Saturday, May 3, 2008

Good good mornin' to ya!

Ahh, it's beautiful and sunny here at the moment! Everything is getting so green, and one of the big silver maples in the back is really leafing up. It's supposed to cloud up and get cooler tonight and into tomorrow, but we can still use some rain.

Last night, I didn't watch "The Andromeda Strain." (I'm going to have to do some digging to find that one, but I AM in the mood to watch it, so I'll find it today.) Instead, I popped in "Psycho," which is one of my favorite movies. I settled in on the love seat, covered up with my penguin blanky, and conked out almost immediately! I only made it as far as Marion going to the bank to make the deposit--she hadn't even gotten to Bates Motel yet! I woke up when Mother was pushing Arbogast down the stairs. Yep, missed pretty much the whole thing. Oh well, it's not like I haven't seen it before (as you can tell).

Ken has made an entry about Saskatoon, Saskatchewan if you'd like to read more about it. I thought it was pretty interesting, especially learning the origins of the name Saskatoon. But then I'm a little geeky that way. Ha! It's of Indian origin, which isn't surprising. So many of our place names are, even where we live. Hey, I've got a question for you. While I don't think "Indian" is exactly a racial slur here, it's not really the preferred term. I think "American Indian" is okay when talking about heritage, and I believe "Native American" is the best term to use. So what is the accepted term in Canada? Is it "Native Canadian"? I'm genuinely curious. Perhaps Ziggy can weigh in on this one.

Off to get the paper, and I see that the postman just came by, too. Enjoy your day!

More later, obviously! <wink>



rdautumnsage said...

The terminology really isn't as racial as people tend to lend it credance...We most certainly don't have the hair stand on the back of our necks like someone would using the N word to a black person..

Most of us Indians refer to ourselves as just that. I think Native American came into use more as a guilt agenda by the populance than our protest. Native American does help separate us from people who came from India, who have been called Indians...

Cute story - one of Doc's students asked him if I was a vegetarian. Doc was like what are you talking about. The kid said, "well don't people in india worship cows?", Doc laughed and said "wrong kind of indian". When he explained to his student I was Native American he got it almost immediately. (Hugs) Indigo

queeniemart said...

I DVR'd "The Birds" to watch later.
I always use the term Native American. My great great great great paternal grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee.