November 20th, 2016

Whale fluke

Petite thoughts

I told myself today: we have about a month until days start getting longer again. A month from tomorrow, to be exact.

I'm going to be looking forward to the days getting longer again.

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Digital book borrowing. I could get used to it. I wanted a quick read Friday night so I e-borrowed the 2012 Lemony Snicket novel All the Wrong Questions 1: Who Could That Be at This Hour? Snicket is the kids' book pen name of Daniel Handler, who I've briefly met, and he's as language-precise and droll as ever. The book refers to Kenneth Grahame's 1908 book The Wind in the Willows, which reminded me that I'd yet to read it, so I quickly borrowed that too.

If it's available soon enough, my next book will be a digital copy of Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

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I'm kind of missing the East Coast. Except for the cold at the moment. (This thought brought to you by the current conditions at the NFL game in Washington, D.C.: 36 degrees with enough wind that neither team (Washington's or the Green Bay Packers) want to kick field goals or extra points.)

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My things are smelling a little less like Greek salad.