Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Reading through the paper

Today is Husbands Make Dinner day. Tomorrow is Sandwich Day (commemorating the birthday of the Earl thereof, I believe). Shouldn't they have combined the two events?

A quote for those of us who blog about everyday life: "Little minds are interested in the extraordinary, great minds in the commonplace." By Elbert Hubbard, whoever he is.

Speaking of earls reminds me that we never got around to awarding a title. Naturally everyone was very far off, but even when everyone missed the target someone must have come closest to staying on the grounds. (Guesses made after hearing of the birth do not count.) And so (drumroll please) based on my best calculations, the title of Countess of Calculations goes to Sara Jones!

(Actually Anonymous scored higher, but the Duchy is too politic to award titles anonymously.)

7 comments:

Uncle Steve said...

He also goes by Kin Hubbard. Very good, very pithy. May not make Bartlett's, but he has a lot in Peter's Quotations.

the Joneses said...

Hurrah for lucky guesses! Naturally I'll present D2 with a reward befitting my new status, such as paying for his university education. (And here I'm calculating that a university education won't necessarily be a given in your family, so I might be able to wriggle out of this promise in the future.)

-- SJ

The Duke said...

It may not necessarily be a given, but it (or its equivalent) will be strongly encouraged. ; )

Jeremy said...

Congrats!!

the Joneses said...

Well, then, choose an economical equivalent. Because my title doesn't seem to have come with a sudden inrush of wealth.

-- SJ

Queen of Carrots said...

The key is something that sounds good with nothing behind it . . . like say, all your royalties from publishing westerns.

The Duke said...

How about you give him free tuition, provided he attends a college where you are President / Dean / Board Member / something like that?