Hey, it's free wireless access and someone else's laptop! I am in beautiful Livingstone, Montana, a scant 56 miles north of the north exit of Yellowstone (whose altitude affected me negatively and where we had to stop to let a bison decide whether or not to finish crossing the road for a few minutes) and home to a surprisingly good, small Mexican restaurant. I have learned the following important truths about myself, and more importantly … about the world. (Apparently Safari and typepad don't interact well enough to allow me to enter such exotic things as entities or HTML formatting. No! It is not so.) For example: the countryside is really beautiful and both If You're Feeling Sinister and Haydn's 47th symphony make good night-driving music, and driving at night with no music on a road with no streetlights while you're looking out for deer in the road and there are pale trees by the side of the road that look like smoke plumes can be pretty unsettling.
Also, on the subject of girdles, I saw Alasdair Roberts last Thursday, the day before experiencing for possibly the first time the phenomenon known to bicyclists as bonking—and no Gu on hand!—and he was completely great. He sang one song which, as I remember it, had lyrics something like this:
Your body was my instrument of lust (4x)After the third verse many in the audience could be heard to titter—he said "girdle"!—but he sang the rest of the lines and all smiles ceased, as if they realized: hey, that's pretty cold.
My body was your instrument of lust (4x)
You could not maintain your chastity (3x),
Even with the use of a girdle.
You could not restrain your lying tongue (3x)
Even with the use of a bridle.