Did I Miss Something While I Was Away?
Back home, on my main computer, I just booted up Google Earth to check some locations in Thailand and...
The Earth Didn't Appear!
my screen -- IT WAS FULL OF STARS!
Umm... Shit, should I be panicking? Am I dead, a vaporised consciousness, a cloud of thought energy DREAMING I am blogging this. Or am I blogging this, dreaming that I am dead? Fuck, I hate conundrums at bed-time when all I wanted was the distance from Bangkok to Lop Buri...
No-one's seen a giant Empire Death-Star hovering on the horizon lately, flexing its laser muscles??
There's been no Vogon Intergalactic Spaceway Engineers booming big announcements about the demolition papers having been on display in Alpha Centauri for years??
OK, don't mind me, I'll just carry on as if the earth was still here until someone tells me different.
Or reboot Google Earth.
E@L (aka The Doofus)
OTHER MONKEYS SAID
she really got to you, didn't she?
btw, of course, i had to check my google earth!
Hey, I read A Canticle for Leibowitz many years ago. As an architect and a Luddite, I found the premise of the preciousness of hard copies of blueprints fascinating...particularly the description of scribes whose only job was copying old blueprints by filling in the blue spaces by hand and leaving only the white lines. I am probably the youngest architect I know who still draws with a pencil on paper and still runs bluelines (negatives of bluePRINTS...they're easier to read). But that second head on the one guy haunts me to this day. What was its name? I can't remember.
You have no idea how long ago it was I read Canticle For Leibowitz... It's only my Anobii list becasue I saw it on someone else's list and remembered that I read it. And that's as much as I remember...! Sad, but the neurons just aren't as watertight as they used to be.