Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Do you like the castle? It's Bran Castle in the Carpathian Mountains, sort of between Transylvania and Wallachia in modern-day Romania. It is not Dracula's castle; all that's left of his stronghold is a mountaintop pile of rubble. It is, however, the one that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula, and it's for sale at a mere $135 million. I'm thinking that if we all chip in, we could buy that baby. Who in their right mind wouldn't want to live in a spooky Romanian castle with the possibility of the occasional vampire or zombie dropping in? So, who's in? Who'll be my Transylvanian housemates?
TWISTED LINGUISTICS impaled these Words Gone Wild today. I found 'em, you take 'em to the dungeons and define 'em.
the long trail cumulates in...
So, I went back yesterday to have my new glasses adjusted because they just weren't working for me. If they have to perch on the tip of my nose for reading, that ain't good. If I have no peripheral vision while driving, that really ain't good. I have better vision than that with naked eyes. Turns out the frames were too wide for my face and the lens area too short. I picked out a different pair of frames and we started all over again. Now I'm feeling more sanguine about the whole ordeal. Do I know how to have fun or what? It had to be done, though. One wants 20/20 vision when contemplating a move to Transylvania.