Thursday, 24 December 2009

Radio GaGa

No, not a post about Queen. Sorry. So, I realized that I should have been posting old Christmas photos this week- Oops. I'll do it next week, you know, during the actual Christmas Season (twelve days of Christmas and all). Also, back to small children later tonight. For now, I just want to say, I've always liked 102.9 WMGK. They love The Beatles there. No, really. Love. Which is why today, in the buildup to Christmas, when EVERY OTHER RADIO STATION EVER is playing White Christmas for the gajillionth time since Halloween, WMGK is playing 24 hours of The Beatles. And that's just more fun to listen to!

So thank you, WMGK people, for being awesome, and playing awesome music. :)

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Soap of the Day!

Ok, so tea is generally just the best thing in the world. However, sometimes you just have to share other wonderful things as well! Sometimes those other wonderful things happen to be made of soap!

Sometimes that soap happens to be made by Dominican Nuns.

(yes, I know I'm posting this at the very wrong time, as the soap shop site is down until January 2 due to the whole Christmas season thing)

Anyway- I was given soap. Soap is nice. It smells good, sometimes even relaxing. It's pretty colors, and everyone likes pretty colors. But still. Soap is soap. Then I actually used it. That was pretty much the best shower I've ever taken.

The bar I picked first has an all right scent, nothing special (though they do have an apple spice bar that I'm going for as soon as the rest of my soap runs out!). But it felt like washing with silk! So soft and smooth! Oh, and you know how lots of times whatever it is you used to wash with will run out of suds before you're finished? I was all clean with suds to spare!

All in all, a very enjoyable and reasonably priced shower experience! Five big stars!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Literary Children

As most of you know, I work in the children's department at a book shop. I love it, and I love the books. Let us not check out some of the children that inspired some of those lovely books. To do this, we shall start at the beginning, and when we get to the end, we'll stop. And of course, that beginning begins with a little girl named Alice Liddell:

Alice in 1859

1858 Alice (far right)

with sisters Edith and Lorina

1859 Alice as a Beggar Girl

1859 Edith, Lorina and Alice Liddell

1860 Alice

Alice and Lorina

The last page of the original copy of
Alice's Adventures Underground

Alice by Julia Margaret Cameron

1870 Alice Liddell Hargreaves

Friday, 18 December 2009

New Fancy Layout Bits!

<3 <3

Monday, 7 December 2009

Winter Ice-capades

Yesterday afternoon my brother and I went into the cemetery to where the rain water collects in a GIANT puddle. It had frozen over, but not so much that we could walk on it. So instead, we took a huge stick with a nifty knot at the end of it and broke holes in the ice for about half an hour! When you get a nice sheet of it, and throw it across the ice, it makes a lovely tinkling sound as it shatters and skids! :-D

When I was in first grade I had the chicken pox, and spent all day at home on the sofa watching Olympic Ice Skating. Ever since then I have wanted to be an ice skater. I have been ice skating a grand total of one time, but I never fell down. :-D

1890 Skating Party, Ft. Keogh, MT




1914 Princess Patricia of Connaught, daughter of the Governor General, with an officer from her father's staff in Canada

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of England, Champions in Pairs Skating

The Foreceast Says...

We're apparently going in to a deep freeze! Gah! *shiver*

I actually kind of hope we get hammered with snow this year. I should like to build a fort and live in it.

1936/7 Soviet Prisoners in winter


1936/7 Transportation of wood in Russia

Ice Fishing

Newsboys in Utica, NY

Building a Snowman!


A Girl on a swing with her Grandmother


1909-32 African American men shovelling snow in street, Washington, D.C.

I'm Dreaming of Not Ever Hearing Christmas Jingles Again

And to keep you warm this winter: More Snow!

(Though, to be fair, the snow melted, and the temperature rose absurdly high again today...)

1940s World War II soldier Russell Blaney

1920 Lillian Gish in Way Down East, a movie based on the play based (loosely) on Tess of the D'Urburvilles. After Lillian's character ran out into the snow, she spent hours shooting a scene in which she was floating down the river on a block of ice, all frozen and passed out. This was back when actors did their own stunts, and Lillian spent all day with her left hand in a frozen river which resulted in permanent nerve damage.

1907 Admiral Peary's Arctic Expedition

1908 A Crow winter camp

1914 Elizabeth, Lester, Caroline and Sterling Goddard

1908 Stage Actress Miss Zena Dare



Unknown, but fun looking!


Let It Snow- Or How About Not?

Good morning lovely readers! I'm sorry I've been away for a while, but now I have a great week of posts for you! In honour of Saturday's snow, (the first snow of the year for those of us in these parts) which got me sent home from work early (yay! but now I'm down 1.5 hours of pay...) I bring you, Snow of the Past!

1950s Australia

1906 King Haakon and Queen Maud (Queen Victoria's Granddaughter) of Norway

1889 Leslie and Julia Stephen (Virginia Woolf's parents) with Melichor (another relative) in the Alps

Stage Actress Cleo de Merode (Fake snow is still snow!)

1946 Rhode Island

1910 Princes Gustav Adolf and Sigvard of Sweden

1946 African American members of the Women's Army Corps standing in the snow and throwing snowballs at each other, Camp Shanks, New York, January 3

1911 Katherine Hepburn at age four in the snow with her brother Tom