January 25th, 2007

Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

I Nearly Forgot!

It's Robert Burns' Birthday today! I don't have a Burns Dinner to attend this year, but I shall raise a glass nonetheless.

And my favourite Burns poem:

Ae Fond Kiss

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me;
Dark despair around benights me.

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
Naething could resist my Nancy:
But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met-or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweeli alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.

Taste - Absinthe

Wow!

My HEX DVDs shipped out form the UK on Monday -- guess what I got in the mail today? Dang!! That's faster than domestic Amazon shipping! Added to my really fast delivery of the dress I got from Boden, I'm going to have no hesitation about shopping vie mail from Britain.

And, my boss gave me an old DVD player of his that will play PAL, so I'm set! Going to take the whole lot to Jen's this weekend when we go up for a visit Sat/Sun.

Oh, and that spectral meme thingie going around? It's sorta like f'list slash! Yeah, I said that in my comments, but wanted to share with all!