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Currently: March 24, 2013

by Kim on March 24, 2013 · 23 comments

Time // 10:10 a.m.

Place // At my desk in my office. I contemplated writing somewhere else to spice it up, but I’m feeling lazy this morning. 

Eating // A banana and chocolate chips… my plan to eat healthier and move more in March has gotten slightly derailed.  

Drinking // Bigelow Lemon Lift tea


Reading // This weekend I started Jeff Chu’s investigation/memoir Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. I’m about a third done and so far it’s just excellent. Unless things go awry in the end, I think I’ll be rating this one pretty highly.

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Hey, Bloggiesta! March 2013 Edition

by Kim on March 23, 2013 · 19 comments

The Finish Line

This post has gotten a little wonky, trying to do updates while also not adding new posts. At this point it’s in reverse order, with the most recent stuff at the top. Whatever. That’s not really important.

I think I had a pretty successful Bloggiesta. I ended up with 17 things on my list and managed to cross off 11 of them and partially complete another four. I’m most happy with the fact that I got my About Me and Review Policy pages updated. I also added a contact form with a plugin, which will be nice to have.

But that’s about it. I’m blogged out. Happy Bloggiesta, everyone!

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Currently: March 17, 2013

by Kim on March 16, 2013 · 20 comments

Time // 8:51 a.m.

Place // At my desk in my office — I need to get out more. 

Eating // Chobani Greek yogurt, peach flavored

Drinking // Bigelow Lemon Lift tea

Reading // The only book I finished this week was The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan, despite feeling like I was reading a lot. I think I got into a mode where I wanted to read All The Things and ended up reading nothing. But, I’m hoping for some reading time today to finish a couple of April releases: David Sedaris’ Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and Mitchell Zuckoff’s Frozen in Time.

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Currently: March 10, 2013

by Kim on March 10, 2013 · 27 comments

Time // 8:31 a.m.

Place // At my desk in my office… this is starting to be a theme, isn’t it?

Eating // A buttermilk biscuit with strawberry jelly from a smitten kitchen recipe

Drinking // The Republic of Tea Blood Orange Cinnamon tea

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Currently: March 3, 2013

by Kim on March 3, 2013 · 23 comments

Time //8:15 a.m.

Drinking // Whittard of Chelsea English Rose Tea, same as last Sunday morning.

Reading // I decided to have a personal, mini-readathon this weekend. I have four books on my list: Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman, Lessons from the Heartland by Barbara Miner, Big Data byv Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier, and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

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Currently: February 24, 2013

by Kim on February 24, 2013 · 19 comments

Time //11:40 a.m.

Place // At my desk.

Eating // Homemade chocolate chip cookies, the breakfast of champions.

Drinking // Whittard of Chelsea English Rose Tea, a tea I actually brought back from London when I studied abroad there about five years ago (I know, it’s ridiculous I still have it). But, I’m down to my last few bags and am feeling really sad about it — this is delicious tea, and I don’t know when I’ll be able to get more!

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The Sunday Salon: Snow Day Edition

by Kim on February 10, 2013 · 24 comments

The weather outside is frightful, so I am going to spend the day reading and drinking tea. And probably shoveling out my car, but lets not think about that just yet. Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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The Sunday Salon: Super Bowl Sunday!

by Kim on February 3, 2013 · 14 comments

Yep, I am one of those people who is super excited about the Super Bowl today. Even though intellectually I know there are a lot of things to criticize about professional sports, I still love watching a good football game. Come tonight, I’ll be on my couch cheering and eating snacks. I still haven’t decided whether to cheer for the Ravens or the 49ers, but I think this guide to picking a team may help me choose.

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An Unexpected Book Binge

by Kim on January 16, 2013 · 45 comments

Because I live in a town without a dedicated bookstore, I can never buy just one book when I get the chance to go book shopping. I always bulk up my online orders to get free shipping, and I can’t walk out of bookstore (new or used) without bringing a pile of books home with me. And this weekend was a perfect storm of book magic: an online order arrived at home just before I took a trip to the Twin Cities that involved a wonderful book binge at a new-to-me Barnes & Noble with a fabulous used books section.

My books in/books out goal too

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November Wrap-Up and a Look to December

by Kim on November 30, 2012 · 25 comments

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November has been a very, very slow month of reading, but I did reach my Goodreads goal of reading 100 books on November 19 when I finished Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway. In total, I read three books this month: How the French Invented Love by Marilyn Yalom, Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, and Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway,

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