Daily Archives: August 10, 2006


Not such a great day today. I started out ill, got mildly better, but didn’t have the opportunity to sit down to work until after lunch due to a meeting, at which point it was kind of a write-off because an evil, evil migraine had started setting in. And then HRH called, having finished work early at 2:00, so I went to pick him up. When we got home I crashed with lots of Tylenol to nap for an hour. When I woke up the headache was mostly gone.

Our tomatoes are finally beginning to ripen. Best garden yield today, however, are the six sprigs of lavender I picked. They smell wonderfully green and spicy, and are very graceful in the Caithness vase on my desk.

Ice cream tonight! It’s the Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser at Dairy Queen, so we’re having an ice cream date with the upstairs neighbours. Maybe I’ll try to slip in some work afterwards, even if it’s just lying in bed with my notebook and letting my thoughts wander around.

Constantly And Unwittingly

Argh! Been tagged by a meme!

I rarely do this sort of thing, but here you are:

The Rules:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest, then tag three people.

The book is The Witch’s Goddess by Janet and Stewart Farrar, because I’m working on references.

“The lover’s unveiling of a woman’s body is a sacred gesture as old as man himself. In our rationalized world, which no longer believes in ritual but which constantly and unwittingly re-creates it, this act has become the strip-tease, an aberrant form of religious worship debased to the level of commercial spectacle” (Markale, Women of the Celts, p.144). We mean it here in the original sacred sense.

If I had arranged my stack of current reference books differently, you might have gotten information on a species of swan, or on medieval technology.

I don’t think I’ve ever tagged anyone in my life, because I’m not fond of being tagged for time-consuming things myself so I don’t do it to others (this was fun, though, which is why I did it.) So with no imperatives involved, I’d be interested in knowing what Meallanmouse is reading, and what books are near Sandman7‘s computer, and I’m always interested in knowing what volumes Dr. Anne has on the go because she is Terribly Smart, and Witty to boot. And frankly, if any of my Gentle Readers are interested in sharing sentences six through nine on page 123 of the closest book, consider yourselves tagged and share!