Category Archives: words

Words Found Today

In the cor­ner of the page con­tain­ing a pat­tern for cut­ting out a joint­ed paper doll.

1. Enlarge or reduce tem­plate to desired size.
2. Cut out.
3. Embell­ish and attach pieces togeth­er.

I think the­se may be the lost direc­tions for life.

Clouds

Word clouds are a fun way of find­ing out what’s real­ly on your (blog’s) mind. The Gen­er­a­tor Blog point­ed to Wordle this morn­ing and I’ve been hav­ing fun mak­ing clouds for var­i­ous blogs I read/write.

Here’s one based on ms. shoes:

ms, shoes to date (july 2008)

I think I spend a lit­tle too much time writ­ing about the chick­ens. Though I do like the idea that beads and dan­ger get about equal play in my life.

Words found Today

I’m a lit­tle behind in my read­ing and writ­ing.

I found a scrap of paper on my desk this after­noon. It says:

I am not wear­ing my good girl shoes.

I remem­ber laugh­ing hys­ter­i­cal­ly when I first read it but now can’t remem­ber where.

Oh well.

An exhibition of books in Oaxaca

Each time I am in Oax­a­ca I stop into the Casa De La Ciu­dad. There is always some­thing inter­est­ing in the lit­tle sala to the right of the entrance.

When I was last there (Sep­tem­ber 2008) it was the exhi­bi­tion -Los Libres, Los Via­jes, y El Tiem­po (Books, Trav­els, and Time — rough­ly)

los libros, los viajes, y el tiempo

los libros, los via­jes, y el tiem­po

The prob­lem of how to let peo­ple look at/through old­er books is not often solved at all let alone nice­ly.

display column

dis­play column

Here they have scanned/photographed the cov­ers and por­tions of the text from sev­er­al books that tie in with the exhibit. Then bound them togeth­er and left them out for peo­ple to look at.

not something you're likely to find on display in the USA

not some­thing you would find on dis­play in the USA

The­se aren’t sophis­ti­cat­ed fac­sim­i­lies. They’re just-good-enough repro­duc­tions that aren’t expect­ed to last beyond the cur­rent exhibit.

reproduction of the text pages

repro­duc­tion of the text pages

They are scanned and then print­ed sin­gle sid­ed on mat­te pho­to paper and “bound” by being sta­pled at the left mar­gin. The sta­ples are cov­ered by cloth tape.

There was this one that fas­ci­nat­ed Jim — the excerpt was from the anten­nas chap­ter.

an early radio manual from Mexico.

an ear­ly radio man­u­al from Mex­i­co.

This one is fine just for the cov­er illus­tra­tion.

that's quite a cover for a botany book!

that

This is a great solu­tion to the prob­lem of how to let peo­ple get hands on with books that can’t take the han­dling.

Cheap, tidy, and cer­tain­ly the only way I’ll ever get my hands on Dueno del Mundo by Julio Verne.

dueno del mundo por julio verne

dueno del mundo por julio verne

w.t.f

so the oth­er day as i was look­ing through some of the thou­sands of fold­ers of pho­tos we have i found this one.

other than the catchy rhyme it's a lousy sign

sign on the fer­ry

oth­er than the catchy rhyme it’s a lousy sign.

i just want to know who they (the peo­ple who designed the sign) think is going to under­stand that this is where you should go if you need to get into the lifeboat?