Wednesday, April 23, 2008

post-tax season rush

I've been absent from blogging for the past few weeks - the last couple of weeks before April 15 were very busy at work (I guess before that I was just slacking off...). Since I posted last I've:

-Sprained my ankle and been very dissapointed at how slowly it's healing (I seemed to sprain both the inside and outside of the ankle, which was bad news)

-had to try 3 times at weekly intervals to donate blood, because my iron levels were too low (though in the healthy range for women) (and yes, I was successful on the third try)

-assembled a papercraft model of Howl's Moving Castle (I'll post pictures at a later date)

-become addicted to the tv show "Ninja Warrior"

-purchased a brass parrot at an antique shop (picture to follow), named the parrot "Jaako"

Today's random quote:
DIE, n. The singular of "dice." We seldom hear the word, because there is a prohibitory proverb, "Never say die." At long intervals, however, some one says: "The die is cast," which is not true, for it is cut. The word is found in an immortal couplet by that eminent poet and domestic economist, Senator Depew:
A cube of cheese no larger than a die
May bait the trap to catch a nibbling mie.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

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