So, for instance, my boat books (Patrick O'Brian) are going to be kept even though many of them could be replaced for a penny plus shipping, since they make ideal commuting reads. Fairly light, fit in a pocket, enough variety to keep me amused even though I'm familiar. My copy of The Fatal Shore is disappearing, though, since I don't think I am going to refer to it again and I could get a copy for a penny plus shipping if I needed it. I have a nice edition of the basic works of Aristotle, but I am not going to refer to it ever and it takes up a lot of shelf space. I have an okay critical edition of The Dubliners by James Joyce. I haven't read it and I am unlikely to read it, so even though it is a nice book, I am going to ditch it. If I want Joyce, I have Portrait of an Artist and Ulysses.
There are some cases to think about. We have a decent edition of Silas Marner, for instance, it's a good book, but I don't think I'll ever read it again. Will have to check with the wifing unit. The Heart of Darkness, however, stays (but not both copies!). All Jane Austen, of course, stays.
We have a small sack to get rid of now. Most have no resale value, so they're just getting donated or something.
http://baconmas.com A holiday I think we will all appreciate. January 22nd. Celebrating science, Sir Francis Bacon's birthday, and bacon. I might host something. I might not, some people are getting together to watch football and I might be sociable. Might. I could be more sociable by inviting people over to do Baconmas. We would eat bacon. Maybe play games. Talk about Science.
I like Science.
Seems like my ANOVA and Experimental Design course will be using SAS. Groovy. The book, however, is annoying in that used cost is 90% of used cost.
The wifing unit was visiting a friend in Madison - I would totally have applied there as a long shot if the deadline weren't December first. Who has a deadline that early?! Anyway. I watched Evil Dead II and drank a bottle of wine. I also started watching the pilot of Brisco County, Jr., but it was getting late. I don't think the wifing unit would be down for horror, so I figured this would be the one opportunity I would have to watch it. She might like Army of Darkness, though, and definitely would like Brisco County.
Perhaps I should have finished off all my applications yesterday that are due the 15th. But I needed a break.
Work is workful, I am busy. Not as busy as the occasional-60-hr-per-week other team, because I have a good manager who refuses to ever let that happen and who would view that sort of demand as chronic mismanagement.
My only regret is that I have... boneitis.
Man, my tax refund is going to be so big this year. I need to fix my withholding.
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