“I'm walking south on Blackstone Boulevard right now and am just passing the entrance to Swan Point Cemetary, which is where H.P. Lovecraft is buried. I've been to that gravesite a few times. The first time was on purpose when LJ user urbeatle was visiting, and I've been to it a couple of times since then, more or less on [sic] accident when I was wandering around the cemetary and happened across it. The gravestone has "I am Providence" printed on it, and not coincidentally so does my friend LJ user cgoldfish.
I'm walking back from Maximillian's Ice Cream, which is I would say the best ice cream in Providence at this point, and I had an Elephant's Memory with raspberry chocolate ice cream -- very tasty -- so now I'm walking back to Wayland Square, and it's been a pretty good walk (even excepting the ice cream, which was excellent), although it's been during the heat of the day, so it's been pretty hot -- not a lot of shade -- and also when I was walking to Maximillian's I was kind of plagued by the theme to Hawaii 5-O going through my mind over and over again. Actually now that I think of it, walking back I also have that same theme going, but whereas before it was, you know, the kind of quick version that was featured on the actual teevee show, for some reason now I've got this slower version with a reggae beat. So this probably all means that when I go home I should take a nap.
Before I walked north to Maximillian's I stopped by a bookstore to get something to read and I was looking through the science fiction section trying to remember some authors that I should be looking for and a name flashed in my mind that I haven't thought of in a while, in many years in fact: Olaf Stapledon, which I don't really remember anything about him except that I think I read a bunch of his books when I was in high school. So they didn't have any of his stuff at Myopic Books, but maybe when I got the other big used bookstore in Providence, Cellar Stories, if I remember I can look and see if they've got anything there, unless someone wants to comment and tell me to not bother.
So, I think that's all the news that's worth reciting into my cell phone at this point. If you want, you can look at my flickr account; I've taken some cell phone pictures during my travels and you can check 'em out. I'm not completely sure what the URL is; I think it's probably something like http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwgh/ but I can't guarantee that. [Note: This is confirmed correct.]
Thanks for listening, or reading if someone's transcribed it. Bye.”