May 27th, 2002

the only earth?

world domination

i think i am distinctly uninterested in taking over the world.

last night at rachel and elena's mega famous gamenight, we played diplomacy. we quit well in advance of anyone completely winning. i am regularly surprised by the hour at which some people get to the can't continue on stage of tiredness.

anyway, as the self-appointed dictator of austria-hungary, i felt most comfortable allying with italy (rachel) and france (jon) simply because i was sitting between them. oh yeah -- and they're fantastic comrades.

i guess i can see how the game was about to become fun. once the evil russians started attacking, i felt a bit more interested in not losing.
  • Current Music
    mum - asleep on a train

something else

I have a feeling that I'm supposed to be doing something else right now. I'm sure it will be revealed later.

Instead, I think I'll go back to reading The Question of Bruno. I am terrible at giving summaries of books that I'm reading, mostly because the plot is not always the central point. For instance, the stories are brimming with genuinely lovely sentences:

I think intellectulas are the pets of the world, digging holes in the backyard of history.
-- "The Sorge Spy Ring"

I dread the fact that life is always slower than death and I have been chosen, despite my weakness, against my will, to witness the discrepancy.
-- "A Coin"