Five Copper Bawdy House

Dear Internet,

It’s evening hour here at Throbbing Manor and Game of Thornes is about to start soon, and then Vikings right after. I had plans to complete various types of work this weekend and the shows were to be my present for jobs completed, but that did not happen and I have to find a way to be okay with unplanned failure. Failure is such a harsh word, but I am not sure what else to call it? How do you explain you’re so overwhelmed with things, you feel as if you’re drowning? Simply by writing it? It airs it in public, sure, but it does not help alleviate the feeling.

I have found myself in often the predictable role where I throw so much out to the heavens, expecting very little to come back, but here is it is – a nice fortress of things for me to hide behind. Then this is coupled with frustration when the things you want to succeed but for whatever reason, fail. A current example is I reached out to the local library system to work with them on joint projects since they are a block away from MPOW. The projects were all free or paid for by grants/somewhere else — and, they rejected them all. How do you, as a public library, reject free programming that will not require resources (or very little resources) from you?

Then there is frustration’s and overwhelmed’s sibling, discouraged making an appearance. Outside of my home life, I feel like I don’t get the support I need or require, because I’m a pawn in someone’s game. This sounds like I’m wearing tin foil hat time, but there is a level of truthiness to those words. Some of it is professionally related, some of it is personally related, but I just have not been wanting to deal with the world lately and everything is suffering.

I’m trying to figure out how to cope, but I don’t feel like I’m being successful. That sends in a whole set of emotions on the failure of success.

After what seemed an eternity, we’ve got EPbaB moved to a new host. I’ve written up a post about the hows, whys, and process, which is getting published on April 2. I fear to post anything on April 1 for it might be mistaken as some elaborate ruse. (Not tin foil hat time here either.) I’ve started cleaning up posts from the LiveJournal migration I initiated a week or so ago, and sometimes, the past just needs to stay buried.


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Hey there!

I’m pleased as punch to announce EPbaB is back. TheHusband and I migrated the content and did the DNS cutover on March 30 to the new provider. The DNS migrated within a few hours and the site for the last two days has been super snappy. While everything is more or less in place, a few notes:
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Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes: March 30, 2013

Johann Georg Hainz's Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.


Dear Internet,


The Lisa Chronicles


  • BBC Four – Pagans and Pilgrims: Britain’s Holiest Places
    A six-part series on the BBC that follows Welsh poet Ifor ap Glyn as he travels the British countryside exploring oft-forgotten sacred sites that weave together Britain’s rich spiritual history.
  • BBC Two – Ice Age Art: A Culture Show Special
  • BBC Four – The Dark Ages: An Age of Light
    It is a common misconception that during the period from when the Romans left Britain (402 CE) and until William the Conquerer won The Battle of Hastings (1066 CE), Britain and the whole of Europe was plunged into an age where there was no creation of art, no furthering of science, and no sense of wonder. This is, of course, completely untrue. The British art critic Waldemar Januszczak looks at art and architecture from around Britain and Europe that flourished during this period.
  • BBC Two – Vikings
    Three part series, hosted by Neil Oliver, who travels all over Scandinavia and Britian on the forming and dissolution of the Vikings. It echoes some of the points made in the last episode of The Dark Ages: An Age of Light, which concentrated on Viking/Celtic artistic influences, but I found the series overall lacking in depth. There was no mention of Viking settlements in the Hebrides and one or two lines were thrown out about the Norman invasion in 1066, which historians mark as the end of Viking era. The issue I take is Normans are descendants of Viking raiders from generations ago, so to not mention this ouroboros effect seems super sloppy. I liked Oliver’s previous documentaries, so this was even more disappointing.
  • BBC Four – Heritage! The Battle for Britain’s Past
  • BBC Four – Elegance and Decadence, The Age of the Regency

Weekly watching: Formula 1, Vikings, The Vampire Diaries, House of Lies, Elementary, Spartacus, The Americans, Archer, and Project Runway.



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