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The car company asks me to come in now to get a great offer.

Why, then, is it that I wind up paying *them* all the money?

prologue

/ˈprəʊlɒɡ/
noun
1 A separate introductory section of a literary, dramatic, or musical work.
1.1 archaic The actor who delivers the prologue in a play.
2 An event or act that leads to another.
2.1 (in professional cycling) a short preliminary time trial held before a race to establish a leader.

Origin
from pro- ‘before’ + logos ‘saying’.

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The prologue to installing a fence is digging holes so you can put in the post logs.

How do humans calculate old?

18 - "He's really grown up!"

50 - "Wow, he's old!"

Gutenberg Bible - "Eh. Old"

Sedimentary rock fossil - "Can we talk about something else?"

Changes

Showered and shaved,
To work I'm enslaved.
--
Showered but bearded,
Retired, not near dead.


Watching baseball in the afternoon,
My team cannot win this game too soon.
My daughter's in the kitchen cooking,
And the dinner's not built for TV looking.

For the moment my team's ahead.
I'm sitting, knees shaking, feeling dread.
This year has not begun well for us.
So a grand-slam homer would be a plus.

Brisket's in the oven heating.
Something else is getting a beating.
Chopping for a fancy potato dish.
This meal will meet our fondest wish.


@olimex

I wonder. Could this be the first time I have been followed by a company account?

It would surprise me if "you" got much from my toots, but I've been surprised before.

I do hope you will be a successful company, thriving in the Free Software and Open Hardware environment.

odd eggs on the lawn
running kids search and "rescue"
special spring sunday



funicular

/fjʊˈnɪkjʊlə//fəˈnɪkjʊlə/
adjective
1 (of a railway, especially one on a mountainside) operating by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced.
2 Relating to a rope or its tension.
noun
A funicular railway.

Origin
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘of or like a cord or thread’): from Latin funiculus (diminutive of funis ‘rope’) + -ar.

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Fran frankly feared heights, but somehow didn't mind taking the funicular up to the top of the town.

Wicked Wonderful Wordies

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW/DM to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: improving

A morning's work is done.
Actually, I think of it as fun.
Word of the Day and clipart
Making up the most part.

Lunch is still two hours away
And it is a very rainy Saturday.
I guess I'll consider cleaning house.
No outside work to impress my spouse.


crackerjack

/ˈkrakədʒak/
adjective
North American
informal
Exceptionally good.

noun
North American
informal
An exceptionally good person or thing.

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Carl was a crackerjack baseball player, one error, on average per season as a shortstop, with a lifetime 355 batting average.

Algot boosted

Finished stitching together a PDF for a print version of my ... Used to lay out the print cover and to erase a fence in the original (CC-0) photo background...Now I'm waiting for KDP to produce the preview.
I'm more than reblogs, I promise! 😅

@RussSharek

I saw you have done something at 404.city.

What's your take on it?

@404_city

Well.
Hello.

I'm a bit confused.
Is this an account to share information about the 404.city XMPP / Jabber site?

In a zombie novel, there ought to be a TV commercial from a lawyer:

"If your child was injured after death, call the law offices of Mark D. Salami. Call now!"

@WearsManyHats

Thanks for connecting.

Ink on the hands was always considered the mark of a scribe.

Maybe web designer is a "bit" like that these days.

@masterofthetiger

Thanks for connecting.
(Follow Friday, no less)

Good luck with your interesting projects. May you find hosting soon.

@mauro

Thank you for connecting (on follow Friday, no less).

Music plays in the background for me. Making it is for others. Thanks for doing it.

stagnant

/ˈstaɡnənt/
adjective
1 (of a body of water or the atmosphere of a confined space) having no current or flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence.
1.1 Showing no activity; dull and sluggish.

Origin
Mid 17th century: from Latin stagnant- ‘forming a pool of standing water’, from the verb stagnare, from stagnum ‘pool’.

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The corporation shows some stagnant financial components.

couchant

/ˈkaʊtʃ(ə)nt/
adjective
Heraldry
usually postpositive (of an animal) lying with the body resting on the legs and the head raised.

Origin
Late Middle English: French, ‘lying’, present participle of coucher (see couch).

Calvin, the cat, rested couchant on the back of the couch, relaxed in the afternoon sun from the front window, but attentive to the birds in the shrubs, flitting from branch to branch.

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