T: //is watching a truly terrible skiffy series
MOI: //is surfing the web aimlessly
SOME DUDE IN THE SKIFFY SERIES: //types in "R O C I N A N T E" as a ship name
MOI: That's the name of Don Quixote's horse. Rocinante.*
T: Hunh. The guy said it meant "workhorse."
MOI: //pained Not really.
OTHER DUDE IN THE SKIFFY SERIES: I like it. I knew a woman named Rocinante.
*I remembered this because the WHOLE BOOK is the first thing you read junior year at SJC. You spend all summer reading it before classes start -- the seniors do the same thing with War and Peace. I beavered away at the Tobias Smollett translation for weeks in the un-air-conditioned top floor of a lovely house which belonged to the grandmother of a friend of mine. I've had far worse summers.