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Tue Mar 27th, 2018


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11:27 pm - 'The good rain knows its time...
It comes in the spring.'

A misty mizzling rain on a relatively mild evening, the better for me having transitted down to acupuncture and back up to work. Thus saved from having to bike up and down hill, I needed only to go horizontally home. (But whatever time I leave the studio, there's always a Spadina streetcar just pulling into the stop, which I miss because of lights and not being able to run, and thus always have to wait five and sometimes ten minutes for the next, while southbound cars trundle by in profusion.)

Had morning shift today, took ativan last night, woke as ever pain-free and able to stand unassisted. Is it *all* about tight muscles then?

Enjoyed British Acrostics tremendously, in spite of the layout that reviewers complained of- crossword horizontally on one page, clues horizontally on the facing page, requiring a large work surface. But the great thing was that once I had enough letters to guess the author's name or the title, I could at once supply the title or the name, because they were all familiar to me-- unlike the unknown authors of self-help books or nature studies whose passages other acrostic compilers like to use. So any difficulties caused by the fact that Chaucer or Fielding don't use the bog standard prose style of the 20th century, which occasionally allows me to fill in half a quotation just on the basis of likely words, were lessened by the knowledge that it was in fact Chaucer and Fielding. OTOH, I got amost all of the clues in one puzzle the minute I realized the quote was The Return of the Native- no guessing words in the passage at all. Maybe I should try a country whose literature is less familiar to me, like Canadian Acrostics. (Am holding off on the last British Acrostic because the clues are all scientific and I'm guessing the passage is too. Something from Boyle or Whoever's Physica.)
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From:mvrdrk
Date:April 5th, 2018 04:38 am (UTC)
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Your acrostics sound like a ton of fun! I'd be lost though. :)
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From:flemmings
Date:April 5th, 2018 11:11 am (UTC)
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It's actually easy enough when you have context. I'm lost when the clues require a knowledge of TV or sports, and have to google.

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