Category Archives: New Things

Birthday Week

As an adult, I’ve always tried to minimize my birthday. Not celebrate it, not make an event of it, and most importantly not get stuff I don’t really want but have to be polite about and then figure out what to do with. I don’t really have a choice, though, because my in-laws like to celebrate, and for the last 5 years or so, April has involved a party for 3 birthdays. This year has been mostly awful so far, so it’s a nice distraction for once. Continue reading

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November Recap

November was pretty boring – dealing with contractors who seem incapable of communicating, and dealing with the goblin’s spaying.

I did get ONE book.

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Don’t quit your day job unless you want books…

In which I collect books without having the time to read them all. Or more realistically, don’t quit your job if you want even more books, because an income helps.

As a going away present from the job I’ve occupied for roughly the last 2 years, I received two $50 gift certificates to Chapters-Indigo. I don’t really shop there often, because… well, they’re a chain store that’s moving away from selling books. This after they helped decimate “all” the little independent retailers around. They also often only have books I want in Kobo format, and I like my e-books DRM-free.

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