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I am a total... something. I just put Amazon on my IE link bar.


Iä! Iä! Cthuugle fhtagn!


Today, September 13, is the Festival of Lectisternia (or Lectisternium), a Roman holiday honoring Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. Its name indicates that statues of these gods were placed lying down on couches, (a common Roman dining position) and offered food. In fact, this feature, gods on couches dining, was apparently found in other festivals as well.


Oh, and it's Friday the 13th, and they just blew up someone's backpack on Alligator Alley.


I've just watched the first episode of Azumanga Daioh. Very weird, but very funny in parts. In comedy, timing is everything, and the timing is perfect. And I must say, for a shoujo show, the cast is awfully busty. ¬.¬



YAKU

meaning: promise, approximately, summarize
約束 == yakusoku == promise
予約 == yoyaku == reservation, subscription
Left radical is 'thread' (糸), right is 'ladle/measure' (勺), included for phonetic reasons, indicating 'to tie tightly'. The original pictograph meant 'to tie threads tightly in a knot', and came to mean figuratively a 'binding promise'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Knotted thread reminds of promise about ladle.'
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