pronunciation | ‘ven-ters
notes | Scots is a language distinct from Scottish English and Scottish Gaelic. Venters as used here has no relation to venter, deriving from ventral, meaning the underside of an animal’s body.

In case you forgot.

Also: “When eating on the road or visiting a landmark – this week’s choice was Seattle’s Space Needle – Venters and Kimbrel can often be found together. And of course when it comes time for them to prepare for their late-inning roles, they can often be found interacting and filling the bullpen with their youthful energy.” - Bowman

This is how I picture them going to the Space Needle together (you’re welcome). 

If you're in a relationship, you better make it known.

Two situations, very similar to each other in the past two days where in one the girl, and the other the guy were not making their relationship known.

Here’s my vent story on this: if you’re not going to be proud to be in a relationship, then you should question yourself why you’re hiding it. I mean, there could be no direct correlation to you hiding your relationship and there being problems, but nevertheless, it can create an unruly environment for you and the person you are with.

Problems that can arise are trust issues, lack of communication, misunderstandings, and others that will eventually lead to arguments. No one wants to argue in a relationship, although figuratively speaking, it is healthy for couples to argue, but not every day.

It’s not really about “pride” in being in the relationship, and I understand some couples like to keep their relationship on the “low” so their business isn’t really out in the open. That’s respectable, that’s acceptable. But if you’re completely hiding that you’re in a relationship, you don’t really show affection to who you’re with, it can be taken that you are not happy to be with them.

This is something that I have personally experienced (or done, really…) I did not take pride in the relationship I was in, and I never mentioned anything about it, I never talked about it, blogged about it, brought it up in conversation, put it up on facebook, nothing. I did everything I could to keep it unknown. You could only imagine how many fights that had brought up.

Treat your boyfriend/girlfriend right. If you love them, they deserve to know that you do, and sometimes personal ways aren’t enough. You know that saying, “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world” well… If they’re your world, I’m sure they want the world to know that, and they’ll do the same for you.

Just sayin’.


In Japanese myth and folklore, the kitsune (fox) is ascribed inherent magical powers and a keen intelligence. Their tails were a sign of distinction– the more tails a kitsune had, the older and wiser it was. The oldest and wisest of kitsune was the nine-tails. It was believed that after a certain age (usually over 100 years) a kitsune gained shapeshifting abilities. Most often they would appear in the guise of a beautiful young woman, but their tails were a giveaway to their true nature. However, there are many stories of kitsune successfully marrying human men and living as devoted wives only having their husbands find out the truth years later, after which they must abandon their families. Kitsune might also outright possess young women rather than shapeshift; it was believed that any young women met after dark might in fact be a kitsune.

Kitsune are also well-known for their mischief-making. Usually they trick men to teach them lessons, or humble them.

The kitsune were believed to be under the protection of the kami Inari-Okami. Inari Okami used pure white foxes as messengers.