Thursday, May 19, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Edward Hardwicke-you were a wonderful Watson, and my personal favorite.

Medgift-unique gift registry with social networking.

Whale design.

Oaxaca al Gust! An Infinite Gastronomy ( University of Texas Press) by Diana Kennedy won the 2011 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year award.

I've always admired folks who have beautiful handwriting. Neither my mom, nor I were gifted in that way. My grandmother was a different story. Her penmanship was simply exquisite. Since she is no longer with us, and I am so glad that I saved all of the letters and recipes that she wrote. Here is an interesting article on cursive writing.

Dr. Dorothy Height has a post office named for her.

What does your literary tote bag say about you?

Book that has sparked an interest-Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the 70's and 80s (Perigee Trade) by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont.

Horse artists' art -Moneighs (tee-hee)

Everything you always wanted to know about Kansas, but were afraid to ask at Kansapedia.

Are you a sandwich nut? Does nothing set your heart aflutter more than seeing cross-sections of various items (i happen to be a cross-section groupie). If you answered yes to both questions you must visit Scanwiches.

I can generally take or leave newspapers. I really shouldn't say that, but I have always been more a book and magazine person. However, I do like local newspapers and newsletters. I use to love Grit years ago when it was published as a broadside. When I became obsessed with the Amish and had to read absolutely everything I could get my hands to learn about them, I subscribed to The Budget, an Amish and Mennonite newspaper.

With that being said, I have been having a ball reading the front pages of many newspapers available from the Newseum's Today's Front Pages. It's fun to see what news makes the front page of all of these different newspapers.

I like this basket backpack. I'm also diggin' this Reisenthal Carrybag. Even though I'm having all sorts of issues with the word "carrybag."

History of public bathing (EWWW).

Triceratops cookie cutter.

The Library of Congress has made historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge through its National Jukebox site.

These light up your mood lightswitch stickers are so cute. I have to find some place in the states to purchase them.

That's all for this week. Have a good weekend. 134 days left until October.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Buckminster Fuller

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