Out the window: Lawn signs for candidates in Winnipeg's upcoming civic election. I don't have any up, because I prefer to keep my voting decisions private, but it's always encouraging to see the democratic process in action.
On the menu: Fried green tomatoes. I've never tried them before, but since I picked some unripened tomatoes from my parents' garden this week, I'm going to give them a go. I also picked the odd specimen pictured below - yes, that's all one tomato. I posted this photo on Twitter yesterday and someone commented that it looks like the "yin and yang of tomato."
“Sometimes books don't find us until the right time.”
"The things we respond to at twenty are not necessarily the same things we will respond to at forty and vice versa. This is true in books and also in life."
"They had only ever discussed books but what, in this life, is more personal than books?"
This week's Words of the Day:
- advocaat - noun - a liqueur of eggs, sugar, and brandy.
- wilco - interjection, informal - expressing compliance or agreement, especially acceptance of instructions received by radio.
- gunkhole - noun - a shallow inlet that is difficult or dangerous to navigate.
- flambeau - noun - 1. a flaming torch, esp. composed of several thick waxed wicks. 2. a branched candlestick.
- nabob - noun - 1. a very rich or influential person. 2. Brit. hist. - a person returning from India with a large fortune acquired there.
Out and About:
- Cat tracks down elderly owner
- Faces in things: monkey orchids
- Artist uses the power of the sun to create art
- Nobel judge claims that creative writing courses are killing Western literature
- A beautiful die-cut book
- A chart of all the colours that have been added to the Crayola box
- There's no good way to use the "R" word
- The most patient cat ever
That's all for this week.