up for failure, seeing as how I never use my desk...
Reductionism who in the what now?