May. 5th, 2011

Day 7699

May. 5th, 2011 10:40 pm
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Still without internet. I keep telling myself any day now, any day... but not yet today. Arrgh!

I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do when I do get reconnected- I've got one book to post- by then it might be two, some charms stuff, entries, pictures and a recipe for buttermilk biscuits. Also a short one for a different kind of baked chicken which is so simple I'm not sure it even qualifies as a recipe. And I have Emily's new school picture to share- I got that this morning as we were walking out the door.

Yesterday I had the day off from my job (not off from work- that's a whole different thing) and when I dropped Emily off at school, I borrowed their internet long enough to finish my book order, post some feedback and clean out my email. I couldn't get on facebook- even though I used the kid's trick- but I confess I did not try very hard. I had a lot of things to do and not any too much time to do them in.

I'm not going to detail everything I did yesterday or today- it's been a couple of long days and most of it is boring and I'm quite tired. I woke up in the middle of the night and instead of sensibly going back to bed, I came in and watched two episodes of Firefly with 80s. He's getting nicely addicted :D

Dinnertime- I'm really really hoping that I'll have connectivity when I get back...

Nope. Damn.

I suppose I should be sanguine about it- if the internet was up, I would probably spend too much time on it tonight posting everything that's been building up. And looking for books- for some reason, I'm really keen on building my leather collection right now. I discover that I don't have all the Wodehouse I want- I don't even know if the rest of them are available in the Heron series. Since it's collected works, I'm rather assuming that they are but I can't look it up without the internet- Aarrrgh! And I am missing several Bujolds- don't know if they were ever released in leather- Easton has a bad habit of releasing some books in a series and then never releasing the rest of them.

I just need to learn how to bind books myself... and get the equipment to do it. And possibly become a book doctor- now there's a profession I'd love! I guess there is not much call for it any more, what with Kindle and Nook and so many people who just don't read. For me, reading words on a screen will never have the appeal of sitting down with a good paper book- the nicer the book, the more appeal it has. I don't collect leather bound books for their collectible value, I just like reading them. And, I confess, I like the way they look on the shelf.

I'm not alone in that, either. I have seen decorators use that look in houses where books are never opened. Once I was bidding on a set of books on ebay in swedish and, because they were leather bound, they were being sold as a decorative item instead of for their contents. The titles were not even listed- I had to zoom in to read them on the spines. I lost the bid, of course. People who love actual books are always short of money, it seems. There's a very old quote on one of my bags "When I get a little money, I buy books. If there is any left, I buy food and clothes." I don't remember which of the greek philosophers said that but I understand how he felt!

Once again, I'll post this as soon as it is possible for me to post anything.

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