TIL that “buff” is a color for poultry; that is, not just any old Orpington is a Buff Orpington. Thank you @molly for putting us on this trip.
@molly just now my book is a dry-as-dust book on philosophical pointing. Its author almost can't stand to furnish us with a jot of how this book's abstract notions play out in a human's normal ambit. Thumbs down from Alison on it.
Might turn to Johnson's 2020 book on piracy upon finishing, though. it's about an 18c villain -- on oulipo I just can't at all say who, but his boat was, likably, known as "Fancy".
@tallbox My only way to finish a book nowadays is to put it by my lunch chair. “Book plus food, solo” was my jam as a kid. Don’t know how I would finish anything without that habit to tap back into. Difficult days, no kidding.
A holiday gift i just got: a subscription box for chocoholics who also dig not knowing things. it's a monthly box containing a trio of fancy candy slabs, with no tag or anything, to assay with your mouth and (if you want) try to i.d. what flavors you just had. My mom got its twin-- all of us will do our sampling in sync on Zoom. So 2021!
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