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T-10 days to Spain.

To that end, I'm planning to steal all the little shampoo and conditioner bottles that this hotel leaves for me. This is a nice hotel, a writer's hotel, I'm told. Apparently, writers need really nice shampoo. I know I do.

I am, of course, not a writer. I'm a reader, a reader with a gross lack of...
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maike:
A visit to  http://www.asatru.es/ ?
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Monday I walked to Powell's and felt - this is funny to write, now, but true anyhow - fiercely proud of Portland. As if the whole city were MINE. I haven't called any friends or family for this trip. It was a short notice trip, which is what I will tell them if they ask. Really, though, the reason is that I am still overjoyed...
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Actually, let's get to books in a minute. First, let's talk about the decor style at Marriott Towneplace Suites: Minimalist Pkunk.

An actual Pkunk (photo not taken in hotel room)

Pkunk style doorknob. Note beady little eye.

Strange Pkunky carpet. Ignore white socked toe. Note carpet coloration and beady-little-eyeness.

Flowers à la Pkunk necklace

Maybe this is why I stay at Towneplace Suites
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scotttnt:
I am in the middle of reading skagboys,Irvine welsh's prequel to trainspotting, a great read!
tadkil:
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
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When I am driving through desolate suburbia, it pleases me to think of what might be hidden behind people's silent gray privacy fences. Maybe fish ponds, or raspberry canes, or goats.

I am going to grow a container garden of tasty pointy things this year and hide it in my back yard.

A lime tree:

An artichoke plant:

Lemongrass:

Lemongrass looks very soft and
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ateh:
@tadkil you will have to share your cilantro secrets someday.  I have had nothing but trouble with cilantro.
tadkil:
Eggshells in the mulch and a little bit of shade.  They do best in the back corner of my gardne under a huge maple. I think it's the shade but it could be something more mapley!