"There is no need to continue,' responded Dorotea, "except to say in conclusion that my good fortune has been so great in finding Don Quixote that I already consider and think of myself as queen and mistress of my entire kingdom, for he, in his courtesy and nobility, has promised me the boon of going with me wherever I may lead, and this is nowhere else but to Pandafilando of the Gloomy Glance so that he may kill him and restore to me what the giant has so unjustly usurped; all this will happen exactly as I have said, because this is what Tinacrio the Mage, my good father, prophesied; he also said, and left it written in Chaldean or Greek, neither of which I can read, that if the knight of his prophecy, after cutting off the head of the giant, wished to marry me, I should immediately and without argument, give myself to him to be his legitimate wife and grant him possession of both my kingdom and my person"--Don Quixote
I've been getting into online dating just lately. I joined a site called Soulgeek, for people who are into comics and anime and such. There was a questionnaire asking "What comics character would you most like to be?" and I answered Batman. Then it asked "What comics character are you most like in real life?" and I answered Alfred the Butler!
The other day I was on the Zoosk website and got a chat message from a woman who was impressed by my Ph.D. (It impresses other people more than it does me...) I've forgotten her name but I remember that she was a law clerk. If you're reading this, message me again!
At the Mukherjee campaign office, I was pressing Mukherjee pins. They have a machine with two round holes that you fit metal discs into: the one without the safety pin on the left, the one with it on the right so that the squiggly wire is facing up and the part with the point is facing down. Then you take these pieces of paper with Mukherjee's name and cut out circular shapes from them. (That's the biggest challenge, but I've got pretty good at it.) Then you put it over the left disc and put a plastic circle over it. Then you rotate clockwise so the left disc is away from you and the right disc is closer, and you press. Then you rotate counter-clockwise so that the right disc is away from you and press again, and you have a pin ready to go! I've produced dozens.
I've been colouring two more zone maps of the riding, one showing the results of the last federal election in 2015, the other last year's provincial election where we elected Jill Andrew. I was surprised just how well we did last year: there were about twenty zones where Jill got over 50% of the vote!
At Sunday's singing group, we did the calypso song "Yellow Bird" and the country song "Last Thing on My Mind," as well as "Side by Side."
The other day I watched a Youtube video that played Stravinsky's Rite of Spring while showing each page of the score as it was being played. Anyone who can conduct that score has my respect!