Archives: December 2001

Vintage International Catalog

Vintage International: Devoted to publishing the best writing of the twentieth century from the world over, Vintage International offers both classic and contemporary fiction and literary nonfiction in elegant paperback editions. Abe, Kobo. Ark Sakura Abe, Kobo. Kangaroo Notebook Abe, Kobo. Woman in the Dunes Aksyonov, Vassily. Generations of Winter Amis, Martin. Dead Babies Amis,

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A Legally correct XMAS Greeting to Everyone

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions

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My Hobbit Name: Peony Smallburrows of Sandydowns

Okay, so my Hobbit name is: Peony Smallburrows of Sandydowns. Cool. I didn’t get the house, so I guess I’m going to build after all. Should be fun. (2014 update: I didn’t build. Spoilers) Also, here is the comedy website/magazine that hosts my favorite movie reviewer ever, The Self-Made Critic: The Brunching Shuttlecocks. They have

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NyQuil keeps me awake

In science news: NyQuil doesn’t make me sleep. It makes me stay awake. All night, for several nights in a row. I’m a bit out of it right now. Your results may vary. Consult a physician.

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Items on Osama’s Christmas List

11. My First Chemist’s Weapon of Mass Destruction. 10. My Pretty Pony Glue Factory 9. Fisher Price Particle Accelerator 8. Mountain Mike’s Cave Digger Kit 7. sandbox 6. Ali Aibo, electronic pet camel 5. Easy Bake Falafel Oven 4. Sesame Street’s Torture Me Bert 3. Wham-o Exploding Frisbee 2. Bedazzler Beard Decorator 1. Kabul Barbie

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Otto’s Lighthouse

I visited the Pilsum Lighthouse (AKA Otto’s Lighthouse in 1997 when I visited my friend Cate. According to Wikipedia: The Pilsum Lighthouse (German: Pilsumer Leuchtturm) was built in 1891 in order to provide a beacon for the Emshörn channel on Germany’s North Sea coast. It is located on a dyke near the village of Pilsum

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White Elephant Gift Exchange at Buca Di Beppo’s

Dinner at Buca’s wasn’t the raucous blow-out that it was in years past, but it was still great fun. I got a t-shirt with Geupel’s picture on it. Maybe I can use it to pick up chicks with Westies, like in the commercial. 🙂 Now if I can just get a house, I’ll have the

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house hunting

So, I saw the house and took photos and made an offer on it. I’m not going to put any of the photos on the site yet, because every time I do that, I find out I’m not getting the house. This time I’m waiting until I know more, which may be awhile. In the

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house update, and Sims

Well, that house didn’t work out. I have one more possibility, and then if it doesn’t work, I’m going to just give up and try to build a house in Fall Creek Place instead. I’m going to do an official tour of those tomorrow.

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