What a lovely day. In the morning find I've won a copy of the new Melissa Scott, Death by Silver
. In the evening, have dinner with petronia
at a local loud upscale izakaya. S remarks that loud and rambunctious seems to be the mode for izakaya at least on this side of the Pacific. I mean, they're not upscale dining in Japan either, but I don't remember them going in for loud thumping music either.
Being in some people's company, even for an evening, is like being on vacation. It's exhilarating. I just wish I knew why some people feel like Elsewhere and others feel like Everyday; I don't think it's just familiarity or the lack of it, because I've been in Elsewhere people's company on a daily basis and they're still different. Part of it might be the difference between online friends met in RL, and strangers met in the flesh. There's so much more work involved in meeting the latter, that online interaction takes care of for you.
Otherwise is jacket-cool weather, meaning timeless no-time, because when has June ever been jacket-cool? (1996, is when; otherwise, occasionally in the 70s.) The topos of 'November with flowers' is familiar enough in May, but June just doesn't *do* that. And anyway, it's 'October with flowers.' I love it, whatever.( Collapse )