Rebecca did not. Not because she wasn’t smart, but because there was really no reason for a 16-year-old girl to know anything about Schunnemunk conglomerate, not unless she wore thick braids and coke-bottle glasses and played English horn and collected bugs, and these things Rebecca did not do.

Heh. Because of course we English hornists have braids, coke-bottle glasses and bugs? Eat ’em every day. 😉

Read here. Maybe he’ll enjoy the hits I’m gonna give him, eh? Or maybe he’ll just send me some bugs.


  1. No, no, no. The point is not that there’s anything wrong with any of those things — rather, knowledge of the particular rock in question is very obscure knowledge indeed. A girl who had such diverse tastes as entomology and the English horn, plus the disregard for shallow fashion that would favor thick glasses over contacts, MIGHT be the type to pursue abstruse geological knowledge.

  2. Oh I do hope you know I was just “funnin'” with you! I’m a kidder. Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows that.

    Consider yourself fortunate … if you’d written “plaintive” before English horn you never know what might happen here at this little old blog. 😉

    Anyhoo, nice to meet you out here in whatever this space is ….

    And yeah, I wear glasses, and my vision is so bad they should be thick … but, alas, I’m too vain and have gone for the incredibly expensive thin plastic.

    And I’m somewhat scared of bugs. 😉