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February Pieces Of My Mind #2
I keep seeing people write “monolithic” when they mean “homogeneous” or “unanimous”. Do they even know what a monolith is?
Cousin E has been accepted to study maths at three English universities. I believe he’s headed for Imperial College London. Meanwhile, Junior is studying Japanese in Tokyo.
Soy beans are oblong but become spherical when dried.
Guess what baton czekoladowy means.
The expression “Bugger all” is truly cosmic in its scope. And graphic.
I’ve got so many fun archaeological projects at various scales going that I can’t keep them all in my head!
Yay! After all these years as a backer I finally got mentioned on the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast!
I just found a 16th century ancestor named Boy von der Wettering. Oh boy!
Arrokoth is an excellent name for a Kuiper belt object. Sounds a lot like Yuggoth!
She’s got tofu the size of Texas
I just used trig functions for the first time in decades, finding the coordinates for a work surface for ground-penetrating radar. It’s another Aska in Hagebyhöga, minus the platform…
No, YOU’RE actually named Banazir Galpsi!
Swedish publishers are required by law to give copies of their books to seven research libraries. It originated as an aid to censorship but soon turned into a way to preserve the country’s literary memory. When I took my new book to the Stockholm University library the other day, I was greeted by a young staff member who had not heard of the law. She had however heard that crazy self-published authors sometimes try to force their products on the library. Awkward confusion ensued until an older librarian showed up.