Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Tweedlee Dee

Soak. Did you know about soaking brown rice to reduce the cook time? I just learned about this. Some instructions at the Minimalist Baker page. Worked fine. I will try the pasta boil method for my next brown rice experiment.

Found out there's a spa in north Albuquerque with outdoor salt water hot tubs. I would like to go there.  

Word. Also learned this week - amphigory is a real word. I assumed that Edward Gorey had made up his Amphigorey title from whole cloth. Of course he used a real, obscure word for the mashup, that clever boots. Merriam-Webster says: 

Definition of amphigory: a nonsense verse or composition : a rigmarole with apparent meaning which proves to be meaningless.

Very apt. 

Calling. I was on the wetlands trail yesterday evening and the critters say it's Spring. The red-winged blackbirds and the frogs could be heard all over.   

I've been trying to learn the Tweedle Dee song. I keep having the melody slip out of my head, time to listen to Lavern again. I am grateful to Cathleen Schine's book The Grammarians for introducing me to the song. 

Humpy ump bump bump!

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