Friday, February 24, 2012

13 things you pay for that your library has for free.

ALA 2012 Notable Children's Books.

I love these adorable custom house portraits that Rebekka Seale does.

So much fun-Literary Tumblrs-my favorite thus fare is Awesome People Reading.

Wonderful items at Three Potato Four.

I would be quite content eating at an establishment that has pictures of pooches all over the walls-this is the White Dog Cafe in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

My love of costume dramas has me ga ga over Downton Abbey. Love these Downton Abbey paper dolls.

Hmmm the World Carrot Museum.

Jazz Quotes.

Very interesting stories behind publisher's animal logos.

This site should put all of the sterotypes about what librarians look like to rest.

If you are a fan of retro items, items that scream 1955 Retro Planet is the site for you.

Google Earth Cool Places.

That's all I have this week. Have a nice weekend.

(I keep posting these photographs of winter even though we aren't having a winter-it's going to be 75 degrees today-YIKES-I long for cold weather)

"To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane." - Jane Harrison

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Round Up

First off-I hate banks. Parasitic institutions that take your money and then place all of these contingencies on it as to when and how much you can withdraw and on and on. That being said whatever happened to the friendly bank where you could go up to the juvenile cashier and ask for some change, without being asked if you have an account at that bank.

I knew I was going to need quarters for parking meters so I thought I could walk into "any" bank and ask for a roll of quarters-$5.00 or $10.00 worth. You would have thought I asked for a kidney. I kept asking the cashier/clerk why do I have to have an account with your bank for an even exchange of currency. On and on and one we went until finally her manager came over and asked, "Mam, is there a problem."

By that time I was boiling so I told him, "Your bank sucks and stop calling women Mam-we don't like it!!!" and stormed out of the bank. And the name of this bank-let's just say Regis Philbin (what's his purpose anyway?) is one of their boring spokespersons. GRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!

And BTW-once again-Mam is not respectful. Sir is respectful. Mam is just a verbal indication of a visual calculation that wrinkles are apparent, the girls are sagging, and the caboose isn't as high as it used to be so Miss is not appropriate.

Congratulations Malachy.

Carpets made from using Google Earth maps.

Star Wars pancake molds.

Larson Juhl-wonderful framing for needlework.

Compile your own cookbooks with Tastebook.

7 amazing green bookstores and libraries.

12 creative business cards.

Brief history of blurbs.

Internet Pinball database-I used to love pinball. And if you want to find a place to play pinball use the World Pinball Directory.

Fruity Pebbles Macarons.

These sound scrumtious: Sweet Potatoe Patties with Sour Cream and Chipotle Black Bean Salsa.

That's all I have for this week. Have a nice week and a wonderful weekend.

"I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom. " Wislawa Szymborska

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Round Up

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens (200th), Laura Ingalls Wilder and Sinclair Lewis.

I would love to have 1 or 2 of the Spineless Classics on my walls.

10 scientists robbed of a Nobel Prize.

6 bookcase wallpapers.

I made one New Years Resolution this year, and that was to make purchases from independent bookstores. I get books from various resources-Paperback Swap, I usually have books on hold at my local public library and I purchase books from various places. My resolution for 2012 was tomake a monthly purchase from an independent bookstore every month. And you know what I totally forgot to purchase anything in January. Good Grief!!!

I remembered this month and I purchased a tote bag from Misty Valley Books in Chester, Vermont. I'll keep you updated on my purchases.

Washington, DC is the most literate city in the United States.

50th anniversary of one of my favorite books, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle.

Cakes throughout US history.

Foldable rain boots.

Surprising food origins.

Gorgeous business cards.

Heart-shaped balloons.

Fun book: Dogs of Central Park (Universe)by Fran Reisner.

That's all I have for this week. Enjoy!!!

"You must be true to yourself. Strong enough to be true to yourself. Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to yourself. Wise enough to be brave enough, to be strong enough to shape yourself from what you actually are." - Sylvia Ashton-Warner