Monday, August 30, 2010

My Sort of British Breakfast

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So a while back I wrote about my brief obsession with an English breakfast. Well I finally got my chance to have an English breakfast... sort of.

Uganda was a British colony so there are many British influences there and the breakfast is one of them... well at the hotels. The photo above was my meal at the Speke Resort in Munyonyo. Having baked-beans for breakfast makes me feel all exotic... because baked-beans for breakfast is weird (in the U.S., that is)... but I enjoyed them!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Too many guys in a truck

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So I was in Kampala driving around when I noticed this truck with like 100 people in the back of it. When I snapped the photo (it was dark so everyone noticed) they started yelling at me to give them money because they thought I was from the newspaper. I was scared for a moment but eventually the light changed and we drove on…

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My favorite quote on poverty...

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“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit. And one never really forgets either - everything serves as a constant reminder of it.”

- Eli Khamarov, Lives of the Cognoscenti

Friday, August 27, 2010

I love Paris...

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One day... one day I will visit Paris. Until then my imagination will go wild as I watch stuff like this.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nerd Porn

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I don't even know what to say about this... except she really like some Ray Bradbury.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Confession: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven scares me.

I think if I met him in person (yes, I know he's dead) he would be a frighteningly intense person.

Seriously he's a scary dude. Have you listened to his music (intense)? He wrote a lot of that when he was deaf. Deaf!

Not to mention he would be intense with a thick German accent.

And I won't even start on the hair.

Braces

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I never had braces... I'm not vain (quiet the opposite actually) but I did luck out gene wise and have perfectly straight teeth (that nerd stereotype skipped me) but I find this video really interesting.

The wonders of braces:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day Dream

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Day Dream by Edward Poynter


Source [Women Reading]

Gary Oldman

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Source [Narcissa Black]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hidden doors

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The bookshelf is a hidden door which leads to a room full of books. Do I need to explain how much I would love this in my house?

Source [Pretty Books]

Yum...

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Source [100 Notes]

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cute writing space

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Actually this looks fake, like it's part of a doll house or something.

Source [Book Lover]

A Victorian Afro

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Full length portrait of Zumigo; lady in very fancy dress and huge Afro, standing next to gigantic basket prop. circ 1880.

Yes, this photo is from 1880 and was found in the Yale University Digital Collections... I wish I knew more about this lady. I mean, wow.

Source [FYeahVictorians]

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Toni Morrison Talks About Her Motivation For Writing

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You want weapons?

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I really gotta start watching Dr. Who.

Source [I Love Reading and Writing!]

The Letter

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The Letter by Jean Beraud

Source [Women Reading]

Friday, August 20, 2010

Interesting Foreign Commercials

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This is the reason I refused to room with a candy bar my sophomore year in college.

Source [AdFreak]

Nice mural

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Source [danyel smith]

How to trick people into thinking you're good looking

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First, she's not ugly but I appreciate her self deprecating humor. I also find it funny that her "good looking" make-up made her look like a slut (I'm just saying) but I'm sure that's the point she's trying to make (sort of).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fantasy British Guy

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I saw this photo and immediately thought of Lord Sebastian Flyte from the novel Brideshead Revisited.

Source [To be a tiger]

So what's President Obama reading these days?

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President Barack Obama holds a copy of the book "The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life" by Ben Sherwood as he returns to the White House in Washington after playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, July 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Source [The Obama photo and video diary]

This reminds me of the film Amélie

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Source [FYeahVictorians]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

An Evening at Home

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An Evening at Home by Edward Poynter

Source [Women Reading]

Mug shots of women from the 1930s/40s

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One is labeled "mental case" when did that become a crime?

Source [...?]

Boys will be Girls and Girls will be Boys

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The Harvard Sailing Team Sketch Comedy troop is at it again.



Check out the other video.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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A nice "Tiffany blue" (yes, Tiffany & Co. trademarked the color) hardcover version of Breakfast at Tiffany's... how lovely.

Source [Pretty Books]

Typewriter

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I love photos of typewriters.

Source [Library Land]

Mia Farrow, 1960s

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Source [We Had Faces Then]

Monday, August 16, 2010

Coolest Library Children's Department

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Just outside of the Children's area in the Cerritos Library.

Source [Pretty Books]

Kill all your darlings

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“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” -William Faulkner

Isn't that a lovely phrase, "kill all your darlings"... ah, I love it.

By the way, here's a good explanation of what he was actually talking about.

My Kindle at the Source of the Nile

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spent the day at the source of the Nile (Lake Victoria). I had to take a picture of my Kindle.

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Wikipedia as a book!

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Actually I think it would be even larger.

Source [Pretty Books]

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grow old along with me...

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Lovely quote by Robert Browning.

Source [Library Land]

Next elevator please...

