Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well, tonight is the night I HAVE to go to the store. No milk, no bread, ... the cupboard is bare.
Of course it isn't REALLY bare, just my perception of bare. This post today at "Et tu?' blog made me stop about my perceptions...and it made me rethink the mundane.
Hat Tip: PalmTree Pundit
Friday, October 19, 2007
Take the Quiz here!
You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.
Because it is a rainy Friday (finally!) and I'm trying to waste time.
If you read this - consider yourself tagged and leave a comment with a link to your quiz results!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The new travel slogan for Norway has been announced:
"Norway, it's a Brave New World"
Didn't hear that?
Well, that is because I made it up...but it certainly would fit. Here is an excerpt from Huxley's book, Brave New World:
"That's a charming little group," he said, pointing.
In a little grassy bay between tall clumps of Mediterranean heather, two children, a little boy of about seven and a little girl who might have been a year older, were playing, very gravely and with all the focussed attention of scientists intent on a labour of discovery, a rudimentary s**ual game.
"Charming, charming!" the D.H.C. repeated sentimentally.
From a neighboring shrubbery emerged a nurse, leading by the hand a small boy, who howled as he went. An anxious-looking little girl trotted at her heels.
"What's the matter?" asked the Director.
The nurse shrugged her shoulders. "Nothing much," she answered. "It's just that this little boy seems rather reluctant to join in the ordinary e**tic play...And so I'm taking him in to see the Assistant Superintendent of Psychology. Just to see if anything's at all abnormal."
For a very long period before Our Ford, and even for some generations afterwards, erotic play between children had been regarded as abnormal (there was a roar of laughter); and not only abnormal, actually immoral (no!): and had therefore been rigorously suppressed.
A look of astonished incredulity appeared on the faces of his listeners. Poor little kids not allowed to amuse themselves? They could not believe it.
Like I said, it would fit.
hat tip: Stand Firm