Category Archives: collecting

From the Hidden Places

Every now and then, I find myself watching things on YouTube wondering how I got there and why I was spending any time there at all. Today, I watched someone open $100.00 worth of penny rolls. I get it. This … Continue reading

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Adding a Book to the Collection

I don’t buy a lot of books for myself. I tend to take advantage of the free library that my town has, as well as the fact that getting loans from other libraries is always possible.  In addition to that, … Continue reading

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Are These Popular Again?

When I was young, the most popular souvenir seemed to be the Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt. I saw them everywhere.  I saw them on old people, young people, men, women, and children. The locations varied from London and Paris to … Continue reading

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Making Someone’s Day

Today was haircut day. And while I did get the most attractive hair stylist, that is not Today’s Perfect Moment.  Also, she did not manage to make me look like Brad Pitt, so that isn’t the Perfect Moment either.  The … Continue reading

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I Wanna Rock And Roll All Night

I am an ESL teacher. ESL teachers are an odd bunch.  There are nerdy ones.  There are geeky ones.  There are those that love grammar and those that want to teach “how we really speak.”  There are introverts and extroverts.  … Continue reading

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A Weekend Book Review

Before I start this post, there ate two things you should know. The first is that I am not a book blogger or book reviewer.  I like books but I rarely read reviews.  I pick them off the shelf at … Continue reading

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Another Glass Bottle Beverage

A light post for a Sunday night. Yes, I’m still getting ready Pho my trip, but that isn’t what this post is about. No, this post is about taking time to indulge, even when you (and by you, I mean … Continue reading

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Quests Updated

I think all of us have quests of some kind. Maybe we’re looking for the hockey card to complete our set.  Maybe were looking for the last in a series of Red Rose Tea figurines.  Maybe our quests are to … Continue reading

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Ode to the Humble Bookmark

I certainly don’t approve of dog eared paged. I don’t hate the people who do this, I just won’t lend them any of my books. I am a bookmark user through and through. If I had nothing to serve as … Continue reading

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