Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hard to believe I was ever that young whelp

"Nothing to say, not a squeak. What's a year now? The sour cud and the iron stool. (Pause.) Revelled in the word spool. (With relish.) Spooool! Happiest moment of the past half million. (Pause.) Seventeen copies sold, of which eleven at trade price to free circulating libraries beyond the seas. Getting known. (Pause.) One pound six and something, eight I have little doubt. (Pause.) Crawled out once or twice, before the summer was cold. Sat shivering in the park, drowned in dreams and burning to be gone. Not a soul. (Pause.) Last fancies."

- Samuel Beckett, Krapp's Last Tape

2x3x7 turns two today.

I considered writing a post about it, then figured I couldn't do better than direct you to this most glorious and ineffable of all birthday poems.

Well, sort of.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :-)


Space Bar said...

happy anniversary! hope it stays fun for you for many years to come.

Anonymous said...

congrats falstaff.may uer words always ring true.

ggop said...

Congratulations! I'm not trying to curry favor, your blog has enriched my daily blog reading routine.

confused said...


Here's to few more years of blogging.

No, Make it the next few decades!


rs said...

hope to have more fun reading ur posts, in the years to come

Chimera said...

Hope you enjoy your journey of blogging for many more years as much as we enjoy reading it.

Vibhanshu said...

Happy anniversary man. I have been reading ur blog for sometime and never realized you were in Philly. I'll be down there this August, joining Wharton for a PhD. Lets meet up. Of course thats if you want to :-)

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Cake, we want cake! And champagne!!

orangeant said...

It's a haphaphaphappy birthday to yourblog!

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary 2x3x7...may you continue the good work for years to come.
take care and enjoy.

Falstaff said...

N: Thanks

space bar: Thanks. Let's hope so. I'm optimistic though - after all, one can always do with it what one thinks will be fun, no?

anon: Errr...thanks. Though I'm not sure about the words ringing true business

ggop: Thanks

confused: Thanks. I don't know whether to be touched by your appreciation or be indignant about the assumption that i will continue to be jobless for the rest of my life.

rs: Thanks. now there's a statement that's open to interpretation

chimera: Thanks

vibhanshu: So now you know. Welcome to Wharton. What department? Mail me.

cs: No cake. Let them eat bread.

orangeant: Thanks

anonymous: Thanks