Attempts at productivity didn't really pan out. But I'll recap anyway.
This morning we picked up Ms. S.'s car, which we took in yesterday to have its oil changed and tires rotated. I feel my car on the road and suspect that its flui... Read more
Tuesday Tribulations and Such
Just some daily chores, food notes, and our evening entertainment.
Ms. S.'s car needed its oil changed, so we took it in this afternoon, but it won't be ready until tomorrow ... hopefully before she has to go back to work. We then u... Read more
Out and about town a bit today; less than successful shopping; a pop-culture evening. I didn't have much time to think about linguistics today.
It's the 17th and I haven't finished my holiday shopping or gift making.
The other ... Read more
A dreary day. Evening? X-Files, Relic Hunter, "Immortal" ... and?
I. A Dark Day
Ms. S. arrived home more or less at the scheduled morning time, but rather than just going to bed or shaking me awake, she poked intently and reported that... Read more
A Sidetracked Saturday
It started out productively but moved from motivated toward comfort and lethargy. This is not entirely bad.
I. The Beginning
The cats awoke me around 4am, but I managed to ignore them until close to 5, at which point I got up and fed t... Read more
Friday the Fourteenth
I thought I would write about pro-drop and subject ellipsis today as well as similar phenomena.
I'm just not feeling it.
Instead, a brief summary:
1. Acorn squash for lunch. Same procedure (cut in half, seasoned, baked/roasted in ... Read more
Let's treat today in several parts, one of which is narrative, one of which is merely descriptive, and one of which is abstracts from actions to pop culture.
Back to the oven for me!
As background: in October I bought a pu... Read more
Wednesday Wonderings: A Linguistic Rhapsody
Tuesday afternoon online an acquaintance inquired, "In the idiom 'mir ist langweilig,' is there an implied (es)?"
I provided an answer with which I was not entirely happy. I also came to the realization, while untangling said answer, that t... Read more
A little progress, step-by-step.
1. Acquire your public domain source texts, preferably in two formats: a plain or marked-up version (e.g. EPUB) and a PDF scan for proofing purposes.
2. Use Sigil (or a similar application on your Windo... Read more
My Monday Meanderings
Cats making biscuits, television, a movie, not quite buns in the oven, typesetting, and more.
[A] Cats making biscuits: A is being particularly cute as I type (while making dinner). She is the more temperamental of our two girls. She's also... Read more
Sunday Shakespeare, or "Do not cry havoc, where you should but hunt"
This afternoon Ms. S. and I have the pleasure of taking part in a casual Shakespeare reading. She read Menenius and I covered Brutus in "Coriolanus." Saturday Ms. S. and I watched the recent R. Fiennes film adaptation (which also gives us a Redg... Read more
This is an imitation of a diary ... a journal ... a blog.
This evening while Ms. S. took a nap (so she could go to work at 11) I returned to my computer and continued importing a number of old blogs (Feb. 20 to May 26, 2007 ... about) from ... Read more
It may be December, but we've still had temperatures north of 70 down here. That translates to humidity and warm nights, as well, and so at 3am I had to turn the bedroom ceiling fan on 'high'. I wanted to sleep in late, though it was a weekday, ... Read more
Thursday Around Town
This afternoon Ms. S. came home, slightly 'down' from her workout, and asked whether I wished to accompany her to a couple stores in search of a DVD or two. Of course I said yes.
Our trip, however, was not a success ... neither store carrie... Read more
Wash, rinse, repeat ... like Tuesday:
It's a process, a hierarchy, or just a scheme. I haven't decided which.
I got a bit of all three done today, though all three were in a way interconnected and link... Read more