Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Half Way Through

Its wednesday and we are half way through the working week......i like wednesdays, they are like the top of the hill, ur next steps are all going to be downwards to the weekend.....i got an interesting phrase from the book i am reading, "cultural commuter"...i think the best way to explain it would be the older gen and mayb some new gen indians living in america.....they have an american kind of lifestyle in their professional life by terms of their interaction with people etc..and at night, when they are back at home, they listen to indian music, have indian food, and talk in their mother tongue etc....nice terminology, huh?? rough day today too, so am too tired to write anymore, so will go to
manuscrypt trivia
in the 1500'sHouses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all thedogs, cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could really mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.Hence the saying "dirt poor."

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