Today is Saturday and so I painted my nails dark brown, went for a long run with Jonathan and walked to Big Spoon for a mid-afternoon treat. I also got to talk to Katie Hardeman on gmail, which made me very, very happy! Did you know it’s football season and that during football season there are games on almost every moment of every waking hour? I learned this when I got married and it’s the one part of Jonathan that I still don’t understand. How does he have every player on every team practically memorized down to their t-shirt size?
Okay, it's 4:00 in the morning and I can't sleep. Katie, I am thoroughly enjoying your emails and laugh out loud every time I read them. For some reason, I felt the need tonight to look up your "Shu-win" question, because I didn't know the answer either. I found the following info from good ole' google, about your spelling question. I would have spelled in "shoe-in", but I'm not correct either."Shoo in" was originally a racetrack term, and was is applied to a horse expected to easily win a race, and, by extension, to any contestant expected to win an easy victory. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the term in print dates back to 1928. A "shoo in" was originally a horse that was expected to win a race, not by virtue of its speed or endurance, but because the race was fixed. The sardonic "subtext" of the original usage, now lost, was that the designated horse would win even if it were so lackadaisical in its performance that it simply wandered somehow up to the finish line and had to be "shooed in" to victory.Anyway, maybe I can go back to bed, now that we've solved this question. Lesley, you didn't know you were providing such a forum for discussion, huh?X0X0Mom