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Time and Place // About 9 a.m. at my desk at home. The company I work for gives employees an extra day off for their birthday each year. Mine is technically tomorrow, but I decided to take my vacation day so I can recover from vacation for the Fourth of July. I have an exciting day of laundry, cleaning and reading planned before I have to go to a school board meeting tonight.

Eating and Drinking // Water and strawberry yogurt

Reading // Despite packing a bunch of books for my trip to the cabin for the Fourth of July, I only finished one during the trip — The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman (I absolutely loved it). Earlier in the week I also finished The Fever by Megan Abbot (I thought it was a good read, but not very memorable).

Reading, Part II // I’ve been on a huge comics kick lately. Since I figured out how to use the ComiXology app on my tablet, I’ve been diving into comics (collected editions and single issues). I feel like this warrants a full post (someday, maybe), so for now, here’s what I’ve been enjoying: SagaY: The Last ManMs. MarvelHawkeye and The Wicked + The Divine. I’m really enjoying it, but I can see how reading comics might get expensive…

Listening // The boyfriend and I finished the audio book of Countdown City Ben H. Winters on our drive to the cabin. Detective Hank Palace is one of my favorite characters, and I love the big questions this series is asking — How do we act when the world is falling down around us?

Cooking // I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies last week. They were good.

Blogging // Last week I shared a wrap-up of books read in June and shared some plans for July.

Promoting // Slate’s “Who Won the World Cup of Arm Folding?” made me laugh just a little bit too much.

Loving // I brought a bunch of old books up to the cabin this weekend and let people go through and take what they wanted. I managed to give away a bunch, which was so fun — I love seeing books find new potential readers.

Avoiding // I probably should go grocery shopping today, but I think I’m going to put that off until tomorrow.

Wanting // I want today to be a relaxing but productive day. I’d like to start off being 28 feeling calm rather than mildly frazzled.

Anticipating // I don’t have any special plans for my birthday tomorrow, but I think it’ll be a fun day — I know we’ll be getting ice cream at work in the afternoon!

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  • Vasilly July 7, 2014, 10:47 am

    Happy birthday! You’re so young! 😀 I think the best birthdays are the ones that are unplanned and just flow. Enjoy your day.

  • Alice July 7, 2014, 11:01 am

    Happy Birthday! I’ll be 28 this month too. May you awake tomorrow calm and not in any way frazzled.

  • Heather @ Capricious Reader July 7, 2014, 12:05 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope it is everything you want it to be.

  • Justice July 7, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Happy birthday! 🙂

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) July 7, 2014, 3:44 pm

    Happy Birthday Eve! I hope you got to do at least a little relaxing today.

    • Kim July 8, 2014, 9:31 pm

      I got a lot of relaxing done — probably too much, since I didn’t get any of the little projects done that I wanted to finish!

  • Athira July 7, 2014, 5:27 pm

    Wait – Comixology? Why didn’t I hear about it before? I need to check it out.

    Happy Birthday tomorrow! I hope you have a fabulous day!

    • Kim July 8, 2014, 9:32 pm

      ComiXology is a great app/service. I’ll work on writing something up about how great it is for reading digital comics sometime soonish.

  • Anita July 7, 2014, 5:38 pm

    I hope you had a nice day, and even more I hope that your Birthday is wonderful!! Wishing you another year of growing and happiness!!

  • Kim July 7, 2014, 6:25 pm

    Happy Birthday tomorrow! So cool that your work gives you a day off for that. I’m thinking I need chocolate chip cookies now. Those look so good.

    • Kim July 8, 2014, 9:37 pm

      Because it’s a news organization, we get very few company-wide holidays — the paid birthday vacation is a little perk to make up for that, I think. I love it.

  • JeffH July 8, 2014, 6:43 am

    Happy Birthday! Looking forward to your thoughts on Y: The Last Man.

  • Care July 8, 2014, 7:06 am

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Jenny @ Reading the End July 8, 2014, 3:02 pm

    Happy happy birthday! Maybe someone will give you a Comixology gift card for your birthday (is that a thing?) and then you can read a whole bunch more comics guilt-free. 😀 😀

    • Kim July 8, 2014, 9:39 pm

      I have no idea if that is a thing or not. I would love one of those though. I’ve dropped a ton of money on comics in the last few weeks!

  • Jeanne July 8, 2014, 9:59 pm

    I’m glad that in honor of our birthdays you posted a photo of Hannah!

  • Bryan G. Robinson July 9, 2014, 9:31 am

    Happy belated, Kim. Hope you had a good one…despite being at work but glad you got ice cream. 🙂

  • Jennifer July 13, 2014, 8:21 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    Those cookies and your 4th of July at the lake both look/sound ideal!

  • Laurie C July 14, 2014, 5:41 am

    Happy birthday! I have the comics app because I bought a comic by someone who came and did a program at the library, but I never use it! Maybe your post about it will get me hooked.

  • susan July 16, 2014, 3:44 pm

    Hope you’re enjoying 28! Many happy fun years to come!