June 5th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 4 June 2009

The Allied evacuation of Dunkirk, which saved almost 338,000 troops from capture, was concluded (1940)


BORROWED DAYS

February 12-14 were traditionally said to be borrowed from January. If these days were stormy, the year would be favored with good weather; but if fine, the year's weather would be foul. The last three days of March were said to be borrowed from April. They were expected to be stormy.


As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1613-80)
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chewie

well, FUCK!

So I get home after finally making some significant progress on Chapter 5 of StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1 at a midtown Starbucks. I plunk the jump drive in--

--and the computer can't read it. Neither can Opportunity anymore. Neither can terri_osborne's computer. It says that the drive isn't formatted.

Methinks it got wet and got fucked up.

Which means all the work I did today is kaput and needs to be re-created.

The day was going so well, too. I finally fulfilled all the outstanding book orders (expect a new post on that shortly), bought girasole's birthday present, checked the PO box, and then got lots of writing done. I also started Janet Evanovich's Finger-Lickin' Fifteen. Despite being rained on all fucking day and despite the lack of any money in the PO box (feh), I was actually in something of a good mood.

Said mood has evaporated, and I'm spitting nails. I also cracked open a bottle of beer (Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale).

Grump.
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