-- Staples' coupon for their Ink Sweepstakes
made me giggle -- "Buy ink or toner! No purchase necessary!"
-- A minor numismatic Grrr: I've been collecting the 50 State Quarters
from the beginning. On Wednesday, I got a couple of Montanas
as change. However, I still haven't gotten my hands on a South Dakota
-- The band Say Anything must have at least one Jewish member. I say this based solely on the lyrics
of their current song getting radio play (warning: sexual content in lyrics)
-- I'm pondering heading out to Somerville next Saturday night after Shabbat to see if I can meet people in town for the Jamboree.
-- A fun YouTube link: The Yiddish Alef Bet Song
(with Hebrew subtitles)
-- I have recently acquired a cool new toy
(well, it's on its way to me, so I shall acquire it Real Soon Now) that will allow me to rip cassettes and vinyl discs to mp3. Since I have a record player and a cassette player and many, many instances of music on either cassette or vinyl, this new gadget will get much use.
-- With thanks to betra
, who showed me her copy, I have now acquired a copy of Love and Knishes
, a Jewish cookbook that came out in 1956. There is, apparently, an updated version that came out in 1997, but there's something special about an older version.
-- A new-to-me word, introduced to me by my mother: Spoliation
. I like this word a lot. It has a good mouth-feel. And extra points to my mother for not laughing at me when I told her that I liked the word because of its mouth-feel.
-- An observation: When I want junk food, eating a clementine, no matter how tasty the clementine, is not going to slake my desire for junk.