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January 16, 2011

Blog Guy, I’ve been reading your blog for some time now. You strike me as a deep thinker, a philosopher, a guy who ponders heavy concepts in the middle of the night. Am I right?

ROSE PARADEI suppose maybe you are. I do often wonder whether Trader Joe and Trader Vic get together now and then to swap stuff.

Oh.You do? What else?

I wonder what happened to all the Swansons. When I was a kid, I knew lots of folks named Swanson. Here lately, they’re gone. Were they taken off to government- run Swanson Work Camps?

Also, why isn’t “snop” a word? We’ve got snap, snip, snot, snoop, all kinds of similar things, but here’s this unused word just waiting for a meaning.

Uh, maybe I was wrong about that deep thinker thing, Blog Guy…

And will my neighborhood deli let me buy potato salad on layaway? No sir, it’s always “Buy it now, or get the hell out of here!” And another thing…

SPACE SHUTTLE/Blog Guy, looking back on this ridiculous exchange, I have to ask if  this might be one of those days when you know nobody is going to come to your blog anyway. Perhaps this is a Sunday smack in the middle of a three-day weekend?

I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll check and get back to you.

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Left: Trader Joe’s “Adventure” float drives down Colorado Boulevard during the 117th annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California January 2, 2006. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Right: Atlantis mission specialist Steven Swanson (R) works with flight engineer Sunita Williams inside the Destiny module of the International Space Station as the two spacecraft prepare to bid farewell and close hatches, June 18, 2007. REUTERS/NASA

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Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Nobody!

I thought the Swansons went off to make frozen dinners. If everyone starts going to the deli, there would soon be a swan song for the Swansons.

Snop (v) Medical term meaning to stop the operation. Usually shouted prior to the first incision when it is noticed the surgeon is about to operate on the wrong side, or wrong patient. “Snop! Don’t snip! It’snop the right side!”

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@Onedoor, hey I will sign the petition to that definition into Websters!

How come there is a Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California? And is the Trader Joe “Adventure” float organic? Is it a free-range float? Why are the spacecraft bidding farewell? Where are they going? How good is it that they close hatches before they depart? Cause the international space station isn’t pressurizing the entire universe ya know.

And does the potato salad come with a side of doughnuts?

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Is this a skivy holiday in the US? What for?

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@CG, It’s Martin Luther King day in the US. Don’t know how famous he is in other time zones, but here he’s kind of a big deal.

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Sunita Williams is having a bad hair day?

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Indeed Blog Guy, the internment camp is located in Wales, near a large river. It’s known as the Swansea Swanson Swanee Swansong.

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Nice,Nosmo. I bet they sit around and read Proust.

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It’s only fair that if the Brits get Boxers Day that we get Skivvies Day–or Briefs Day.

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Nosmo, lovely. :)

Unca – yeah, mostly – “skivy” (sky-vee) is from “skive” as in ring in sick when there’s really nothing really wrong with you. From the old Norse for slice. Not to be confused with “skivvy”, as in pants.

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well, i am off on sick leave today… and no i am not skivving…

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