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May 9, 2021

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: organic.

May 9, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

On looking up words while you're reading a book

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For a long time, as far back as I can remember, when I'd come across a word whose meaning I didn't know and couldn't figure out from the context, I'd stop reading and get up and look it up in the dictionary.

Annoying, but fortunately it didn't happen very often.

Then about five or ten years ago, I decided to heck with that: no more breaking the flow — I'd just make my best guess and read on.

Recently I settled on a compromise: I now fold over a corner of the page with the word in question such that the point of the folded triangle rests next to the word whose meaning eluded me.

After I finish the book, I look up all the words and phrases and place names and such whose locations I'd marked with folded corners.

Don't do this with library books or books you've borrowed.

May 9, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

Stone Pillows

Sculptor Håkon Anton Fagerås transforms blocks of marble into lifelike pillows.

More here and here.

May 9, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

These spheres are all the same color

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ipsa loquitur.

May 9, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

SleekEZ is the only deshedding tool Gray Cat won't run away from

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With all the ones I've used previously, it was all I could do to hold her down while getting in a couple swipes before her claws and teeth came out and she frantically tried to escape.

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She'll stay in place without coercion while I stroke her chinchilla-soft fur with this puppy.

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$18.45.

May 9, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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