Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I am going to have braces for the rest of my life, and in the after-life I am going to have a retainer. This morning I put a dead bug in a Ziploc and brought it to work with me. The top layer of skin peeled off my nose. I am reading 60 Stories by Donald Barthelme, and it has so flumoxed me that when I came across the line, "Several waves of smickering washed over the class," I had no idea whether that was a typo for snickering or a new word that I didn't know (not in the dictionary, except an obsolete usage from Dryden that doesn't seem to suit) or else a joke. Still unsure, despite "Stop that smickering!" in the next line. Argh.

Barthelme makes me question my IQ. Also it is very hot, and I am now at the library and very cold, and so my system is all confused.

How can you live in the northeast?


Anonymous said...

Commenting on my own blog, how lame, but I heard a rumour it wasn't working and wanted to check!

frede said...

no no not lame at all! I was intrigued by the one comment I saw and clicked through and now feel compelled to comment myself. Sorry to hear about the orthodontia issues and the old-man kicking issues. LOL! (well for me, not him). Have a happy Canada Day !!!