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The other day I bought some gummy bears.  I rarely do this because although I l.o.v.e. gummy bears, I do not love artificial food coloring.  But I found a pack that was colored using vegetable and fruit derivatives.  Then I drove to the library for our all-staff meeting and left them in my car.  On a hot day.  By the time I got back to my car, they had melted in their package.  (I put them in the refrigerator, and now I have a gummy sheet.)

I cannot tell you how disappointed I was.

But they still taste great.


I just finished reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan.  I highly recommend it.  It’s a perfect book for bibliophiles who are kind of geeky and enjoy a bit of a mystery/quest.

My birthday is coming up: 32.  I really don’t feel like I’m in my 30’s, and yet I certainly don’t feel like I’m only in my 20’s.  But I was talking with a friend recently and we decided that we’re not sure why people are so adverse to hitting 30: it’s a great age.  You finally feel confident with who you are, you’re more stable, etc.  And if you had any doubts as to the awesomeness of your 30’s, just watch “13 Going on 30;” it will convince you.  ;)

Nothing more to report.

“The ideal candidate would be an outgoing, cheerful, caring, and extremely detail-oriented individual who is motivated to provide great internal customer service in a fast paced work environment.”

It’s interesting to me that most people don’t seem to understand this is a pie-in-the-sky type of request.  To get someone who is both detail-oriented and outgoing?  It happens, but it’s not often.

That said, I am still job hunting.

Okay, actually, I took the week off.  But that was because I got my first cold in three years (and in June!), and have been miserably reliving every step of the common cold as if it was the first time.  It seems I completely forgot what they’re like.  At least I think I’m on the tail end of this one.  Sigh.