Fri Jun 30th, 2017
|08:19 pm - Oddities|
There's a black horny bug-type insect that flies. I have no idea what it's called but it flies into my side bedroom on a regular basis and buzzes about the light. I stun it and drop it back out the window, and next night either it comes back again or one of its friends does.
I have lost my fuchsia bra. For a time I thought it was just masquerading as a pair of underpants, as the turquoise one was: or rather, tonight I washed the underpants instead of the bra; but I've been through the laundry basket and my chest of drawers and no. Not there. Granted, if one person living alone can lose two dozen single socks, I suppose she can lose a bra. But it's irksome nonetheless. Not as irksome as it might be: having shelled out for postage and price to get those things from China, I happened to compare them to the pink bra I bought at the dollar store several years back. Exactly the same.
One reason for wishing for a sig.oth is trying to apply Afterbite to those itchy mosquito bites in mid-back. Afterbite doesn't work as well as it did: I suspect the absence of 90% ammonia. Try ammonia instead and it works.
Three day weekend with rain forecast at least one of those days- tomorrow, the actual holiday. I have the three-vol compendium of The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes and another book of Holmes pastiche. We shall see if I succeed, ever, in my much-dreamed-of pastime of 'sit on sofa and read.'
In a look back at earlier days, it has struck me that Hu (in book 4) has strong traces of Fan Li from Woxin - or possibly what would happen if Fan Li didn't have a strong governing hand in control of him. But Qing Song was very definitely not Goujian.
(See what happens when you expose me to things!)
Influences are lovely things, coming to the surface years later all unexpected. I must refresh my memory of book 4. I think I see what you mean- what might happen if Fan Li were given his head, or at least, hadn't fallen under the baleful influence of that charmer, Goujian.
|Date:||July 1st, 2017 05:29 am (UTC)|| |
Thanks for the advice about ammonia! I'd have never guessed!
In the old days you couldn't miss the ammonia smell of Afterbite. Mind, I haven't googled as to the advisability or not of putting ammonia straight on the skin. I fancy it's not, and you should use calamine instead.