July 10th, 2014


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I'm in one of those rare moods where I actually want to say something nice about FedEx, of all things. But they finally, finally got my computer back to me. It was a hassle this go-around because apparently the doorbell outside my apartment has Angela's name, not mine. I could point out that not only does it also have the apartment number but they also required (but never called) my phone number. But the good thing: they said they would try one last time but it would be tomorrow rather than today because the truck had already left the rebel base central dispatch point. And they got it to me today.

All of which means my baby is back home. The sheer emotional attachment I have to this piece of plastic is really a bit ridiculous. Also-also means that I am mildly amused by FedEx's foibles rather than peeved. Also also-also, I am not loopy and contented rather than loopy and stressed from the strep.

And even the strep is really okay because now I have a sound card so I can finally sit down to watch Winter Soldier tonight. First I must clean so I can go get groceries (those are connected because I'm on a fifth-floor walk up, sans garbage chute and I have respiratory sickness so gathering up the stuff to throw out before I go down actually makes a lot of sense.

As a bonus, someone over at Tumblr shared a Sherlock-and-Redbeard-as-Russell-and-Dug-from-"Up" picture, which got me thinking about some imagined Up/Sherlock crossovers. Just a bit of silliness. Read them here if that sounds like your things.
granada holmes

new blog post over at FQ

Today I read a blog post at the American Conservative about the value of roadtrips and stopping at in-between spots (not just going to your destination), which GPS supposedly encourages us to do. I beg to differ; GPS's used badly do this, but they can also encourage just the kind of exploring Ms. Olmstead likes.

So, my thoughts on that. Comments welcome there or here, as you prefer.

There and Back Again?

I will say, it still feels like my command of language is at about the third grade level (I saw a duck, and its feathers were wet but he was really nice and then we went over the bridge...). Thinking may be ever-so-slightly muddled. But I like to think the basic thoughts are there. Plus I got to go on at some length about Tolkien and why Bilbo is not the best model for people wanting more than a there-and-back trip. I also included a video I found on YouTube, where Frodo recites the "Road Goes Ever On" poem (quoted by Olmstead) from the BBC radio drama. So even if you're just looking for Tolkien goodness and care little for Deep Thoughts (TM), there's that as well.