Monday, August 21, 2006

travel in the himalaya is always, always interesting.
a gave me smythe's kamet.

'The next morning, before leaving camp, Greene was called upon to do some more work. One of his patients was a small boy who complained, apparently, among other things, of a sore throat. Greene examined him, but could find nothing in particular wrong. He decided, however, that, as the boy's tonsils were none too healthy, it would be a good thing if they were to come out on the spot. He was preparing to perform this operation when the terrified boy explained that it was not he who was ill, but his father in the village below, and that he had come on his behalf, and had merely tried to enact his ailments.'
F. S. Smythe, Kamet Conquered (London: Camelot Press Ltd, 1932).

now, only if smythe got his names right...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

adventures in quadruplicate. and the triplicate certainly knows.
u see, it is not only that things get done, but that they really do get done, and i have very lovely people around me. leaves me feeling rather good.

Monday, August 14, 2006

pleased as punch again.
and again.
you get the drift.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

lessons learnt this weekend:
-abandoned hedonism agrees with me.
-momos agree with me.
-chocolate agrees with me.
-ice-cream agrees with me.
-i agree with plato quite some.
pleased as punch.
there are more things in heaven and earth etc etc...

Jazz at nuntii latini
and this is the album.

Monday, August 07, 2006

-Why did you take 10 years to complete your painting course at the J.J. School of Art?
-I was doing other things.


i tell you it is extremely galling to read someone, like them, and discover that they are dead. when they might well not have been, i mean.

really must meet ruskin bond.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

butch cassidy:
who'll go?

sundance kid:
i'll go.

butch cassidy:
this is no time to be brave.
i'll let you.

butch cassidy and the sundance kid (1969).

Saturday, August 05, 2006

-quid facis hodie?

went out yesterday again. all of us save r, and that because we couldn't reach her. ruddy charger gone bust, and we all felt the ruddyness of the ruddy charger rather keenly yesterday.
what is important, however, is that the campus is very pretty on a pretty day, and even s behaves like a normal human being in it, and keeps her threats of going home to a minimum. it is also remarkable that very little persuasion indeed is needed to get a out and bouncing to a very old tune. i am an easy case, of course. i spend a nice day anyway, and then have food given me when i am hungry.
things will get very busy very soon, but it would be such a shame not to roll this luxurious hedonism around the tongue while it lasts.