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My copy of More Information Than You Require arrived in the mailbox during lunch. Now that Nat's having her nap, I have just spent about 40 minutes reading and I'm not even finished the dust jacket. This book is simply saturated with knowledge.
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What's going on.

I booked a trip to Ottawa for the end of the month. I'll be flying out of the island airport for the first time ever. Whee! It's slightly more expensive, but I'll take a 56-minute flight over a 4.5-hour train ride any day.

One of Marshall's co-workers sold him some cheap Leafs tickets for Saturday night. They were in the very last row of the upper bowl, but dead centre and we had a great veiw. Terrible game, though. Oh well.

After some serious procrastination, we tackled the storage locker yesterday. It was not nearly as bad as I'd feared. Got rid of a serious amount of crap (mostly recyclable/Goodwill-able) and left the locker in a state of complete order, with contents catalogued. Felt good.

The stupid Shins are playing the stupid Koolhaus on the 17th. Why?? It's got to be about the worst venue in the city. It's like an airplane hangar, and I swore I'd never go back there. It's sold out anyway. Grumble grumble.

Marshie started reading The Areas of my Expertise on Friday. I've known him for nearly 11 years, but have never seen him laugh the way he was laughing yesterday morning. It was almost frightening. Tears were streaming down his face and he couldn't even speak to tell me what was so funny. Hats off to the Hodg-man for his inaccurately-titled chapter, "Jokes which have never produced laughter" for showing me this new and completely demented side of my husband.
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Marshall, hater of all things retail, surprised me today by suggesting we go to Ikea. It's possibly the most hated store in his realm of experience, and on Boxing Day? Well, he's usually been quite accommodating to my whims, so I decided to reciprocate. Amazingly enough, it wasn't all that busy. There were plenty of spaces in the underground parking garage, which was good since it was snowing like a bitch. We were in and out in no time with our two folding chairs and matching cushions, and there were only two people ahead of us in line at the checkout. Amazing. I guess when people think "Boxing Day shopping" they don't think "Ikea".

Surveying yesterday's haul, which is strewn across the front hall and living room, it actually isn't too obscene this year. Both my parents are now retired, and my mother promised to tone it down this year. As usual, Marshie and I didn't get each other anything, which also helped. Let's see: some pajamas and comfy pants (yesss), Amazon gift certificates a-plenty (double yesss), three page-a-day calendars, a box of Ganong Chicken Bones (not as carnivorous as they sound), some Pez dispensers, a birdseye maple salad bowl and tongs, and plenty of recipe and non-recipe books. [livejournal.com profile] newschick so far gets the prize for most awesome present, the book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. I am loving this book. It's the perfect combination of science, history and gory detail that I've been searching for all my life. Yes, all my life. I'm halfway through already, and I want to slow down to make it last longer, but I just can't. It's actually making me consider donating my body to science. I always thought having a bunch of medical students hacking away at my corpse was the worst possible fate, but after reading this book it's actually starting to seem like the best option. Oh, I tell you, such merry thoughts I've been having.

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