Seabiscuit: Excellent Sleeper

For some reason, I get extraordinary joy when I learn about creatures that like sleep as much as I do.  I really really like sleep.  So imagine my extreme happiness when I read this excerpt from Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand (page 38 in my edition, with introduction before this about how the average horse sleeps…

Shameless Plug for Jim Gaffigan

I usually love sitting down to lunch at work with ye ol’ blog and nothing but time (or more time than I find in other parts of the day).  But today I’m smack dab in the middle of a really good book, so this is going to be short and sweet, y’all. Meet Jim Gaffigan….

Finding a Spot for Things

I’ve been thinking about getting a full-time job again, so I’ve had a kick in the pants to deal with those nagging last few boxes that are hanging out downstairs.  Please keep in mind that these pictures are very much “in progress.”  Just thought I’d share the glories of unpacking. This (above) was my first…

The Book Boxes

Today was book unpacking day.  I admitted defeat with three or four boxes left, which seemed inevitable since we moved from a 5-bookshelf home to a 3-bookshelf home.  Our new house has more of just about everything, but definitely no built-in bookshelves.  We’ll have to improvise. I couldn’t believe what a difference it made in…

Bets Lost

I’m not the biggest gambler in the world.  I played one euro in the casino in Monaco and felt duly stupid when it was lost.  I do, however, have a huge stubborn streak.  So when Scott said, “There’s no way you’re going to finish that book before we move!” I took it as a challenge….

Reading Time: Three Bags Full

One of the things that changed during the first several months of marriage was the reading pace I used to keep up.  Reading together isn’t something that Scott and I do very often, and thus my reading time decreased pretty significantly in the past several months.  Not a big deal, just true. But… I was glad…

Books are Back!

I haven’t been reading for a while.  You go through phases of having time for certain hobbies and not having time for them, right?  I’m sure you’ve been there before.  That said, this is the first time in my life that I haven’t had time for reading.  I think that makes it a noteworthy situation….