It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. so I’m sure most of you have better things to do than reading this stuff so after this one I won’t be posting much, if anything, until next Monday.
I could try to wax poetic about Thanksgiving, talk about it being my favorite holiday because it’s all about getting together with family and eating until we can’t move and not feeling guilty about it because it’s Thanksgiving fer cryin’ out loud! Get over the health obsession for one day why don’t ya! I could talk about how I really loved the huge potluck Thanksgiving get-togethers we used to have and how it makes me a little sad that we don’t really do that anymore but that the little get-togethers we do have are always nice and I wouldn’t miss them for anything. But I think I say that every year. So, here’s just a random collection of stuff and if you don’t have time for it all now just go… eat, love, have fun. It’ll be here when you get back.
Here’s something that sounds like a fun project for 2012. It’s a Classics Challenge. You have to read seven classics in 2012 and answer a question once a month. Details at the link. I just started reading Frankenstein a couple of days ago. I had never had much interest in it but there’s a series on… oh I can’t remember which cable channel – called Prophets of Science Fiction and I watched the one about Mary Shelley. After I saw that I was suddenly much more interested in reading it. Anyway, since I started this book in 2011, I wonder if it would be considered cheating to include it in the challenge.
By the way, November’s Autumn looks like a wonderful blog. How appropriate that I discovered it in November. Posts seem to be fairly infrequent though.
What happens to the mail that the letter sorting machines at the Post Office can’t read?
I have to make these cupcakes sometime. This was a Halloween recipe but there’s really nothing about it that screams “Halloween Only!” I’ll need to convert units and it specifically says, “Don’t use pumpkin pie filling.” Well that’s rather inconvenient. I wonder why and how wrong things will go if I don’t follow that particular instruction.
A 1956 refrigerator ad. Look down at the bottom of the ad at all the colors it came in. Very nice! No dull “earth tones”.
Lathe – One of those inexplicably fascinating, pointless Web toys. Drag the little squares around and watch what happens.
Fake Anything – a blog featuring vintage posters and labels and such
Cool gadgets – A few modern, mostly vintage
Art Nouveau Treasures – Awesome stuff! I see houses and furniture that I want.