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.
Another week of lots of television watching, and less of doing much else. Dr. H. pulled me off of Concerta last week, upped my lithium and thus a week of drug experimentation went by. Of course, as I was temporarily off the legal meth, I took that as invitation to drink as much caffeine as humanly possible. Which gave me all the speed of the legal meth but none of the focus and concentration. When I look back at my browser later in the day, I would have no idea what the devil I was doing to get me there. Porn? No, but close. My mind is all over the place, and when I did one thing, I would have to do something else at the same time.
No reading, no writing, no letter writing, nothing was done this week.
I worked from home for a bit this week, but like personal work projects, I was all over the place and unable to really complete anything.
For the follow-up call a week later, Dr. H. said I should go back on Concerta gain, so today we start at on 36mg dose. Hopefully this means less sounding like I snorted massive amounts of drugs when I’m writing these posts.
- The Toilet: An Unspoken History
- The Vampire Diaries
- What the Romans Did For Us
- Dancing on the Edge
- The Town
Also weekly watching: Mr. Selfridge, Banshee, Portlandia, Top Gear UK, House of Lies, Elementary, Spartacus, The Americans, Archer, and Project Runway
- Saving Lives in Serenity: Can a Fanboy and Physics Change a Movie?
- The importance of WikiLeaks and why we should be defending it as a media entity
- Do you speak Java Jive?
- A Short, Incomplete History of American Traditional Tattooing
- Pompadour — “A woman’s hairstyle formed by sweeping the hair straight up from the forehead into a high, turned-back roll.” Named after the Marquise de Pompadour.
- If you wanted to see Beowulf in its original glory, but can’t make it to England, here is your chance
- Beowulf wet your whistle, you can also view Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks online at the British Library
- Europe’s oldest town, dating 4700 – 4200 BCE, has been discovered in Bulgaria
- Party like it’s 599
What have you read/watched/listened to this week?