Bokonon (more plastic = more stickers) View all posts in this topic  
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:52 pm
Marylin: Was wondering where you were...        

Glad to have you back. Hope it wasn't the chronic medical problems acting up, but sounds like it probably was. Hope you're much better now. Sorry you lost so much riding time.
The origins of my name are from a Kurt Vonnegut novel, Cat's Cradle. That's the thing with us English majors; we quote from books that most people have never heard of, much less read, and then hope someone gets it. English was seen (at least in the mid-80's), as an utterly useless degree. (A friend of my dad's told him that with that degree and a dollar I could get a ride on a cable car in San Francisco.) People who have utterly useless degrees feel they need to justify their education somehow. And we're usually just a bit off. We're the kind of folks who, while you were out getting a job, raising kids and living normal, productive lives, were sitting around gazing at our navels and pondering the Big Picture of Life, The Universe, and Everything.
English majorism also explains why my posts are always so long. I used to consider the first 2 pages of anything I wrote the Introduction.
So: How was Germany (besides wet)? Seems it's bad-weather week all around the world lately. We're having a typhoon here in Taiwan; the country basically shut down completely at 4 pm Wed. It's the third one this year, but our houses are all built from steel and concrete, because this is a normal thing in these parts. It's still inconvenient, and there is flooding at times, but nothing like those poor people in New Orleans.
Have fun reading, and good riding, Bokonon
So, you're back. Where's BrianM? Did I miss the memo that said he was going on vacation?

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