Welcome to the Rhino House: new readers start here

Why ThursdayAgain?

Ford Prefect: How would you react if I told you that I’m not from Guildford after all, but from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse?
Arthur Dent: I don’t know. Why? Do you think it’s the sort of thing you’re likely to say?
Ford Prefect: Drink up. The world’s about to end.
Arthur Dent: This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Why Rhino House?

“The boys were all feeling rough
Dear God we’d all had enough……
And the dressing room was filthy & cold
With orange wallpaper, 40 years old.
It stank like a Rhino House.”

Who is the jester figure?

His name is Hugo, & no, I don’t know why he looks miserable.

What is a charivari & why is ThursdayAgain almost one?

charivari n.
1. a discordant mock serenade (often to newlyweds), made with instruments & mock-instruments such as pans, kettles, etc. Usually delivered in the form of a parade.
2. a confused noise; din
[from French, from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from karē head + barus heavy].

As a blog, ThursdayAgain has the advantage of only being a very small din, is only mildly confused (or concussed, if you prefer) & can be enjoyed indoors – hence “almost”.

Should I take advice from the Agony Aunts or plan based on the ThursdayAgain horoscopes?

NO!

Do try & keep up......

Do try & keep up……

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Not dead yet (in 2013)……

I set up the original ThursdayAgain at the end of 2005 to celebrate not being dead. I closed it down at the end of 2010 when it looked like I wasn’t going to see out 2011…… This lack of foresight probably explains why I have never won a lottery (that & never buying a ticket).

Since I made it through all of 2012, & am still breathing & have all my major limbs still attached, I will probably keep amusing &/or annoying people with ThursdayAgain (for now). Since I am still interested in everything the blog may cover anything in 2013, although a noticeable & continuing tendency towards the whimsical is quite certain.

So enjoy the nonsense, thank you for reading & for your comments, & please don’t be offended if I turn down nominations for awards this year (if any arrive); while I am flattered beyond belief I really don’t do the awards thing – & just knowing that you enjoyed ThursdayAgain is more than enough validation.

I’m not dead yet.

Tim
2nd January 2013

“Honey, I’m home…..”