I'm admiring this high-accuracy song-book illustration for Brahm's lullaby. Although a full holy host is trying to lull him—a miraculous act of God!—that kid *still* sits fully upright and is not drowsy at all.

"Slug drawing" (なめくじ図), by Nagasawa R. (長沢芦雪, 1754–1799).

A snail!

Buy tangyuan! Buy tangyuan!
Don't you want a tangyuan, now and again?
1 bowl tangyuan, brimmingly full
Only 30¢ for a bowl
Tangyuan, tangyuan, buy tangyuan!
Tangyuan also is a tasty lunch.
Tangyuan, tangyuan, buy tangyuan!
Tangyuan also is a tasty lunch.

(Buy tangyuan! &c.)
Tangyuan, tangyuan, buy tangyuan!
Satisfaction or your dollars back.

(Buy tangyuan! &c.)
Tangyuan, tangyuan, buy tangyuan!
If you wait too long it might run out.


Sadly, I was/am too busy to hang out much on oulipo.social in 2020/1. But look at this cool Brio railway I built today!

Snow falls on Boston: what a charming sight! Also, a gigantic dick on my courtyard.

Out walking with my kid, who starts saying "boka! boka!"

And lo, in front of us is a Bobcat mini-forklift. I think tot probably got this vocab from our child-planting-patch. Amusing to think that out of his < 20 words, 1 slot is a construction tooling brand.

My kid shows his first sign of bilingualism. Mum asks "饼干要不要?", tot says "kaka!"

I don't actually own a rug to post for !

But, to go on gushing about my balcony, I can post this wood floor. It was bought from Amazon, in a bunch of 30cm x 30cm units that snap tight.

Cost a lot, but worth it b/c our balcony floor got so inviting. My companion said it's similar to 10% additional floor sq-ft in our flat.


A cool thing from freshgogo.com - passion fruit! I didn’t know this is how it originally looks.

All this chat about dolphins, but sadly I can't talk about 1 particular dolphin (who is famous for pricy bath soup) without violating lipogrammatic constraints.

Why not, you ask? What's so taboo?

I can't post anything b/c this dolphin is an █-girl.

Sitting on my balcony in shorts & T-shirt in balmy air. Looking out at: full moon, outstanding tall clouds, lit-up buildings against dusk-dark indigo sky, storm and lightning approaching from far away, July 4th bombs bursting...
this is such a good spot, I ❤️it.


Had this morning snack to mark 4 annums of matrimony. (Actually, that was last night, but cooking was slow b/c of having to multitask to watch our kid, so I could only finish it today. Which is typical for our last 12 months!)

Sitting on my balcony, looking in a book and idly watching my kid, who is looking down at a playground with a dad who is looking in a book and idly watching his kid. As on high, so on low.

Additional fact that I got from that Wiki: local variation in pronunciation of "litchi".

US: /liːtʃiː/
UK: /laɪtʃiː/
Mandarin: lìzhī
Canton: lai6 zi1

Is this b/c of historical association Hong Kong ↔ UK..?

@ojahnn Oh btw, I think you said you'd show up on a radio/podcast thing? Is it up now?

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