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Dec. 31st, 2008 08:19 am
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I finished reading Hogfather last night. While checking my email this morning, I discovered that Terry Pratchett has been knighted.

It brought tears to my eyes. But good tears. :)

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Aug. 25th, 2005 02:20 pm
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I have another job interview next week for a Logistics Clerk position. Not my chosen career path, but an office job without having to deal with the general public? *swoon* I should, though, get around to the dishes some time today. Even though I would rather poke my eyes out with a couple of peronai. (Well, that was an Oedipal moment. Sophocles? Oedipus Tyrannos? The guy plucks his own eyes out? READ A BOOK!)

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Jul. 18th, 2005 12:02 am
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I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today. Then I played games at the domicile of [livejournal.com profile] epi_lj and [livejournal.com profile] okoshun with lots of other LJers. It was much fun.

Not much to report on the hospital side of things. Shannon's no longer being paced and will be getting calcium orally instead of intravenously. Oh, and she's back to pooping like a trooper (and I don't have to clean it!).


May. 7th, 2005 12:38 pm
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So last night I found the perfect way to go through nearly an entire kilo of icing sugar...three pans of nanaimo bars! I made the peanut butter ones with natural peanut butter (ie. just peanuts), so I'm hoping that they taste okay.

Today was the KW Symphony Sale. Got up after only four hours (!) of sleep and went to look at other people's crap. We took the baby. It would have been marginally easier for me to have the stroller instead of the snugli, but we made out okay, just the same. [livejournal.com profile] fuzzpsych struck out again, while [livejournal.com profile] meowster made out like a bandit! I found some neat stuff (Harry Potter 2 & 3 in hardcover), a nifty liquid measuring cup (looks like the ones that Alton Brown uses on Good Eats), the very first Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set in a box with dice (that one was more for the geek in me...it is, though, in fantastic shape) and a really interesting Development of Writing teacher's guide thing. It has a lovely picture of the rosetta stone and a few other odds and sods that make it an interesting piece. The whole lot cost $5.50, so I can't complain. :)

My uncle Paul, though, he found the prize. Two bowls, basic white dinner ware and obviously well used. Cost a whole quarter for both. The mark on the back was in German and had a swastika! It was Third Reich issue and graced someone's table at one point. The staff of volunteers never looked at the back. So what he bought for a pittance is going to be sold on eBay for whatever the last bidder is willing to pay.
Okay. I've been poked with a Magic Reach by [livejournal.com profile] lovecraftienne, so now onto the Book Meme...

1) Total number of books in your house:

Do I have to count? Lots. Hundreds. Reference ones, and biographical ones, and children's ones, and graphic ones, and gaming ones, and ancient ones, and so much more.

2) The last book you bought was:

Aside from giving my money to the nice people at Now and Then for flat paper objects, No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey for my at-the-time unborn babe (this was last summer. I have so many yet to be read, and I still want to buy more. And I miss working at LSC...free books...*shudder in delight*)

3) What was the last book you read before reading this?

Again, aside from a comic book, Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky.

4) Write down 5 books you often read or that mean a lot to you.

Last Hero, Terry Pratchett
Archangel, Sharon Shinn
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Chris Moore
Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
American Gods, Neil Gaiman

5) Who are you going to pass the Magic Reach stick to (three people) and why?

[livejournal.com profile] sorceressmedea, a fellow classicist and I'm curious to know what she's translating, er, reading...:)
[livejournal.com profile] angeliquewisom on account that I don't know much about her and would like to know more.
[livejournal.com profile] hollygoth 'cause she works in a library, and must be tempted to read surrounded by all those books.

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