I have trouble spelling "Wednesday." I always want to spell it "Wendsday," like it sounds. The Oxford English Dictionary tells me that Wednesday is named after the Germanic god Woden, who was eloquent, swift, and travelled widely. Woden was also incorporated into the religion of the Roman Empire before Constantine took over. After Constantine died, one of his sons, Constans, ordered in 341 that remaining practitioners of Roman Paganism be given the death penalty. I wonder is his friends called him Connie or Stan. Neither would have surprised me.
Im supposed to not only update this blog but also provide guest commentary. That is, Im supposed to have things to say.
After this Im going to go take a nap and re-read The Ravishing of Lol Stein. If theres one thing about that book, let me tell you: Lol Stein is ravished.
Just under the wire, but still technically Monday. I noticed that Toby has 124 posts on this blog. Thats a lot of posts.
But enough about Toby. Things are going well with me. I havent gotten around to updating my own blog, mostly because its about objects and my camera is dead. Ive also stopped using apostrophes for contractions; look to the future, people, not the past!
So The Bell, The Bell is supposed to be updated every day, but a technical failure over at camp Fee means I can't update 'til Monday. Rest assured, however, that I'll be back Monday.
As recompense, if you wish to email a photo of yourself to tobyfee[that character which appears above the 2 key]mail[that character which appears directly to the left of the question mark key]com I will illustrate you doing something foolish.
I really love all three of my jobs, and I hope to be doing something very similar after I get back from China, but these long days really do make one feel like an automaton. Especially when I get off on the weekend and all I can think about is chugging motor oil and "recharging my batteries" with a dual voltage AC adapter.