Tuesday, she is nearly over. And I have not updated my journal since Friday. I have no excuse but that my weekend was good and busy. Busy and good. Featuring NoJournalDave, Thomas Jefferson at night, simply loverly cake, being teased, pretending to be knowledgeable about history, a late night Metro ride, coffee, and other good things. Featuring friends from high school, Mandy(!), pictures of Mandy's son(!), and her time in the Army(!), a roast beef sandwich, walking around Main Street, and other good or interesting things. Featuring Rohini and Dave, no pirates, a cutey-cute frog, the Monkees, Ann and Mark, Will Ferrell in a hotub, and other good or funny things. Featuring 10 Reasons Big Betty is Standing by the Side of the Road in a Little Pink Dress. Not featuring ArtScape because I was just too tired.
That would be my weekend, abridged.
Speaking of "abridged", I only just noticed today that the version of The Count of Monte Cristo that I checked out of the library and have been reading at work says that it was "translated and abridged". So now I wonder what I'm missing. Am I going to have to go out and find a different edition and read it again? That's not cool.
I've quite enjoyed the League of Extraordinary G thingy that's been going around. And I've had mental fun with it for some time now. I feel that my own League is still a work in progress, but if I don't document it now, it will never get done, so I'll just say that if you are not interested in my geekiness, I'd suggest turning back. Or just skipping the rest of this entry.
Profession: King of the Dreamworld/The Sandman
Strengths: one of The Endless, power over dreams
Weaknesses: was trapped for many years by a group of men who had intended to imprison his sister, Death
Strengths: skilled swordfighter, loyal friend, generous, gentle, honorable
Weaknesses: his (supposedly dead) wife, his son
Profession: "Wizzard", new Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography at Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork, former Assistant Librarian at same
Strengths: ability to run very very fast, skill with languages, extensive knowledge (albeit blurred) of numerous regions, ability to see and speak with DEATH, loyal and fierce box on legs (the Luggage)
Weaknesses: an almost complete lack of magical ability, knack for finding himself in life-threatening situations, overwhelming cowardice
2. Lord Peter Wimsey
Profession: amateur detective, one-time advertisement copy-writer (in the line of duty)
Strengths: ability to see and solve a crime where others do not recognize one, a brother-in-law in the police force, lots and lots of money, a quote for every occasion, an unflappable valet who also acts as a proficient photographer and undercover agent
Weaknesses: Miss Harriet Vane
Profession: An angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards
Strengths: able to keep a vintage Bentley as good as new through sheer power of will, friends with an unfallen angel, powers befitting a demon of Hell
Weaknesses: rather likes the Earth, thankyouverymuch; ultimate boss is the devil
4. Agent 99
Profession: secret agent for Control
Strengths: smart, resourceful, able to go undercover as a fashion model due to previous experience in the industry
Weaknesses: Maxwell Smart
Strengths: brain the size of a planet, ability to read organic lifeforms' brainwave patterns, physical strength, ability to park cars
Weaknesses: i think you ought to know, he's feeling very depressed
6. Andy Kelp
Profession: professional thief (although he prefers "crook". it's jauntier.)
Strengths: knows people in all walks of life (even some honest people!), cheerful demeanor, skill with locks and alarm systems, understands modern changing technology
Weaknesses: predilection for cars with doctor's plates, better at general ideas than at plans, sometimes the bank falls in the ocean and floats away
The Queen of Hearts
Strengths: fierce and frightening, orders anyone who displeases her beheaded, her subjects are terrified of her, always wins at croquet
Weaknesses: execution orders seldom carried out, her subjects are "just a pack of cards!", was once defeated by a seven-year-old girl
Mode of Transportation
Flying Hover Jetskis!
Well, that took forever and a half. I hope that at least someone reads it and gets something out of it. Whew. Time for bed now.