Scandinavian archaeology, history, skepticism, books and music
February Pieces Of My Mind #2
Started reading Jacobsen’s Midt i en klunketid, laughed helplessly on first page. Da. klunketiden literally means “the time of big tassels” and refers to a furnishing style of the 1880s and 90s.
Dryden is hugely popular with badgers.
It never ceases to annoy me that when application reviewers explain why they don’t think I should have a certain job, they point out intentional characteristics of my work. Yes, thank you, I know that’s what my work is like. I think everybody should be doing what I do. I have spent 20 years telling you that I think the stuff you’re missing from my work is worthless.
I googled Femmes savantes because I needed to check the Molière comedy. Google provided the info I wanted, but also suggested that what other people look for a lot and I might plausibly be after was femmes sans vêtements.
Jrette overjoyed to have found yet another misprint in the novel she’s reading. “Yay! I’m the best! Yaaay!”
The touch screen and the track pad on my laptop keep separate accounts of where the mouse cursor is.
You probably need to be an archaeologist and/or drug dealer to be keeping your Parma cheese in a zip-lock polyethene baggie.
Libre Office thinks “Phoenician” is a typo for “phonetician”.
I see museums from their shapely rear ends. Exhibitions about the stuff I work with are just annoyances to me: they move finds from their rightful place in the storage drawers into locked glass cases.
Jrette is watching E.T. It confused her when I explained that Drew Barrymore is near Jrette’s mom’s age now.
Hey everybody who’s on Facebook all the time with me — I just realised that this must be a new chapter in your lives. Never to be alone. Always being able to log on and chat to friendly folks. Well, me and the other old 80s call-up BBS people have been doing it for a quarter century. My Fb behaviour is exactly like my BBS behaviour used to be in 1988. When Fb sinks I’ll migrate on. And by then you will be hooked too and go with me. This chat will never end.
När man står i kö är det alltid trevligt att prata med folk. Jag gillar köns umgänge!
Re-reading Zelazny’s Nine Princes In Amber after 29 years because Goodreads recommended it. I don’t remember one word. Nor do I remember the guy on the cover of this 1981 edition looking like an estranged member of the Bee-Gees.
Collectability is just the sum of a lot of individual opinions. I hear the world is losing interest in stamps and the value of the stamp market is plummeting.
In R.C. Wilson’s 2006 novel Spin, he gets his Scandinavians mixed up. He has cod fishermen rioting in Stockholm’s Old Town.