The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Going to a Meeting

I am leaving on a research meeting in the morning.  Unfortunately, this is not one of the have fun with friends research meetings, so I will be having to try to find my own fun... if possible.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Curried Chicjpeas

My wife has just mad a whole crockpot of my very favorite curried chickpeas for part of our dinner later this evening.  I am very pleased.  They are very, very good.  We may go swimming later today as well.  Seems like a nice day is continuing to unfold.


Sunday, July 27, 2014


The prior post was meant to signify I was "well oiled" meaning a euphemism for saying I had had a couple of "adult beverages," which is of course another euphuism in itself. 

Euphemisms are indeed an interesting part of the vernacular of our language.  I enjoy them in my daily speech, and I find that they give color and nuance to what we say in ways that are fun.  Perhaps it is because much of the time I am in "science mode" where euphemisms ARE NOT the norm is why I like them so much in my non-work speech and writings?  I even allude to them a bit in part of my job, when I am teaching.  I find that I can slip in occasional non-standard terms or phrases when I teach.  


Friday, July 25, 2014

Well Oiled

I am "well oiled" at the moment.  Not much to say about it other than it is what I am.  I am going to go put on my pajamas and continue to marinate.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nice, Quiet Day

Today was a nice, quiet day of routine.  The gym, my walk, a leisurely paces work day, swimming, a great Indian/Mexican fusion dinner.  A few pipes.  Pretty damn good, I do say.  Maybe some other pleasures this evening?  It could end up a perfect day! 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Getting Gasoline

When I was getting gasoline this morning, a stranger commented  on my pipe as I pulled it out of my pocket rummaging for change to pay for my cup of coffee at the register, "You ought a try weed."  I smiled at him and said, "It sounds fun,  Maybe someday, if it becomes legal in our state."  I have never tried it, but have always wondered what it feels like.  With the previous comments here, it seems a lot of folks are talking about it a lot more, and more and more states are seeming to be gearing up to legalize it.  I always imagine it would be like a nice, pleasant feeling of being drunk.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Cutting the Grass

I am going to spend the afternoon cutting the grass and trying to get to a myriad of yard related items I have been neglecting.  Not really looking forward to it, but the exercise will be good for me, and it should look nice when done.