Friday, September 28, 2007

Brian is back!

Of the hundreds of posts I've saved in bloglines to read later, or come back to from time to time, at least 60 or more are the posts of Brian Sholis' Today In Letters. He blogged for four months and then disappeared for four more, and now he's back, yippee!

From the latest entry - Evelyn Waugh, September 27, 1944:

Yesterday we drove a great distance to see a battle. It was a splendid autumn day. The countryside is extraordinarily English, with little irregular woods & fields and hedges full of Travellers Joy and elderberries & blackberries & thorn. We picknicked on the side of a hill with a desultory, inconclusive little battle going on a mile below us & drove home by dusk & moonlight to find the telegraphist wandering about the farm without his trousers groaning as though in great pain.

Today has lasted about a week already and it is only 4.15 pm. We are like Chekhov characters.

There are plenty of gems in the archives. If I've given some of you (another) addiction to burn up your time, I shall consider the day seized.

6 comments:

Cheshire Cat said...

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Space Bar said...

huh?

Cheshire Cat said...

Just expressing my consternation at the time sink that's opened up before me...

Cheshire Cat said...

Not to mention all the books I must buy now, of collected letters between X and Y, for various incredibly intensely individuated individuals X and Y... It's absolutely awful *rubs hands gleefully*

blackmamba said...

if only I could say the same, it would go,

My addictions are on hiatus until I learn how to either avoid overextending myself or better manage my time. Until soon ...

if only. You evil evil woman.

Space Bar said...

Cheshire Cat: 'Time sink' is wondeful. What possibilities there are, no?

BM: I'm working on my evil laugh. :D enjoy.