1. I’ve been checking out Nerd Boyfriend, “a shopping guide and style blog for the fashionably nerdy male.” I mostly like it for the old pictures. And I also like nerds. And Fasuto Coppi’s sweater on today’s post.

2. Here’s an essay on the case for memorizing poems, which included this quote: “If one is delayed in a bus terminal, or sitting in a foxhole, it’s wonderful to have an inner anthology to say over, yet again, in one’s mind.” Except I don’t think the foxhole argument will mean anything to the youth of today–not really making a case there, author.

3. It’s the birthday of Isak Dineson, aka Karen Blixen, who wrote Out of Africa, the opening of which is the best opening of any book ever, in my opinion.