Kage Baker scorned such pithy observations as: There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip. The inability to drink without pouring it down your shirtfront, she pointed out, is not really great as an all-encompassing philosophy, and what the hell does it mean anyway except that you are high in Derp Quotient?
Likewise The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley. What is that, she demanded, some sort of weird maritime judgement on the engine room crew?Who cares what the plans of mice are?
She favoured things like Entropy always wins. And Have a Plan B. And The Universe will screw you over every chance it gets.
While waiting for my amazing red Red RED dryer to arrive, we have limping along using the old one – which took 3 hours to dry a load of laundry, but at least did it. Yestreday evening, it stopped doing even that – which we discovered, of course, during post-prandial clean up, for a load of clothes urgently needed for today. It was insult to injury to realize that yestreday was the day the dryer was originally scheduled to arrive … until it was back-ordered to May 1st. Two hours in a local laundromat solved the clothes problem, but left my sister Kimberly and I in rotten moods. And we still have to wait till May Day for the working dryer!
On the other hand, I got the newest Stephen King novel yestreday. This is more along the lines of bad luck for you, Dear Readers, as I am an utter addict to Stephen King novels. And I need a mood elevator. So I am taking the rest of the day off to actually READ MY NEW BOOK, MWA HA HA Ha Ha ha ha snort snicker …
And get another 4 loads of laundry ready for another trip to the laundromat. At least Roland Deschain of Gilead will be keeping me company.
To make it up to you all, tomorrow I will show you the Wizard’s Rainbow.
I have the “Best of Kage Baker” on order thru my local genius independent bookstore, and plan to hole up with it in just such a manner as you & Lucky Steve, when I’ve got it in my hands hand have finished smelling the pages and cover.
I do rather miss the smells of paper and ink – those don’t come with a Kindle, which presently lacks nasal enhancements. On the other hand, I got a leather cover for mine, so there is THAT lovely smell. And the Kindle Fire is in colour, so I get all the cover art. And, as a matter of fact, I did get the hard cover King as well – it’s just that Kimberly has it now, nor could it be pried from her hands without fatal combat.