Stanton Haiku

Hail, Parque Pacifico!

Number sixty six, not quite

Where I want to be.

This morning at the breakfast table I almost dared my grandma to go a whole day without complaining about anything.  I just barely stopped myself.  It still might come to that.  Either that, or a food fight.  I dare you to not count every calorie, and to not constantly shame yourself using food.  It’s like living with a thirteen year old girl!

On the plus side, I made up two delicious cold salads: spicy mango and asiany noodles with sugar peas and (oooooh!:) sesame leaves.

More soon.  All this heat feels fabulous.


O.E. hætu, hæto, from P.Gmc. *khaitin- “heat,” from *khaitaz “hot” (cf. O.S. hittia, O.N. hiti, O.Fris. hete, Ger. hitze “heat,” Goth. heito “fever”). The same root is the source of O.E. hat “hot” and hæða “hot weather.” The verb is from O.E. hætan, from P.Gmc. *khaitijanam. Meaning “a single course in a race” is from 1663, perhaps from earlier fig. sense of “a single intense effort” (c.1380), or meaning “run given to a horse to prepare for a race” (1577). Meaning “sexual excitement in animals” is from 1768. Meaning “trouble with the police” attested by 1920. Heat wave “period of excessive hot weather” first attested 1893.

~ by Arrrow Marie on April 20, 2009.

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