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.
The Lisa Chronicles
- 01/14/2004 – “Souvenirs are not included in this trip.”
- 09/11/2010 – Everyone should have a god and Byron is mine: new blog headers
- 09/12/2010 – To: Consume – Shark Cake!
- 09/14/2010 – To: Travel – Honeymoon, Part I: Paris (May 12-16, 2010)
- 09/17/2010 – So, You Want to be a Librarian? To degree or not to degree: Revisited
- 09/27/2010 – To: Enlighten – Allergies are not for the win edition
- 09/28/2010 – To: Lingua – Warning: Contains strong verbs! (And no dangling ;’s either!)
- 10/13/2010 – So, You Want To Be A Librarian/Archivist?: Getting “Developed”
- 10/15/2010 – Rated SFW: Reimagining the librarian stereotype through porn.*
- 10/20/2010 – I iz a level 2 professional librarian, for realz
- 10/22/2010 – Wanted: Your (used, well loved, weeded, no longer needed) books
- 10/28/2010 – Ho. Ho. Ho. (Holiday card exchange + Lisa’s M-Fing Holiday Mix, 2010)
- 10/26/2010 – Collection: 10/26/2010
- 11/02/2010 – [Excessively Diverting] First it begins with an idea…then all hell breaks loose
- 11/06/2010 – [Excessively Diverting] Excessively Diverting is open!
- 11/18/2010 – Cherry Bomb
- 11/18/2010 – Lower 48
- 01/28/2011 – Throbbing Manor: Living Room (during)
- 11/02/2011 – A charming man
- 11/29/2011 – Excessively Diverting at Detroit Urban Craft Fair
- 12/22/2011 – So I asked the Internet to trim my tree – Day 5 (@unixgoddesskate + @ashuping)
- 12/23/2011 – So I asked the Internet to trim my tree – Day 6 (MIL, @shinyinfo, and @papersquared)
- 12/24/2011 – So I asked the Internet to trim my tree – Day 7 (@wonderfulone, @libscenester, and @mrsfridaynext)
- 12/25/2011 – So I asked the Internet to trim my tree – Day 8 (@librarianearp, @unrealsnow, and @kindredwolf)
- 12/26/2011 – The merry bells are jingling
- 12/26/2011 – So I asked the Internet to trim my tree – Day 9 (@darksatinkitten, @srj68, and @canuklibrarian)
- 12/27/2011 – …Who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid*
- 12/28/2011 – The Fragility of All Things
- 01/01/2012 – Magic, dreams, and wonderful, gorgeous mistakes
- The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
Set in Rome and Britannia at the turn of the first millennium, I’m sort of digging this story of a wayward Roman informer who sets out to do the right thing, even if it means pissing off his momma. This series has been widely lauded by historians and bookish folk alike, but one thing that is already kind of driving me nuts is Davis’ use of language by having the characters speak colloquially that would find home closer to our contemporary world rather than ancient Rome.
- Burn Notice – Series finale.
We discovered this series a couple of years ago and loved the narrative, the set-up, and that in some ways it was highly educational. Plus there was Bruce Campbell attached, so things aren’t all that bad. But as time wore on, so too did the story and we watched out of laziness rather than excitement. We’ve been missing an odd episode here and there because the storylines seemed to drag on, but we felt, out of loyalty to finish the series out. The ending wasn’t revolutionary or even a revelation, and it seemed wholly unsatisfying. But it did tie up things neatly, so there is that I suppose.
- Doc Martin
A cantankerous, blood squeamish doctor moves from London to Portwenn in Cornwall, and meets the towns colorful and endearingly quirky characters and even falls in love. There is nothing wholly original about the set up, but Martin Clunes is almost always a pleasure to watch and much like the Vicar of Dibley, you want to hit the local pub to find out the goings on in the village. Doc Martin is now starting its sixth season and you can find previous seasons on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and AcornTV.
- She Wolves: England’s Early Queens
- Britain’s Secret Homes
- Boardwalk Empire
Weekly watching: QI, Peaky Blinders, The Bridge (US), Project Runway, The Newsroom, Sons of Anarchy, DaVinci’s Demons, The Vampire Diaries
- HBO should show dongs
- For Only $25k You Can Live in the World’s Largest Doomsday Timeshare
- Is it really possible for books to “transcend genre?”
- Miley Cyrus is Punk as Fuck
- Read the description as to why the tickets are getting sold: 4 X one direction tickets sydney Friday 25th October
This day in Lisa-Universe in: 1998