Just one of those things that I always wondered about. Stags and otters are all very well, but what if you end up with a tiny chameleon or giant blue whale? I mean, it could be a giant tub of nutella…
Anyway, so glad I got around to doing this pic -drawing the less attractive animals was awesome.
Popped it up on Redbubble because they have tote bags and cushions now which is just wow - can grab it also on cards or posters - check it out here!
I’M MAKING A SEA SHANTY PLAYLIST FOR MY IPOD
GIVE ME YOUR SEA SHANTY RECS?
Actually, gotta reblog this because tumblr’s comment character limits don’t let me demonstrate the full extent of my
expertise interests in this area. XD
A couple songs are from here, including a great live version of “Roll the Old Chariot”. I always liked the capstan songs (very long, lots of verses with a winding, detailed story with a nice bit of repetition because it took forever to get the anchor up). ”Paddy Lay Back" is another capstan song (just fyi, the linked version has modernized lyrics with no references to capstans, it’s just the best sounding example I could find quickly).
Mystic Seaport put out a CD called Songs of the Sailor with songs (mostly vocals, a bare bit of hand-held instruments), which has a good list of songs. I think some of them are cleaned up though. It has the fun “Dead Horse" song (link from Assassin’s Creed apparently), which has to do with working off the "dead horse" of debt. The sailors were often advanced funds to buy gear before the ship set sail. After that first month they started making money again. Got to participate in the "Dead Horse" ceremony at Mystic Seaport where the sailors sung this and threw a canvas horse over the side of one of the historic ships.
There are also canal songs, such as “Low Bridge, Everybody Down" (the famous one about the mule named Sal). They’re harder to come by it seems - "Buffalo to Troy" and "E-ri-e" aren’t showing up on youtube.
Another place to get some cross over is Irish Folk Songs (some of the groups have sea shanty tracks on their albums). The Dubliners do “All for Me Grog" They also have the "The Holy Ground" about getting back to shore and their girls. The Clancy Brothers have "South Australia”, “New South Wales”, and “Congo River" (last link starts a youtube playlist of other Clancy Brother shanty songs).
Not mine, but now I'm expecting to reenact this conversation with my baby neice
- child I am babysitting: How do you get grownup teeth?
- me: You lose your baby teeth
- child I am babysitting: they fall out!?
- me: they fall out
- child I am babysitting: do you still have your baby eyes?
- child I am babysitting: or did they fall out
- me: you keep the same eyes all your life
- child I am babysitting: *touches eyes* whoa
When you're not related, but no one believes it
- Him: "You two look like sisters."
- Her: "We do?"
- Me: "No."
- Him: "You look so alike."
- Me: "I don't see it."
- Him: "You *must* be related."
- Me: "Maybe if we trace our roots to Charlemagne."
Nine Wonderful Words About Words from 25 things you had no idea there were words for
I DIDNT REALIZE I NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE
Denominalisation? Been there, verbed that.
NaiveTEA at the mall
- Teavana: *Fancy tea, loose tea, and we totally have that chai you've been thinking about*
- Me: oO(It's right here, and it saves me another trip for ingredients)
- Teavana: *just a nice, quiet tea shop. Look how peaceful our name is.*
- Teavana Employee Anonymous (TEA): "Hi! Can I help you?"
- Me: "Hi. I'm looking for a chunky, spicy sort of loose chai."
- TEA: "Have you heard about our Oprah Chai?"
- Me: oO(Don't care, just want chai) "No, but I'll try it."
- TEA: *opens the tin and waves the smell at me* "It's fantastic."
- Me: oO(looks chunky, like the recipe recommended) "Sure."
- TEA: *takes out the to-go bag* "How much were you thinking?"
- Me: "I dunno, two scoops worth?"
- TEA: *two scoops* "Six ounces already! It's a heavy blend."
- Me: *shrug* *take out my wallet*
- TEA: *weighs it, puts on the sticker and rings it up* "$47.63"
- Me: "..." *looking at the pale green tin with new eyes: $14.95 per 2 oz*
- TEA: "Miss?"
- Me: *looking at the other tins that average $10 per 2oz, then back at TEA holding the littlest little bag of tea*
- TEA: "It's like a dollar a cup."
- Me: "NOPE thank you."
- Me: *NOPE my wallet away*
- Me: *NOPE around*
- Me: *NOPE out of the store*
- Me: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.