A Series of Unrelated Discourses
-So I was eating one of those new twelve-grain bagels from Tim Hortons (which I got solely because I like the way the girl says it in the commercial), and I was thinking, y'know--I can't even come up
with twelve grains off the top of my head, what the hell is in my bagel? A quick scan of the Tim Hortons website did nothing, but eventually I found an organic breadmaker's recipe and in case any of you were curious, likely what's in your twelve-grain breadstuffs are wheat, barley, millet, oats, brown rice, rye, corn, triticale, spelt, buckwheat, quinoa, and soybean. Don't ask me what they are. All I know is they tasted good toasted with some butter on them.
-Here is my impression of watching Everwood on Monday:
ANDY: blah blah blah ignoring my children blahblah
ANNE HECHE: Well, thank the Lord and pass the turkey!
ME: wtf even SAWYER would be ashamed to use a quip that stupid!!
SHABNIZ: Is she off the screen yet? TELL ME WHEN SHE'S OFF THE SCREEN!!
-Now, before the bagel, in the library this morning I found a book called "Sirius: a phantasy of love and discord" by Olaf Stapledon, written in 1944. It's about a scientist breeding a super-intelligent dog named Sirius who is brought up with the scientist's infant daughter, Plaxy. The two...fall in love? Sirius goes to Cambridge and begins writing a monograph on smell in dog culture entitled "The Lamp-Post", to be followed by his super-secret memoirs called "Beyond the Lamp-post". Sirius composes music and learns how to herd sheep. Sirius goes to live with a vicar because he is experiencing a turmoil of soul while being haunted by the question as to whether or not, as a dog, he even *has* a soul. Plaxy rejects him, is attracted to him, rejects him again. They live together and terrible scandals spread throughout their Welsh village about the unspeakable vices that Plaxy is subject to from that Satan-dog. Plaxy tells her now-husband, the narrator, that Sirius once told her that she "is the scent that he will follow always, hunting for God".
I finished the book in around two-and-a-half hours, so it's not a difficult read. And if you find it, you REALLY SHOULD read it. Especially if you like Sirius/Remus. It reads more like a slightly scientific memoir than a science-fiction or fantasy and it's...just...indescribable
-In other news, I think shinyandnew
is making a bid to keep up with popstoryfinders' level of batshittery
ETA: link courtesy of geneli4
-- January 27th is Rabbit Hole Day
. I love this idea. LOVE IT.