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Member since May 10, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal, by Asne Seierstad

My favorite story of all time is:
Madame Curie by Eve Curie

In bed I like to read:
Anything from chemistry to history to mystery

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Onion, the fruit blog, doll collecting forums

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
I usually don't get exasperated, but it would be probably some sort of "Murphy's Law" thing like a heavy rain shower just after I spent a long time watering the garden

fadano’s Latest Memoir of 23

“Bacon cookies. Need I say more?”

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