Ciclo dei Mesi
In last February's Miscellany I already described the abhorrent character and fate of those unfortunates born under Pisces, so I won't repeat myself here. It remains for me to say that there is need to observe the feet, which are governed by Pisces.
The feet short and thick, signifies a person to be weak; slender and short, to be wicked; fleshy and hard, to be a blockhead. The feet small and fair-formed, to be a fornicator; much hairy, to be lecherous and bold; naked of hair, to be weak of strength and courage; the inner part of the sole, not hollow, but filled with flesh, that they make no hollowness in the step, to be beyond measure crafty and cunning.
The Shepherd's Prognostication 1729
What people have said to me in the last three weeks:
Oh, hello, it's you. I didn't recognise you without your dog. How are you?
I really liked your article in the Magazine. I didn't know you were as old as that.
You're looking a lot better than the last time I saw you.
I've remembered about your milk allergy, so I've made a spinach and cheese starter. You can eat cheese, can't you?
See? I told you (to a third party), she always says what she means.
The new, fuzzy and complicated word verification which Blogger has forced on those of us who use it in their comments, is driving me mad. I simply do not have the time to spend extra minutes each time I make a comment on deciphering illegible phrases. Personally, I have removed it by going back to the old interface, choosing 'settings' - 'comments' - 'show word verification'. Saving the settings and going back to the new interface completed the process.To stop advertising vandals leaving comments long after the posts have disappeared into the netherworld of blogging, I have set comment moderation to start after four days. So far, I have not had any unwanted comments or obnoxious ads.
I am very sorry, but I simply will not comment as frequently as before on those blogs which use the new word verification, even comment moderation is better than that. Squinting and decoding take valuable reading and writing time. I use email comment notification, which means that all comments on my posts appear in my email inbox. If you have email on your blog rather than 'no-reply blogger', I will be able to comment via email.
Like I said, I am very sorry, but blogging is meant to be fun, not a chore.