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The Marvelous Worlds of Collecting

My sweetie M spent the night. She was cranky and sleep deprived, so we vegged in front of the TV. We watched a show on collectible knives on one of the shopping channels, which was one of those "sort of poking fun at itself and sort of not" type shows, with a guy who had a "cut it with a, well, one of the things he sells" Southern good ol' boy accent, and who threw around a great many good ol' boy cliches and bolloxed cliches (such as "this material is harder'n hen's teeth, boys and girls") and referred to women as honey and sugar. They got his face on camera at the end, and he turned out actually to be a pretty young guy. It was amusing to get steeped in knife-collecting jargon. He described one of the knives as a Bulldog Toasted Stag Canoe. I mean, how can you even tell that is a knife?

After that we watched a show about Tourette's syndrome on the Discovery Health channel. They interviewed Oliver Sacks. He is very animated. Now I have an even bigger crush on him than I had before based on his interests and writing ability. [*grin*]

This morning we got up and made pancakes then watched the birds at the bird feeders and looked at the Big on Batik and Love Your Peaches catalogs.

Now I am trying to decide if I should meet J&P at the NAAFA Memorial Day conference or stay home and do some more vegging and handling of lots of tiny annoying to-do's. I am leaning toward going.


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Jul. 27th, 2001 07:44 am (UTC)
Oliver Sacks
And here was me thinking that I'm the only one :) I am fascinated with his work!
Jul. 27th, 2001 10:46 am (UTC)
Re: Oliver Sacks
Nope, not the only one. The latest thing I have been reading is Seeing Voices.
Jul. 27th, 2001 11:19 am (UTC)
Re: Oliver Sacks
I haven't come across that one yet. I am in the middle of "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat". It's amazing what the human body can do and how it can go wrong. It must be a really interesting thing to research (although not fair on the poor sufferers)
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