Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Brian Jacques-what an incredible imagination!!

If a group of geese are on the ground or in a body of water they are a gaggle of geese. If a group of geese is flying they are a skein of geese. Love this handy-dandy bird group name chart.

Foodie Flashcards.

Congratulations Hickory!!!

Very cute storage bowl from Fishs Eddy.

I am just crazy for the show Oddities. I've been watching it on the Science Channel. The show is about the Obscura Antiques and Oddities shop located in NYC.

I think these CarLashes would look great on my dream car.
Interesting concept-a rice pudding restaurant Rice to Riches.

The papers of blood bank pioneer, surgeon and educator Dr. Charles Drew have been made available by the National Library of Medicine and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University.

A. reads a lot of nonfiction. Lately he's been reading books that he feels he somehow missed. He just finished two books by C. Wright Mills and one I recommended The Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triump of Spectacle (Nation Books) by Chris Hedges. Apparently this book reinforces one of my soapbox topics-the dumbing down of America.

100 best British films.

On this blog I have stated numerous times how I have a penchant for islands, and I would love to visit Mackinac's Island. Until I can get there I think I will settle for this documentary Ice Bridge. One of the problems is I would really like to visit in the winter.

More drool-worthy island information.

Knitter I am, but I don't know how to crochet. I am trying to teach myself by watching YouTube videos. I would love to get good enough so I can contribute to the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. My place of work has their own chapter. Hmmmm......

Say you want to compare the BMW to the Mercedes or Vitamin B6 to Vitamin B12: reComparison makes it easy to compare and contrast numerous products.

I was just outside and saw a new lunchtime food purveyor-Goode'sMobile Kitchen. I'm not a meat eater, but my goodness, the food smelled wonderful. Their schedule is posted for those in the Mall area.

I read tons of literary blogs, bookstore blogs and newsletters and numerous book reviews. And in the past two weeks I have seen the book West of Here everywhere by Jonathan Evison. The books is being compared to Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty, which I didn't like. Am I going to give this a chance. Probably. It's about the Pacific Northwest, which I like and geography always plays an important part in any fiction I read. I will probably wait until it comes out in paperback and add it to my teetering TBR pile.

Do you, or if you are a library person, your library, have old encyclopedias that you don't know where to unload? Tips here.

Get inspired by these 40 creative reuse ideas.

That's all for this week.

"It's by studying the little things that we attain the greatest art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible." Samuel Johnson

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