Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Round Up

I just have a few items to post this week. This will be my last post until 2010.

Here goes:

Listening to: The Roche Sisters-We Three Kings, Straight Up No Chaser and of course, Nat.

Smelling: Anything Bayberry I can find especially these Bayberry tarts.

Reading: My bus book is always a mystery and this week my home book is Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese. Also, re-reading Little Women for the, well I'm not going to say how many times. I re-read it every Christmas.

Drinking: It's still not cold enough for me to have hot cocoa, so it is still just water and Panera's iced green tea.

PC Magazines top 50 blogs.

Wikipedia lost 43, 000 editors.

The history of Marmite, yes Marmite.

Look at Britain's smallest library.

If you are in the WDC, visit the National Museum of African Art to see the Yinka Shonibare exhibit. Now, be warned. There is one naughty portion of this exhibit, but of course I loved it.
If you are someone who loves fabrics and textiles then Yinka Shonibare MBE's work is a must-see.

Sarkozy wants to transfer Albert Camus's remains.

A perfume that smells like snow.

Oh, you can use Plasti-Dip for other things besides tool handle dipping.

I hope that your holidays are filled with lots of laughter, love and lots of fun. I will see you next year.

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." -- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Friday, December 04, 2009

Round Up

Good bye Tai Shan. We will miss you!!! More about the 4 year olds departure.

There's always been something about Burl Ives' speaking voice and singing voice (they are basically the same) that makes me feel like someone has thrown a nice, warm blanket over me. I was curious about his name, and I found out that his full name was Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives.

Sit back, listen to some carols and enjoy the fire.

The Great Sandwich Debate-Rectangles vs. Triangles.

Sad to hear that the artist Jeanne-Claude passed away at the age of 74. Jeanne-Claude was the collaborator with her husband Christo on numerous, massive envrionmental outdoor art displays such as The Gates that was in Central Park.

Nice library blog-Musty Moments.

Oh, how I would love to work in this Bristol, England library. I think I would have to commute in a horse-drawn carriage Everything, and then some, that you wanted to know about bookmarks.

If you are in New York City you might want to visit the Morgan Library and Museum and see Charles Dickens original manuscript of A Chrismas Carol. The manuscript goes on display every holiday season. Just one page has been displayed each season. However, this year the museum agreed to let the New York Times photograph and display the entire manuscript online. A very nice holiday treat if you ask me.

I think I may have posted this before, but it is so good it is worth two mentions: 92 historical interviews you can watch on YouTube.

Owl Square Press has literary posters for the bibliophile in your life.

Extensive site on Robert Louis Stevenson.

Waldo Hunt, King of the Pop-Up book passed away. He was 88.

The New York Public Library has a new logo. What do you think?

I posted about Avery Clayton and his mother's legacy on this blog before. Now Mr. Clayton has passed away suddenly. I was pleased to see that he had found a home his mother's collection and was attempting to have it cataloged.

Very cool bookstore.

Norman Rockwell's photographic eye.

This snowy village cakelet pan is calling me.

David Bowie's charming response to the writer of his first fan letter from America.

Have a nice weekend.

"Every year, just when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa feels a tingling in this whiskers." Then he knows that the Christmas magic will soon be here." excerpted from Lauren Thompson's The Christmas Magic