a free spirit
my own person
for social justice
anti-gun, anti-war, anti-violence
a citizen of the world
and I love:
Reggae, Blues, Rock
the 70’s and 80’s
steamy hot sex
old Victorian houses
the smell of paint
For all of those who may have wondered, here is the history of the Middle Finger, also commonly known as the Up Yours, Up The MacGregor, Flipping The Bird, etc. and also of the F-Word….
The History of the Middle Finger:
Well, now……here’s something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified.
Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as ‘plucking the yew’ (or ‘pluck yew’).
Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and they began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew! Since ‘pluck yew’ is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentalfricative ‘F’, and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as ‘giving the bird.’
And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing. Didn’t yew!!
As well, it took my poor mother 4 days to do the income tax. I could never do that; too much math, and also too complex, too confusing and too frustrating.If I didn’t have someone to do it for me it just wouldn’t get done. I also put a sort of “alarm” on the inside of my bedroom door to alert me if anyone opens up my door during the night to try and steal Buddy off my bed again while I’m asleep; I put a garbage can full of empty pop cans in front of the door so if anyone opens it it will fall down, knocking the cans all over, making a racket and wake me up, alerting me, so I can keep an eye on my dog and tell them to f*ck off.
The second-oldest is moving to Vancouver(she lives in Toronto now) in the summer as well for a new job in the art field, and the 23 YR old’s GF is going back to California for the summer too to work and see her family and then return here later for her second year of school.It also snowed again too. Where’s spring? I’ve had enough of this shit….
I got this simply amazing brownie in a mug recipe from the 16 YR old who found it somewhere online. It is the most chocolate-y thing I have ever tasted and the perfect thing if you’ve just had weed. Trust me. It’s just perfect. The original recipe doesn’t have any pot in it but I have “revised” it to make it a little extra special and to give it some kick but if you prefer just leave the cannabis oil out and it’s still beyond delicious either way. Bon appetite!
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons water
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-4 ml (as you prefer) cannabis oil (optional)
handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix all the ingredients together except for the cannabis oil and the chocolate chips. Microwave on HIGH for 60 seconds and then let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in cannabis oil and chocolate chips and enjoy!