Gratitudes: February 22 – 28, 2016

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Dear Internet,

Gratitudes and things that make me happy are a part of my carding coursework, and I track them everyday and I’ll post them here every Sunday. (And I also acknowledge this is going to take me a few weeks to go beyond “I have killer hair.”)

gratitude

  1. Learning how to properly breathe during meditation
  2. For being able to recognize the things I need to change
  3. For having known my father
  4. My car is in good shape
  5. For falling in love with books to allow me to travel all over the world
  6. My capacity to always want to fall in love with everyone and thing I meet
  7. For finding out I don’t have breast cancer
  8. The changing of the seasons to indicate that nothing remains the same
  9. For people who are kind to me even if I’m not kind to them
  10. For those who teach me about humility

happy

  1. The way my skin feels after moisturizing it
  2. Medium rare steak
  3. The magnitude of available British television
  4. Fuzzy socks
  5. That moment between getting out of the shower and grabbing a towel and the temperature is just perfect
  6. Fresh mani/pedis
  7. Movie popcorn
  8. New journals
  9. Singing
  10. Fleece tights

xoxo,
Lisa

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Collection of Cunning Curiosities – February 27, 2016

A WEEKLY COMPENDIUM OF THINGS THAT DELIGHT MY FANCY.

Dear Internet, You can follow this collection on Pinterest. x0x0, lisa

Writing

Cunning Tales from a Systems Librarian
þ I Want To Be A XXX Librarian, Part IV – In which I discuss the hows, whats, and whens for applying for jobs.

Fanciful Delights

þ A zen approach on how to become the worlds greatest lover
þ Umberto Eco passed away this week. Here are 10 of his best quotes
þ Who marries whom – how your job impacts who you will marry. (Librarians to marry software devs to truckers?!)
þ As we know, fairytales have been around forever, but did you know science has developed a theory they date as far back as 6,000 years ago?
þ New intro and teaser for the rebooted Powerpuff Girls (yay!)
þ This is tres super cool: You can now interact with Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights and there is also an accompanying app
þ Remember the book 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die? Someone made a Spotify playlist of 792 of those songs
þ When I was in Amsterdam a few years back, I went to the Van Gogh Museum only to find most of it was under massive refurbishing and I missed out on a lot of Van Gogh’s works. No more! I can now peruse hundreds of Van Gogh’s work, in high resolution, online
þ If you’re interested in cryptocurrencies, Princton has released, for free, a PDF of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies with the print version coming out this fall. The book is being used in Princeton’s Coursera class of the same name
þ Someone can now, literally, eat a bag of dicks
þ I am beginning to get the impression Cummings’ poem, [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] is the Starry Night of love poetry, but fuck it. I love this poem and this stop motion video is gorgeous
þ FreshComfy makes gorgeous literary scarves you can wrap yourself up in
þ You can now graduate with a master’s degree in Samuel Beckett
þ A mashup of literary lovers who deserve each other
þ “Juicing is not just another fad though: it is a privileged, wasteful form of food consumption that’s worse for you than cooking and bad for the environment; juicing is the triumph of marketing over science.”
þ “...the difference between whitewashing POC characters and making previously white characters POC
þ Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years
þ Ancient genomes reveal that the English are one-third Anglo-Saxon
þ You can now download nearly 500 catalogs and art books, for free!, from the Metropolitan Museum.
þ As a Doctor Who fan, you can now have your name written in Gallifreyan

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Gratitudes: February 15 – 21, 2016

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Dear Internet,

Gratitudes and things that make me happy are a part of my carding coursework, and I track them everyday and I’ll post them here every Sunday. (And I also acknowledge this is going to take me a few weeks to go beyond “I have killer hair.”)

gratitude

  1. For the family I have chosen
  2. For previous lovers who let me view and share in their worlds
  3. For those I have met over the years who have helped shape me into the person I am today
  4. For my pets who showed me what unconditional love really is
  5. For Caravaggio for allowing me to not only fall in love with his work but to finally get what art history really means
  6. For understanding that a million decisions brought me to this point in life
  7. For crazy drugs to allow me to be healthier rather than crazy(ier)
  8. For the wind through the trees to allow me to allow the gods to talk to me
  9. For sticking to my guns for doing the right thing
  10. Believing in the goodness of others

happy

  1. An unexpected phone call from someone I love
  2. Writing letters and the joy people have when they receive them
  3. The smell of fresh cut grass
  4. The feel of clean sheets
  5. Glitter gel pens for making me smile when i write
  6. Chocolate. Because chocolate.
  7. Good burgers
  8. Making snow angles

xoxo,
Lisa<

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