Monday, March 24, 2008

today was a beautiful spring day

I slept through half of it, and I spent the other half inside the library.

Hey, Nice Weather,
Wait for me!

I would love to come out and play, but for now I am a slave to the thesis and to the nocturnality that seems to come along with it.

Just please don't rub it in my face that I'm missing out, okay?

Thanks, and I'll see you soon.
Your friend,


Sunday, March 16, 2008

so many ways to kill time...

...but i have yet to figure out how to resurrect it.

Translating a story called "Batracófilos y batracófobos" (I have yet to settle on a title, but roughly it means "Frog-lovers and Frog-haters"), I came across the word mosquitos. Unsure of whether or not the plural form in English has an e, I consulted an onine dictionary. There I found mosquitos and mosquitoes as acceptable forms, so I decided to googlefight them. Here are the results. The clincher, though, was the spelling in Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, a favorite book from childhood.

Googlefights are fun. As evidence of how what is on the internet can be taken too seriously, I present
exhibit a
exhibit b
exhibit c
exhibit d
and, as exhibit e, the real satisfaction that I derive from those results.
And for now, that will have to be all.

Friday, March 14, 2008

to sleep, perchance to daydream...

The chickadees are chirping on the branches of the cottonwoods,
chattering about spring before the still leafless trees are conscious of it.
I watch them from my perch on the couch as I search
for an adequate translation of ni una golondrina...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

you know that saying

...early to bed, early to rise?

Well, I think that I'm doing a pretty good job with that.

I mean, I go to bed early in the morning, and I get up earlier than my body would like, given the hour that I put it to bed.

I hope I'm not misunderstanding this.

Monday, March 10, 2008

today was a good day

It was sunny and over 50 degrees. Veritable skirt weather.

I passed my prospectus defense for my thesis. There is still a lot of work to do, in very little time, but hey, I spent the first two months of winter sleeping off a series of illnesses, so I shouldn't need to sleep much for the next three weeks, right?

I tried a new candy bar: white chocolate with coconut. Heavenly.

I bowled a 123. I got to use my favorite ball, fluorescent-watermelon-colored with a Team Mickey logo. Not because of the Team Mickey logo, per se, but just because it seems to work well for me. It glides nicely and doesn't spin too much when I don't want it to.

I got some good work done at the library. The second story that I am translating is going very smoothly so far.

My stories are on tv. They make me laugh.

And José González sang to me all day long. He's my newest musical love. You should listen to him.