rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


I'm pretty sure that Johann got lucky last night. Until midnight, he was chirping his loud calling song, but when I went out a bit later he had shifted to the quiet courting song. There must have been a female cricket in the flower bed with him. They've probably spent the last few hours doing their cricket things, which involve ovipositors and such, and so there will be a new bunch of little cricket hatchlings in my yard eventually.

The cricket courting song is very pleasant. It is intermittent, with long gaps between clusters of soft, slow chirps. When it's going on, it reminds me just a bit of a very tiny cat purring. I don't pet the crickets, though.

eBooks@Adelaide is the most recent place I've found for downloading eBooks. It has a modest selection (a bit over 1000 titles) of much the same public domain classics other such sites have, but I found this particular site to be surprisingly convenient in its manner of organization. It's even got a dandy little full-text search feature operated in conjunction with Google.

The scent of jasmine was less intense than I had expected it to be tonight. It was probably a bit too cool for it. It won't be cool for long, I'm sure.

Neck still sore. A trip to the chiropractor may be necessary. Rats!

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