Valentine's Day ended up even better. One of the other people from whom I've been estranged, and who I wanted to apologize, connected on FurryMuck. A round of trying to get someone to prod him into asking for peace ... and an in-hindsight lucky mav to the person ... (You know how it is: you get to talking about a person, and send it to the person.) He apologized; we started talking again. I don't know where we're going, but it's a whole lot better than a frozen nothing.
I wonder what'll happen next.
I'm ready to declare the cold over, too, apart from being hungry. For those curious about the Borders coupon, I finally picked up the Plastic-Man Archives Volume 2, the sort of thing I've wanted but found too pricey. No coupon for next month, though; my streak's broken.
Trivia: To write Robert Altman's Popeye without being overwhelmed by the pop cultural legacy of the characters, scriptwriter Jules Feiffer gave the characters pseudonyms for the first days of writing. Popeye was named ``Sam''; Olive Oyl ``Celia Brotsky''. Source: The Popeye Story, Bridget Terry.
Currently Reading: The Origins and Development of the English Language, Thomas Pyles and John Algeo.