big fat post

~ I just carried Vickers all over the house, singing at the top of my lungs:

“Big-fat, big-fat, big-fat cat
Big-fat, big-fat, big-fat cat
Big-fat, big-fat, big-fat cat

~ The causeway makes a sharp bend in the highway, just past the Red Bank Cemetery on Route 123. I hit a patch of black ice and my car spun out of control into the opposite lane. Okay, steer into the skid. Then the vehicle started sliding back the other way. I spun the steering wheel in the opposite direction. There’s the guard rail, and then there’s the dropoff to the river. The instant the wheels of my car touched the gravel shoulder I let myself lay hard on the brakes. The car finally came to a stop in the original lane, half-off the road facing back in the direction I came.

I didn’t even get any adrenalin out of it. Still mumbling along with the song on the radio. Accidents, I can do.

I slowly turned the car around on the narrow causeway and continued up the road. A big truck piled high with logs came barrelling down the highway. I flashed my hazard lights a couple times as a warning. If that truck had come a minute sooner, I’d have been wearing sawdust to my funeral.

I’m going to have another accident. I’m somehow convinced of it. Just a matter of when. The best I can do is try to be careful and hope no other people are involved.

I stopped at the store on the way home to pick up a grrreat big steak. And the living shall feast on the dead.

~ My favourite thing on the Internet today has been the Mi’kmaq Online Word List from

The Mi’kmaq are the First Nations people indigenous to Eastern Canada and the state of Maine. Supposedly there are 6 or 8 thousand people still speaking the language. The dictionary has WAV files of all the words. I love the sound, it seems musical to me. It just has a different feel than European languages I’m more used to hearing.

As far as I know there is no Native blood in my family tree. I guess the connection I feel comes from the fact that I was born and raised here, and if it had happened a few hundred years earlier, this would have been the lingo.

emegwatalg: eat in a disgusting manner
se’saltugwepit: have messy hair
amjaqa’lsit: smear something on self

There aren’t any words listed for “sex.” So I think the dictionary people must be holding out on us. I did find sespeiatijig (“having an affair”) and enmigjo’gwet (“bent over with buttocks up”).

So far my favourite Mi’kmaq expression is aligjo’gwet meaning “going about with buttocks stuck out.”

~ The Zen master went to the dentist to have a root canal. The dentist wanted to give him Novocaine. But the Zen master refused. He wanted to transcend dental medication.

4 thoughts on “big fat post

  1. i’m currently trapped under big fat cat, who is a little put out that the powerbook is taking up her lap space. i don’t think she’d like being called fat. she prefers “fluffy”

    se’saltugwepi. that’s me.

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