I've posted before about one of my favorite adopted holiday, La diada de Sant Jordi or Saint George's day. Last year we forgot about it due to my dissertation proposal defense. This year, I bought my rose and Austin gave me The Story of English in 100 Words for my Kindle (sitting under the rose in its fantastic green case). Traditionally, the man gives the woman the rose and the woman buys the man a book but we're all about breaking gender barriers around here. The rose is on the ledge by the kitchen sink looking out into our living room (bonus points if you can spot one of Austin's many flashlight placements in the background). I just can't help but love a holiday joining two of my favorite things, books and flowers, and someday, I hope to be in Barcelona on April 23.