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October 22, 2010

posted by soe 11:36 pm

Hat tip to Jenn for this meme:

The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who’ve influenced you and [who] will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

Here’s what popped into my head at the end of the workday:

  1. Richard Scarry
  2. Dr. Seuss
  3. Louisa May Alcott
  4. L.M. Montgomery
  5. Emily Dickinson
  6. William Shakespeare
  7. “Carolyn Keene”
  8. Barbara Kingsolver
  9. J.K. Rowling
  10. Jane Austen
  11. Jasper Fforde
  12. C.S. Lewis
  13. Mary Oliver
  14. Beatrix Potter
  15. J.D. Salinger

Play along in the comments if you’re so motivated.

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improvement, going postal, and buried treasure
posted by soe 7:46 am

[Written Thursday night] Our sites are down right now, so I’m writing this Thursday night (after a pleasant evening of knitting, baseball, and tacos with Rudi) and will paste it in when our service provider figures out what’s going on:

1. Della is clearly feeling better. She is not quite her old self, but if this is the new norm, we’ll be okay with that. She has energy, has felt up to jumping up to the upper window in the living room, and has been interested in food — both when it’s time for medicine and in between.

2. A trip to mail my swap package after work last week could have derailed due to a splitting, nausea-inducing migraine. But the postal clerk working the floor just before closing time is cheerful, the girls behind me in the snake-like line hold my space while I find a customs form, and the clerk at the desk suggests I switch my shipping method to save money and waits for me to fill out the new form.

3. We dig up the back corner of the garden, where we harvest about a dozen potatoes and a dozen peanuts. Sifting through the dirt makes me wonder if we’ll also find some gold dubloons.

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