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Taken at a party in St. Peters on Saturday night. I met a Spanish girl, got her number, and the following day was told about the boyfriend. Naturally.

This morning saw the arrival of Avram Davidson's The Scarlet Fig, which I paid for some time in the beginning of the year. I'm a bit of a Davidson junkie, and while I don't think the Vergil stuff is his best, I couldn't say no to something new and which concludes two books I did enjoy. The book as an object is a nice thing, though I wish it had been put in with some bubble wrap or something, so that the edges hadn't gotten a bit bent by the overseas journey. It has happened with other books I've ordered from the UK, so maybe the British have an allergy to bubble wrap, or there's a bubble wrap shortage because everyone is sitting at home with a cup of tea and popping the bubbles before posting. "I say, old chap, I'm not using bubble wrap for the colony. They're all criminals there anyway." Whatever: they don't make many books like the Rose Press' edition of The Scarlet Fig anymore, and I'm pleased with it.

And when I get some proper free time, I'll read it without interruptions. This'll be the end of the year, most likely.


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Aug. 15th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
Cool pic, Ben. Girls SHOULD NOT give out their phone numbers if they have boyfriends. (Well you know, if having the boyfriend concerns them and is important to them and all. :-))
Aug. 15th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
thanks. i thought the pic came out nice, though i photoshopped the flash spark to me more central to lan's (the dancing girl's) back. as for girls with boyfriends who give out numbers... well, shrug, i guess. such is life.
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