• attending a service at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City
  • the four botanical types of lettuce being asparagus lettuce, head lettuce (butter head and crisp head), leaf/curled lettuce, and cos/Romaine lettuce
  • multicolored plastic paper clips
  • the secret of patience: do something else in the meantime
  • collages from buttons, acorns, and shells
  • Szechwan cuisine
  • water on your wrists
  • managing a baseball team
  • inflatable airplane neck pillows
  • the great blue heron
  • the history of ideas
  • coffee sprinkled with chocolate
  • fir trees

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