Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We're Baaaack!

Kimo: We missed a lot of stuff, but we're gonna try to catch up on some memes and stuff.

Sabi: Da first one is da "Desktop Screen Grab" meme. We gotted tagged by Chairman Mao & Tamra Maew for this one.

Kimo: Here's whut our computer desktop screen looks like:


Sabi: This is a photo of Mommakitty wif Geno kitty on da day before he crossed da bridge. We wrote a little about his story fer da "Food Lady of da Yeer" contest. Mommakitty keeps it furry organized.

Kimo: We has a Mac computer - and those are all our little application icons at da bottom of the screen. We also gots two hardrives, one is named Kimo and one is named Sabi (see upper right corner)!

Sabi: Speaking of names . . . da other meme is the Name meme - to tell how we gots our names, . . . but we already fergots who tagged us fer this meme (sorry).

Kimo: Well, since Mommakitty had already had some experience naming her former kitties, Daddykitty wanted to give a try at naming us. He wanted two names that went together like "Click & Clack" or "Polka & Dot" or "Tapi and Oca" (tapioca? NOT) - you see where this was going?

Sabi: Now, some of you know that Daddykitty is a computer nerd dude who develops software - he gots his own company called Intersight. He gots a reputation fer using a computer language called "Plone" so some beans call him da Plone Ranger . . .

Kimo: That's when he thought of our names - Kimo & Sabi, like Kimosabi (sometimes spelled Kemosabe) from da Lone Ranger series! Kimosabi means "trusted scout" or "faithful friend" in da story. We actually learned that it's a made up name!

Sabi: Here's whut we learned from da Urban Dictionary:
The Lone Ranger was a long-running early radio and television show based on a masked cowboy in the American Old West, who gallops about righting injustices, usually with the aid of a clever and laconic American Indian called Tonto, and his horse Silver.

Tonto greets the Lone Ranger with the expression "kemosabe", which has also been written "Kemo Sabe" or "Kemo Sabhay". The origin of this expression is somewhat unclear, but James Jewell, an early director of the radio series, said the name comes from a boy's camp located on Mullett Lake, Michigan that his father-in-law had run from 1911 to 1941. The translation was said to mean "trusty scout." Fran Striker, the writer of the Lone Ranger scripts, said the actual expression was Ta-i ke-mo sah-bee, which he said meant "greetings trusty scout". In the pilot of the Clayton Moore TV series, "Enter the Lone Ranger", Tonto explicitly states that "Kemosabe" means "trusty scout".

However, the phrase "faithful friend" has also been associated with the term Kemo Sabe.
Kimo: Anyhoo, . . . that's how we gots our names.

Sabi: Hmmm . . . seems there was another meme . . . but we fergits.

Kimo: BTW - Lord Jaders wanted us to pass on her "Thanks" fer all da kind wishes fer da passing of her Grrrrand Bean.

23 comments:

Samantha & Tigger said...

Yippie, you are back! We missed you. Great story on how you got your names. And your desktop picture is beautiful.
Your FL furiends,

The Fluffy Tribe said...

It is good your are backs, we haf been gone too cause the 'beans had to move us all again, but promise this is the last time and our fuurefer, furrefer home ~The Fluffy Tribe

Skeezix said...

I'm glad yer bak. We reely mist yoo!!!

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

We are furry glad you is back! we missed you!

We like your desktop pikshur and the harddrives named kimo and sabi *ggg*
mommaaaaa... can we ....?

Purrrs, Kashim & Othello

Christine and FAZ said...

That'a s really touching desktop screen saver. FAZ

Maggy & Zoey said...

Welcome back & we liked your story...

Tamra Maew said...

Glad you did the desktop meme! I like how you have your hardrives names after you! My male servant is also very much of the computer nerd variety so I understand what its like to be around that odd 'culture'.

Welcome back!
Tamra

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Welcome back guys, we sure missed yoo. We love dat yoor mom keeps a piksher of da one dat came afore on her pooter. Dat is furry sweet...

Boy said...

That's a nice desktop you've got, with a fuwwy nice stowy behind it! I think your mommakitty wocks!
Arh...and now I know how you guys gotted your names, which are way more meaningful than mine....
(Oh, I guess I mustn't compwain, mine name is way nicer than all the pwevious others who came before me...)

Cheysuli said...

I'm glad you all got home safely. I do like your desktop.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

I think your names are wonderful!!

I also love the desktop picture.

xxx

Jimmy Joe said...

Those are wonderful stories about your family and your names, guys. That picture of your Mommakitty with Geno is beautiful and we can see why she likes to look at it everyday.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Parker said...

I am so glad you guys are back. We love your desktop!

zevo calamari said...

Love the pic...your pet human seems very sweet.

We are sorry to hear about your grand-daddy-bean. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
xoxoxo
zevo & friends

Anita said...

Beautiful desktop!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrayerss.

Tara said...

Welcome back, we missed you!

Mom has a Mac to, but her desktop is boring blue, and is full of icons (not too organized).

Tara

Mickey said...

Yer desktop is so nice!
Good thing yer beans didn't see you guys cleaning yerselves or yer names might have been Spic & Span. Heehee!

The Devil Dog said...

That is a great picture, and I love the Kimo & Sabi names. They are cool and different,a nd that is always good.

Roxy

Tiger Lily said...

We're glad you're back. We were all very sad to learn about Lord Jaders' GrandBean. Please tell your Mommakitty we're purring for her too.

How you got your names is very exciting! How long did it take you to make your Daddykitty know them by ESP?

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily & Ruckus

Henry Helton said...

That is a really neato desktop!

Cheysuli said...

Let us know how you like the macbook pro when you get it. We'll probably be waiting until Christmas for ours--although the woman currently thinks the upgrade macbook with a 13 inch screen is probably good enough.

Chairman Mao said...

Dudes! I'm so glad yur back. We've missed you!

That's such a bee-yootiful pickshure of yur Momma and Geno. My Momma read yur entry for Food Lady of the year and she got leaky. Your Momma is furry speshul, and so are you, buddies!

I liked readin' how you got yur name! "Trusted friend / scout" -- that's kool.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

michico*Adan said...

This is very very sweet desktop and perfect capture~!!!