Monday, August 14, 2006


MORROW, n. The day of good deeds and a reformed life. The beginning of happiness. (See TO-MORROW when we get to it.)

2006 Update: n. obs. April 7, 1897.


Minka said...

*looks at post, shakes head, leaves to get another cuo of coffee and think "later!"*

Minka said...

"Morgen, morgen...nur nicht heute, sagen alle faulen Leute!"
-German Proverb-

Anonymous said...

Morrow: the only day on a procrastinator's calendar

"Never put off until to-morrow what you can do the day after to-morrow." ~ Mark Twain

Anonymous said...

MORROW,n A rather presumptuous notion.

Anonymous said...

Morrow - that's when Annie promised the sun'll come out.

Bet your bottom dollar.

Except here where it says it'll storm.

The amoeba said...

MORROW, n. The day after the day, i.e. "the morrow", as the great bard Willie has it.

There is only one day, and only one morrow, but humanity, in its hopefulness and, it must be said, greed, keeps hoping for a second swipe at it. Thus, we refer to TWO-DAY and TWO-MORROW.

On the morrow, there will be free beer at Bet's Famous Fish Fry here in Boothbay. It's wicked good ... and they've actually made enough money to move out of the trailer.


Indeterminacy said...

Morrow: Don't bet on its coming.

Ariel the Thief said...

Doug, the only reason I can think of why you choose nothing else but that date as your definiton is this statement of the biography of the 104 + 1/2 year old man: "At the age of 75 his thoughts turned to marriage."

ymjmfh: yummi yum in my husband's hot flannels

Ariel the Thief said...

morrow: one day less of sorrow

Doug The Una said...

Monika, if I understand the proverb I like it 'Tomorrow, tomorrow, only not today' say all the lazy people? I'll look up faulen later. Maybe tomorrow.

See, Puppybrose, that's called planning ahead.

Hopeful, anyway, Duxfine. And what's more presumptious than hope?

Jenna, do you have any idea how much money I've lost that way? I'm down to my top dollar.

O Ceallaigh, I'll take two.

Indie, I'll bet on tomorrow coming, but not on collecting the winnings.

Ariel, the first is Marquez, right? The second line is wonderful.

Nice, Brian. You know how I go in for pediophagy.

Miz BoheMia said...

Morrow... it never comes... AND I AM DONE WAITING DAMMIT!

Anonymous said...

Morrow: The company that makes the greatest snowboards in the world. :)

Anonymous said...

I also confess to have a small crush on Rob Morrow from Numb3rs. I had one on him when he was on Northern Exposure but more so now that he carries a gun.

Anonymous said...

Morrow: What I long for every Monday.

G said...

That was perfect Ariel. I may have nothing until the morrow or the day after...

Miz BoheMia said...

*GASPETTY GASP* Jenna! You ARE my soul sistah FO SHO you Piscean Ladee you! I thought of Rob Morrow from his Northern Exposure days too! He was geeky, doctor cute... FO SHO!

Minka said...

I still don´t get your definition and I sure as hell donæt get ariel´s so I researched a little:
this is as far as I have gotten:
1. an obituary from New Jersey on that date
2.Walter Winchell, American broadcast journalist (d. 1972) was born on that day
3. 1897 was a common year, that started on a Friday

but whatever floats your boat, my friend! It is fine...

The Village Idiot said...

Morrow -- A bay with a big rock in it

Unless I miss-spelled something

Unknown said...

tackled quite well with a morrow-spoon, but best sucked out

Doug The Una said...

Give it a day, hermana.

I did not know that, CJ.

Jenna, I suppose a big crush would be wasted on him.

Joel, I feel ya, brother.

Wasn't it grand, G? And happy Monday to you.

Miz B, and pretty darn good in Quiz Show, which is the only place I think I've seen him.

Minka, I thought everyone knew it was the date someone died in New Jersey. I should have been more specific.

Morro, Village Idiot and a beautiful place. There is an almost century-old novella called Pasó Por Aqui by Eugene Manlove Rhodes which is one of my favorite books and takes it's name from an inscription that was supposed to be on that rock. In case you were wondering.

Karma, a morrow spoon: Is that like driving an SUV you buy on credit?

mireille said...

medulla ossea, the center of large bones, where new blood cells are produced. Once used in preparation of pemmican but now fallen out of favor as a food. Wonder why. Oh. That's marrow. Not morrow. Oops. xoxo

Anonymous said...

morrow: the day everything makes sense, seems better, and/or is funny.

