Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring!

Its not the April showers, and its not the happy birds outside my window early in the morning. Nope, its a new, bright, and happy purse! Its official: its spring now.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Housekeeping + OMG Books (Edited)














These are all* of the books I have to move out with in less than a month. Um....I should get on that. I have this really intense love of books that always makes my frequent moves, well, interesting at best and horribly painful most of the time. Oh well.

The Bonus Book Project continues, but I'm still on book 3 (Life of Pi), which is a re-read. I really enjoy savoring it (its so amazing....) but I have so many books and I just bought 9 more! So many borrowed books too! So, here is my intended list of reading, roughly in order. It's probably going to take months, but I've got to start somewhere, right?

1. Ida B 5. Lord of the Flies
2. Good Omens 6. 1984 and/or Animal Farm
3. Moby Dick ** 7. Flowers for Algernon
4. Selected Shakespeare + The Inferno** 8. A Thousand Splendid Suns

* I've lost the Good Earth! OMG! I love that book. If I let you borrow it, or you're holding it hostage, please let me know. I'm rather attached to it.
** Moby Dick is a requirement for American Lit and Shakespeare and the Inferno are two I feel like I should have already read a couple of times. So, strictly speaking, they aren't "bonus" books, but if I read them before they are assigned, I guess they count.
P.S. My library thing books can be found here. I'm very slowly working at entering all of my books on to this nifty website. If you are interested, feel free to stalk my reading habits there.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Alchemy


I like coinage alright. A lot of people (*coughTheBoycough*) loathe coins. I think they miss the point completely. Change is one of those things that slowly accumulate in your life, ratting around your purse or your change dish, until one day you count it and find out that you actually have purchasing power.
Organizing change is fun and satisfying to my inner neat freak.
But even better than counting coins is turning change into books: 1984, The Origins of Species, Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name, The Pull of The Moon, Rabbit Run, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Silmarillion, and Encyclopedia of Urban Legends. As part of Scottish Festival, the library on campus sponsors a fantastic book sale, and I happened to have change. Life is good.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Math


Eggs +
dye + time =

Really adorable eggs. I'm a sucker for dyed eggs, I suppose.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring-ish

I found these mysteriously beautiful wild hyacinth growing in the corner of our yard last weekend. They were so deepy purple, even though they look blue in the picture. Anyways, I picked a couple and found a shot glass for a vase.

This weekend? It dropped 20 degrees between 2 and 5 pm and is currently spitting sleet. Oh well. One week it will be consistently spring, and then immediately summer. Welcome to Arkansas!