February 6th, 2003

Fishy Circumstances

Posting Limits

If any of you don't follow news, you may have missed that, within the week, LJ will be implementing posting limits. Read the initial post about it here.

Update: Another news post on the subject here.
Fishy Circumstances

Bad and Good

I'm staying home today, sick. I'm worse than yesterday, but not completely miserable, happily. I have more significant things to do at school tomorrow than I do today, so it's important to me to attempt to feel better by then. Anyways, the bright side of this is that I can spend my whole afternoon, quite decadently, working on dissertation-related things!
Fishy Circumstances

History of Sunglasses moment?

I've done no work on the history of sunglasses, but since a few of us were discussing it the other day in regards to songs, this passage stood out when looking through Don Quixote (trans. John Ormsby):

While they were thus talking there appeared on the road two friars
of the order of St. Benedict, mounted on two dromedaries, for not less
tall were the two mules they rode on. They wore travelling
spectacles and carried sunshades; and behind them came a coach
attended by four or five persons on horseback and two muleteers on
foot. In the coach there was, as afterwards appeared, a Biscay lady on
her way to Seville, where her husband was about to take passage for
the Indies with an appointment of high honour.