Run: Half Needle with University Twist
Distance: 12.5 km
Time: 1 hr, 12 min
Speed: 10.4 km/hr
The Twist is that instead of heading home half way, I went to the university instead.
Second: I just received word (the email came about 5 minutes ago) that I was accepted to a conference in Montreal, to deliver a paper on the video game Mass Effect. which = awesome. The problem is that it's immediately after my written comp exam (the exam will be on the Friday, and the conference is the following Tuesday), but probably before the oral exam can be held. So I'll need to talk that over with my committee, if it's doable at all. But still, Montreal. Awesome.
Third: Today's quotation. I wanted to find something from Mitchell's Iconology, but the book doesn't lend itself to awesome quotations; it's more about ideas considered at length. So here's the opening of a book I started reading today that I found very effective:
"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they com in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eye away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men."
Any well-read members of the audience want to guess (or Google, I'm not picky) the book in question?