Friday, April 28, 2006

proto blog

I cannot remember anything outstanding at my twenty-first birthday party held at number seven.

From Some Bods Move On

Oddbooks I like via Pk and Plep

e ship

...where the absence of the sharing of a physical dimension for the friendship may be seen as invalidating its essential currency, rendering it somehow artificial, it can also be seen as providing the conditions for a peculiar purity & intensity of communication

Dick Jones: Hello Goodbye - on the nature of ‘e-friendship’ between bloggers.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

a peek

A recent searcher arrived here with the question who is peacay . I don't know, but I did get to meet the RL pk recently to talk tags over a quiet glass of white (of a quality that caused the barman to apologise). After a third glass maybe I could have been as lyrical about blogging as this recent rave about BibliOdyssey - translated from the Korean:

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Monday, April 17, 2006


Post MD

1500 ft above

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

animal commands

and speaking of conversational grunts - or on matters onomatopoeic, I may try some of these animal commands in languages other than English when walking Flo. I like the sound of Fot! for Walk behind me!, although it's not so different from the sound of my native dog-walking dialect.

via making light


after some talk on the merits of goats versus llamas as pack animals in the context of the T being skeptical about the value of goats on a trek
Sound component: breathy voice

Sound Component: creaky voice
discussing who is likely to be at the party

Conversational grunts in English

Monday, April 10, 2006


- because Bang! was what all the 4 year old boys said at the local Fireworks the other night, calling the display like seasoned football commentators. Bang! and Pop!

The singer battled the cold valiantly in skimpy dress and stole
which fell over her head when she took her final bow to the hip crowd decked out in parkas and beanies.


Batman sound effect cards Las onomatopeyas o Batsigns
via Incoming signals

Thursday, April 06, 2006

niche enough

I have found some regularly updated websites that cater to my niche interests, but fortunately for me my niches are still niche enough and focused on relatively "uncool" old things that I dont have much worry that they will die of overexposure...

A comment on Why the Schadenfreude Dailies are "ruining" culture via things

(I think my niches may be getting niche-ier. Maybe this blog with it. If you can't stand the heat, link to a cardigan or something)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


As longtime readers might know
walking with Flo regularly involves indignity
I haven't dog-whispered sufficiently to subdue her herder madness
of e.g. suddenly lurching onto a ricketty fence where a cat sits
witnessed by its family who until this moment could have been an ad for Insurance or Ford such was the sedate suburban tableau where blue uniforms exclude the feral,
or a madness that makes strapping young concreters cower as we pass
all down to the the power of a bark

but I was quite taken aback yesterday walking home from the park
when a couple of strangers go:
- Your Dog is SO FAT!!! He's SO FAT!!! poor thing hahaha So FAT!!!
He's a beautiful dog though
- Yes-thank-you, I snarl.

So now I'm looking at her trying to see if she is as fat as they say...
I don't know.
Relative to a labrador, which is the old diehard standard, she is svelte.

(of course some readers might not agree)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Some enchanted evening

Is it something to do with the lights?

The last image from Mock Duck
A Delicious Assortment of Thrift Shop Cookbooks

(via mod*mom as recommended by pk)

Monday, April 03, 2006

clock back

Good to see the computer clock has adjusted now that the extra week of Daylight Saving is over and we've turned back clocks, (without a Patch or registry hack for the overlap)*

Elsewhere, The Guardian got it wrong:
It is to be hoped that no readers took the advice given in the Guide, page 57, March 25, and put their clocks back at the start of summertime.

via Hooting Yard via Plep