Sunday, February 24, 2013

Appreciating "Enough"

I loved reading this today.

"It's very important to notice when there's enough. We often have a habit of scarcity, even in times of incredible abundance and wealth. We forget that there's often enough, more than enough, to meet our needs, and to be happy, and to find appreciation, and to give some away. May this be so for you today and every day."

When a Package of Still Warm Tortillas Is Plenty and Enough Weekend Meditation | The Kitchn

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Still looking for Valentines? Here, let me help ;)

I've seen quite a few fun Valentines over the last few days, so I thought I'd round up some of my favorites here:

Wesley Crusher, from Flying Armadillo Productions 

Captain Malcolm Reynolds, from Chelsea Davison

Lydia and Lizzie Bennet (doing costume theater as Lizzie and Darcy),
from The Hills Can Be Quite Unforgiving 

More Lizzie Bennet Diaries Valentines here
(I was tempted to post half of them here, but I restrained myself)

And my favorite:

Richard III (no, I'm not tired of him yet), from Medium Aevum

Friday, February 01, 2013

Interesting OED facts

Very interesting bit about the Oxford English Dictionary from today's Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor:

"The longest entry in the 1989 edition is the word "set" in its verb form: There are more than 430 listed ways the verb "set" is used. The entry for the verb "set" is 60,000 words long, the equivalent of a modestly sized novel. The Bible is quoted more than any other work in the Oxford English Dictionary, and Shakespeare is quoted more than any other single author. Of Shakespeare's works, Hamlet is quoted the most — there about 1,600 quotations from Hamlet alone in the OED."