November 2019
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This year’s Christmas must-have

I LOVE these… What every bibliophile needs. It’s given me an idea, too.

Robin needs

Silly meme, via. (With comments in parenthesis.)

Robin needs your help coming up with a hip/cool blog/domain name. (Uhm. No.)

A normal-sized adult robin needs about 40 calories a day. (Crikey!)

Robin needs to pay the ransom for King Richard’s release. (What? All on my own?)

Robin needs lots of cuddles and tender loving care. (Don’t we all?)

Robin needs to choose between a local college and an out-of-town college. (I seem to be leaving it a bit late.)

Robin Needs $600. (Certainly, I could find the use for that.)

Robin needs to find a new crush. (Eh. I’ll make do with the one I’ve got, thanks.)

Robin needs an address from Prolix. (Who or what is Prolix? And why do I need an address?)

Robin needs some help. (I think that’s pretty obvious, don’t you?)

Robin needs to go to school. (I don’t have time, as I also have to work.)

One of those was from this, which I will read at some point.

Another Best… list

TIME Magazine, now, best 100 English Language novels from 1923 to the present. And I’ve only read 14. Oh, well.

Now this

…is an interesting project. I like practical thinking.

Silly quiz

With a not entirely explicable result, but I’m not fussy today, so I’ll post it anyway.

a vegetable garden
You are ‘growing one’s own food’.

You are guided by two words: ‘Live simply.’ You
value quality over quantity in most things, and
you have little use for the materialism and
consumerism of modern culture. You know the
value of hard work and try to be
self-sufficient as much as possible, and what
you do you do well. Unfortunately, no man is
an island, and you cannot do everything
yourself. Your puritanical work ethic makes
makes people think that you are weird, and not
much fun. Your problem is that growing one’s
own food has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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Castles galore

I was trying to locate a castle in Wales – that is, I was trying to identify which castle we visited in 2001 because I’m using the pictures in a scrapbooking layout and thought it would be nice to have some specific details (though I think I’ll stick to the title “someplace in Wales” – I like the way it sounds). The point is I stumbled on this excellent webpage (excellent if you like that sort of thing – castles, I mean): Castles of Wales, and thought I’d better link to it, for your edification and my failing memory.

Yeah, I’ll accept that…

R Refreshing
O Overwhelming
B Beautiful
I Inspirational
N Nutty

Name / Username:

Name Acronym Generator

Fair enough

Eysenck’s Test Results
Extraversion (55%) medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting.
Neuroticism (32%) moderately low which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.
Psychoticism (51%) medium medium which suggests you are moderately self interested, willful, and difficult, while still respecting the well being of others.

Take Eysenck Personality Test (similar to EPQ-R)
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Surfing by friends’ blogs (namely), I find silly quizzes. Anyhoo, this one’s cute:

Which flock do you follow?

this quiz was made by alanna

And I just HAD to do this one, you know:

Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!

Another addition

…to the tbr pile, though, granted, most of these were already there.

World Literature Today Top 40 List of books 1927 – present

I have read six, plus parts of Auden. Not terribly impressive.