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I haven't posted a Worldess Wednesday in awhile because I am too busy to take some serious photos. I was going to wait until Wednesday to post this, but I decided just to do it now while I have now. Flickr has a very popular group called What's in my bag? which is essentially people sharing the contents of their bag. It's quite the portrait of people's lives and can be rather addictive to see…

In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the…

A friend and I joke about that Lululemon is a cult. It bases itself on yoga philosophy, and in the beginning, produced all its clothing in Canada. Now, it makes it in China like every other business, but their yoga pants are still like $80. I refuse to to buy their clothing; it's out of my budget for one thing, and it's ridiculous how trendy and expensive it is. But I bought one of their…

Some blog business first off: I've installed a Wordpress plugin to allow people to edit comments. In addition to the other comment plugin of subscribing to posts which is useful if you want to know my reply to your comment which happens fairly often. I also have a nifty new archives plugin that is flashy. If anyone wants to contact me, the contact form still exists as do the comments. I also have all the…

Nothing like coming home to your books. I got home from work two hours ago. It was a very hot and humid day, but it rained a great storm when I was at work (which was thankfully not too busy). The evening was cool from the rain and the air was beautifully fresh. I came home, and I saw the above pile of books on my printer as if to say "Welcome, home." instead of…

Fourth Day of the month, and I've already read two books, both that I named for my summer reading challenge. Need to catch up and prep for some more summer reading. I am currently reading E. M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread and will finish soon. Through surfing, I found Arukiyomi's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Spreadsheet from Paul Boxall's list. I doubt I'll read all of those books, and I…

My trip from the wilderness (cottage country) allocated me some wonderful souvenirs: big, itchy bug bites! I always seem particularly susceptible, and I don't own bug spray since I don't go to the country too much.  I'm one of those people that bugs seem to be love to consume because even with a few people around me, I am the one that receives the most ugly of bites. I'm treating them with aloe vera and…

I've been attracting some literary links while surfing lately. TwitterLit - Updated twice a day on the various Twitter accounts with the first line of books. A very good way to get book recommendations if you're a Twitter addict as I've recently become. Can be also used via email or a RSS reader. Buyafriendabook.com - Buy a friend a book for four designated weeks a year, or just give them a book to share the…

It is Ben and Jerry's free cone day. I planned to go out for it, but due to unforeseen circumstances, I am not keen on going out. I'm going to read more of The Omnivore's Dilemma and my new disturbing fascination with Doctor Who fanfiction. I installed the new del.icio.us Firefox extension, and it warped my bookmarks and I can't change it even after I uninstalled it twice. I love Firefox, but it's been a…