Out the window: It's the summer solstice tomorrow, and it looks like we'll be celebrating with the sun and some moderate heat. Perfect.
On the menu: After writing about imperial cookies yesterday, I am having a serious craving. Must get myself to a bakery.
Coach: "How's life, Norm?"
Norm: "Not for the squeamish, Coach."
Woody: "What's your pleasure, Mr. Peterson?"
Norm: "Boxer shorts and loose shoes. But I'll settle for a beer."
Coach: "What's shakin', Norm?"
Norm: "All four cheeks and a couple of chins, Coach."
I started a new practice on Twitter this week - the Word of the Day. In an attempt to solidify my status as a word nerd, I plan to pick up my Canadian Oxford dictionary each day, choose a word that I don't know, and then tweet it, along with its definition. I've only done three so far, and I cheated on one because I already knew it, but here are this week's choices:
- acedia - noun - laziness, sloth, apathy
- bric-a-brac - noun - miscellaneous, often old, ornaments, trinkets, furniture, etc., of no great value
- chiffchaff - noun - a small European bird of the warbler family
Out and About:
- How and Why to Keep a Commonplace Book
- Internet reliance
- 12 Amazing Books that Pass the Bechdel Test
- The perils of checking in online for a flight
- Why you should stop taking pictures on your phone and learn to draw
- Oddly beautiful porcelain art
- The struggle of reading
- Insane record collections and the people who own them
- Watching the World Cup
That's all for this week.