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I'm concerned about the effect on my subconscious of having no social life except for the contents of other people's journals.

For example, last night (and these are just the bits of the dream I can remember)

  • [livejournal.com profile] gerald_duck decided he wanted to keep a dead body to see how it would develop while decomposing. He was going to keep the top part of the body inside a goose. No, I don't know how.
  • [livejournal.com profile] meirion now apparently lives in a version of my parents' utility room from 20 years ago, where she and [livejournal.com profile] emperor and I were visited by a music teacher. She owns a set of degree bands that are knitted, not made of linen.

(Astute readers will spot the influence of Radio 4, too. But really, couldn't my brain be doing something more useful?)
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Today's most amusing item of mail: a cheque from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for one cent.

It cost them 80 cents to send it to me. I have no idea why they did.


Sep. 1st, 2004 02:37 pm
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OK, I'm here now; new job, new house, and the promise of an actual office at some point in the near future...
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Excellent Freud quote in the 8 July edition of the LRB (in an essay that makes me feel a lot more positive about him than I usually do). He's talking (in 1915) about the disillusionment of people in the West at the outbreak of the First World War, and the uncivilised way that it was waged, and the bit I like is where he talks about the citizen's horrified realization that

the state has forbidden to the individual the practice of wrongdoing, not because it desires to abolish it, but because it desires to monopolise it, like salt and tobacco.

How different, how very different, etc.


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