September 21st, 2005

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Saga, Pt. III, with a cut this time

[story started here]
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Two Humanoids and a Mechanical Conundrum
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Is It Just Me, Or Are These Chapters Getting Longer?
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CHAPTER THREE, In Which Sleeves Are Rolled Up, Messes Are Made, and Portly Handily-Challenged Humanities Folk Get Sweaty and Angular

Sunday morning, on the spur of the moment, I called up ol' squirrelykat to see if she wanted to get breakfast. I didn't have anything planned for the day but an evening movie (Junebug) (which was good---go see it!), and I was delighted that our Juli was available. We got us some grub, stopped by the library (where we tried in vain to find Daniel J. Bennett's picture in the recent A2 "Snooze" [as BTK calls it]---somebody'd taken that section), and then parted company for the day. I had a good stretch of free time in front of me, and it was a nice day, so instead of the always-available yardwork I decided it was, once and for all, Time for the antenna project.

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Triumph was not yet at hand, however; obstacles remained whose seriousness, should we have known it at the time, might have scuttled our hopes. Fortunately, we were still, at that point, ignorant of their impendingness-itude.

{ at least one more to go, I reckon }
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acrostique appropos

#33 in the book, started seasons ago:

[PLUTARCH, OF MAN'S PROGRESS {IN VIRTUE}]

ANTIPHANES SAID MERRILY THAT IN A CERTAIN CITY THE COLD WAS SO INTENSE THAT WORDS WERE CONGEALED AS SOON AS SPOKEN BUT THAT AFTER SOME TIME THEY THAWED AND BECAME AUDIBLE SO THAT WORDS SPOKEN IN WINTER WERE ARTICULATED IN SUMMER