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It's been blissfully rainy for the past few days here in Phoenix.  A rare and welcomed occasion. 
I've been putting together blogger mail, much of it belated, and drinking copious amounts of tea.  The rain always makes me want to stay in bed.  Curl up with some blankets and pillows, and just listen to the sound and watch it hit my windowpanes.  Read a book, rewatch a movie I love.  It's relaxing.

I did get out of the house yesterday, even with the rain tempting me to stay in and crack a window open.  I grabbed my umbrella, and headed out for an evening with friends.  I didn't quite realize we'd be at an outdoor mall the majority of the time, but it was pleasant, and I kept mostly dry being the only person with an umbrella.  It was nice looking through shops like Crate & Barrel, West Elm, and Restoration Hardware.  My interior-design gene kicking in, planning my future living space.  So many natural-wood platform beds guys. SO MANY .

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I finished cataloging my library.  I decided to only catalog the fiction, seeing as it is the most expansive portion of my collection.  My non-fiction is mostly comprised of books on ballet, yoga, Glenn Gould, piano, and cooking.  I'm sure it's going to expand to include neuroscience, psychology, and physics very soon though because I've been reading, and eyeing, a few titles on those subjects and definitely want to delve further and own some myself.  I've become incredibly interested in those subjects over the last year.  I'm reading so many articles on physics and astrophysics these days...  even though there's quite a bit of it I don't fully grasp I find it so endlessly interesting.  I'm very much word-oriented when it comes to learning, so I think reading about those subjects that interest me is what's best suited for me at the moment.
Anyway, I used a spreadsheet in Numbers to catalog the books, alphabetically by author.  My only miff was that I don't have a program that will sort the separate columns alphabetically.  Does anyone know of one that does that and is Mac compatible?

Well, I can cross the "catalog my personal library" goal off my 21 before 22 list!  The first item to be officially crossed off!  I think I might have started off with the more difficult tasks...

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Other Things That Are Making Me Happy:

Fox Barrel Hard Pear-Cider, The Road to El Dorado, the fact that it is POURING right  now, making 8tracks playlists, jasmine ceylon, my dog curled up in my bed, watching Arrested Development, these gorgeous Hogwarts house bookmarks Kayleigh got me for Christmas, playing the piano more often.

I mentioned making 8tracks playlists, here's one I made yesterday, perfect for rainy days:


8 comments:

  1. Your posts are always so dreamy. I love them. I always want to do the same when it's rainy, which is problematic when I'm here in Portland. I'm currently cozied up watching Downton. I will get to my work soon...

    I can't wait to listen to your 8tracks. :)

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  2. Congrats on getting you books catalogued! Woo hoo for getting things done!

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  3. Ah yay a playlist! I love To Pluto's Moon. Also, natural wood furniture is the best.

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  4. i love how you described the rainy days you've been having. makes me crave some rainy weather here...

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  5. I love this post. :) And i love el derado! XD

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  6. Do you know how classy it sounds to say "cataloging my library"? Because it sounds pretty damn classy. I need to organize that too considering currently all of my books are haphazardly jammed into any available space in my room. Also, every single person in the blogger family is going to have the most kickass-ingly gorgeous apartment/living space/whatever in the future. It's going to be great.

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  7. Hello! I found your blog through a comment you left on All This Happiness. When I read that you are cataloging your library, I knew I had to leave a comment of my own! I am a Master's student studying archives and preservation, and I work at an art museum, where I have spent a lot of time cataloging our library of rare and unusual art books. Eventually, we're going to export the records into a capital-F Fancy archives database, but for now, we're using librarything.com, and it's awesome! Super easy to use, very organized, etc. So anyway, that's my recommendation if you're interested, and I'm looking forward to following your blog!

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  8. I will be back to listen to your 8tracks playlist when I'm doing homework. :)

    Congrats on cataloguing your library. You give me hope that it can be done.

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