Spent the day chatting with my sweetie, gathering info on botany, history, magic and medicine,(doing a lot of reading.) Wonderful day for all. Fresh from a nice hot shower, and then I’m hitting the sack after Adult Swim (a new episode of the jetsons!) Mr. Pants the rock and roll kitty is dern spiffy. Lots of spumco cartoons tonight! Yogi Bear & the Gang by the guy that did Ren & Stimpy. Crayzee.
Sakes… is it hailing out?
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Robert Frost, Fire and Ice
Pliny — Pliny the Younger was governor of Pontus/Bithynia from 111-113 AD. We have a whole set of exchanges of his letters with the emperor Trajan on a variety of administrative political matters. These two letters are the most famous, in which P. encounters Christianity for the first time. Even then, hearsay was considered bad form. (letters inspired from a comment on cucumbers and dandilions).
malta info for tulpa, maybe too wacky
the new star wars trailer rocks. very pretty.
lots of jedi super-powered sci-fi kung-fu goodness it’s the 4th one.
that is all.
brother came by today, and helped pick up the apartment… we gabbed for a bit, and he headed off to work. I really appreciate him sweeping the tile, and taking out the trash for me. nicest of all was talking, though. he also dropped off my birthday prezzie from Mom and Wilton… a $25 barnes and noble card.
I hooked him up with a few bucks to get him through the week… his roomie’s IRS check didn’t come in yet. Newt was following him all over the house as he did his thing… I suspect my bro smells like me, so Derek’s got “Uncle scent” or something… maybe just knows that he’s a sweetie.
Had a bad morning, backwise, but now I’m doing pretty well. I look forward to seeing the doc tomorrow.
Looking at anniversary gifts the avant-garde list is fun.
Wondering about multiple journal folks. I’ve known a couple of people that have deleted one and started another…five in fact, and quite a few people that have several LJ-identities. It’s unusual to me, but I know some of the reasoning.
- to have a more public journal for family and people you know in meatspace and another for more private and anonymous thoughts.
- to avoid some people
- to maintain an anonymous name, unassociated with your primary to flame or post places that are “naughty” or “inappropriate”
- to falsely gain the trust of someone else, so they can read private entries
- to tell a story (like tulpa) or a split record of something from a character’s pov