Friday, March 14, 2008


It was late at night. Well, not that late.

It was, actually, just about 10 minutes ago.

I sat down during the few final minutes of March 14, to conjure up my annual oracle. It was time for my traditional warning to my loyal readers to Beware the Ides of March...

Problem is, having done a quick scan of posts past, I've never actually written an Ides of March post. Sure, I mean, I've posted plenty on or about March 15, I've just never addressed the Ides specifically.

On March 15, 2006, I posted this little ditty about the Smiths.

And on March 15, 2007, I posted this math quiz.

Not exactly heavy hitters...

And really, if you look at it, there is nothing intrinsically ominous or doomsy about the date. The Romans simply referred to the middle-day, each month, as the Ides. The only person it was truly unlucky for was Julius Caesar.

And so, I encourage you to enter into March 15, with a spring in your step and a lilt in your heart. Spring is nye upon us, and the sun will soon be out. Once past the Ides, it's all warm breezes, blue sky, baseball and BBQ. At least, that is, until that vaguely fluid first day of Fall...

If you want to beware anything, beware that.


  1. Seeing as it is now 3:30 PM, March 15 here, and they day is well over half over, I can assure you it has ben a fine day indeed.

    I'd post where i have been and what I have done today but most of your readers would not believe it.

    I am back on left coast time soon enough though.

    Any chance you and the Ms. want to round up kids and all have breakfast Sunday morning? My flight lands at 8, and I should be able to meet you somewhere in your area by 9:00 AM. I am pretty sure "She Who Must Be Obeyed" will be there with brood in tow.

  2. Sounds great. I'll check with the missus. We'd love to see the brood.

    (appologies to everyone else while Inog and I sync our social calendars)

  3. other8:28 AM

    inog's flight often lands earlier than 8am.Sometimes we are away from the airport by 8. Of course, this will be the time he is late. The brood will be there. Not sure who this "she who must be obeyed" is.

  4. With your recent spate of church/religion-related content, I'm surprised you didn't comment on St. Patrick's Day being observed today due to a conflict in the Roman Catholic Church's calendar...

  5. I'm sorry did you say something? I was masturbating with a 4 leaf clover.

  6. 4 leaf clovers are very small....


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