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+ denotes reread

For Leisure

  • First Year, B.A. (Beloit College)
    • How We Are Hungry
    • The Bluest Eye
    • Cat's Cradle
    • A Diamond Is Hard but Not Tough
    • Fugitive Colors
    • Lolita
    • A Natural History of Homosexuality
    • Slaughterhouse-Five
    • The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings
    • No One Belongs Here More Than You
  • First Year, A.A. (Seminole State College)
    • Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
    • The Gun Seller
    • Ariel: The Restored Edition
    • The Handmaid's Tale
aug 26 2009 ∞
mar 5 2012 +
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ZenKimchi's 100 Korean Foods

  • Myeolchi Bokkeum 멸치볶음 (Stir-fried Anchovies)
  • Samgyetang 삼계탕 (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
  • Bulgogi 불고기 (Grilled Marinated Beef)
  • BulDalk 불닭 (Burn-your-pants-off Spicy Grilled Chicken)
  • DalkBal 닭발 (Spicy Chicken Feet)
  • Korean Fried Chicken 치킨
  • Dalk Galbi 닭갈비 (Stir-fried Marinated Chicken and Veggies)
  • San Nakji, chopped 산낙지 (Semi-live Baby Octopus)
  • San Nakji, whole 산낙지 (Live Octopus)
  • Sundubu Jjigae 순두부 찌게 (Soft Tofu Stew)
  • Juk 죽 (Rice Porridge)
  • Galbi 갈비 (Grilled Short Ribs)
oct 1 2008 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
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Main acts listed first.

  • 2013/10/30 @ The Social: Tim Kasher, Laura Stevenson
  • 2012/09/27 @ Hard Rock Live: Metric
  • 2012/05/09 @ The Beacham: Beach House, Zomes
  • 2012/04/10 @ The Social: Cursive, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Conduits
  • 2011/09/11 @ House of Blues: Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit
  • 2011/08/31 @ The Social: Tim Kasher, Aficionados, The Lonesome City Travelers
  • 2011/03/03 @ House of Blues: Bright Eyes, Cursive
  • 2010/11/26 @ The Social: Tim Kasher, Darren Hanlon
  • 2010/10/21 @ The Social: We Are Scientists, Twin Tigers, Rewards (Aaron Pfenning)
  • 2010/10/16 @ The Social: Eisley, Ives the Band, Christie Dupree
  • 2010/10/10 @ The Social: Azure Ray, Dead ...
jun 25 2007 ∞
jan 15 2014 +
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A

  • Abner (Hebrew) "my father is a light"
  • Abraxas (Aramaic) "I will create as I speak"
  • Absalom (Hebrew) "my father is peace"
  • Adam (Hebrew) "man"
  • Adin (Hebrew) "slender, voluptuous"
  • Adonis (Phoenician) "lord"
  • Adrian (English) "from Hadria"
  • Adriel (Hebrew) "followers of God, God's flock"
  • Adrien (French) "from Hadria"
  • Aeneas (Greek) "praise"
  • Aiden (Irish) "little fire"
  • Akira (Japanese) "intelligent, bright, clear"
  • Alastair (Scottish) "defending men"
  • Alden (English) "old friend"
  • Alec (English) "defending men"
  • Aleksandr (Russian) "defending men"
  • Aleksi (Finnish) "helper" or "defender"
dec 2 2007 ∞
jul 8 2012 +
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Very Good Taste's Omnivore's Hundred

  • Venison
  • Nettle tea
  • Huevos rancheros
  • Steak tartare
  • Crocodile (Does alligator count?)
  • Black pudding
  • Cheese fondue
  • Carp
  • Borscht
  • Baba ghanoush
  • Calamari
  • Phở
  • PB&J sandwich
  • Aloo gobi
  • Hot dog from a street cart
  • Epoisses
  • Black truffle
  • Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
  • Steamed pork buns
oct 1 2008 ∞
nov 26 2011 +
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  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
sep 30 2010 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
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A

  • Abigail (Hebrew) "my father is joy"
  • Acacia (Greek) "thorn, point"
  • Adalia (Hebrew) "Yahweh is just" — a boy's name, but sounds feminine to me
  • Adalind (German) "noble and tender"
  • Addison (English) "son of Adam"
  • Adelaide (German) "noble kind"
  • Adéle / Adelle (French) "noble"
  • Adélie (German) "noble" . . . or possibly "kind mistress" or "noble meadow"
  • Adeline / Adaline (French) "noble"
  • Adhara (Arabic) "maidens"
  • Adin (Swahili) "ornamental"
  • Adorinda (Esperanto) "adorable"
  • Adrianne (Latin) "from Hadria"
  • Adrienne (French) "from Hadria"
  • Aimée (French) "beloved"
  • Airi (Japanese) "love, affection" with "jasmine" or "pear"
  • Alanis (English) "little rock" or "handso...
jun 17 2007 ∞
sep 14 2017 +
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My 11th grade English teacher compiled a list of 62 "independent novels" as the basis of a research paper. My goal: read them all. And, yes, I realize some of them are in fact plays, but for the sake of simplicity . . .

  • War Books
    • Red Badge of Courage
    • Catch-22
    • A Farewell to Arms
    • All Quiet on the Western Front
    • For Whom the Bell Tolls
    • The Sun Also Rises
  • Odd/Different Novels
    • The Sound and the Fury
    • As I Lay Dying
    • A Clockwork Orange
    • Slaughterhouse-Five
    • Cat's Cradle
may 13 2009 ∞
feb 13 2012 +