February 13th, 2005

sga - sparktober


Just left the dorkiest message EVARRRR on the phone of my sinful lj girlfriend, who will now totally break up with me for being unable to remember my own phone number. However, after getting up all early and having a long day it's quite remarkable that I remembered my name, so, w00t! *laughs at self*

And a GEEK CONFESSIONAL: Geekiness Part One is Slavic Studies and Linguistic Geekiness, because I spent like twenty minutes on the floor of Barnes & Noble cursing their meagre selection of Tolstoy translations in my attempt to buy a copy of War and Peace, since this is a really obvious gap in my library. Anyway. Couldn't remember the exact Optimality Translation Theory verdict I came up with in that project I did once with Anna Karenina and Crime and Punishment translations, but remembered to avoid Constance Garnett For She Was The First-Ever Russian Lit To English Translator And Did Not Actually Speak Russian All That Well Says Kerry, and finally picked one out.

Geekiness Part Two, in the car, on the way home: "Dammit! Major Sheppard totally would have had the Constance Garnett translation."

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