Happy 4th of July, y’all!
This is what I’m wearing today. Shame it’s so hot.
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Nothing brings me more joy than sharing bits of trivia. But I hate those bar trivia games. Not because they’re bad, just because I don’t really like organized activities. Too much time spent on sports teams and lessons as a kid I guess. Plus, I can’t bring myself to feel competitive about things that aren’t important.
Anyhoodle, I have a note pad I always keep with me where I create lists of whatever. Grocery shopping, recipe ideas, to do items, and a ton of things to “look into” at some point.
It’s fun to look through and try to figure out why I chose something. Like I remember being in the car and wanting to find out what curt hitches are. But I have no idea why I was interested in soil density in the mid-Atlantic region. Or where the thought came from.
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Authors hating on other authors, classic style.
Dylan Thomas on Rudyard Kipling
“Mr Kipling … stands for everything in this cankered world which I would wish were otherwise.”
Truman Capote on Jack Kerouac
“That’s not writing, that’s typing.”
Mark Twain on Jane Austen
“Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”
William Faulkner on Ernest Hemingway
“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”
Ernest Hemingway on William Faulkner
“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”
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I’m a little sad. After the 4th of July I start a month of extensive work-related travel. Most of it will be in my car by myself. No fun. Two trips will involve planes (both are for conferences). The boyfriend is probably going to tag along for one of those, which will be nice.
In preparation I’ve been decking out my ride (heh) a bit. Finally got a guidance system installed. I got a deal for a few months to try it. Since I’m terrible at reading maps and directions I hope it will keep me from getting lost. Nothing fancy like gps for truckers, but something to help keep me sane.
Oh, and tons of music and books on tape (er, CD. But books on CD sounds dumb, doesn’t it?)
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