Friday, March 25, 2011

Round Up

I just have a few items for the round up this week.

R.I. P. Elizabeth Taylor-one of the few that I considered to be a movie STAR. Gorgeous on the outside, incredibly talented and gorgeous on the inside.

Alfred Hitchcock goodies

R.I.P. Knut

Love this woman's products. I wonder what absinthe lip balm is like. Hmmmm......


Google has a full-length online magazine-Think Quarterly.

I'm always looking for interesting associations. Just found this one the other day-Association of Directory Publishers.

2 books that caught my eye: Knit Your Own Royal Wedding (Andrew McMeel Publishing)by Fiona Goble. Diary of a Crayon (Xlibris)by Abbey Lauren Ash Behan and Stephanie Ash.

I love these Filson totes. I have a ridiculous amount of totes, but these are so nice.

Jonathan Klinger is driving a 1930's Model A car around the contry and blogging (365 Days of A) about his adventures. I wish that I were there with him. Maybe in my fantasy beloved Nash Metropolitan though.

Every library/archives should take a look at this site by National Library of Medicine. The Emergency Preparedness and Response: How to Safely Stabilize Library Collections in the Event of a Water Emergency is a multi-media site with instructions and videos on saving various library and archival materials.

That's all for this week. Have a great weekend.

"It was one of those March Days whenthe sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade." Charles Dickens

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Round Up

Every time I see an image of the devastation in Japan my heart shatters. I'm sure yours does as well.

The Health Physics Society is an association of health professionals working in radiation safety. Their very informative site provides fact sheets, current nes curriculum support, documents and publications. They also maintain the Radiation Answers site that provides scientific information in an easy-to-read format for the general public.

I think it's very cool that this woman paints bicycle portraits.

My love for the periodic table of elements keeps growing by leaps and bounds.

Some books of interest: Grilled Cheese Please! 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes (Andrew McMeel Publishing) by Laura Werlin. There is just something so comforting about a grilled cheese sandwich. Craving Earth: The Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice and Chalk (Columbia University Press) by Sera Young. For some reason I always am around someone who crunches ice (pagophagist) and it drives me nuts. When I was in nursing school I was taught that crunching ice was a sign of iron deficient anemia. Some people say ice crunching is a sign of sexual frustration. I don't know if there's any medical proof of the sexual frustration part, but, Whatever-it gets on my NERVES!!!! Lastly, there's the The Trouble with Chicken: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin.

Writing sheds of famous writers.

Congratulations to David Suzuki on receiving the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. I have been a fan of his for years. If I had the ever had the honor of meeting him, I would turn into a blushing, unable-to-speak, schoolgirl.

If you or your parents need assistance with technology Teach Parents Tech is a wonderful site filled with educational videos showing how to cut + paste, change your wallpaper and on how to create a blog. The videos give instructions for both Macs and PC users.

I have been using jojoba oil on my face for years. It's wonderful. Of late I have been seeing so many skin oils pop up on the cosmetic scene. Tarte's Maracuja Oil is one and Rodin Olio Lusso Oil is another. These are both pricey, but I would love to try them, but for now I will stick to my $6.00 a bottle jojoba oil.

Anthropologie has such wonderful items. These milk bottle measuring cups are adorable.

Michigan mittens-you know both Wisconsin and Michigan folks always say that their states are shaped like mittens. And the reason I am throwing Wisconsin into this mitten-shaped topic is because I have a friend (Wendy are you out there) who is from Wisconsin and she always said her home state was shaped like a mitten. I thought Michigan was the cute mitten-shaped state, but since I'm from the big honkin' keystone state?????

And speaking of state-shaped items. Look at this Louisiana-shaped cutting board.

Look at this incredible steampunk ring.

A story about chickens that will having you thinking twice before you order those buffalo wings.

If you are a lover of libraries, you must visit the Library History Buff Blog. The buff has a wonderful post (March 15, 2011) about the first catalog cards. A very enjoyable blog.

Color wheel of worry.

That's all for this week. Have a good one.

"Like fragile ice anger passes away in time." Ovid

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Round Up

Feast your eyes on the quagga. This poor baby is extinct, but there is a Quagga Project in the works and "they" are trying to have the quagga make a return.


Today is International Women's Day. Yes, this should have been the first item that I mentioned, not the quagga, and now I am too lazy to move the quagga down. So there! It's also Mardi Gras.

Did you know that mind-bender Uri Geller owned an island?

Books: Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn (Viking Adult). I have this on hold at my local library.

Also, How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies (Timber Press) by Jeff Gillmand and Eric Herberling.

Gaelic Place Names of Scotland.

Smithsonian Research Online (SRO) is a searchable database established to enable users to located journals and research papers authored by Smithsonian Institition staff. This database is maintained by Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL).

Diggin' Oil of Olay's new bar soap. Why didn't someone think of this years ago?

Dolly Parton has been giving away books to children for years, now she's taken the Imagination Library across the Pond.

Who owns Kafka?

A book club turns one-hundred. How cool!!!

Google, Google you are indeed everywhere-introducing the Google Art Project.

Forvo is an online pronunciation dictionary. The public can add entries, but they will be checked (and I hope triple checked).

A treasure trove of Thomas Jefferson's books have been found at Washington Unversity in St. Louis, Missouri.

Since I whine about this every single year, I don't want to be remiss and not whine about Daylight Savings Time (DST) this year. It's this weekend folks. Yes, I still loathe it. I want it to be, I need it to be light at 6:00 a.m. and dark at 6:00 p.m. I don't see any need for it to be light at 9:00 at NIGHT. Plus, to me DST is just a harbinger of dreaded hot weather, which I also loathe. Okay, I'm done.

A robin just landed on the balcony outside a few minutes ago. The first one I have seen this year. I guess it's true-spring is on its way.

That's all for this week. Have a good one.

"Among those whom I like or adore, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can. All of them make me laugh." W.H. Auden