“Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.”

Romeo and Juliet

Have a jocund day.

Animation still from Monty Python and the Holy Grail of a sun with legs standing on a hilltop ready to jump

(Image: Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

“How bloodily the sun begins to peer above yon bulky hill. The day looks pale at his distemp’rature.”

— Henry IV, Part I

Red sky in morning, sailor take warning. 

“What, Hal, how now, mad wag?”

— Henry IV, Part I

Finished reading: Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter 📚 Probably not going to continue with these. I wish someone could do tie-in novels based on the “Endeavour” prequel TV series.

Oh, Ravens. 🏈 🟪 😔

Sepia-tone photograph of the front of an old locomotive with the sun slanting across rivets and the number 592.

The telegraphickers at The Signal Station sometimes tap out their codes in metal.

I earned two demerits on my nerd card yesterday. I forgot it was “Space: 1999” day until someone else mentioned it.

“I’m shocked – shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.”

“Here are your winnings, sir.”

“Oh, thank you.”

Casablanca. And everywhere else.

Learned: When using the Dataview plugin in Obsidian, do not use a field name that begins with numbers. It won’t like you for it and you won’t immediately know why.

“You were just let down by time.”

— “The Great British Baking Show”

Falstaff: Why, there is it: come sing me a bawdy song; make me merry. I was as virtuously given as a gentleman need to be; virtuous enough; swore little; diced not above seven times a week; went to a bawdy-house once in a quarter — of an hour … lived well and in good compass: and now I live out of all order, out of all compass.

Lord Bardolph: Why, you are so fat, Sir John, that you must needs be out of all compass, out of all reasonable compass, Sir John.

— Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I

I wish some Elizabethan terms found in Shakespeare were still around. I’d find it useful to say “Alas; alack!” throughout the day. Also “prithee,” “anon,” “marry” (meaning “indeed”), “fain,” and “base.”

My favorite would be to say I am “out of all compass.”

It’s heartening to hear newscasters call Artemis “NASA’s moon rocket.” 🚀

Seaside Seafood sign painted on interior wall showing large orange crab and the slogan above it:

Finished reading: Inspector Morse: The First Three Novels by Colin Dexter 📚

Retro 51 Maryland flag pen from Penquisition, with matching pen sleeve by Rickshaw Bags.

Also serving Magritte Green Apples and Pollock Spaghetti.

Saw a sign for Saval Deli and it made me think of Salvador Dali. Now I want to open a shop called Salvador Deli. Come enjoy our famous Melting Cheese Subs.

Finished reading: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 📚

“And soon I shall have understanding of video cassette recorders and car telephones. And when I have understanding of them, I shall have understanding of computers. And when I have understanding of computers, I shall be the Supreme Being!”

– Evil, played by David Warner, Time Bandits

In memory. Actor David Warner, 1941 – 2022.

”… and dozens of others who made art from history’s trash and yoked together styles that felt like they belonged in different galaxies.” — Apple Music

Something to aspire to.

Signal Station Waiting Room

Currently reading: The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe by Michael Pye 📚

“We taught you, because you already knew.”

— Master Kan, “Kung Fu”