There’s little in life that’s so disheartening as constant cold.
Stephen King, The Dark Tower

That sounded like a haiku:

I tried to run away from them, but I failed
They were all around me

I want to modify it so that it works.


Actual lines modified to: I tried to escape / but they were all around me / electricity.



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"Hey dad, pick us up!"

"Hey dad, pick us up!"

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The Seven Daily Hobbit Meals



Elevenses is apparently an actual thing in the UK and Ireland. It’s described as being like afternoon tea, but in the morning. A little less savory than brunch, served at 11:00 with coffee or tea.

As for the Middle Earth elevenses, I’m assuming the food served is similar. But it’s one of the seven daily hobbit meals (most famously listed by a distraught Pippin soon after realizing that Aragorn would not be stopping for Second Breakfast):

  • 7:00am – Breakfast
  • 9:00am – Second Breakfast
  • 11:00am – Elevenses
  • 1:00pm – Luncheon
  • 4:00pm – Afternoon Tea
  • 6:00pm – Dinner
  • 8:00pm – Supper 

((EDIT: Pippin lists all these meals in the Peter Jackson movie adaptation, but in the books “dinner” and “supper” are two words for the same meal, so it’s actually 6 meals that hobbits aspire to. In fact, the actual quote from the LotR Prologue is this: “And laugh they did, and eat, and drink, often and heartily, being fond of simple jests at all times, and of six meals a day (when they could get them).” So it’s implied that hobbits don’t always manage to have all six meals.))

Of course, this is when they’re living in their nice cozy hobbit-holes, and not galavanting about Middle Earth, but still, must be nice.


SOURCES: The Hobbit, LOTR, this Wikipedia page on real-world elevenses

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The Tagger’s Six


  1. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
    Read it, love it. Messes with your mind a little, and yeah the end is very poignant. It would’ve made my list but I can never remember the title of it. XD

  2. Bone by Jeff Smith
    Had to look this up, but as soon as I did I recognized it. I remember reading this as a kid, but cannot say it stuck with me. I remember a scene where he’s walking through a dark forest and for some reason I think there’s blood on the floor but…

  3. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
    I think Mithun made me read this when I was at Tech because it was his favorite book. I know I’ve read it, and I think I liked it, but I honestly cannot remember anything about it. I think the cover had something to do with a giant dog…

  4. A View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
    Own it, and remember rereading it a few times in  middle/high school. My brain connects it to two other books: Getting Near to Baby by Audrey Couloumbis and Lily of the Valley by Suzanne Strempek Shea, but I can’t remember the plots of either so I can’t say why. =X

  5. Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson

  6. Underground by Haruki Murakami

Will add the last two to my “to read” list. Thanks for tagging me! =)

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Ten Books

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1. Ella Enchanted
2. Wild Mage (series)
3. Song of the Lioness (series)
4. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
5. Moby Dick
6. Pride and Prejudice
7. Bible (Old and New Testament)
8. Ringworld
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (also 2010 and 2061)
10. Ender’s Game

Okay soooo I took the “rules” at face value and just rattled off the first ten books that came to mind. And I’m kind of surprised by what came up, and kind of not surprised.

Don’t think I have ten friends on Tumblr. Or at least, I don’t know their URLs. So… nutrify ♥. (Edit:) furiousg. (Tagged by qpy.)

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"Chandelier earrings," keke.

"Chandelier earrings," keke.


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HB Lamp Michael & George

Cute. ^^;

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