Being Human Eps. 3

Last night I remembered to watch another episode of the BBC America series, Being Human.

Last night I remembered to watch another episode of the BBC America series, Being Human. I did enjoy watching it and the werewolf is the most interesting one to me so far. A very nervous, unsure man trying to do the best for everyone else at the cost of his own happiness.

From what I can tell, the vampire can go out in the sunlight and the ghost for some reason can lift objects as any person could but when she touches someone, they don’t feel it.

Anyone watch this show? Share your comments here.

Jenac Industries

Just wrote a rough draft of ad copy for a fictional supplier of security systems for world domination seekers.

Just wrote a rough draft of ad copy for a fictional supplier of security systems for world domination seekers. I personally enjoy it and will work on the revisions and getting feedback over the weekend. It’s about just over 600 words and took an hour to write long hand and type it up.

Epitaphs

Reading Ad Infinitvm by Nicholas Ostler, he mentions a Latin epitaph commonly found on grave markers in twelfth century Europe.

Reading Ad Infinitvm by Nicholas Ostler, he mentions a Latin epitaph commonly found on grave markers in twelfth century Europe. I find the English translation haunting:

Whoever you will be who has crossed,
stand, read, weep.
I am what you will be, I had been what
you are. I beg you, pray for me.

What are some memorable epitaphs you have come across?

The Magicians

On the strength of another Fountain Books staff member’s recommendation, I purchased a copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

On the strength of another Fountain Books staff member’s recommendation, I purchased a copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I think it was released today in hardcover. I like the blurb by George Martin on the back, “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of whiskey is to a glass of weak tea.” I added the novel to my Reading List (see the sidebar).

I wasn’t planning on purchasing a book. (Damn my luck.) Fountain Books was hosting Chef Andy Howell of Cafe Rustica to celebrate the upcoming movie on the life of Julia Child. Chef Howell demonstrated one of Child’s recipes for tuna salad which was very good.

If you’re in the area, Fountain Books is having a Julie and Julia night at the new Bowtie Cinema theater in Richmond this Thursday at 7pm.

Favorite Pens

Just wanted to plug the gel pens I find indispensible (yet disposable) when writing.

Just wanted to plug the gel pens I find indispensible (yet disposable) when writing. The brand is Zebra and their line of Sarasa pens are a pleasure to write with. Ink flows very smoothly with little pressure and the 10 packs come with a nice variety of colors, which makes marking up what you wrote easier.

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