June 19th, 2010


This day in Twitter

Today's tweets:

  • 07:50 @rustypup Happy birthday, my friend! youtu.be/glNjsOHiBYs #
  • 07:50 @PSMHopkins No fair, I want to fly a kite! #
  • 08:18 @rustypup @psmhopkins and also Paul McCartney's, apparently. #
  • 09:32 Gah, so tired this morning. Thank goodness they reloaded the pop machine downstairs. #
  • 11:21 I think they should keep it like this. Gives it character. bit.ly/bUZBEU #
  • 11:41 @rustypup My friend Laura (as opposed to OUR friend Laura) is looking for restaurant recommendations where you live. Care to offer any? #
  • 12:46 This makes me appreciate more fully the modest charms of the minor league ballpark I'm working at this summer. bit.ly/cwMA1s #
  • 14:58 "Less conspicuous spot" = flagpole in front of the main entrance. It was far less conspicuous atop the dome. yhoo.it/aoHbXA #
  • 15:00 @PSMHopkins Had to look him up. He's WAY more male than I expected from the name. #
  • 16:37 @rustypup Laura thanks you! #
  • 17:56 Made it home from work and to the library and back without getting thunderstormed on! Whee! #
  • 18:38 Good news! Once near extinction, Calif. tule elk now plentiful bit.ly/drla5E #
  • 19:48 In honor of Sir Paul's birthday, here's one of my favorites: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGnNQM_9q-w #
  • 21:47 @ebertchicago I thought that the first time I heard it. #
  • 22:43 Life imitates art! NASA discover Doctor Who’s crack in the middle of the Milky Way: bit.ly/dD4CTS #

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Poet's Corner: Requiescat

For Kerry:


Strew on her roses, roses,
   And never a spray of yew.
In quiet she reposes:
   Ah! would that I did too.

Her mirth the world required:
   She bathed it in smiles of glee.
But her heart was tired, tired,
   And now they let her be.

Her life was turning, turning,
   In mazes of heat and sound.
But for peace her soul was yearning,
   And now peace laps her round.

Her cabin'd, ample Spirit,
   It flutter'd and fail'd for breath.
To-night it doth inherit
   The vasty hall of Death.

Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

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