November 25th, 2002

This IS me (by schwitters)Default

Ulysses, Ulysses, storming through all the galaxies

I often wonder why some Classical names are still in use while others aren't. Why has Hector survived but not Priam? Why have I met countless Helens and Penelopes but not even one Hecuba? So I was tremendously pleased when entering records today to come across someone called Patroklus (who was Achilles' principal boytoy, or, as my translation of The Iliad demurely put it, his 'right-hand man').

And that wasn't even the highlight of my day. That was successfully constructing a cardboard box from flatpack.

My God. I really do need a proper job.
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