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"Hmm," said Greg.

"Hmm?" said Brigid.

"Yes, hmm," said Greg. "I said 'hmm' and I stand by it."

"'Hmm' what?" said Brigid.

"I'm feeling strangely academic, today," said Greg, looking out the rain-spattered window.

"And what does that mean, exactly?"

"Well, I'm not entirely sure," said Greg. "That's why I said, 'Hmm.'"

"Ah."

"Yes."

"Well you can give me a rough sketch, can't you?" said Brigid.

"I suppose I can, at that," said Greg. "Today, I'm of a mood to sit around an old brownstone building with other members of the honors society, bantering back and forth about the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, that kind of thing."

"I wouldn't expect there to be much banter material in the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner," said Brigid.

"Are you kidding? All you need is for one banterer -- banterista? -- to ask what flavor the albatross is, and you've launched into a Monty Python routine."

"Hmm," said Brigid.

"Hmm," agreed Greg.

"So that's feeling academic, is it?"

"Well, how else would you describe it? I'm longing for a type of experience rarely found off the college campus."

"Maybe you should check Google for the most pretentious local coffee house you can find. That might do the job."

"Not a bad idea, at that. But who hangs out at pretentious coffeehouses on a rainy Sunday afternoon?"

"People like you, for starters," said Brigid, and headed for her room.

"Hmm," said Greg.

-The Gneech

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huskyteer
Aug. 21st, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
<pedantry>Isn't it the Rime of the Ancient Mariner?</pedantry>

I wonder where my nearest pretentious coffee house is?
the_gneech
Aug. 21st, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
A quick trip to Google informs me that yes, you're right, it is. But Greg pronounced it "rhyme". ;)

-TG
oceansedge
Aug. 21st, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Brigid, ya got it in one :)
oceansedge
Aug. 21st, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
pssst.... btw, my son is ranting...
http://frostbyt3.livejournal.com/3334.html

I'm afraid I'm not quite got the whole commiserating on this subject down quite right.

Knowing your feelings on the discontinuation of Dragon magazine, I thought you might be able to drop him a line of sad consolement *smiles*
the_gneech
Aug. 21st, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Heh. Just heard, eh?

-TG
kylet
Aug. 21st, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hmm.
the_sedgwicks
Aug. 21st, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Loved it. Sadly, I can relate. Although, I have Charles, who is as good as any pretentious coffee house, or comedy club.
the_gneech
Aug. 22nd, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
I can relate too! That's why I wrote it. ;)

-The Gneech
hossblacksilver
Aug. 22nd, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
I thought feeling academic mean you had a sudden compulsion to put on a tweed jacket with leather elbow patches? ;)
the_gneech
Aug. 22nd, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Yup, that too!

-The Gneech
susandeer
Aug. 22nd, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
"Not a bad idea, at that. But who hangs out at pretentious coffeehouses on a rainy Sunday afternoon?"

Say hi to my roommate when you see him there! @:D
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