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.
Cunning Tales from a Systems Librarian
- 05/13/2013 – Conference Summary: Punk Rock Librarianship at ACRL
- 03/01/2003 – On men, me, and goals
- 03/02/2003 – get your score cards out
- 03/03/2003 – management reserves the right
- 04/18/2003 – pet peeve
- 04/19/2003 – At Bay
- 04/26/2003 – shoulda fucking known!
- 05/14/2003 – volvo driving soccer mom
- 05/23/2003 – birthday cards
- 05/25/2003 – as i told kethryvis when I saw an updated picture of one of the guys i was going to meet up with via my personal ad
- 05/26/2011 – Patron Saint of Piercings
- 05/26/2011 – Le mie passioni, parte I: European dream/vacation home
- 05/27/2011 – Le mie passioni, parte 2: Penguin Books
- 05/28/2011 – Morris Street Project: May 21, 2011
- 06/22/2011 – Decadence Tackycake
- 06/24/2011 – Dreaming of Logan Echolls
- 06/27/2011 – Chaingang: June 27, 2011
- 07/04/2011 – Chaingang: July 4, 2011
- 07/11/2011 – Le mie passioni, parte 3: Gardening
- 07/18/2011 – Chaingang: July 18, 2011
- 07/25/2011 – Chaingang: July 25, 2011
- 07/29/2011 – Excessively Diverting & Team Librarian are heading to Maker Faire: Detroit!
- 08/01/2011 – Chaingang: August 1, 2011
- 08/08/2011 – Chaingang: August 8, 2011
- Eurovision soundtrack
Eurovision is everything American Idol wants to be, but amped up 100 watts and on speed. Nearly 40 countries from around the European block (and then some) compete in a song off where each country submits its own entry to the contest. Over the course of three nights, two semi-finals and the grand finale, all of Europe votes for their favorite entry. The songs are often ridiculous, over the top, and borderline absurd. But that is what makes it so goddamned much fun. We caught Eurovision for the first time in the spring of 2010 when TheHusband and I were on our honeymoon and were able to watch it live. We were entranced. Every year we track down ways to watch, most often on delay. We are seriously considering planning our 2014 vacation around getting to a country to see it live (and by live, we mean live telecast). Eurovision has kindly put the videos of all the contestants up on YouTube for your enjoyment.
Much to my chagrin, I found I rather enjoyed Elementary. The gender bending of Lucy Liu’s Watson and Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock is fantastic, even more specifically Miller’s Sherlock is a mixture of sexualization of the Robert Downey Jr. interpretation and the staid, uptight Benedict Cumberbatch version. The fact that Miller is tattooed and a bit punk rock also doesn’t hurt. The final twist at the end was a twist I certainly didn’t see coming, and it was scarily clever. I dismissed the show based on the earlier trailers and I’m glad I owned up and started watching. I’m curious now how the second season will most definitely play out.
Weekly watching: Rectify, Borgia, DaVinci’s Demons, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, The Borgias, Veep, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries.
- Why online education is mostly a fantasy
- Texts from Zelda
- Verily, a New Hope
What have you read/watched/listened to this week?
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