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100 Words Per Minute by Adina Sara
After the Funeral by Edwin Murphy
Andrea by John O'Hara
The Art of Reading by Reading is Fundamental
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Contraband by Clarence Budington Kelland
Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
Dirt in the Well by Linda Lyon
Games to Play with Babies by Jackie Silberg
Ginger by Charlotte Voake Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Gryphon by Nick Bantock
A House Divided by Pearl S. Buck
Little Cricket's Song by Readers Digest Association
The Leopard Hat by Valerie Steiker
Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr
My Yard by Heinz Kluetmeier
The Old Maid by Edith Wharton
Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore
Silver Lies by Ann Parker
The Summerfolk by Doris Burn
Sun Dog by Stephen King
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner

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At the Park
Babies Aren't Dolls
Bitter Herbs
BookCrossing Misadventures
Breakfast Hijinks
Chicken Pie
Coldy and Rainy
Don't 'Lurp Your 'Oup
Elephants on Mars
Getting Ready for School
Harriet's Teeth
How I Read
Hunting Eggs
In Search of a Wii
A Lazy Day
No Sleep and Six Teeth
Owl at School
Painting Again
Return to Normal
Where Have All the Books Gone?
You Know that Burning Plastic Smell

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Comments for Magenta

-->Night and DayMagenta: 04/02/07

Three years ago we treated ourselves to a color laser printer. As I do a lot of artwork and Ian prints out a lot of papers, we had a use for a color printer. The printer has been a work horse. Nearly three years to the day that we bought it, it finally ran out of its first cartridge of toner. The first color to go: magenta.

Why magenta when pink is probably my least favorite color? Well, it's 2/3 of the color used in making the orange I use for artwork related to this site. The way I use magenta most is on making address labels that feature a sketch of Caligula.

We figured the printer would just color shift towards yellow and cyan but our printer had other ideas. It stopped mid print job and stayed there until we returned with a new magenta cartridge. Our errand took us to Pleasanton. While Ian found the cartridge, Harriet and I took a quick walk around the store and she made friends with some other shoppers; she's always stopping traffic.

Tomorrow then I'll drop the old cartridge off at the UPS store to get recycled. I love how the toner comes with its own prepaid label. It makes disposal and recycling so much easier.

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