Monday, February 07, 2005

So where have I been hiding for the last couple of months? I don't know, but if I see me, I'll be sure to tell me you were looking.

Haven't been as productive, in any fashion, as I would like. I've read The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket, Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Burgin and Tiernan O'Connor translation), and Lucinda's Secret by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Pretty pathetic, huh? I've knitted several scarves, a hat, one mitten, half of a sock, and a couple of cat toys. I taught my roommate to crochet. I'm nearly completed with an afghan. I've seen a couple of concerts, and spent time with friends. But on the whole, I have been a lazy sod.

"Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all."
-The Grim Grotto

"'I was tired of working in the lumber industry,' Phil said. 'I was sure I could find a better job, and look at me now - cook on a dilapidated submarine. Life keeps on getting better and better.'"
-The Grim Grotto

"Although lately it has become more and more difficult to attend dinner parties without the evening ending in gunfire or tapioca, I keep a list of good and bad conversational openers in my commonplace book in order to avoid awkward pauses at the dinner table."
-The Grim Grotto

"The phrase 'uncharted waters' does not only refer to underground locations that do not appear on charts. It is a phrase that can describe any place that is unknown, such as a forest in which every explorer has been lost, or one's own future, which cannot be known until it arrives."
-The Grim Grotto

"It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting."
-The Grim Grotto

"You might think that climbing a mountain is half the battle, only to find out that the mountain goats who live at the top are vicious, and heavily armed."
-The Grim Grotto

"The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world."
-The Grim Grotto

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