Tuesday, June 21, 2011

yes i said yes...

I missed Bloomsday because I was in the middle of nowhere. But to those of you who celebrated, I hope it was wonderful and that you pondered things like the ineluctable modality of the visible and non serviam and, of course, yes I said yes I will Yes. 

Also, it's officially summer. Happy solstice!   

More later.


  1. I did! I drove my facebook friends maaaaad.

  2. Heh. I just took a look at your FB profile and saw lots of Ulysses. 'Sokay. I quote poetry at my friends and they give me weird looks. :)

  3. "I am quite aware that owing to some of its scenes Ulysses is a rather strong draught to ask some sensitive, though normal, persons to take. But my considered opinion, after long reflection, is that whilst in many places the effect of Ulysses on the reader is somewhat emetic, nowhere does it tend to be an aphrodisiac.

    Ulysses may, therefore, be admitted into the United States."
    U.S. v. One Book Called 'Ulysses,' 5 Federal Supplement 182, 1933

    I just thought you'd like to know.

    Ulysses is a draught I've never managed to take at all. The closest I've come is a few teatime recipes from The Joyce of Cooking-- Puddeny Pie, oh my! -- does that count?

    As for quoting poetry, I believe you know my opinion on the matter. ;)

  4. Ulysses is a draught one must take slowly. In small sips, if you will.

    At least, that was my experience. Others might take it in a gulp.