Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Godfather, East Coast language, Mystic Cedars Menagerie, Photos Finally

The Godfather visit went well!  Whew!   And I learned to speak East Coast.  Before the visit I didn't even know that the east coast had a language completely different from ours.   The first two days the Godfather was here I  only understood  about 1/2 of what he said.    Jimmy's Mom has the east coast accent but she has been living on the west coast for the the last 40 years.  It wasn't until the Godfather and Jimmy's mom were in the same room and talking to each other  that I realised that they were speaking a different language.   We did the usual Seattle first timers visit to Pike Place and Pioneer Square.  Every few blocks The Godfather would bark "What are we doing here?"      At first I thought he was unhappy and unimpressed with the local flavor.  But by the end of the day I  figured out that a barked "What are we doing HERE?" is east coast for  'I'm lost and turned around', 'how far away is lunch?'  'Where are we going next" 'What's that smell?' 'Why are those kids running around unsupervised?' 'Is everything in Seattle UP the hill?'  and 'I'm tired, I want to go home.'   Jimmy's Mom  understood what he was asking every single time by listening to his intonation and following  his line of sight. .  In a loud and barky way  it was a very subtle form of communication that the east coasters  must have developed to  live in the density   of  New York.  You can say anything, anytime about any activity and only  the person or people you direct the phase too know what you are talking about.   I also learned that  "Don't worry about it! " means everything from  'I already printed the boarding passes' to  'I'm going stab you in the eye if you say one more word.'  Yep, very interesting linguistics education I got  this week.
The Mystic Cedars  animal population was very popular this week.  No one was bored.  The Godfather is an award winning photographer and spent a lot time  photographing our menagerie.
Jimmy's Mom spent a good amount of time playing with  Marlow, the newest edition.   Much commenting was made concerning his emerging  personality.  Marlow has ceased completely being a toy.  He is a full fledged dog or I should say Dog.   He no longer spends his days  on any one's lap or wrapped in a blanket.   We had several beautiful warm days this week and he took complete advantage of them. He ran the yard, chased the chickens,  greeted everyone that walked by the fence and bounced everywhere he went.  Then we had the inevitable rainy day and he pouted and sulked in the house.  The Godfather  and Jimmy's Mom were very worried about him and thought he must be sick.  He had so much energy all week long  and now "he's just laying there looking so sad and unhappy".   I couldn't convince them that he was just pouting...and then  it stopped raining and  warmed up. He jumped up and took off running.   They just watched him and smiled.  Altogether it was a great visit.

Blogger will finally let me post photos  so here are some great shots taken by the Godfather


Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicks and one strange.  Naturally nested

Rare Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chick. One week old

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Rooster . Rare

Michaeletto The Assassin  

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