Another quiet Sunday today.
Nice and warm, and nothing doing. Lazing around, watching past episodes of Smallville, and generally chilling out! Sundays were designed for chilling!
Which is all well and good, but having nothing to do doesn’t really help with the PostADay Challenge. The topic over at The Daily Post is for a book review of the latest good book I have read. I don’t really enjoy writing reviews, as I generally tend to write for ages about the things that I like, and gloss over the things that I don’t. And even if I mention something that I don’t like, I feel bad because I feel as though I am criticising the writer’s work. Which is what I am doing… so why do something that I don’t enjoy? Besides, I have recently added three posts worth of song reviews for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest (and I did mention that I wasn’t keen on some of the songs – not the work that has gone into producing them), so that rules out any more reviews from me for at least one year.
So, moving on.
No dream to write about; no hovering helicopters; no disappearing trees; no vampires; no super heroics; no rain or bizarre weather; no coincidences; no nights out; no work and no subject for this blog post.
Actually I do have a subject. It’s more of an update rather than a subject, but it’ll do. It’s more of a very brief update for that matter, hence me waffling on like this to reach the end of another line. Or almost.
The other day, I wrote about the surname Tighe cropping up a couple of times in one day. The surname Tighe is one I have never come across before, but felt the need to do a little bit of detective work to see if I could find anything out about the origins of this surname. I also wrote about the word ‘coincidence’ first making it’s appearance in the beginning of the Seventeenth Century, which may or may not be relevant.
Well, first of all, there seem to be lots of Tighes in the world, and I haven’t, as yet, met any of them in person. Tighe is a variation on the name Tigue or Teague, and is derived from the Irish Christian name Tadhg (I didn’t know how to pronounce Tighe so I am completely lost with this one – or rather was, until a quick visit to Wikipedia… Teague – now there’s a coincidence…!) Tadgh means poet, philosopher or storyteller, or badger, and has been linked to the English name of Tim (Timothy).
There are lots of sites regarding the name Tighe, there is a family crest, and the name dates back to the mid Seventeenth Century apparently. Like the hovering helicopter yesterday, my curiosity has been piqued once again.
I may be making two plus two equal five, but what if the answer is the correct one, and the question I’m asking isn’t quite right? I’m drawn to the (mid) Seventeenth Century and don’t know why. I’m finding snippets of information which tell me interesting facts, but don’t tell me what it is I am looking for.
And just to confuse matters even more, in my first job, I worked with a colleague who was named Tim. With a Tim and a Tom working together, we were very often confused for each other, and I was called Tim quite regularly. Could this common mistake actually be another coincidence? Am I seeing things that I want to see here (making five) or is this another piece to my self-initiated puzzle? Whatever, my quest continues!