Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Happy HUMP Day!

Hope your week is going well. Send those trivia questions with the answers to the e-mail below. Composition occurs on the weekend, so sending them before Friday would be faboo. OK, for today, I love picnics!
Here we see Thing One and Thing Two having a picnic in the yard. They are true Washingtonians despite their years abroad. Please note the supporting evidence~sandals and jackets.
Now a little triva...
The mid-day of the week is named for the Norse God, Odin. He was also known as Woden or Wotan. Unlike many of the other days of the week, this day did not correspond roughly with the Roman designation for the day. (The Roman's named Wednesday for the messenger God - Mercury - In Romanian, the day is still known as miercuri). The early Scandanavians and Germans believed that Odin was the chief God of Asgard and as such deserved to have a day of the week named for him. The Anglo-Saxons used the word, Wodnesdaeg.
Wednesday is often reffered to as "hump day" because of its position as the middle day of the work week. If the work week were a hill. Then Wednesday would be the crest. It is all down hill from there. (Whether the down hill ride is a coast or a descent into a swamp is left to the individual.)
Only one holiday typically recurs yearly upon Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the official begining of lent. It is called "Ash" Wednesday because since the 400's it has been the day upon which religious penitent's foreheads are marked with ash. It is a reminder of the mortal condition of the flesh - that we are all dust. This day is a variable date dependent on the date which easter falls.

OK, and just for Damasta...who would you hump for a Klondike Bar?

11 comments:

Doug said...

Ohhhh! Way to end!

bsoholic said...

Quite informative. Hope there's not a quiz... :P

Hmmmm, a Klondike bar eh? I'll have to think on that.

lime said...

cool trivia...that's the sort of stuff that shoudl be in your quizzes, hehehe. i wear sandals and jackets, does that make me a washingtonian even though i have never been there?

barefoot_mistress said...

I wear sandals in the rain! I wear flannels too...:P I think I belong up there~
Cool trivia info...Happy Wednesday!

Jodes said...

good post

snavy said...

Very cute picture!! And, thank you for the lesson!

The Village Idiot said...

If it's a double chocolate klondike bar, i'd hump darn near anyone. Throw in a cup of dunkin donuts coffee and we can round that up to "anyone"

Yep,
the idiot

Thomcat said...

is it a gluten free klondike bar ?

Carni said...

An Eskimo? Or maybe a polar bear?

Scott & Julia said...

Ariella, do you speak Romanian?

Caspydoodle, the Standard Poodle said...

Ariella, I would hump you for the sheer, unmitigated joy of it. So little humping my pathetic life. :-)