July 11th, 2003


Three thoughts for a Friday morning

I got no good sleep last night. I vividly dreamt of Pirates and Poets and embroidered shirts and babies and spam salesmen.
Dear self,

Please don't sleep with the nicotine patch on.

Thank you,



Via Telephone, not long ago:
Marry, if you would put me to verses or to dance for your sake, Ldy, why you undid me: for the one, I have neither words nor measure, and for the other, I have no strength in measure, yet a reasonable measure in strength. If I could win a lady at leap-frog, or by vaulting into my saddle with my armour on my back, under the correction of bragging be it spoken. I should quickly leap into a wife. Or if I might buffet for my love, or bound my horse for her favours, I could lay on like a butcher and sit like a jack-an-apes, never off. But, before God, Ldy, I cannot look greenly nor gasp out my eloquence, nor I have no cunning in protestation; only downright oaths, which I never use till urged, nor never break for urging. If thou canst love a fellow of this temper, Ldy, whose face is not worth sun-burning, that never looks in his glass for love of any thing he sees there, let thine eye be thy cook. I speak to thee plain soldier: If thou canst love me for this, take me: if not, to say to thee that I shall die, is true; but for thy love, by the Lord, no; yet I love thee too. And while thou livest, dear Ldy, take a fellow of plain and uncoined constancy; for he perforce must do thee right, because he hath not the gift to woo in other places: for these fellows of infinite tongue, that can rhyme themselves into ladies' favours, they do always reason themselves out again. What! a speaker is but a prater; a rhyme is but a ballad. A good leg will fall; a straight back will stoop; a black beard will turn white; a curled pate will grow bald; a fair face will wither; a full eye will wax hollow: but a good heart, Ldy, is the sun and the moon; or, rather, the sun, and not the moon; for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly. If thou would have such a one, take me; and take me, take a soldier; take a soldier, take a king. And what sayest thou then to my love? Speak, my fair, and fairly, I pray thee.

Generally, I don't accept calls from Histories before 10am, but I made an exception in this case.


Who the hell is this woman, and why is she stalking me?!!

she frightens me!
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I thought I'd lost the Office Admin's umbrella-- turns out the ballet store had it!

And I just found a $20 bill lying on the ground!

Hm. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but aren't wonderful surprises supposed come in threes?

I'd gotten a text message via email that stated "I am embracing you right this moment. Can you feel me?"

Wow. Hooray for happy Fridays :)