Glyph of the word 'lave'.


  • (v.) to rain (no subject)
  • (n.) rain
  • (adj.) rainy
  • (adj.) raining

A lave, a lave…
“It’s raining, it’s raining…”

Notes: “…on the streets of New York City.” From Dream Theater‘s “Trial of Tears”. I was thinking of that song while listening to Rush‘s “Limelight”, and now it’s “Xanadu” by Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra. Funny how I can have one song in my head while listening to a completely different one… It’s like I have two different sets of ears: One on my head, and one in my head.

Missed out on one last week, but still rolling on my predictions:

Week 10

  • Chicago 23 Minnesota 19
  • New York Jets 17 Cleveland 14
  • Miami 29 Tennessee 27
  • Pittsburgh 31 New England 24
  • Philadelphia 27 Washington 22

That’s 4-1, which takes me to 35-15 on the year. That’s nearly 72% so far. Hachi machi!

Here are my Week 11 predictions:

Week 11

  • Tennessee 24 Washington 17
  • New York Jets 27 Houston 25
  • Baltimore 33 Carolina 0
  • Philadelphia 38 New York Giants 28
  • San Diego 44 Denver 17

Note that Baltimore score. I really do think it’s going to be a huge blowout—and a shutout, on top of that. Watch for it.

Otherwise, though, things aren’t well in the football world. I have a feeling that after this weekend the Raiders, who are in first place, will be a full game behind the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders travel to Pittsburgh to play one of the hottest teams in the NFL, while the Chiefs stay at home and face a creampuff in the Arizona Cardinals. It’ll be an uphill climb the rest of the season…

And then, contrary to my bold prediction yesterday, the Stanfurd Trees thumped the Berkeley Bears and took the Axe. I take solace in the fact that Berkeley is without its starting quarterback, and Brock Mansion all but handed the ball to the defense every time he stepped out on the field. Dark days ahead…

The iku for lave is a true ikunoala, but I find it to be a fortuitous combination, because it kind of looks like rain: A line for the sky, a line for the ground, and an arrow pointing from the sky to the ground. The arrow, of course, is a spear (from la), but it’s close enough.

I can’t remember why, but I wanted to coin the word lave for “rain” after hearing the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole song “Hi’ilawe”. I’m not even sure what it means. (Of course, I could look it up, but to do so, I’d have to walk all the way over there! You wouldn’t have me strain my poor little legs, would you?)

For those who read my Caturday post this past Friday, Keli is in much better spirits, though still not coming upstairs on her own. I took her to the vet, and we’ve been encouraged to let her take her time and work back up to it. She spent all day downstairs with us, and was very happy down there. I think it’s just a matter of time.

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