Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Wifeian thought on the Bloomian thought

This morning, waking up in bed, I quoted to my wife the Bloomian thought, "Always see a man's weakness in his wife." I kissed her and told her, "You have no weakness, so that makes me invincible."

She frowned. "You dolt, that's not what that means. What he is saying is that a man's weakness is evident in how he treats his wife."

I thought about that, hands clasped behind head. "Well, even so, I'm still invincible."

She sat up. "Is that so? Then what day is tomorrow?"

Oh-oh. I thought quickly, flipping through important dates I'd forgotten in the past. Not her birthday, that is September 17, or is it 19? Sort of dyslexic there. and not our anniversary, although which anniversary could be problematic, the one sometime in July when we had the home religious service or the one in September, at the civilian affairs office (actually, I think that one is in August.) But February? Apart from my birthday on the 24th? However, being the invincible husband type, I chuckled and said, "Do you think I'd really forget? You'll just have to wait and see."

So, I'd better go through our files and records of births, deaths, weddings, and maybe even Google.

Monday, February 12, 2007

A Bloomian thought

This is just after the scene when our Bloom is jollified by young Miss Gerty displaying her knickers, knowing she's being watched by the aforementioned gent. Totally un-PC in this day and age, but that so far has been one of the novel's wonderfully readable scenes.

Afterwards, Bloom gets to his Bloomian musings and tosses out this thought: "Always see a fellow's weak point in his wife."

If that is so, then I'm invincible.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I'm back to reading ULYSSES again!

Thanks to much encouragement, pats on the back, and weird dreams, I'm back to reading ULYSSES. But only at certain times.