Friday, June 24, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Clarence Clemons

100 greatest nonfiction books according to the Guardian.

Coolest app yet-Leafsnap

Books that have sparked an interest: The Trouble with Tom: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine (Bloomsbury Publishing) by Tom Collins and Bring Back Beatrice (Workman Publishing) by Jennie Griffin-Really, "Aren't you all tired of all of these odd names folks are naming their children?".

This just cracks me up-Phydough-food truck for the pups.

I've never played with , or I should probably say, built anything with Legos. I kinda, sorta think I want to build something-maybe this Lego Fallingwater. Probably a bit too advanced for a novice.

I have been spending way too much time on I Love Charts, Letters of Note-oh, how I love this site-so many lovely letters-the one from Queen Victoria to Mary Todd Lincoln is especially touching and Letterheady.

Author Ann Patchett is opening a bookstore.

Very cool periodic table playing cards.

World flag database.

Digital version of the Pentagon Papers.

Have a nice weekend.

"Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkein

Friday, June 17, 2011

Miniscule Round Up

I have just one link for today.

From June 20-June 26, 2011 is the wonderful AFI Silver Docs Festival. If you are in the Washington DC area you simply must see some of the documentaries that are shown at this festival now in its ninth year. Here is a link to the various documentaries.

Have a nice weekend!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt.

I have been a fan of Charley Harper for years. I love his birds and all of his wonderful puns. Fish's Eddy has a line of Charley Harper plates, bowls, trays, glasses and more via Todd Oldham, another huge Charley Harper fan.

250 books written by women that men should read.

How to make kick the can ice cream.

Top 10 dying industries.

I have stated before that certain doll faces give me the creeps. A group of said dolls can cause my flee response to kick in a heartbeat. But, I am trying to wean myself of this fear. That is why I am linking to these lovelies.

This year SeeCoast Manufacturing is celebrating 50 years in business. They manufacture coin-operated telescopes. You know we all have used them to see some Ahhh-worthy vistas. I love this sort of tidbit. I am always looking at items or picking up items and thinking, "Someone had to think of this, patent it, and now someone is producing this item." Of course my thought process is never that formal. I usually think, "Someone made this!!!!"

Chocolate and Peanut butter S'mores. Yummy!!!!

I saw this vanity plate the other morning on a vehicle from Alaska-SNOWIN.

Diggin' Snackwell's White Fudge Drizzled Caramel Popcorn-only 130 calories per pack.

What is the problem with using the words borrow and lend? I have probably been on my soapbox about this before, but I keep hearing folks using them incorrectly. And I hate to say it, but these folks all seem to be from a certain part of the United States. I'm not going to say where, but it's very interesting and annoying at the same time.

Saturday, June 11th, 2011 is World Wide Knit in Public Day.

List of State and U.S Territories encyclopedias.

Maryland is the first state in the nation to ban the wearing of felt soled shoes in Maryland waters. It has been found that the felt soles spread harmful organisms. More information here.

Argh me mateys-Who doesn't love a pirate story?

That's all for this week. Have a Happy Weekend.

"Forget not, the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair." Kahlil Gibran

Friday, June 03, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron

A few images from Amy Sedaris' apartment.

Jewelry and such made from coinage.

Where are you on the Geek Zodiac?

Books with numbers in their titles.

Pure Joy
5 museums that are devoted to food.

2 books that have sparked an interest: Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms (HarperCollins) by Carmela Ciuraru and Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading (HarperCollins) by Nina Sankovich.

I love this spider web gate. And this one, and this one, but especially this one.

I can always seem to find something interesting at Uncommon Goods. This week I am in love with these pillows.

It's the 50th anniversary of the publication of the wondrous The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Michael Chabon has writted a wonderful introduction to the anniversary edition available from the New York Review of Books. If you have never inhabited the world of Milo and Tock-well you must. It's never too late. And Random House I am scolding you for not having a proper image of this classic on your site.

The best tactile books.

A very clever website devoted to Eleanor Roosevelt-Dear Eleanor Please Tell Me More.

If you haven't read the book How the States Got Their Shape (Smithsonian Institution Press-the Press' website is down-I don't like linking to Amazon unless forced) by Mark Stein; then see the documentary/program. It's on the History Channel, which I am still boycotting because of their lack of female narrators, but I stumbled upon this documentary by accident, and I read the book so I sorta, kinda had to watch it.

And Mark Stein has also penned How the States Got Their Shape Too: The People Behind the Borderlines (Smithsonian Institution Press).

Having problems trying to pronounce names of scotch? Not anymore. (be prepared to turn up your volume to hear the pronunciations, but turn it down for the many advertisements)

Eddie and Sylvia Brown-Marylanders of the Year.

It is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) 175th birthday (I would, love to work there). Also, the New York Public Library (NYPL) turned 100 on May 23, 2011.

Paper artist Yulia Brodskaya's works are so intricate-amazing.

Ulysses meets Twitter-Bloomsday, June 16, 2011.

That's all for this week. Have a Happy Weekend.

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly." - Siddhārtha Gautama