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Worked all day with a clamp around my head, both literally and figuratively, as I had my headphones on ON TOP of a headache. Urgh. I got home about 15 minutes ahead of Anders and the kids and crashed on the couch for an hour and a half. By the time I dragged myself upright I was groggy and felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd, I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud...

*pulls self together*

I read a chapter from The Meaning of Everything that travelertrish so kindly xeroxed and sent to me and OH! I'm so upset! It ended in the middle of sentence and I WANT TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK!!! It's the story of the Oxford English Dictionary, and I'm such a language geek that I'm drooling at the thought of getting my hands on the whole book. It's on my wish list with stars next to it, but it's only out in hardcover.

Then I ate my first ever inside-out Reese's Peanut Butter cup, and man, that was weird. I'm not sure that it wasn't just plain WRONG.
mood: tired
music: Sister Hazel—Your Mistake


#1 I am now completely utterly overwhelmingly intrigued by the thought of The Meaning of Everything. I went to see if they have it on Amazon, and they do. I read some of the free pages, and I want to read the whole thing! I'm a total language geek too, and I know I would like this. I WANT IT!

#2 Are you kidding me? Inside out Reeses Peanut Butter Cuprs are AWESOME! So much more peanut butter per cup. I gotta get me some more of those, but they're hard to find around here. Do you have them in Sweden or did someone send you one in a package?

1) Library!! It's available at the library! I LOVE libraries! They make me SO happy!! :)

2) My sister sent me about a zillion of them, plus white chocolate ones plus honey-roasted (which I haven't tried yet). I wish she could have found the dark chocolate ones too, I have a feeling I would have like them best!

I wish my sister woudl send me a package of reeses peanut butter cups.

Of course, my sister and I both live right here in the Chicago suburbs, so it really wouldn't have the same impact. Still, it would be cool.

silly! :D

That book is available at several libraries in Sweden:

U Uppsala universitetsbibliotek, Carolinabiblioteket (lånestatus)
placering: Öppen samling F 563


H Stockholms universitetsbibliotek (lånestatus)
placering: PLAN 5 Fe Winchester

S Kungl. biblioteket
placering: 2003 4443

Södra regionen
L Lunds universitets bibliotek, Universitetsbiblioteket (lånestatus)
placering: Best. H/T 20040309 BESTÄLLD

Västra regionen
G Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek, Centralbiblioteket (lånestatus)
placering: ÖM Fe 03/56

You can easily place an interlibrary loan request and read it that way until you get your hands on your own copy :)

WOW! I love having librarians for friends!! :) Thank you. I'll talk my pal Agneta at Flyinge Bibliotecket!

I really want to try one of those inside-out peanut butter cups. The whole idea intrigues me.

My sister sent me a zillion of them. :) What's your address?

Ooooh, you're the best! I just sent you an email with my address. :))

I'm happy that you and Trish have hit it off. She seems like a great person.

The inside out Reese's I could accept but the new white chocolate ones...that is wrong! (and I love white chocolate)

I quite liked them, but I'm a white chocolate fiend. :) Trish is super!

Have you read The Professor and the Madman (also about the history of the OED)? It's super good!

No, but I was looking at that one, too. I'll have to add it to my list as well :)

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