At Home He's a Tourist

He fills his head with culture/ He gives himself an ulcer.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Fairly productive day, if unexciting: cleaned house, exercised, practiced guitar (Villa-Lobos Prelude 3, Thelonious Monk "Bemsha Swing"), and put in a couple of hours on Baldur's Gate II, a D&D based RPG for PC. My Lenten abstention from DVDs hasn't been too difficult, but I do look forward to seeing I [heart] Huckabees (it will be interesting at least to see Isabelle Huppert in an English-speaking role). Unfortunately Easter in this low-church backwater isn't too interesting; I doubt the Calvinist congregation will celebrate the Triduum, since they haven't even mentioned Ash Wednesday or Lent. There's a real dislike among some of these Reformed of anything that smells Romish. I remember one person grimacing with disgust when talking about that jumbo-sized crucifix outisde St. Isodore's in Abernathy. But I prefer the Easter Vigil, a three-hour liturgy lasting until midnight, to the usual Protestant Sunrise Service (and not only because I don't like getting up early). There might be some Catholic parishes here that celebrate it; I should check into that.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Any of y'all going to ACRL in Minneapolis next month? I'll be there. Looking forward to the native strength Thai food at Sawatdee.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Bernard Pivot
Putain! You are 100% fluent in French slang !
You are the fucking master of French swearing. Chances are you spent a significant amount of time living in a French-speaking country !

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 99% on conneries
Link: The Obnoxious French Slang Test written by megascargot on Ok Cupid