Saturday, September 24, 2011

For Those Who Love To Read


Since June I have purchased 13 books from Amazon for my Kindle.
Now I love to read.
And I love books.
I really love my Kindle.
I hate holding a book and I have an inability to get books back in time.
I lose books and my dogs have been known to find library books very yummy.
And I love libraries.

Today I found out that my local library now has the ability to lend books via Kindle due to a deal between Overdrive and Amazon.


My reading lists are heavily British and obscure, but there will be no more late or lost books fines and I will save some money on purchases.
Of course this all depends on what format my library has a specific book available in. From comparing what I bought in the last few months to what is available there are 4 books I purchased that could have been just borrowed. Plus there are a few I was not really sure if I wanted to read or not (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) that now I can borrow happily.

I still have to go to the library and pay my $50 fine (I know....DON'T JUDGE ME) which I would have paid in May if they had a CC machine and took debit cards.
I mean really, who carries cash anymore?

*That is a Bryant and May mystery by Christopher Fowler. If you like mysteries and have a thing for London these are the best.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mushroom Interlude

It has been pretty wet in the last week (finally) and mushrooms have begun sprouting from some potting soil.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Photos: Vintage Finds

We went on a short trip this week to visit my parents and in between great meals my mother and I did a bit of shopping.
I got a few new vintage 50's tumblers, some fun vintage hankies for wiping my brow and a Homer Laughlin serving bowl in a great starburst pattern I like.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

This is Not Sad...

There is way too much fucking "weigh you down" sadness this week.
Fires in Texas and all the 9/11 stuff.
I made the mistake of turning on NPR earlier. Christ, one depressing angst fest after another. Tragedy porn at it's finest.
Enough to make this depressed, broke and hormonal woman want to end it all with a butter knife.
To make us all feel better I give you a picture of Angus the Stray Who Lives Under My House Because He Sprays. That planter never got filled this year with flowers and what not because he decided it made a very fine cat bed. I have gone outside and found him sleeping in it on his back with just his kitty paws trust in the air.
Oh yes.
It is too laugh.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Last of the Summer Photographs

The other night we got the golden glow that shows up some nights right before the sun goes down.
I ran outside and saw this:

It was better in person.
Also snapped a few pictures of the last blooms on my crepe myrtle which has been in bloom since late June.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

First Lady Vintage

I thought that looked like a vintage dress.
Mrs. Obama is on the cover of next month's Essence Magazine wearing a lovely vintage 50's dress from New York Vintage.
She makes it look totally modern.
Via Mrs. O.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Amelia's Fashions

Interesting article on Huffington Post about Amelia Earhart's Fashion Line.
Nice bit of vintage fashion history.

The above is a 30's pattern available at Vintage Fashion Library.

Via ArtFire Vintage on Twitter.