This is Boysingly. My little (well, he was far from little … he was 20 lbs in fact) friend for over 15 years. He had a stroke this past Thanksgiving and I had to put him to sleep. It was really, really hard. I still think of him. And I still hear him pitter pattering about the house and I forget that he’s no longer here. He was given to me just shortly after I moved to Brooklyn, and now, here I am, leaving Brooklyn, without him. I didn’t plan it that way. I planned to take him with me. But I guess he wanted to stay in Brooklyn. He didn’t want to leave his home.
For Once, Then Something (Robert Frost)
My birthday was on Wednesday (Feb 20). Here’s a picture of my birthday cake. I’d show you a picture of me AND my birthday cake, but, as you can imagine, I’m feeling a year older but not any better for the wear. So the cake will have to do for now. Although, for the record, dear reader, you ARE missing my lovely birthday tiara. Maybe I’ll post a picture of that later.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania some of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;
And where the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.
Act 2, Scene 1, A Midsummer’s Night Dream
The girl is making some nice progress today! I’ve sent in a change of address form to DMV for my driver’s license. I’ve thrown EVEN MORE stuff away. I’ve started packing my books (I really, really feel sorry for the movers in that regard … I have more books than any other possession … well, perhaps CD’s are a close second), but those little boxes are magnificently heavy.
So, that’s my update for now. Seems I may finally get the heck out of this messy dirty dank city after all !!!
If you have an Ottoman in your living room and and another one in the den, is it correct grammar to say that you have OttoMEN?