February 15th, 2006

bear by san

Being but heavy, I will bear the light

I love living in the future.

So far today, I have looked up directions to buymeaclue's house, spied on buymeaclue's house (I did not see the yellowdog, but I looked), set up my phone, cable, internet, and electricity at the new place (which I found on Craig's List, by the way), and realized that New Zealand is both smaller and farther south than I thought it was.

And never left the couch.

I will have a warm, well-lighted place to live when I get back from Boston, and a day or two after that, I will be able to watch tv and surf the internets. This is so much easier than the last time I did it.

Yep.

The future is pretty cool all right. Soon as I get me one of them little vacuuming robot thingies and train it to mix drinks, I'm never going to get up out of my porch swing again.
bear by san

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Progress notes for 15 February 2006:

"Gretchen and Tamara go Bowling"

New Words:  427
Total Words:  1778
Pages: 9

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,778 / 5,000
(35.6%)


(I'm totally guessing about length)

Reason for stopping: end of scene; my head hurts
Mammalian Assistance: Clara being pushy
Stimulants: Constant Comment
Exercise: walked three miles
Mail: bookses!
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress: Ken MacLeod, Newton's Wake; Charles Nicholl, National Portrait Gallery Insights: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Interesting tidbit of the day: Billiards rules; hemoglobin is not the only answer (via katallen)
Other writing-related work: wrote a bio

bear by san

O Rare Ben Jonson

I am reading Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, by Charles Nicholl. The end of his very brief biography of Ben does my little heart good, for pith, and vinegar.



Bedridden from a stroke, Jonson lived his last years at the Gate House at Westminster, with a drunken housekeeper and a pet fox.


Nicholl don't write half bad, do he? And as for Ben, you self-absorbed, mutton-faced, persnickety old bastard...

Well, I'd name a rose after you, man.