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Acquainted with the Night
March 26, 2010

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain – and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

Robert Frost
26 March 1874 – 29 January 1963
I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.


Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
June 9, 2007

If I wasn’t sitting in a library right this moment, I would be SQUEALING with delight.

From Dreamland Toys comes this package of pure scifi joy:

My Little Cthulhu

Yes, friends, that is dread Cthulhu. Isn’t he just the Cutest? Don’t you just want to kiss his big evil forehead? And he comes complete with 2 screaming victims. But if that’s not enough carnage for you, you can purchase the supplementary My Little Victims set which boasts “realistic dismemberment action” and features a cultist, a loony bin patient, and a Librarian!

If you prefer, there is also an angry, red version. (He doesn’t look nearly as cuddly, though.)
Angry Cthulhu

I somehow feel I owe John Kovalic an apology for having never heard of him before now.

You’d better get one now, because you know they’re going to sell out. From Paizo.

Title translation: In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

Please, sir, I’d like some more
June 6, 2007

DelishBuki just sent me a Washington Post article about one of my favorite fantasy obsessions, bento boxes. I have dreams of packing healthy, delicious lunches for the two of us, artfully displayed in lovely lacquer bentos. Of course, the reality is that I usually can’t drag myself out of bed early enough to make toast, let alone pull together an actual meal. Still, it’s nice to fantasize.

Here‘s the WP article.

My favorite Bento related site is the aptly named Cooking Cute. I highly recommend it for a little culinary dreaming.