Sunday, September 23, 2007

Very desultory

After two mornings spent vegetating, I’m just about going out of my mind with boredom-compounded-by-lassitude. There’s a heap of things I should get done, but I don’t have the gumption to get up and DO them. For further irritation, rediffblogs is down again and my other blog with it. Garn.

But … do any of you know that feeling of finding again a favourite piece of writing you thought you would never retrace? The Rupa Laughter Omnibus, edited by Ruskin Bond, has its flaws (including too much Bond, f’rexample). But it also has Richard Middleton’s The Ghost Ship, a little gem of a tale I remember from a childhood book of sea stories. There was a time I used to hum Sodden Fairfield, sodden Fairfield to myself when I was feeling down. And the daft boy’s little story of the parrots-whose-language-was-awful is one of the best short-shorts I know. I’ve linked to it. Enjoy.

And will some kind soul direct me to some regularly updated site for good time-pass reading? Bloglines, Cricinfo, the NYT, I’m getting a little sick of all of them.

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9 comments:

eve's lungs said...

Very entertaining - the site and the story- wonder how I missed out on it when i was a kid.

wanderstruck said...

sites to browse: salon.com, slate.com ...political though and American, livemint.com - you probably read that already, sajaforum.org, guardian.co.uk...

Tabula Rasa said...

www.aldaily.com, www.commondreams.org.

nimbupani said...

how about some communist history thro soviet posters? Sovit Poster A Day

Sanjukta said...

Request to read my blog pls :)
http://sanjukta.wordpress.com

Twilight Fairy said...

ask me! Damned rediffblogs vanished my blog for 5 whole days.. just when it was getting linked here and there :P. To top it all they dont even have customer support for it! Though I did write to the rediff.com cust support eventually.

As for reading - ooh well.. you can now go thru my freshly visible rediffblogs blog once more :P. :)

eyefry said...

Try McSweeneys.
Good fun mag, edited by Dave Eggers...

iz said...

crimelibrary.com my personal favourite. if you have a liking for the gruesome.

Sue said...

www.questionablecontent.net

The link is on my sidebar, if this one is incorrect. They took up whole afternoons of my time. Also

www.sailusfood.com