I have been battling the miseries and insomnia multiple nights running. The LOL Cats website has thus far enabled me only to articulate the former condition ("I haz a sad"), not dispel it.
I am supposed to dogsit for a neurotic pair of rescue beagle mixes this weekend. I am to give out treats after they relieve themselves. Their "parents" are paying me well for this attention.
Just acquired and read Guy Delisle's Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. A telling detail that Delisle noted: no disabled people visible anywhere on the streets of the capital, and when he pointed this out to his translator, the man told him that it was because North Koreans are all born strong and healthy. Who knows what is happening to all of those many imperfectly formed humans? Birth defects are common enough in wealthy countries with good nutrition and prenatal care. Are they sent to the camps, relegated to the provinces, or exterminated at birth?
Got a new copy of my favorite Russian-English dictionary. My previous copy disappeared in my move, and is doubtless in a box in one of my storage lockers.
A good Georgetown antique dealer has agreed to take an oil painting I own on consignment. I dearly hope we both will make some money on it!
I never heard back from my LCD, after a sudden cessation in correspondence. I suspect I may have been too enthusiastic, and freaked him out.