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August Pieces Of My Mind #2

Getting your fridge filled with rusty Medieval nails isn’t actually as hard as many people think. Just marry an archaeologist! It’s been decided that from now on the word is pronounced ever-yone or ever-yawn. Jrette joined me and Lasse for tonight’s sailing mini-race. She steered throughout the race, she enjoyed herself and we finished in…

August Pieces Of My Mind #1

I just meta-mimed singing into my electric shaver. I wasn’t miming singing. I was miming someone in a movie who mimes singing. Family spooked at one in the morning because a burst of engine noise has been heard. Have burglars arrived at the island? Nope, no strange boat at the dock. Investigation reveals that Jrette…

July Pieces Of My Mind #3

Excavation finished, team scattered. Now for three weeks’ vacation! This Walter Jon Williams story has two Andean pan pipe bands and a Californian figure swimming troupe that all operate as secret intelligence agents. Interesting jetsam around the shores of the island today. The flip-flop was pretty good. But the rifled camera bag was exceptional. It…

July Pieces Of My Mind #2

Stoner dude got kicked out of our Christian abstainer hostel for eating our food and waddling around baked out of his noggin. And we found half of the bikini. A good thing about never having been in particularly great physical shape is that you don’t really notice becoming middle-aged. Stoner dude refers to excavation team’s black…

July Pieces Of My Mind #1

Had dinner in Ryd shopping centre outside Linköping. My falafel came covered in this shocking purplish pink sauce. I said, “Oh my, what sauce is this!?” Replied the waiter, “It’s pink sauce”. (Turned out to be the standard white garlic sauce with colouring, possibly beetroot brine.) Movie: Ant-man. Superhero action comedy. Grade: Pass. Jrette liked…

June Pieces Of My Mind #3

This is the time of year when our yard becomes an extra room in our house. Where a man might sit around butt naked except for a straw hat, reading. I mean he really could. If he wanted to. You’ll notice I’m not appending a selfie. Anybody into Ariel Pink? Seems to be a true…

June Pieces Of My Mind #2

Dropping off Jrette at sailing camp for her 2nd summer. Just like her brother in ’09. Just like me in ’86. Heard new interviews with Andy Weir and Larry Niven on Planetary Radio. I love the Internet! Kelley Johnston on self-defense training for daughters: “I’d rather bail you out of jail than identify you at…

June Pieces Of My Mind #1

One of the synths on Gentle Giant’s “The Boys In The Band” sounds like mp3 glitches. Very soon my commuter train will enter a many-years-long period of refurbishment chaos. It’s going to be a hassle. But I just feel excited about it. Something new along some of the most well-trodden and least pretty paths of…

May Pieces Of My Mind #3

This writer knows what glass cutters are for but doesn’t know what they look like. She’s having somebody behead plastic dolls with one. You know suits of ‎armour‬? Almost all are Early Modern LARPing costumes for festive tournaments. Not ‎Medieval‬, not used in battle. Not having any teaching gig this semester is straining my finances.…

May Pieces Of My Mind #2

My selective breeding programme for a future master race is producing good results. Jrette just beat her entire class (admittedly, a class selected for musical ability) at the national maths test. Meanwhile her brother is using seven programming languages while his classmates are learning one. Have you heard Clint Eisteddfod’s new album, Good, Bad and…