Day: December 22, 2004

  • The Muppets Meet Murderbot

    It feels good to be reading again. Last night, I read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, one of the 2003 Newbery Honor books. It’s a fast read, and a good story. It took me about 2 hours before hitting the hay.

    My dad collects the Newbery Medal Winners and Honor books. As of right now, he’s missing only one out-of-print Medal Winner, and about 100 out-of-print Honor books. I think he has pretty much every one that was published and available over the last ten years or so.

    The nice thing about the collection is that it keeps growing every year. This means that most times I come home, there are five or more new books to read. I’ve found a lot of good children’s literature this way. There are still more bookshelves to explore

    On top of that, my dad has a faculty multi-cultural reading and discussion group at school, and they have a new book every month or so. These are mostly non-fiction, and mostly auto-biographical. Yesterday I tore through Persepolis, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, about growing up during the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

    There are a couple of other books from this group that I’d like to read. Thankfully I finally have time to read! I am reminded of a certain Twilight Zone episode…

  • Fox Ferocity

    Pike playing with a toy almost as big as he is.

  • Groomed Pike

    Tiny freshly groomed Yorkie sits on a teal couch wearing a monstera bow tie

    I love this little gentleman.

  • The Kale Wanter

    A small black and brown Yorkie stands on a cream rug in front of a brown cupboard begging for the bunch of lacinato kale in hand in the foreground.
  • Puck Mouse

    An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

    A blue and white USB puck mouse sitting on beige carpet

  • Seattle After Dark

    Seattle skyline at night with Space Needle in center, with Christmas lights on top

    We were wandering the neighborhood to see light displays and ended up at Kerry Park’s iconic view.