Monday, October 17, 2011


I have an iPod, and every now and then it needs to be charged.  Apple supplied me with a cable that plugs into the camera at one end, and a USB connector at the other.  Very easy to use.

I used to have a shallow drawer under my computer table in which I kept, among other items, that charger cable.  But I had to have Cliff take the drawer out because my legs were scraping on the bottom of it.  All that’s left are the side brackets.  Before the drawer came out, I carefully removed all the junk, stuff, valuables, and carefully put them away.  So carefully that the other day when I went to charge the iPod, I couldn’t find that charger.  I looked.  Cliff looked.  No luck.

I figured it had to turn up sometime, whenever that was, but I needed to charge the iPod!  It happens to me every time -- if I wait to discover it, it might take months.

 If I order a new one, the old one will turn up much more quickly.  So I ordered a new one.  It will be delivered later this week.  So look what I found!

Humor --

A Herd of Cows, A Flock of Chickens

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective
nouns for the various groups of animals.

We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of
fish and a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well
as their cousins the rooks and ravens), an Exaltation of doves and,
presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.

Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most
obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.
And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?

Believe it or not ....... a Congress!

Guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!


  1. I resemble that remark. (I once puzzled some college classmates by telling them I was born in the US but not in a state; so where was I born? They could not figure it out.)

    Someone, by the way, had a photo of two crows standing on a fence, with the caption: attempted murder?

  2. Don't forget the newly termed "A Whack of...."

    I may let your other friends tell you what that applies to. HA!

  3. For Otters, they come in a bevy, family, raft, or my favorite, a ROMP!

  4. look on the bright side - at least now you have a spare charger cord!