August 29th, 2007

beardie

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I think I like the haiku version of this better. It's pretty pointless, but I had to get in on the act.

The BBC has published a run-down of this year's Booker Prize nominees. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't know. I just ordered it. I also buy books not just because I love to read them, but for their beauty. I belong to the Folio Society, and buy some of their editions of books that I love. I have no ongoing homework to do) - I was supposed to be having company for lunch at my house. She has not shown up, however, so I'm going to make a sandwich and start without her. She may have forgotten or got waylaid and not had my phone number - she's a young woman who used to be one of my top faves is the top of "little Doug" in Mt. Doug park. I like walking the dogs in Mt. Dog park because it's quiet, the dogs can run off leash, yet there's a sense of what it's all about. But it was lovely watching all the beautiful beardies.
cave canem

Question for Oxfordians

Is that correct? Or should it be Oxfordites, or Oxforthians, or some such?

Anyway, the question is for tree_and_leaf or anyone who knows a little about Oxford, the University, as a place to visit, rather than to study. A friend of mine is going there in a few days, and while she's been able to find out the obvious things, she's discovered very little about the tourist possibilities of the colleges. Apparently the town site says "look at the University site" and the University site ain't saying much. She likes gardens, and is a quiet, bookish and knowledgeable person who designs museum exhibits for a living. So basically what are the hidden treasures for someone like that? College gardens that are open to the public? Other-than-famous college buildings that are worth a look?

Any responses within the next day or so can be passed on usefully!