Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Parsing that random photo from yesterday

OK. here is the explanation. Take it or leave it.

We went to the Maazi, our favourite Indian restaurant, on Sunday, and found they were closing for a month for refurbishment, though staying open for take-away. And the guy had loads of these cardboard figures made to advertise the fact he will be doing lunches as well, and I just LOVE cardboard figures like this, so I brought one home. Yes, it is a weird thing to like, and no, I don’t have a use for it. At the minute it is in the dining room, but I may give it to the grandchildren – it could be a GIANT for imaginative play, n’est-ce pas?

But why is Dave standing on a platform with it?

Because he bought a half price hop-up decorating platform yesterday with which he is so delighted, it has to live in the dining room for the time being, and he wanted a photo of it because he likes it so much. (Shades of Richard in PfB. Yes, you guessed.)

You can see now that we are a pretty weird pair, but I certainly don’t care. Not caring what people think is the only advantage of being this age.

The cat, meanwhile, is thinking of leaving home.  “Omiaowgod, it’s bad enough, putting up with the God-awful racket from her sax and his electric guitar…”


Marilyn said...

Well you can tell my interests from the comments - animals and music. I didn't think anything was odd at all - that has to be a good thing!

Marilyn said...

P.S. the saxophone looks bigger today!

Anonymous said...

looked up "parse" (never having come across it before)and am only partly the wiser about when and if I would use it - I get its about analysis, surely when its spoken it sounds like "pass" so how does someone know what you mean when you use it? #puzzled Jen

Sue Hepworth said...

Hi Jenetta, I am using parse in the sense of "deconstruct" but it is more often used about analysing language. The s in it is pronounced like a z, and the a is long. If you use Northern flat vowels (as I do), it sounds nothing like 'pass.'