Archive for June, 2007

June 17, 2007

Miles to Go Before I Sleep

‘Tis strange to see a familiar quote in a fanfiction1. While it’s not entirely out of place in the context, I can’t imagine the character quoting it reading a Muggle poem, much less using it, albeit tauntingly. LOL

I’m still reeling from yesterday’s wine tasting. Waking up with no signature headache of hangover, I thought I wasn’t that susceptible to the acquired taste2 of wine after all. Turns out that, although without the less favourable façade of alcohol afterglo.. sorry— after impact, my drinking wine does leave a longer mind-mushing, extremity-numbing, and vertically-challenging effect than drinking those on the lower end of the sophistication scale does.

I’m glad I had half a mind to pass Red Label last night. My stomach certainly was sufficiently sullied by that point, what with the wine tasting morphing into a beer festival and all.

To quote Tui’s steps in savouring wine: “มอง-ดม-แดก-จบ”.
Then he went on to show how one properly drank beer.
I love seeing P’ Note wincing every time he saw Tui swigging& down glass after glass of precious wine. And looking as if he was torn between spitting the mouthful out and swallowing it with a gulp of beer.

Where was I? Ah, yes, the poem:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Poem lyrics of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there’s some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

[1] “Can’t stay, I’m afraid,” said Rosier. “For I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”
[2] the task which I still haven’t managed

June 12, 2007

Something a-Hatching

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*waiting eagerly*

June 8, 2007

Scone Friday

It’s awful to be miserable on a rainy day.
The weather doesn’t help alleviating my mood one bit.
Lightning is striking left and right.
Literally. One flashes from my window, followed by another from Karl’s.

Work is not going anywhere.
Nor is study.
Nor is my laziness.

I need a cuppa and a scone.
There’s no buttermilch.
But I have too many eggs. Two eggs will have to do.

Borrow someone’s skimmed milk.
Empty a bottle of Sheridan’s.
Add some more flour.
Screw scones, I’m making something else entirely.
Tea’s getting cold.

It’s raining cats and dogs.
Must close all the windows. (home-alone)
Living in the attic sometimes has its perks.
Just not now.

June 6, 2007

Judging from a Single Card?

You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild – or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

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