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September 6th, 2007

Two real posts and a panicked PSA after interminable silence frees me for a linky post, right?

  • Penny Arcade on boy librarians made me laugh. Of course in librarianship, like in teaching, while women outnumber men, men still get the directorships the way they get to be principals at schools.
  • Surely that woman dressed in traditional Mayan clothes is a bag lady. Throw her out. Oh wait, you mean, she’s a Nobel Laureate?
  • From the newest, and most favorite, of the blogs I read “Strange Maps” comes this “Cat’s Map of the Bed“. On our bed the Heaving Spot is much, much larger. Oz has always been a prodigious vomiter and Rorschach, who thinks he needs to groom even the dog, hacks up some enormous furballs.
  • Continuing on the cat trend, I took the Egyptian zodiac quiz and no one who knows me will be at all surprised to find I turned out Bastet
    Bastet


    You look for balance and harmony, anxious, devoted. Often rash and impatient.
    Colors: male: yellow ochre, female: grey
    Compatible Signs:
    Sekhmet, Horus
    Dates:
    Jul 14 – Jul 28, Sep 23 – Sep 27, Oct 3 – Oct 17
    Role: Goddess of cats, women, and secrets
    Appearance:
    Cat or cat-headed woman
    Sacred animals:
    cat

    What is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?
    Designed by CyberWarlock of Warlock’s Quizzles and Quandaries

    Bastet rocks.

  • So the votes on the new seven wonders were counted, and they are: Chichen Itza, Macchu Picchu, Christ Redeemer, Petra, The Great Wall, The Taj Mahal and The Colosseum. I have to say, I’d love to go to Macchu Picchu but the only one of those I’ve been to, the Christ Redeemer wasn’t all that. I mean, it was cool and all, but it wasn’t in the top seven things I’ve ever seen or anything.
  • Sophia loves these boxy paper toys from paperboxworld. You might like them too.
  • Also in the world of folded and glued paper beings are the paper critters. Sophia’s made several, and I made this one: . Go make your own!

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