All this week I have been driving around saying, “fence, tree, branch, flowers, dry grass, road signs, motor bikes, freeway, overpass, ‘fall festival’ …. never a ‘N’ noun to be found” in Houston. So I say to my granddaughter, Marissa, (M was much easier) look for ‘Ns’.
“Ns, I need ‘N’ words in Houston for the FSO.
She quickly rattles off, “Necessary, nada, name, negate, nocturnal, notions, nameless, NO Nouns; don’t see any ‘N’ nouns.” (She is a straight A student and quicker on her feet than Grams)
NEARLY desperate, I go once more through my limited photo folders on the laptop – nada, nothing, zip. (no photo archives on this laptop just misc. folders that I have been too distracted to move to the external drive.) Back to the HOUSTON folder from my trip here last March-April. I see a photo and the word ‘NARLY'’ pops out of my mouth ….. to the internet, Google … define ‘NARLY’ “you mean gnarled?” okay gnarled – that’s close isn’t it? It sounds like an “N” word and gNarled is defined as, “used of old persons or old trees; covered with kNobs or kNots; "gNarled and kNotted hands"; "a kNobbed stick". Yeah! I can participate this week without driving to NASA or to the Natural History Museum. YEAH!!
So here we are “gNarled from Houston.”
(now that I look closer that could be my arm with its new old age wrinkles and bumps, ick!)
Have a great week.