Saturday, March 24, 2007

Introductory Blog

Welcome to the record of the “goings-on” of our first year of marriage. You may be wondering why the blog link is titled, “Henry Street Burrow.” The first part refers to the dreamy street we live on in Brooklyn. The second part requires more explanation.

Last fall, Mr. Miller explained to me that although our address is not “NY, NY” we still technically live in New York City. The City, evidently, is divided into five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. (Indeed, the City is sometimes referred to as the Five Boroughs).

Upon the mention of boroughs, I exclaimed, “Wow, so we’re like little rabbits holed up comfortably in our little cozy burrow of Brooklyn! How romantic!”

Mr. Miller responded, “No, you’re thinking of burrows. These are boroughs.”

borough: a section of a city having authority over local matters.
vs.
borrow: a hollow place dug in the earth by an animal, usually for shelter, refuge, or to rear young.

The blog title protests this distinction!

1 comment:

andrea said...

hurrah for the first post! welcome to the blogging world! :)