It seems to be my year for going to amusement parks. It started with Pamaskong Pasiklab in early January; and yesterday, my guys and I celebrated Vin's and Carl's birthdays at Enchanted Kingdom, where we had an absolute blast. I was particularly 'enchanted' with Camy-- finally another female who actually enjoys this kind of thing!-- and Andrew, my thrillseeking partner in crime. This October, Dean, Sage, and I will be visiting my mom in Florida; and the only reason I'm glad she moved there is that Disneyland, Epcot Center, and Universal await. Woohoo!
out in the weird world
A man in the U.K. is currently being treated in the hospital after being run over by a milk truck driven by a dog. The dog, a black Labrador named Monty, is thought to have been sitting in the cab of the milk truck parked by his owner, a driver for Morton's Dairies. Apparently, Monty managed to hit the vehicle's accelerator, running over the unfortunate victim before being stopped by a convenient lamp post. Monty himself suffered injuries to his paw during the accident and was taken to the vet, where he presumably declined to comment.
What does the word 'fesnyng' mean?
answer to Friday's question
James 'Jim' Brown was the author of a bird-watching book that happened to be on the reading list of writer Ian Fleming when he was still crafting his yet-unnamed British secret agent in Jamaica. Fleming chose the name for his character because it struck him as "brief, unromantic, and yet very masculine". Jim Brown himself did not know about the use of his name until the early 1960s, by which time a number of Bond books had already been published. When Bond's wife jokingly threatened to sue Fleming for defamation of character, Fleming replied, "I must confess that your husband has every reason to sue me... In return, I can only offer your James Bond unlimited use of the name 'Ian Fleming' for any purpose he may think fit."