things that make me happy

LibraryThing has this funky “view all your covers” feature. So I fired that up and then did a little screengrab of the complete page. The ...

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so many books.

I’m not a big breakfast person; I’ve really had to push myself to eat breakfast every day for the last few months (because, as we’ve...

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Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes

I am not, by any means, a philatelist. However, I do get excited when the USPS drops some coolness into our US stamps. I bought a few sheets of the co...

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Stamps!

Since my personal library holdings recently crossed the 1,000 book threshold, I decided that it might be time to slow down the acquisition of new book...

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Rediscovering Auster

I’ve been rock-climbing (indoors, at a rock gym) every week since mid-September. That’s going on five months now, and it’s been a hu...

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Ouchie.

(No, this is not a post about yogurt. Though I am having some right now, after midnight, since I didn’t eat much today. I failed to notice, howe...

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Active live culture

I don’t know why I let myself look at NOTCOT. Almost every day, I find an object of desire or lust. Because, like many Americans, I lust after o...

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obscure objects of desire

For several months now, Mr. Jens Lekman has been making me smile with his musical stylings. This song in particular puts a little swing in my hips and...

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a Swedish troubadour