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Tuesday 23 September, 02003

Putting the ‘horse’ into ‘Equinox’

by Matthew Bartlett @ 3:23 pm

As is the custom in these parts, i celebrated the Spring Equinox (yesterday) today by removing the insulation tape from around the sunroof in the car that Jono and i own. The tape was there to stop the rain from coming in. Thank goodness it never rains in Springtime. I celebrated the poor performance of the car’s automatic transmission by visiting an auto mechanic. He told me i probably wouldn’t get any change out of $1000 to get it repaired.

And also! Wichita Lineman, which is my faux-favourite song, was written by Glen Cambell. I found out yesterday that Glen Cambell is the seventh son of a seventh son.

9 Responses to “Putting the ‘horse’ into ‘Equinox’”

  1. holtslag says:

    let’s hear it for spring. yeah.

    and there was much rejoicing….

  2. dan says:

    I was just listening to that song the other day – about four times. Its on ‘Music to Watch Girls by’.
    Excellent stuff.

  3. man, it would be hard enough to find a $1000 note!

  4. richface says:

    what is the etymological connection between ‘equine’ and ‘equinox’? oft have i pondered.

    i am the third son of a third son

  5. matt says:

    and i the first of a first perhaps of a first

  6. AHV says:

    Old crap cars deserve good stereos. With slot-loading cd players and gastric subwoofers.

  7. matt says:

    so that you can feel it in your bowels like a hebrew

  8. Malthuis says:

    I am similarly intrigued by the equinox

  9. jono says:

    perhaps biking would be a cheaper alternative to owning a car :(

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