Quote of the Day: John Muir

Writing about Mount Shasta:

When I first caught sight of it over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.

— John Muir, Letters: 1874 – 1888

Most Laconic Comment Ever

There’s this one reader of Everlark fan fiction who’s been leaving one sentence responses to any and all for over a year.

After a chapter on a fan fic based on “The Tudors” where everyone is shown to be snogging or bonking or whatever: The court is a busy place.

In response to a fan fic that’s super-angsty and dark: WOW.

After a Tarzan Peeta fan fic (It is great; self likes it so much better than any Tarzan movie version) dropped a new chapter today, a chapter in which Tarzan Peeta (who knows no English) shows a wary Katniss a scene of two monkeys fornicating in the jungle, then stares intensely into her eyes (Chapter ends right after Katniss stares dumfounded at Tarzan Peeta — which is to say, damn cliffhanger of all cliffhangers!)

Peeta has absolutely no experience with any women, but he wants to _____ with Katniss so the only way he can show her what he wants is to take her to a scene of animals doing it which is so — sweet and gentlemanly, like he’s asking: Are you down with this sort of feral activity, Katniss? I wish not to offend!

Comment:

  • Peeta wants to get busy.

LOL LOL LOL

Self finally told the Laconic Commenter how much she enjoyed those cryptic zingers, and found out today that the commenter is a busy Mom who dashes through airports while madly reading fan fic on her cell phone. Which explains everything.

There was another comment on the Tarzan Peeta fan fic that cracked self up today:

  • I did see the Tarzan movie and it is good. Alexander S’s body is fabulous. Sorry to digress.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

 

Details 2: Spring and Summer 2016

Discover the intimate details of something unexpected.

— Jen H., The Daily Post

Self’s go-to summer sandal: low heel, super-comfy, and bright orange. Summer’s all about comfort and freedom: her feet are happy.

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This is New York City, May 2016, during an unexpected lull in a frantic week:

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Park Avenue Nocturne: Self only just noticed the little squares of lighted windows from the buildings across the street. The view is from her brother-in-law’s apartment in Manhattan.

Finally, self was able to visit Bletchley Park, just outside London, in early June. It was an overcast day, self got to the park early, before the crowds arrived. In fact, self was the only person walking from the train station that morning.

She hasn’t seen The Imitation Game, the movie about the codebreakers of Bletchley Park, but there’s an exhibit of costumes used during the filming, and Benedict Cumberbatch is on the audio guide.

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Whatever self expected when she visited Bletchley Park in June, she never expected the grounds to be so lovely. There was a lake full of ducks and very approachable swans.

Highly recommend a visit to Bletchley Park. The exhibits include an actual Enigma machine. The history is just palpable.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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