February 14th, 2007

LadyHawke

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Oh man! Those suggestion emails from Amazon really ought to be deleted unread. Really. Thanks to ONE, I now have on order "The Harlequin: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel" (which isn't supposed to be out until June), "Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2: Dangerous" and "Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3: Torn" (to go with my previously perchased "Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted")


Dangerous, I am telling you.
LadyHawke

Why did I remember this now?

Anyway.


Had a teacher in Australia that called me (what I thought was) Kay Gee, as those were my initials. Took me forever to figure out the little bit of humor in his eye every time he did that: he was actually calling me Cagey. Which is an excellent name for a Rogue, by the way, that no one on Aggramar had used yet. :D
LadyHawke

Since everyone* else is talking about the nature of love

I thought I would (re?) share a favorite from William Blake.

The Clod and the Pebble

"Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a heaven in hell's despair."

So sang a little Clod of Clay,
Trodden with the cattle's feet,
When a Pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:

"Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a hell in heaven's despite."


My favorites pull rather more heavily from his Song of Experience than from his Songs of Innocence. But without both, I wouldn't get the joke of the line 'Did he who made the lamb make thee?" in The Tyger ('Little lamb, who made thee? Doest thou know who made thee?" from The Lamb)


*total gross exaggeration
Head desk

I have HAD it!

I made the mistake of 'upgrading' to IE 7. Now, I can't make it do ANYTHING if I type an address into the address box. It just sits there. I have to open up a IE 6 window, type or copy the address in there and THEN it opens the website.... in the IE 7 window. OMFG! That's not just annoying, that keeps me from going anywhere NEW without using IE 6.


And we won't even dicuss IE 7 failing to find my Favorites file about 50% of the time.