August 27th, 2009

Feels like Ultrathursday

As you may recall, the day they sometimes sneak in between Thursday and Friday is Ultrathursday. Yesterday felt like it was at least Thursday. Also, since we went to the pub (to celebrate the dying days of the old regime) and then I popped in to see Reg who lives in an old people's home next door to the pub, I had a long lunch break so 4:30 on Wednesday felt like it was about 3:00 on Friday, which was very confusing.

The nth picture of you, the mth picture of summer

Consider "The first picture of you" by The Lotus Eaters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaZtG-j6njc


Clearly, as well as a song containing the line the first picture of you, the first picture of summer one could envisage

The last picture of you, the last picture of summer
The first picture of you, the last picture of summer
The last picture of you, the first picture of summer

Tempted as I am to have an LJ poll with 4! = 24 options, I have opted for the alternative approach:

Please rank the 4 options

1 - The first picture of you, the first picture of summer
2 - The first picture of you, the last picture of summer
3 - The last picture of you, the first picture of summer
4 - The last picture of you, the last picture of summer

for
a) aesthetic appeal
b) poignancy

from first to last, e.g. if you felt the 1st was the most poignant, then the 3rd, then the 4th then the 2nd you should answer 1,3,4,2 in the text box for poignancy.

Poll #1449842 Pictures, you, summer

a) aesthetic appeal (see above)

b) poignancy (see above)

Show your working

The glass is

Half empty
1(25.0%)
Half full
0(0.0%)
Twice as large as it needs to be
3(75.0%)

Honestly Mr Weasel

I have no idea what you're going on about
2(33.3%)
A lotus ate my mother, you insensitive clod
0(0.0%)
I preferred The Lotus Caves by John Christopher
0(0.0%)
Ticky
4(66.7%)