May 2nd, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 1 May 2009

Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1961)


Names after Maia, the goddess of growth, May is considered a joyous month, as Milton wrote: "Hail bounteous May that dost inspire Mirth and youth, and warm desire."

However, may has long been thought a bad month in which to marry: Who weds in May throws it all away.

Anglo-Saxons called May thrimilce, since in May cows could be milked three times a day.

May was thought a time of danger for the sick; so to have climbedMay hill was to have survived the month.

Kittens born in May were thought weak and were often drowned.

I do want to get rich but I never want to do what therer is to do to get rich.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
  • Current Music
    "Sailin' Up, Sailin' Down" by Pete Seeger

stuff on a Saturday

In the home stretch of Farscape: Gone and Back #1. This has been a bit more difficult than some of the other scripts to write for a variety of reasons, but I think the results will be worth it.

terri_osborne and I took Marcus to the vet for a checkup and to have his bloodwork done. He's up to 18 pounds, which is a four-pound gain from a year ago. We should have the results within a day or two so we'll know if his current insulin dosage is the right one.

Terri and I also will be commencing the process of rearranging the space in the apartment to accommodate our current situation. This is a three-bedroom apartment, and we're going to take one bedroom each as a bedroom/office, and the third bedroom (my current office) will be a library. That room also has access to the front patio (which is why we want to keep it a public room).

Finally, I started some tomato sauce last night, finishing it today, and I also just started up a big batch o' chicken soup. Later tonight or tomorrow, I'm gonna make some kitchen sink casserole, which should keep me in food for a while.
  • Current Music
    "Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)" by Arlo Guthrie

blast from the past: "Detente Trek"

  • Current Music
    "Chillin' of the Evening" by Arlo Guthrie