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I hope everyone who celebrates today or any of the cluster of days around it—or who’s just enjoying the days off work or school—has a most excellent end of the year. I plan to.
I’d like to adopt the USian custom of giving thanks (yeah, yeah, I know they do it on a different day—whatever!). Here’s what I’m thankful for:
Rediscovering all my CDs what have been in storage since forever. Most especially Sepharad: Songs of the Spanish Jews by Sarband. Best CD ever!
The books beside my bed: The Tale of Genji—started it, but am intimidated by its enormousness, though I really want to take part in this amazing discussion; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince—started it; Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb; The Fencing Master by Arturo PÃ©rez-Reverte—finished it, loved it!; The Big Ship: Warwick Armstrong and the Making of Modern Cricket by Gideon Haigh—started it; Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm—started it.
My writing career, and that I can type those words without cacking myself. Yes, I really do have a writing career!
My family and friends. Especially my family: Jan, John, Niki and Scott, with whom I’m about to do the whole yummy food and wine, pressies, playing-lots-of-games thing! Bring it on!
Hope most everything is wonderful with you lot as well.
Posted by Justine at 10:57, 25 December 2005 under Cricket, Food, Liquids, Listening, Praising, Sport, Sydney/Australia | 6 Comments »
jason erik lundberg Says:
I hope you and Scott and the rest of your family have a wonderful holiday.
December 25th, 2005 at 2:05 PM
Same to you, m’dear.
December 26th, 2005 at 8:50 AM
Oh, and do read the Beerbohm next. Hilarious!
December 26th, 2005 at 10:12 AM
4. Justine Says:
Jason: Thanks! Hope yours is good, too.
Roger: Charmed and right back atcha. I would read the Beerbohm next, but I really must finish The Tale of Genji.
December 27th, 2005 at 2:48 PM
When Australia starts offering asylum to US refugees fleeing civil rights violations, I’ll keep it in mind.
I mean, it’s a democracy *and* it’s got avocados. You don’t need to break out the hard sell.
December 28th, 2005 at 5:05 AM
6. Justine Says:
Mely: I dunno how much of a democracy it is anymore . . . But we sure do have lots of yummy yummy avos! And cricket! What else could you want?
December 28th, 2005 at 9:20 AM
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