Monthly Archives: March 2012

I Probably Owe My Wife An Apology Regarding The Dishwasher

I probably owe my wife an apology regarding the dishwasher. I’m not sure she’ll get one, but if I give one it will be here where she rarely reads. That seems like the best option to me. You see, I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You Might Be Wondering Why I Wrote Progress Reports While Reading “Clarissa” As If I Was On An Expedition

For several days on this blog, I talked about my progress reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady as if I was some sort of explorer on an expedition to uncharted regions. Real age of exploration … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guy At Maine McDonald’s Imitating The ‘Hamburglar’ Gives Me Concerns. Is The Grimace Next?

I saw the headline: “‘Hamburglar’ strikes at Maine McDonald’s” and immediately I became concerned. This could suggest that there are serious problems coming and, indeed, all humanity may be in danger. Apparently, there is nothing to suggest that this guy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Final Progress Report: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

I was so cold. It had been so long since I had eaten any food or felt any sensation in the flesh I had which remained. Still, I read onward in Clarissa until the very last page. Stranded in that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Progress Report Fifth Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

The fifth full day of reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady leaves us very close to the end. Within two hundred pages. Still, food is almost nonexistent and I am barely alive. Oh, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Progress Report Fourth Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

Here passes the fourth full day of reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady and the fortunes of our humble crew, what remains of it, continue to darken. We sped our path, going forward into Clarissa … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Progress Report Third Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

The fortunes of my crew and I have taken a dark turn for the worse on this third full day of reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady. The ship is destroyed and we are marooned … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Progress Report Second Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

On this second full day that I’ve been reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, our situation has taken a turn for the perilous and befuddling. Not that we aren’t making good progress, we are about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Progress Report First Full Day: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

Today marks the first full day that I’ve been reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady. Signs still look optimistic. We are 262 pages in and the crew has given no indication of going insane at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Progress Report: Samuel Richardson’s “Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady”

Well, last night I started reading Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady. As this is one of the longest novels in the English language, at 1500 pages in the small-type trade paperback edition I have, I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment