Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Day Off in Sydney, Australia

Happy Half-Birthday to me!!!!!!

I'm forty-nine and a half today. Six months to go, gonna be the Big 5-0. Gonna get my AARP card and start flaunting it.

In the meantime, I've got today and tomorrow off in Sydney. What's not to like about that?


In case you were wondering:

fletcher \FLETCH-er\ noun

: a maker of arrows

Example sentence:
The fletcher presented the village’s archery champion with his most recent design, an arrow crafted to travel in a steady course through any headwind.
See a map of "fletcher" in the Visual Thesaurus.

Did you know?
“Fletcher” is one of a number of English words that once commonly referred to occupations but are now better known as surnames. “Fletcher” came to English from the Anglo-French noun “fleche,” meaning “arrow”; our verb “to fletch” can mean “to furnish (an arrow) with a feather.” Other names for occupations that are now commonly used as surnames include “cooper” (a person who makes or repairs wooden casks or tubs), “collier” (a coal miner), “chandler” (a person who make candles), “sawyer” (a person who saws wood), and “wainwright” (a person who makes wagons). And, of course, there are names such as Baker, Carpenter, and Miller whose origins are more or less self-explanatory.

*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.


Home early tonight. Hope to make a couple of phone calls to the US before bedtime…


Jax411 said...

love ya

Anonymous said...

Uh, Jack, wouldn't that be:

Take half a damn drink?


Anonymous said...

hey bob:
happy 49 1/2...!!

still pie bakin and home makin-
donna r.