Saturday, November 25, 2006

"It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight." (J. Joyce)

Tom Waits' Early Years v.2 on the deck, Glenlivet in a plastic cup, big white flakes slowly end-over-ending in the pumpkin-colored light outside the shop's front door.

"The beginner should be cautious when handling a crab since the pinch of the powerful claws can be extremely painful. (The inexperienced crabber should probably wear thick gloves). Always approach from the rear when picking up a crab. An experienced crabber can quickly grab the base of one of its swimming legs while holding the claws down with some object. Should a crab get a hold on a finger, it is usually best not to pull it off. First, try letting it hang; many times the crab will release and drop. If the crab will not release, use the free hand to immobilize the other claw and slowly bend the offending claw backward until the crab releases it." (Received wisdom hauled up from the intenets' depths)

"It's all oobleck out there!" (Overheard, totally decontextualized, in the Kingsgate Mall BCLDB lineup)

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