July 8th, 2006

And the Moral of This Story Is _______

You know those loose-weave cotton blankets? In addition to having the perfect construction to keep me sufficiently cool and sufficiently warm through the fluctuations in body temperature of a summer night -- I've always wanted to write, "of a summer night," being a fan of the genitive -- they also possess an astonishing capacity to absorb liquids. To hell with the "quicker picker-upper": one king-size blanket can outdo dozens of rolls. And you can wring it out and get a lot of mileage on the second or third pass too. I do so love a loose-weave cotton blanket, particularly when they come in ecru or powder blue.

1001 Nights of Memery

Thanks to chefxh for hipping me to the longest meme I've ever done. The ability to add parenthetical comments won me over.

(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (More than one person.) I don't watch much TV these days.  (It's too confusing and we don't pay for the package with HBO. I do watch sports.) I own lots of books.  (About 15,000 pounds worth.)
× I wear glasses or contact lenses.  (Some day soon, perhaps, but not yet. I know very few people who do as much reading as I do who lack them.) × I love to play video games(I had periods in the 1980s, but haven't done it much since.) × I've tried marijuana(The Feds insist it does nothing to stimulate the appetite, so I'll pass.)
I've watched porn movies.  (In a German theater with a wheat beer in hand and my host brother smoking next to me) × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.  (Fixated, yes. But not really full-blown "psycho.") I believe honesty is usually the best policy.  (Now I do. I didn't always.)
I curse sometimes.  (But not around my daughter.) I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.  (It has been a trying year, but I think I've come out of it more sure of what I need and what I don't.) × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.  (I've never carried one.)
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