June 19th, 2011

krazy koati

Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?

Wednesday also began with bunny_hugger going to physical therapy and me sleeping in. I didn't sleep in so very long, though, which was as well because when I woke up and checked the status of the world I found e-mails from my father, brother, and brother-in-law: there was catastrophe at work. There were also text messages and failed calls to my phone.

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In the evening, bunny_hugger's rabbit tried using my laptop as a launching pad for getting onto the back of the sofa, and chewed on the draw strings for the blinds whenever he wasn't being scooted off. I choose to interpret this as him coming to accept my presence.

Trivia: Sydney Parkinson, Robert Stainsby, and Joseph Banks were among the crew of James Cook's Endeavour who chose to be tattooed by the Tahitians in the June-August 1769 visit, leading the reviving of the practice among Western Europeans. Source: Discoveries: The Voyages Of Captain Cook, Nicholas Thomas.

Currently Reading: American Creation, Joseph J Ellis.