’22 A To Z Challenge – P

You dirty, rotten, stinkin’ Polecat, expectin’ me to come up with a theme for the letter P on short notice.  (Notice that I wasted three weeks of lead-time??!)  There I was, contentedly looking up the meaning of ‘lollygagging,’ – idling, loafing, slacking off – goldbricking – American slang = shirking responsibility, when Matilda the Muse pointed out that Monday deadline was bearing down on me.  She’s often overbearing.

I always want to provide food for thought, so I thought that I would provide a post about providing food.  Ready or not – here comes


any dry feed or fodder for domestic livestock
food in general

The NEW COVID-inspired, grocery-store concept of ‘We shop for you, and deliver it’ isn’t new at all.  The vocal group Home Free recently released a compilation of sea-shanties, a couple of which refer to whale-hunting around Australia, in the mid/late 1800s.

One song mentions
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum

A ‘Wellerman’ was a captain who worked for two brothers named Weller.  They had five supply ships that serviced the whaling fleet.  They would sail out, and haul back the processed products – rendered oil, blubber, salted whale-meat, baleen ivory, and ambergris.  In return, they would bring out supplies, so that the whalers could remain at sea for weeks and months.

Neither is my concept of an ideal job.  I complain about computer elbow.  There’s no mention of crazy Captain Ahab, and his white whale obsession.  He hung out in the Atlantic off the coast of Messyshoes….Massawhositz….Maine, but couldn’t get a good therapist delivered.  I thought Moby Dick was a venereal disease.  😉

12 thoughts on “’22 A To Z Challenge – P

  1. Newbloggycat says:

    Whale, whale, whale 🐳 🤪🤣

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  2. shimoniac says:

    I thought you relished the chance to chew the fat. 😏🤢

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  3. Rivergirl says:

    Thar she blows… another alphabet post!

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  4. Pretty perplexing, personally providing prolific public provender purely profiling P punditry.

    That was a heckuva lotta P – and it ain’t even 4am… 😉

    Look up the whaling ship Essex. True tale that led to the novel Moby Dick – also a recent movie, “Heart of the Sea”, I think. Truth can always top fiction!

    By the way, if you need post ideas, run a poll for the best kitten name (male) found on Halloween. Long story short, our cat population is +1. 😀

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  5. Prehistoric preternatural poisons pressuring postdermal pigeon-kin? Preposterous! :p 😉

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I’d need a description of your new cat – color? markings? or you’d have Data’s cat Spot. 😳 What’s your running pet total now? Nearest (small animal)vet in Coshocton? Our vet moved years ago, to the next town – about 15 miles away. 😯


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