slough of despond love

slough of despond

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  • "...those of his friends who have the power should exert themselves to raise him out of this fearful slough of despond."

    George Gissing, New Grub Street.

    January 29, 2008

  • I like it! We really should go there. And stay far, far away from one another afterwards.

    October 14, 2007

  • Ooh! Ooh! I have one. "Hill of beans."

    All the good ones were taken...

    October 14, 2007

  • Uh oh. Oroboros is coming along. We're in for some major celebratin'. ;-)

    October 5, 2007

  • Naw, let's stop at the Passion Pit fer popcorn and a moompitcha!

    October 5, 2007

  • Fine. Sounds like a plan. *packing mud boots*

    October 5, 2007

  • I'll bring the cooler, as long as we stop at the Pit of Despair too.

    October 5, 2007

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

    Who's bringing the cooler?

    October 4, 2007

  • I call shotgun!

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

    October 4, 2007

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

    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

  • 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

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

    October 4, 2007

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

    October 4, 2007

  • Sometimes I answer the phone like this.

    October 4, 2007