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2012: May 9

If you've ever seen this book in its hardcover form, then you know it's a gnarly beast of a book, meant for downloading to an e-reader and pulling out without fear of wrist pain. Thirteen years ago, however, when this book was purchased at a reading/signing, the e- route was not an option. And so we've been lugging this unread tome through our various homes, packed and unpacked and placed in new piles of books to be read one day. I'm reading it now.

2012: May 8

We've milked 5 years of enjoyment out of this puzzle. It's perhaps time to let it go.

2012: May 7

Everything gets labeled when you have school-aged children.

2012: May 6

It's not super warm yet, but us Seattleites are so unaccustomed to the sun that a day in the high 50s deserves to be spent in shorts.

2012: May 5

It was a lot more super earlier.

2012: May 4

A Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names purchased for The Mr. because he likes Taxonomy and he likes Rap Names. Naturally.

2012: May 2

When my knees and hips start feeling creaky during runs, I take that as my cue to go shoe shopping. I've been eying the minimal strain of running shoes for a while, impressed with the barefoot and near-barefoot runners who have been showing up at the races. But what it really came down to was that this was the prettiest pair at REI the day I went in for a new pair. Took them out for a run today, and I can report that they at least make me want to run faster.