slough of despond love

slough of despond

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  • Sometimes I answer the phone like this.

    October 4, 2007

  • That's in the middle of England somewhere, isn't it?

    October 4, 2007

  • Dunno, SoG. There's probably one in Pennsylvania somewhere. ;-)

    October 4, 2007

  • I've always taken “slough of despond” to be a humorous phrase or perhaps an intentional malapropism for some more respectable phrase I wasn't familiar with; I'm surprised to find it's from the Pilgrim's Progress!

    There is (quite apart from the actual famously despondent Slough) a real Slough of Despond, near Wiarton in Ontario, Canada. This could be it.

    October 4, 2007

  • Oh yes, it's The Pilgrim's Progress. But it still sounds hilarious to me. :-)

    The Slough of Despond that sarra points out, for everyone's edification, hosts a "Slough of Despond 50 Km Road Race." That oughta get people out of the doldrums. ;-) And really, it does look as though it has perked up a bit.

    October 4, 2007

  • Oh my god. It's a real place?! Reesetee, we have to go!!

    October 4, 2007

  • I'll book the trip today. :-) Maybe we can stop at the Den of Iniquity along the way.

    October 4, 2007

  • Road Trip! I want to visit the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Which I imagine as being located near the Lagoon of Lowered Expectations.

    October 4, 2007

  • I call shotgun!

    October 4, 2007

  • *Checking map* Um-hmm. I think we can manage this.

    Who's bringing the cooler?

    October 4, 2007