Hope y’all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving break! And while I was relaxing over the break, I enjoyed …
♥ … this story about a man who discovered this treasure of 10,000 undeveloped negatives, revealing a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the ’50s and ’60s.
♥ … reading about Oxford Dictionaries’ “word of the year,” selfie (plus the runners-up). Turns out the word selfie originated in 2002 in an Australian online forum. I ♥ etymology.
♥ … and speaking of selfie, here’s a fun round-up of iconic images reimagined as selfies.
♥ … getting addicted to these “list challenges,” including this list of the 75 most popular films from 1980-1995. I’ve seen 66 of the 75 — how many have you seen? (To be fair, I didn’t watch all of these films during that time period. For example, it took me an embarrassingly long time to finally get around to watching This is Spinal Tap. But I’m glad I can now say lines like “This one goes to 11!” and know what I’m actually talking about. )
♥ … last, but not least, this Flavorwire gallery of favorite pop culture librarians. Any personal faves in this list? Please leave a comment and let me know!
Hi, y’all! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted interesting things I’ve come across on the interwebs — it’s been a busy month, no lie. But not too busy to miss out on the following:
♥ This librarian tattoo calendar from the Rhode Island Library Association that challenges librarian stereotypes. LOVE.
♥ This list of 17 bizarre natural remedies from the 1700s. Did you know that living “a fortnight on boiled carrots only” was once thought to be a surefire asthma cure?!
♥ This gallery of alternative movie posters is so awesome it’s hard to pick a favorite!
♥ Last, but not least, this map of six decades of the most popular girl names in the U.S., state-by-state. Jennifer ruled the nation for over a decade, practically owning the ’70s. You’re welcome.
Bookmobile (Photo credit: Crossett Library Bennington College)
Hey there! Fall term is in full swing, and I have been exhausted, y’all. But not too exhausted to collect some of the more interesting things on the interwebs to come across my desk, er, laptop.
♥ … like these breathtakingly beautiful photos of abandoned places in Europe. Somewhere, Miss Havisham is aching.
♥ … and this wonderful gallery of early library bookmobiles. Looking at these kinds of vintage photos always leaves me with a smile on my face.
♥ … as does looking through this list of things notoriously grumpy author Jonathan Franzen currently loathes. The list is very long. And (unintentionally?) hilarious.
♥ … and The Guardian‘s collection of daily routines of famous authors, including Agatha Christie, who was able to write anywhere — including in the middle of a desert beside a broken-down jalopy, which, in turn, led to a marriage proposal. (That story’s not in the article, it’s in her autobiographies, which I’ve also read. So get on that.)
♥ America IS weird, y’all. As evidenced by this list of top 10 biggest roadside foods in the U.S. Giant strawberries, peanuts, corn, artichokes, popcorn, and peaches are all represented. But the strangest thing of all? That the giant peach is NOT in Georgia…
♥ Tears in my eyes reading about this 103-year-old man who has treated himself to a nice dinner out every night for as long as he can remember. Some choice lines from this sweet article:
Mr. Rosen is 103 but he doesn’t look a day over 90.
“I’m still open to meeting someone,” he said, his eyes twinkling as he prepared to order coffee and dessert. “I still have the desire. That’s what counts.”
♥ And you may have seen this video already, but go ahead and treat yourself to a second (or third, or fourth, or fifth) viewing of this epic lip sync-off with Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Merchant (dude is TALL, y’all), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And then treat yourself further with the first lip sync-off with John Krasinski, embedded at the bottom of that post. More tears in my eyes this time… from laughing! Pure entertainment.
Hey, y’all, it’s fall!
♥ Here are 9 unique Halloween costume ideas, pop culture edition. My fave is the Duchess Kate costume!
♥ I enjoyed this interview with Janie Bryant, Emmy-nominated costume designer for the TV show “Mad Men,” complete with dreamy sketches.
♥ The site Book Riot is always a good time, including this compilation of 8 actors’ reflections on books and reading.
♥ Are Americans the weirdest people in the world? This in-depth read is blow-your-mind amazing and throws out some very intriguing questions for us all.