8961 – Mon

H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday again, is it? 117, at this point.

Have a fistful o’ links sngged from an eldritch hobbit –

* For those of you who use iTunes, Lit2Go from the University of Southern Florida offers a number of free, unabridged audiobooks from the likes of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, the Brontë sisters, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and H.G. Wells, among others.

* The Guardian reports on which books 2,000 readers have chosen as the Greatest Love Story of All Time, based on a poll sponsored by the UKTV Drama Channel.

The Top Ten list looks like this:

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 1847
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, 1813
  3. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, 1597
  4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 1847
  5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1936
  6. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, 1992
  7. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, 1938
  8. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 1957
  9. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence, 1928
  10. Far from The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, 1874

Marin Kettle responds in The Guardian with “If Wuthering Heights is a love story, Hamlet is a sitcom.”

Wonderfully cool today – sort of surreal for August. 66° F outside – Hard to believe it was feeling like 110 just a few days ago.

Think of it as Autumn Training Day. I’m looking quite forward to more weather like this.

BHK’s birthday is this weekend, same day as the Ren-Fest starting. I suspect that we won’t go the first weekend…. a little party with family on Saturday, and dinner at Tina’s on Sunday. I hope that Chris can get Louise to come and bring some good wishes to at least one of those events.

Farming for Bees: Guidelines for providing native bee habitats on farms. –

The paper version is $10, but you can download a PDF version FREE at that page!

Don’t have a farm? There’s still lots of great information there, including bee forage plant lists, how to build homes for native bees, and pesticides to avoid. And–beautiful photos of native bees and their nests.

1 year ago – mr jones, fort lauderdale happenings / movies, walkabout basics, the shield, nose buttering in comments.

2 years ago – dinner out, hee haw, chitty chatting, Kong SE, gun-related homicide in the workplace, monkey and duck picture, weatherbonk

3 years ago – ADP hammers another nail in her on-call casket, supes & robot doubles, past Halloween costumes, drunkie-bear, Todd Fatta, RIP

4 years ago – virus PSA, Zombie Sim rework, the current gig, candy poll, monty python toys, 2-headed baby, magic egg, witches, sentinel cam, work observations (turned out correct), Pam pings me, good/evil evaluation

5 years ago – megaliths, interviewing, super manatee, giant grasshoppers, weathercams, miss cleo in trouble, landlord- no fans, Finn issue

6 years ago – writing – invisible, words of the day, tattoo & misocainea, MS kills NS plugins, griegstein

7 years ago – empty Geotarget

8958 – archival

Slow, comfy day at the grotto. Left the house just long enough to get the mail (Car Wars Card game came in!), some Chinese food for dinner, and pineapple-orange juice for BHKs sore throat. Not sure if my trip to the ER brought back another bug, or if perhaps seeing Jimmy with his cold was transferred to her via me. I know that I’ve been coughing heavily after my varied journey through doctors this weekend.

We played a few games of Polarity, Early American Chrononauts – I did well in the former, while BHK performed better in the latter. We also did a little playing of War of The Roses, Hey – That’s My Fish!, Mancala, Captain Kidd, China Gold, and a score of other diversions thanks to Yucata.de.

We also got to watch the Illusionist – not bad… best viewed while playing

1 year ago – gateway theater pic, steam shovels, zap guns, dr octagon

2 years ago – bro out, pay links, looking back meme, friday 5, monkeys in gov’t

3 years ago – Scotto as the prisoner, TV/Game idea, nazi weddings, adsense poof, steven tyler is a salt vampire, lj permanence, sick at work, poo humor, skin dry

4 years ago – </a></b></a>[info]menstrualhut cloned, vampire game, pam visits, eagles vs giant gerbils, under nyc

5 years ago – A/C issues, Everyone Guilty of Enron, cake, Hurricane Andrew, bus stop photos, keywords

6 years ago – I photoshop my dream, coloringbook, fecund

7 years ago – time of darkness Geotarget

(via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)