Happy birthday, Billy Connolly!
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Afternoon watch, 2 bells (1:29 pm)

Today is Billy Connolly's birthday. I have one of his CD's, and it's hilarious—mostly because it's very difficult to understand when he uses his thick Glasgow accent.

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Kangaroo leather
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Afternoon watch, 2 bells (1:08 pm)

Well I found Kangaroo leather on the Internet and just had to order some. Actually, I was looking for some leather for my bookbinding, and ran across some sites that touted it as a great leather for binding. So I decided to give it a try. Should be here real soon. We'll see how easy it is to work with. The book I got recently (Bookbinding for Book Artists) has a great section on 1/4 leather binding—part of the reason I got the book in the first place.

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Snow and Ice
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Afternoon watch, 2 bells (1:02 pm)

Well it snowed again last night, about 3 more inches on my driveway. I hate shovelling the snow, but at least my Cruiser is parked in the garage and I don't have to clean it off every morning. I think I'd move out of the area if I had to continue to scrape my windows and brush snow off.

Anyway, the snow was packed down by the cars so tightly, it shined like glass. That's not the kind of stuff I like to drive on. But on my way to work (driving slow—usually 5mph under the speed limit for safety) I get these jackasses tailgating me. Like the roads aren't dangerous enough for them, they have to ride my bumper. Crazy people.

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