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And the reason I haven't posted for more than a month... my job's kicking my ass. I can honestly say that I haven't worked so hard for a long time. But it's fun despite that, doing something that you can sink your mind (teeth?) into. Perhaps it says a lot about my capabilities that I feel good about doing a job where I'm pretending to be a machine.

Well, at least the honeymoon period hasn't died off yet.

Anyway, visits to more knitting-related sites like Yarn Review and yarn sites such as Land o Lace (lace yarns) and Yubina yarn (how cool does yarn from Inner Mongolia sound?), there's also:

Person Paper on Purity in Languge by Douglas Hofstadter. I think picking out all the arguments about gendered language counts as a drinking game.

Ban Comic Sans. There's a hategroup against Comic Sans font... what's next? Tho' the logo looks a bit like "Comic Sars" to me.

Live in a spaceship. The kind on bricks, that is. From Lovely Listing

The community for women who blog. Self-explanatory.

Debrett's. Ditto.
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  1. Started working. Still learning the ropes, but it's been rather interesting so far. Would likely get a bit tedious as time goes by... but we shall see.


  2. Old link:
    Forgetting a child in the backseat of a car, warning for horrifying content of dead babies.


  3. Have four balls of forest green yarn that I don't know what to do with.


  4. Am reading a book on Nabokov's lectures in literature. Brilliant so far--I'm in the middle of the part about Bleak House, and found that Nabokov is a fan of Dickens, which pleases me. (And the enthusiasm for BH!) Here's what his lecture notes say: If it were possible I would like to devote the fifty minutes of every class meeting to mute meditation, concentration, and admiration of Dickens. Heh. I see he likes the Oxford comma too.


  5. So I'm not the only one who feels compelled to correct forms./
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    Remember when I said I could get by on a low-paying job? Yeah, maybe not. But that was what I quite glumly concluded after going on a job search for the whole of June.

    And this, boys and girls, is a sign that I should have kept my big mouth shut. For that low-paying job did materialise (two of 'em, actually), and I'm going to be employed again soon. Better enjoy what's left of my free time while I can!

    ***

    Dear imaginary paper

    Could you, for the love of God, stop "ramping up" things? It doesn't even sound cool.

    Also, the pictures you used for the solar eclipse were terribly boring. Why didn't you use any of these?

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    Links:

    Librarians' Internet Index

    Voice of the Shuttle, website for humanities research. I remember this! OMG, it seems like so long ago.

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    So, I was reading [livejournal.com profile] sarahtales' book rec entries a while back and she mentioned Dull Boy by Sarah Cross. Hey, it was a slow news day. So I read it, and I was not particularly moved. (Spoilers within) )

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