mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Minor annoyances of life

Limped up to postal outlet at the end of the street to buy stamps, only to find it closed. In a snit, got me pad thai from the restaurant next door, which will provide dinner for the next three days or more.

Elbows have been catchy-owie for a day or two but because of previous paragraph are now electric-shock OUCH.

After eight volumes of acrostics using boilerplate nonfiction passages, Mr Dickman has turned to works of fiction. This is good in that I can no longer count on the set phrases that turn up so often in run of the mill modern style, and bad in that a very few words will often tell me exactly which book it is. Record to date: two clues gave me a word b-e-blank-blank, read-down author's name gave me to start 'l-blank-blank-i-blank-a', and I knew I was looking at a passage from Little Women.

I eat in the shell peanuts because if I eat shelled ones I eat too many. Ordered a bag from Loblaws which only had 2 kg bags of the cheap no frills house brand, which is a lot of peanuts: but every fourth shell turns out to be empty. There's probably half a cup of loose peanuts at the bottom of that bag which I won't see for a few weeks now.
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