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If I overhead that, and knew they were talking about me... well, that would mess me up for days too.

Source [We Had Faces Then]

Portrait of Sophia Kramskoy

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Ivan Kramskoy, Портрет Софьи Крамской (Portrait of Sophia Kramskoy), 1869

Source [Women Reading]

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Book lovers are never alone

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Source [Book Lover]

Bright Eyes

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Source [You Are An Object]

What is a bestseller novel?

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"Bestsellers are books non-book buyers buy." - Toni Morrison

Source

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Guide to Literary Accessories

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Source [Awesome]

Eleanor Roosevelt

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1898 --- A school picture of Eleanor Roosevelt


Eleanor is my favorite First Lady... of course my girl Michelle Obama comes in second.

Image Source [FYeahVictorians]

Park your car in Budapest

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Inspirational

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Deonte Bridges gave a great valedictorian high school speech. Very inspirational. And dude, he won the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship (that covers undergrad and grad school tuition!) I wish nothing but good things for this young man.

A Contract for the Gay Guy/Straight Girl Friendship

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A Contract for the Gay Guy/Straight Girl Friendship

I don’t care what they say, I will find my gay BFF.

I also found this line funny, For straight girls to want to find a “gay best friend” is like a white person trying to get “down with the blacks.”

Is there an application process I need to go through to find my gay BFF? Do I have to stalk gay night clubs and try to chat up people? Put up a Craig’s list ad?

Oh Slash...

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So after I saw the film Sherlock Holmes last December I immediately said I'm looking forward to the slash fanfiction which was bound to appear. I mean, seriously, did you see the film? Those dudes were totally into each other. Anyway, I stumbled across this and well, it made me laugh.

If you haven't seen the film, this will make absolutely no sense to you and you are probably mortified. Sorry about that.

Image Source [FYSodomites - NSFW]

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Too lazy to keep pouring wine into your glass? Do we have something for you!

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If you need this, then you might as well just drink straight out of the bottle... I'm just saying.

Source [The Daily What]

Candwich

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Nooooo.... or maybe, yeeesss?

I'm sorry, definitely, no.

Source [Delete Yourself]

Your Period

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Source [One morning made of rose and mystic blue...]

Driving around Kampala

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In the distance you can see the city skyline. Sorry for the crappy photo... will try to get better shots.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Reading on the iPad, Kindle may slow you down

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Reading on the iPad, Kindle may slow you down

Guess what? I don't care.

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in 1956

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Source [Suicide Blonde]

Still on vacation...

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I finally got the internet on my phone after 5 days. Surprise, surprise I didn't die from my lack of web access but I did feel a bit detached from the world. I mean I didn't tweet for FIVE whole days and for once I actually had stuff to tweet about! Anyway, Uganda is beautiful and I'm having a great time. The photo above is from a wedding introduction ceremony I attended Saturday.

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Mental Illness

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I laughed after reading this then I frowned.

Source [Skinny.Love]

Sunday, August 8, 2010

L’Absinthe

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L’Absinthe 1876 by Edgar Degas Impressionism Oil Musee d’Orsay

Oh Meriwether

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I love the name Meriwether by the way.

Source [Married to the Sea]

Never Forget: Michael Jackson

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I never saw this photo before.


Source [Saw It Heard It Want It]

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Skull and Bones circa 1861

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Call me paranoid but I'm suspicious of every single secret society (Skull and Bones) Why ya gotta be so secret? What are you up to? Probably up to no-good. Humph.

Source [FYeahVictorians]

Old Spice guy inspires the Brigham Young University Library

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Hott...

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I know it's prevy but I gotta say it, "I want to watch".

Source [FYSodomites - NSFW]

Friday, August 6, 2010

According to Greek Mythology

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Isn't that a delightful idea? I mean, not the condemning part, but the whole idea of we all have a soul mate out there, someone to complete us... ah never mind. Maybe I'm the only one who's a romantic. Humph.

Source [100 Notes]

Mister Rogers

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Fred Rogers was a great man.

Source [100 Notes]

Death by clown

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This is sad... now I understand why people are afraid of clowns. They can kill.

Source [The Year 2050]

Thursday, August 5, 2010

James Baldwin

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Interesting commercial

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Yeah, this is weird... and I know it couldn't air in the states.

Source [Ad Freak]

10 Things Better Than Sex

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Smashing Lists (hahaha, "smashing" they are so British) had a list 10 Things Better Than Sex.

This list is crazy.

The only thing I can kind of agree with is #5. Dating Your Favourite Celebrity.

But of course, I can only assume, such a thing would lead to sex.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Supremes

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Source [danyel smith]

I laugh at this every single time I see it...

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Hoarding or Collecting?

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Source [Suicide Blonde]
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