May Pieces Of My Mind #1

Distanced Walpurgis mini-bonfire. Singing with my wife in our yard!
  • I use the free Calibre e-book management software a lot. Just discovered that the author is named Kovid. Poor fellow!
  • Movie: National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978). Campus war between the preppy fraternity and the scruffy party fraternity. Grade: OK.
  • Bought myself a present for next spring when I turn 50: a ticket to a three-day stoner rock festival in Camden Town, London.
  • Stood around looking at the five rose bushes I have annexed over by my neighbour’s fence. Another neighbour who hasn’t lived here for very long asked me severely what I was doing there. He thought I might be a burglar. When I pointed at our house and explained that I’ve lived here for over twelve years he apologised and said that he is good at telling dogs apart but not people.
  • Fucking roe deer’s mutilated another sprouting rosebush.
  • Wonder what the pandemic has done to sick leave figures. There’s a lot of desk work you can still do when not quite well enough to commute to an office.
  • The identification of the magic cauldron of Celtic pagan myth with the cup used at the Last Supper is one of the more bizarre transformations in legendary history.
  • Movie: Palm Springs (2020). Groundhog Day, but there’s more than one person looping and it’s a romantic comedy. Grade: OK.
  • Humming Beck’s old song “Nitemare Hippie Girl”, I realise that though my wife is neither nightmarish nor a hippie, she does in fact have tofu the size of Texas.
  • In some boardgames, your missiles hit, in others your Hittites miss.
  • ”Europe’s view of the United States: 18th century – embarrassing rural gun nuts. 19th century – embarrassing rural gun nuts. 20th century – world war-winning sophisticated movie stars and astronauts with great clothes and a cool attitude. 21st century – embarrassing rural gun nuts.” /David Nessle
  • Magpie collecting twigs for the nest in Fisksätra!

Author: Martin R

Dr. Martin Rundkvist is a Swedish archaeologist, journal editor, skeptic, atheist, lefty liberal, bookworm, boardgamer, geocacher and father of two.

One thought on “May Pieces Of My Mind #1”

  1. As the great historian Bluto Blutarsky said, “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

    During my Ph.D. years I worked in a building a block away from the fraternity house on which Animal House (at least the novel) was based. The movie was filmed on and around the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, the town where my aunt and uncle lived and raised four kids, one of whom still lives in Eugene.

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