I have discovered that all I need to do to make our dog go crazy is say "bubbles". It goes something like this: "Bubbles, Marvin!" (He jumps and lolls his tongue and wags his tongue) "Bubbles, Marvin!!!" (He spins around and prances in front of me) "BUBBLES, MARVIN!!!!!" (At this point he takes off in all directions simutaneously, crashing into things and rolling his eyes around creepily. I'm no Pavlov, but I think I may be onto something.) I know I'm not that far into War and Peace but I think I can safely say I like Dostoevsky better, as a writer, anyway. More on this when I finish, but for those of you who haven't read Crime and Punishment, what are you waiting for??? As for Le Morte D'Arthur I feel so disillusioned. I mean, I assumed with the whole chivalry thing that these guys would be pretty cool and honorable and whatnot; but they're all jerks. Lancelot, Galahad (whenever he decides to show up, he's taking his sweet time) are the only exceptions. And Sir Tristan (as in Tristan and Isolde) is the worst of the lot. I can't stand him.
From Catherine_Creagan - 15.3.07