"It's very good jam," said the Queen.
"Well, I don't want any to-day, at any rate."
"You couldn't have it if you did want it," the Queen said. "The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day."

~ Alice, Through the Looking-Glass

The Village Idiot said...

I heard you need to take a SLO boat to morro(w)

TLP said...

Manana is soon enough for me.

Anonymous said...

VI: SLO boat? good one!

he's making a joke, TLP, since Morro Bay is near San Luis Obispo... (home of the world's first motel, by the way! and not far from the strip of road where James Dean met his untimely death.)

The Village Idiot said...

heh, thanks puppy. I had friends that went to Cal Ploly San Luis Obispo so I was up there frequently.

and TLP, i took one of those slow boats once, I have never been the same since. I didn't always have orange hair and attract strangers on buses

Anonymous said...

morrow: Tuesday [see also: Wimpy/hamburgers/pay]

(sorry, i don't mean to be a Wikipediot...but i couldn't resist the reference!)

VI: ever drive through Harmony when you were visiting your friends? (population 18, home of the Rudolph Valentino Memorial Toilet) pretty area.

Doug The Una said...

Anomie, it's the one day that never disappoints.

But how does it smell, Mireille?

Puppybrose, I just know "April 7, 1897" will seem funny to someone one of these days.

Funny, VI

TLP, I just know tomorrow will bring a promising mañana.

VI, I always wondered what happened to you.

Anonymous said...

if it's not to acknowledge the birth of the man who said: "Today's gossip is tomorrow's headline.” then i give up.

if it *is*... good one.

Ariel the Thief said...

I'm so stunned. I've never thought about whether there's such a thing like a first motel of the world, and there is one... stunning.

Anonymous said...

Yep...only a small crush. I save my larger one for you!!! But that could change 2morrow. I'm so fickle.

mireille said...

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

Sar said...

Doug, I don't get your definition either. But you know what I do get? April 7 is...47!

Morrow: The promise of continued 47 sightings.

Thanks again for hosting my larynx while I was gone. :)

TLP said...

So embarrassed! My deepest apologies Idiot.

I'm obsolete. Not in the know. Out of fashion. Like the morrow. Or was that yesterday?

Doug The Una said...

Puppybrose, if it were, it would have been a good one. Just a random date meant to represent the day after the last time that word was used on American soil.

Ariel, Puppybrose may have meant her first motel.

Jenna you're as generous as fickle.

Mireille, I knew you'd bard it up.

Sar, can I keep the jar?

Happy Monday, Actonbell!

Shamrock, I won't press you for any more information than you've graciously given.

Anonymous said...

d'oh! first and're far too clever for this puppy! (tell me something else i don't know)

second...the word "motel" was 1st coined in 1925, with the naming of the Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo. (the locale of my *ahem* first motel is none of your business, tho' it may have been nearby...)

multisyllabic monster words last week, obscure and/or obsolete references today... what are you trying to do to my brain?

Tom & Icy said...

That should be spelled marrow, yummy yummy yummy.
Isn't that Walela up in the header? Cute.

Anonymous said...

is that Walela? i thought it might be a shadowy shot of the crummy coyote that injured poor Willie. (perhaps Doug will tell us tonight, or at the very least, on the morrow?)

Doug The Una said...

Puppy, I remember hearing that the first "motel" was on the central coast, but it was too cheap a shot not to take. Do you think less of me?

Tom, Icy and Puppybrose, it's a coyote pup that sat up in my back yard chattering with Willie and Walela. Now sign of evil doing or done. Except the eyes.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

My old Dad used to say, never do today what yoou can do tomoorrow.

I learned a lot from that man.

Anonymous said...

morrow-the procrastinators shangri-la
Masil (who is blogging from work...SHHHH)

Logophile said...

When I finally got around to commenting here.
I hate rushing into these things.

Minka said...

well today (15th) is sorta yesterday´s morrow...where are you. Trailing behind in yesteryear?

Doug The Una said...

Poobah, so laziness is the father of omnipotence? I always suspected.

Perfect definition, Ma-Leesahem!

It's alright, Logo. Today is another day.

Minka, I'm a day late and a dollar short.

Minka said...

*hands him 70 Icelandic Kronurs*

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Minka! Now I feel better. Gumball machine, here I come! Yabba-dabba-doo!