Category Archives: Two New Things a Day

The Big Read Meme, and Joss Whedon’s Evil Genius!

Yes, yes, it’s been awhile, lovely to see you again too, no, I’m not dead. Now that we’ve gotten that all out of the way… I’ve taken the next step into Web 2.0-ness, and created a Google Reader account and … Continue reading

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Frequentative -le, and crooked-eared owls

I love AlphaDictionary! Today Dr. Goodword taught me about a whole class of verbs I’d never heard of before. They’re known as “frequentative” verbs, and they are formed by adding -le or -er to an existing verb to indicate repetitive … Continue reading

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Not to be morbid, but…

…this is what happens when one reads reviews of books about a CSI’s work. (That’s “Crime Scene Investigator” for people who haven’t watched television in several years.) I’m sure most people have heard the term rigor mortis (one of the … Continue reading

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Feed your miNd

My job is a constant education… two new N-words from the same journal (Booklist 11/1/06, if you’re rabidly curious) that turned out the be vaguely related! I suspect the first word was not used correctly, or else I’m missing something … Continue reading

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French is no.

A regular patron of ours has been trying to authenticate a piece of artwork by a particular artist. Today he came in and said that he heard about a series of volumes put together by a gallery, a museum, and … Continue reading

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Let the sun shine in

So, it’s raining again. Bleh. But on the upside, I got a new rainbow-colored umbrella! It includes one panel of sky blue as well as the seven, yes SEVEN! colors of the rainbow. Poor, neglected indigo is included, and I … Continue reading

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Coincidence…? I think so!

Today, I learned a secret so deep and dark that even *I* did not know it. Today, I learned that I…

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Shifting sands

Don’t ask me why (I’m fairly certain it had nothing at all to do with what I’d dreamt the night before, or work, or anything else), but I woke up this morning trying to remember how one gets out of … Continue reading

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Forgotten words

I love when a book forces me to look up words; not surprisingly, historicals do it to me more often than others. It *does* surprise me, though, when it happens in a trashy romance. 😉 (Although, true, Regencies– tho’ this … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Beaver Cheese

A tidbit from a chat conversation, which of course all began with a reference to Monty Python’s famous Cheese Shop Sketch: Me: (As a note, there really IS Venezuelan Beaver Cheese.) Matt: Oh, *really*? Liz: Oh, really, what? Matt: Venezualan. … Continue reading

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