S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Odds and Ends

  • I read the Wanderer and the Seafarer (and, for that matter, a poem about a whale) for the first time tonight. I've not read much Anglo-Saxon poetry, and what I have read, both today's readings and Beowulf, have been in modern adaptations. Reading descriptions of hailstorms and thunder, I wanted to go back to my medieval meteorology project, the subject of my first MA thesis. One of these days, I will.

  • The editing I've been working on for the last several days is complete. Proof that some of the vocabulary used was unnecessarily abstruse: editing involved using not only the OED, but Brewer's, and my favorite grammar, The Deluxe Transitive Vampire.

  • I had my hair trimmed today, a much needed tidying. It looks lovely, in a full-bodied fluffy kind of way.

  • The mail brought me new socks today, courtesy of C.'s parents. I'm so happy! The problem with socks is that I'm picky, now that I've found a reliable source of socks that aren't too pricy and are very comfy indeed. The complication is that I have to buy them from a British department store chain (BHS). At least it's a chain, so I can intercept them anywhere in the UK.

  • Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on

    I went to my first immersive theatre performance on Friday, a combination of trusting the parameters of something based on The Tempest and…

  • Nutcracker

    We had tickets today to go see the Nutcracker, the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum. Back in December, in preparation, we checked out…

  • Fire in the morning/Spelling arrgh

    Yesterday, walking down Euston Road, I was surprised to see a man juggling fire, even though it was morning. I'm not sure why fire-juggling does not…

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