Out the window: Unseasonably warm temperatures, which I'm loving. It might officially be fall according to the calendar, but I'm not ready to pull out the socks and sweaters just yet.
On the menu: A perfectly-made latte, courtesy of Parlour Coffee, where every Friday morning, two of my friends who are members of Winnipeg's media host informal get-togethers called Parlour Fridays. Anyone can stop by and talk about all things Winnipeg. These days the hot topics are political - with a civic election scheduled for next month, and the (much delayed and controversial) opening of a national museum on the agenda, there is much to be debated. Excellent coffee and stimulating conversation? Yes, please.
Listening: Dust, by Sydney folk-trio Little May
This week's Words of the Day:
- gawmoge - noun - Cdn (Nfld) - 1. a clownish, mischievous person. 2. (usu. in plural) clownish or mischievous behaviour.
- bibelot - noun - a small curio or artistic trinket.
- oubliette - noun - a secret dungeon with access only through a trap door.
- garbologist - noun - a person who studies the discarded rubbish of society.
- craquelure - noun - a network of fine cracks in a painting caused by the shrinkage of its pigment or varnish over time.
Out and About:
- Cats Against Cyber Censorship
- A step-by-step proof that happiness depends partly on grammar
- Dogs That Look Like Other Things
- My love for John Oliver grows. This time he skewers the Miss America pageant.
- Book Traces - find unique copies of old library books
- Write drunk, edit sober is bad advice
- There are two kinds of people in this world
- Proofreading is so important
That's all for this week.