Jun. 16th, 2012

Bloomsday

Jun. 16th, 2012 08:51 am
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It's Bloomsday, the sixteenth of June, the day depicted (although in its case it's 1904) in "Ulysses." Yesterday I got very, very wet and so did the dog. I also got the MacBook back, £125 worth of repairs and it still won't run with an external monitor but then it's fine using it without, just that if I'd known I was going to use it as my one computer I would have bought a bigger screen version. And also sort of wish that I had bought the secondhand laptop I was offered at the end of last year, now gone of course.

Today it's just very windy and we're going to look at several gardens that are open as part of Moseley in Bloom.
This week I have not only read "The Girl who Played with Fire" (better than I expected and OTT stuff, well, it is supposed to be a thriller) but also seen the original film version of "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (too long).

I also have Sebastian Faulks' "Devil May Care" -- yes, Aegon Queens Club commentators, he does have something to do with James Bond but not I suspect writing the screenplays. I suppose we can at least be thankful they didn't think he was Iain Banks while they were following him around the stands. Faulks however does apparently put a tennis match in Devil May Care so perhaps he is a fan of the Most Beautiful Sport (qv. the inevitable David Foster Wallace quote which I'd pretty much forgotten was DFW when I noted it there). And I also have "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer which looking into it has illustrations (including one of a tennis player although the connection is tentative). 

The new job has not started yet although I have had one day's training and will soon have another. 

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