Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Round Up

Look at these lasagna cupcakes-everythings cupcakes these days.

Two books I am interested in reading-Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light by Jane Brox and The Violin Maker: Finding a Centuries Old Tradition at a Brooklyn Workshop by John Marchese. (Good Grief!!!!! I tried to link the book by Jane Brox to the publishers website, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and my computer froze and all sorts of things happened).

Felony and Mayhem Press publishes previously out-of-print mysteries. Books by the great Margery Allingham and Robert Barnard. I just went through their latest catalog and want every title.

What is the deal with this showing of bra straps everywhere I look? Back in the day bra straps weren't seen, now it seems to be some sort of fashion statement. I know I'm old school, but I don't care for it. I can't stand bras anyway, hideous constricting contraptions that they are. Soon I won't have to see bra straps, dirty feet in those awful flip-flops and way too much exposed skin-it will all be covered by parkas. And no more deafening noise from the annual tree cicadas.

30 awesome college labs.

Just in case you are wondering when Apple Gifting Day is (January 1) or National Cherry Popover Day (September 1, which is today) wonder no more. There is an American Food Holiday Calendar. And a National Food Holiday Directory.

Another interesting timeline to add to my collection: the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.

I haven't read The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett or seen the mini-series on Starz that was on a couple of weeks ago, but I want to do both (read and see). I get ridiculously excited when a single book title warrants its own Wikipedia entry.

While looking for something on Etsy the other day I found a plethora of items with French script. All of you Francophiles out there go crazy!!!

Embroidered newspaper clippings.

These Amish Scooters are great. I love the basket.

The Perfect Five is a music blog that offers 5 different genre's of songs every week for your listening pleasure. You can listen to a classic, remix, a much hyped tune, covered or love. There are 5 new ones every week. Such fun.

There was a time when I was alll about dresses. These days I am always in some sort of pants, but if I ever resurrect the old me Shabby Apple has the dresses that I like.

Want to improve your language skills, but the Rosetta Stone tapes just aren't your style-try Lingo Friends.

The private Newtown Library celebrates 250 years. Brief history of the library here.

An interesting and "un-common" take on copyright law.

By now, everyone has already seen the Old Spice guy and his video about libraries. Here are some more witty library videos.

That is all I have for this week. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I hope the weather prognosticators are correct and it's going to be a bit cooler.

"We should so live and labor in our times that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation as blossom, and what came to us as blossom may go to them as fruit. This expresses the true spirit in the love of mankind. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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