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Sunday, September 04, 2005

A break

Having decided not to freak myself out anymore than I already am -- because I am totally, as Dy describes, a P.A.F. -- by reading another dystopic novel, I plunged into Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company: A Novel, both by Steve Martin. Fortunately for me, I picked these up this past Friday while hanging out at the library, and plunged into them this weekend. Two delightful little distractions with characters that I just fell in love with. Steve is a brilliantly, pin-pointedly observant writer.

Now on to Master and Commander, the other book I picked up Friday, the beginning of Patrick O'Brian's long series, long recommended by Dy and Stephanie, a book I am surprised to find myself already on page 89. Good read so far, the only problem is that I've seen the movie so the images of Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany are firmly lodged in my mind's eye. Not that that's such a bad thing...

And since I can't stay away from the subject for too long, here are a couple more P.A.F. links for you:

I heard this interview on NPR and then went over to check out the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company website. Beautiful stuff.

CropKing is the supplier for EPCOT's The Land hydroponic systems. Grow a lot in a small area and conserve water and nutrients too.


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