I certainly won't hold it against you if you don't. I've been silent for an awfully long time, again. What a fickle and unfaithful blog friend I've been! In my defense, in the meantime I've been doing a few slightly taxing things, like finishing and defending my dissertation, but honestly, that's not much of an excuse -- look at how much other people manage to do! In any case, I thought I'd dip my toes in to tell you a little bit about what I've been:
Drinking: Organic elderflower cordial from Belvoir Fruit Farms. Pathetically, I have trouble bringing myself to find tap water sufficiently enticing to stay hydrated, so I turn to fizzy water and lovely cordials like this one to avoid turning into a complete crispy husk. I've loved elderflower for a long time, and it's become much more chic since I first discovered it, so there are elderflower options everywhere these days, it seems. This cordial's an especially nice one, very clean and fresh tasting. Contemplating drinking: Elderflower liqueur, because hey, elderflower.
Digging: The terrible brilliance of this moderne cat scratcher. Cats like scratching carpet! People who shop at Design Within Reach like those Flor individual carpet squares! Also, they like bent plywood! Add it all up and you have invented a perfect $300 purchase for the pet-owning rootless cosmopolitan.
Wanting: New dining room chairs. My champagne tastes are proving slightly problematic on this one.
Reading: Lots of Wilkie Collins, many many novels set in WWI, and David Beaver's excellent Presupposition and Assertion in Dynamic Semantics.