September 9th, 2010

Bugs

I can see my house from here....

When I came home, I noticed a large grasshopper in the kitchen porch.  It was clearly alive, but it wasn't trying very hard to get away.  Then I noticed it had something wrong with it's back leg.  It was either injured or deformed.  I didn't want to leave it on the porch, and didn't have the heart to step on it, so I scooped it up with a shovel and tossed it high into the air outside....

It tumbled slowly end over end as it arced through the air, until it finally fell into the grass.

As God as my witness, I thought grasshoppers could fly.
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    amused amused
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Nosey

Hairy palms

My roommate's Dane slobbered all over my hand.  Eeew.  So to get back at her, I wiped my hand on her back.  I looked down, and my hand is now completely covered with dog fur.  EEEEEEEEEW!
Music Machine

Gilgarry Mountain

I was listening to the Irish folk song Gilgarry Mountain (aka Kilgary Mountain, aka Darlin' Sportin' Jenny, aka Whiskey in the Jar).  The chorus goes:

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar


Anyone here know what this means?  Google doesn't help much; I've found only two references to a possible meaning.  One person though it was some kind of nautical slang, but I'm fairly well versed in naval terminology, but I've never heard of anything remotely similar.  Another person thought it sounded like drunken Gaelic for "the work of the Devil".
  • Current Music
    "Gilgarry Mountain" by the Limeliters
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