If you have a Google account, you get a nifty Google Doodle for your birthday. Tuesday (Aug. 26) was my birthday, and narcissism shot to record levels when I saw this every time I went online:
Of course, when you click the image, you land on your Google Plus page, which, in my case, is painfully empty. Mausoleum-like, even. >.> But, hell, who cares, when the current Google Doodle (only in the UK) is this beauty:
Massive squealing, glomping, and all that. :D Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – born August 28, 1814. Gothic fiction writer, he who wrote the creepy (and magnificent) Carmilla and a mind-boggling list of other horror stories. I’ve got his complete collection in my Kindle. I’ve been chipping away at that thing for over a year now, and I’m not even done yet. Jayzuz.
The Guardian has a really great write up on him, and it’s worth enjoying at a pretty leisurely rate. If I didn’t have to go to my day job, I’d be hitting every page I could find on him.
And since I’m fawning over literary idols, look who’s sharing a birthday with Le Fanu:
Yay, end of August! :D While this month is the only month of the year that doesn’t have a holiday (sad, but true), we at least have Le Fanu and Goethe, and, in politics, Aug. 26 is also the day the 19th Amendment took effect, allowing women the right to vote. \O/
I’ll take those three goodies, thank you. August ain’t so dull, after all.