June 7th, 2005

caillebotte_the balcony

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March decided to stick around another night. It got cold enough that I was able to snag some more files from Sluggo's hard drive (and he only crashed twice!) If we get enough uncharacteristically cold nights this summer, I might be able to transfer to the new computer all the stuff I want to keep by, oh, Labor Day or thereabout. At least there's no heavy lifting involved.

I guess it's too late for me to get to the party in Norway. I only found out last night that today is the centenary of Norway's independence from Sweden.

Of course, the other major event for which June 7th will be remembered is the LiveJournal permanent account sale. It lasts until 9:00 P.M. EST tonight. Why it's standard time, I don't know. Maybe I'll get one, though I recently blew a bundle on this new computer, and my bank balance is anemic. I didn't nab a permanent account last time they sold them, when they were a mere hundred bucks. I don't know if I can justify spending a hundred and fifty for one, even though the privilege of uploading goatloads of extra user icons is included. Well, I have until eight o'clock local time this evening to decide.

Back to real writing sometime in the future.
caillebotte_man at his window

Weather Report

A gray day in June is a bit like one of those eccentric people one sometimes sees wandering about the city streets with a somewhat distracted look. They are off in their own world, unaware of the stares of those who think them out of place. Sometimes they mutter to themselves. Today muttered to itself with crickets in early afternoon, and exuded the scent of night-blooming jasmine while daylight, though dimmed by overcast, was yet abroad. The bright yellow flourishes of Scottish broom lining the road to the south seemed inappropriate to the sombre landscape of brooding green. Even the songs of the birds sounded subdued, as though the singers were loath to disturb the strange creature in whose unexpected presence they found themselves. Who knows what madness might lurk behind that unfocused, cloudy gaze? By care or fortune, the day remained undisturbed, passing without protest into serene dusk. The birds are now bedding down, perhaps relieved that no thunderous outburst disrupted their daily routine. As for me, I'd have enjoyed a bit of excitement, though I was surely not distressed by the placid behavior of this visitor. I've long felt affection for those days which fail to recognize their season. We're a bit alike, I think.