Trying To Think of the Good In Life (Pure 3)

Just two days ago, the sun was shining, all felt right with the world.

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Central Park, New York, Friday 10 June 2016

And this was a picture self took in Bletchley Park, outside London, just a week ago:

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Bletchley Park, Where World War II Codebreakers worked to turn the tide.

And another from Bletchley Park. The swans are exceedingly tame and are so used to people that they let children go right up to them and pet them.

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The tamest swan self has ever encountered: Bletchley Park, June 2016

In solidarity with the people of Orlando, Florida.

Stay tuned.


Word of the Day: Compostion

Self has no idea whether “compostion” is a real word, and she’s in too much of a hurry today to look it up. She only gave herself 10 minutes to peruse a new Everlark fan fic, and here’s a cheeky passage (It’s about a future world where women rule over men, and men are kept chained in the basement for the sole purpose of reproduction. Like that? Thought you might, lol! In this story, Peeta is Katniss’s slave and Finnick is Annie’s)

News Flash! (You’re supposed to procreate, not fall in love, dammit!)

  • Annie Cresta of 12 was reported for emotional compostion with her former slave, Finnick Odair. We realize you’ve all been patiently waiting for an update on this atrocity and we’re finally able to give you the news. Such a disgraceful act cannot continue unpunished. Therefore, at the end of the week, the slave Odair will be publicly executed for the crime of leading one of our own astray. Come along and witness the event, cheering!

Anyhoo, Katniss’s Aunt Effie gifts Peeta to her as a sixteenth birthday present:

“Katniss, this is your slave. Responds to the name of Peeta and will do whatever you wish. Whatever you wish.”

Wait, Katniss thinks. Did my Aunt Effie just wink at me?

Katniss’s mouth “falls open” at this exchange, and Effie says:

“So pure! It’s so sweet.” Effie taps Katniss’s jaw closed. “You’ll catch flies, honey.”

LOL!

And why does Finnick always have to end up dead? Self’s just saying. He’s the Leonardo di Caprio of fan fiction.

Stay tuned.

New Adds to Reading List

  • The Course of Love, a novel by Alain de Botton
  • Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, a novel by Ramona Ausubel
  • Swimming Studies, a memoir by Leanne Shapton

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