Happy Valentine’s Day!

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92. Sign of Love: to Lesbia

Lesbia always speaks ill of me, never shuts up

about me: damn me if she doesn’t love me.

What’s the sign? Because it’s the same with me: I’m

continually complaining, but damn me if I don’t love her.

~Catullus

(read more of his poetry at A.S. Kline’s Free Poetry Archive)

Now isn’t that an example of true love?  I love this little poem – and you’ll certainly enjoy the wonderful Ancient Roman poet Catullus if you click on the above link!  I also found an awesome Pinterest board of fun vintage Valentine’s cards!  Head over to Tommy W’s Vintage Valentine Board for some fun images.  Vintage Valentine Holiday Crafts also has a fun page of free vintage Valentine clipart!

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But never mind Valentine’s Day, I have to tell you about all the fun things I’ve found this week.  First, I got a copy of  “Plenty More” – the newest cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi (writer of “Jerusalem”) from the library.  I’m currently lusting over his delicious-looking Rice Salad with Nuts and Sour Cherries (click the link to go the the recipe on Serious Eats) and his Tagliatelle with Lemon and Walnuts (link to Food Republic with review and recipe).  I’ll make sure to tell you how they are when I give them a try!

indexAlso, I’m loving this awesome article about the strange questions answered by reference librarians at the New York Public Library.  Ever wondered how long it would take to be killed by an asp bits, or how much an adult crocodile weighs?  Click to find out!

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