Thursday, January 29, 2009


My Russian cell-phone, in addition to being able to render text-messages in either the Roman or the cyrillic alphabet (a feature that promised to be far more useful than in actuality proved to be), came with a very useful To-Do List function on it. At this moment, I can offer the following sample of things that I need To-Do:

Buy new violin strings.

Email Fran.

Get History of Western Philosophy from Chris-with-a-mohawk.

Get a haricut


Yes, the origins of that last excerpt from the list is not so transparent to me, either. What confuses me most is that only Thumb and Waterfall have capital letters.

I can honestly not account for the origin of this personal memo. On the other hand, I can't bring myself to delete it, since it's on my To-Do list, and I haven't done it yet. In fact, I added to the list:

Decipher what Thumb.toilet.question.Waterfall.ship. means.

By the way, sorry for the lack of recent updates: I have no reasonable excuse, and I shall attempt to change my ways, and amend for my negligence. But let's be honest, I tend to attempt in fairly unimpressive ways.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On the Nature of Verbosity

Abstrusity engenders breviloquence.