Fel ci a dau goc
Like a dog with two willies / = being so excited you don’t know what to do with yourself
Roedd y cwbl yn freuddwyd gwrach wrth ei hewyllys.
(It was all the dream of a witch according to her will / = wishful thinking.)
Paid â chodi pais ar ôl piso.
(Don’t lift a petticoat after pissing / = cry over spilt milk; shut the stable door after the horse has gone.)
It has been raining this afternoon and as a result there has been no mole catching. Although I don’t speak more than a few words of Welsh I did the Wales online Welsh insult quiz and only got three wrong. This is because the Welsh which was spoken in my grandparents’ house was aimed at veiling their opinions in front of the children. With me it had quite the opposite effect. It made me want to find out, so I asked my grandfather who did not care what the women were saying and thinking. He also knew that I was not susceptible to “interrogation”. I can do silent. Like a rech capel, or chapel fart.
I have to say describing someone as being like a dog with two penises is quite the most excellent turn of phrase. He is so excited that he does not know which cock to use and as a result is lacking in clearcut decision making processes.
If you get all excited by hype, imagine a grandiose project and it fails, there is no point in being upset or backward looking.
In many ways this could describe an ENTP personality, each new thought propels.
“That was exciting, oh well that did not work out, onwards to the next witch’s dream.”
I am mindful that one of the people keen for me to do decision making courses, had problems making decisions.
People can and do have problems with time’s arrow, so often they seek to put the genie back in the bottle, to shove things back into Pandora’s box.
People who use threat as a means of negotiation, may imagine that others do the same. If they live in a “if you don’t do this I will…” mindset may not realise that some people don’t make idle threats, they simply decide and then act. I have encountered at least half a dozen occasions when I have made a big decision fast, which people did not see coming. As I mentioned previously, I was once at an interview and one of the interviewers was very late for a solo interview. If I had not needed security clearance to get out, I would have done an Elvis and left the building. This is not the sort of thing that senior vice presidents expect.
I have a decision to make over the next few days as to whether to update my patent application to include the recommendations of the examiner. I don’t think he has a good grasp of non-linear optics so it could mean another iteration. As things stand it is very unlikely that I am going to do anything commercial with it. But it might be nice confirmation that I can still generate a patent worthy idea.
Perhaps it was all the dream of a witch deep in the Breton countryside…One of my maternal great grandmothers was allegedly a “witch” up in deepest darkest Snowdonia.
The bit that still tickles me is that the registered address for the patent will be a tiny Breton commune and probably its first ever quantum optics patent.
Cyfarpar i gynhyrchu parau ffoton – Apparatus to Produce Entangled Photon Pairs
That is still some seriously ticklish feather. Before we came here, I looked into submitting a patent application into the IPO in Welsh. As I understand it, it would have been a first. I spoke to a lot of patent attorneys and some were up for it, but it would also have to have an English translation. That took the fun out a bit.
The updating will take a couple of days, one day to get my head back into the space and the second day to do the alterations and submit online.