Books have been logged in to Librarything.com and Bookcrossing.com
At-home puzzle grading is caught up
Work is caught up
I want to get a FedEx slip to fill out and send to the person who still hasn't sent me the book that was mistakenly sent to her (as described on http://ennienyc.livejournal.com/183164.html). I reminded her a month ago and figure if I send her the slip she'll maybe do it. I went to 79th St. and found that FedEx is definitely no longer there (which seemed that way in http://ennienyc.livejournal.com/183578.html). The closest one in that area is on 72nd St. and I didn't feel like walking there, or going up to the one near Columbia, so I just went home. While in the neighborhood, I got an H&H bagel, which was warm and now costs $1.20.
Someone on titletrader.com requested a book last week, and wondered where it was since they were hoping for it by Christmas. I hadn't sent it yet, since I'm out of envelopes that size. To make it for the holiday would require Priority Mail. I went to the P.O. and did this, even though we're only expected to use the much slower Media Mail. Additional expense: ~$2. Karma: priceless.
Elfyourself.com also has Scroogeyourself.com but it's not nearly as much fun.
I read New York magazine August 27-September 3, 2001, feeling a sense of pre-9/11 "if only we knew" the whole time. Model Shalom Harlow was coy about her actor boyfriend, who I later ascertained was Peter Sarsgaard, now with Maggie Gyllenhaal (what a perfect match, with their hard-to-spell, -aa names). In a fashion feature, a Ralph Lauren dress cost $10,000. That's just crazy. I may not even have made that much in puzzle income this year, and certainly wouldn't spend it on one dress.