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"It's only a change of time." [Oct. 28th, 2010|05:11 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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1. My godfather is well and truly married, and I alone have returned to tell the tale. Where by "I alone" I mean "everybody who went." Also there's not much tale to tell, since it went smoothly. And it turns out that there are e.e. cummings poems that are clean and yet related to people coming together romantically! Who knew? Apparently my new cousin Hsin-Yi knew! So she is your go-to person for clean and yet romantically involved e.e. cummings. We never had one in the family before. Now we do. When the officiant said that her sister was going to read e.e. cummings, I thought, "Oh, uff da, here we go!" because I knew it wasn't going to be maggy and milly and molly and may, and all the adult e.e. cummings I know is really adult. But apparently Hsin-Yi is refineder in her literary sensibilities than I. (Also, "refineder" is now a word.)

2. The tomatillos are harvested, and there was frost, so we are done harvesting for the year. My fingers are almost recovered from doing so in the wind. Are we done processing them? Oh, cue the hollow laughter. Like fun we are.

3. timprov and I went out for breakfast, and on the drive home, I saw the first snowflakes of the season. They didn't last long enough to hit the ground. But I saw them. I saw.

4. I have word of my latest Analog story, from someone living in Montreal who liked it and liked the Montreal bits in particular. So that's good. I would like my arthur copies now, but arthur copies are sometimes slow. (My first set of work-for-hire textbooks came with a packing slip that actually said, "arthur copies." And I could not resist quoting the Arthur-shaped snot-monster from The Tick and saying, "I Arthur! I Arthur!" Most of you already know this.)

5. We have decided that if I ever do an elaborate Halloween costume again, I will go as the Stanley Cup and make other people go as hockey players and lift me over their heads. Possibly I should get an 8-year-old to let me do this, as they are more broadly feasible to lift and yet about the size of a Stanley Cup, but Rob has already decided on his costume for this year. Still, I am not in much danger of doing an elaborate Halloween costume any time soon, so that's all right; getting all the names down would take awhile. This is Minnesota, so you can't just write, "Gordie Howe blah blah Gretzky blah blah something about Crosby."
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[User Picture]From: pixelfish
2010-10-28 10:51 pm (UTC)
i carry your heart is relatively clean, I thought. Not like Ponder, darling, these busted statues or she being Brand-

(I did postcards of E. E.'s poems and yes, I am in the capitalising school of thought.)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-10-29 12:19 pm (UTC)
It was indeed i carry your heart.
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[User Picture]From: pixelfish
2010-10-29 03:36 pm (UTC)
*fist pump*

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[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2010-10-28 11:12 pm (UTC)
"being to timelessness as it's to time"? We had that one on our wedding bookmarks; I first encountered it as an epigram in a Star Trek novel. The truth more first than sun, more last than star...
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[User Picture]From: apis_mellifera
2010-10-29 12:07 am (UTC)
We had a cummings quote on our wedding invitations--it was from "somewhere i have never traveled", but I can't remember which bit anymore.
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[User Picture]From: dancing_crow
2010-10-29 01:54 am (UTC)
and Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito and more blah blah
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2010-10-29 04:15 am (UTC)
Mmm tomatillos.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-10-29 12:20 pm (UTC)
It will be good to have them husked and washed and halved and roasted and pureed and stuck in the freezer so that we can have tomatillo goop base for chili verde. But between now and then there is the husking and washing and halving and like that. Uff da.
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[User Picture]From: suzanne
2010-10-30 08:01 am (UTC)
"I saw the first snowflakes of the season. They didn't last long enough to hit the ground. But I saw them. I saw."

Squee! *does happy it's-snowing dance.*

suzanne, who needs a snow icon
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