The brain, she is fried. So instead of meaningful (or otherwise) content, here are some links:
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I discovered Letters of Note yesterday via some other blog that totally escapes me now.
This is AWESOME! (especially if you love history, as I do). Their tag line: correspondence deserving of a wider audience.
The site collects, displays and transcribes old letters – some from only a few years ago, some from much further back. The letter that utterly entranced me? To My Old Master – a letter from an emancipated slave to his previous master, who’d written requesting the slave to return to work at the farm. It’s an absolutely riveting read.
This, and sites like the Library of Congress, are a chief reason I adore the Internet. In the olden days, when I was in college, writing a term paper/research paper meant HOURS digging through books, hours spent trying to find primary sources and hoping you had time.
Now, with a few clicks, I can SEE a lot of these primary sources “first hand”. No, it’s not quite the same as holding something in my hand, but how likely is it that I’d get to actually touch one of these letters? The most I’d be able to do is peer through the museum glass.
Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE going to museums, seeing historical collections in person, but being able to find this stuff online is priceless.
What’s your favorite website for historical data/collections?
Here are some interesting things said by other people since today, I am she of little brain. I seem to have brought home a cold from the hospital. Bah, humbug.
- Lynn Viehl talks about Collecting Characters.
- The Three Goddesses expound on heroines.
- The Bloggess posts a photo of two of her favorite things.
I’m going to cocoon today, watch shows I’ve DVRd (Grimm, Fringe), read, call my mom to wish her a “happy birthday”, and otherwise just rest.
I shall leave you with photos from the scene (aka sleep study):
|Sleep Study 1.12.12|
Yes, pretty much this:
Sometimes, I like to cook. I don’t mean in the “what shall I have for dinner” sense, but in the “what concoction can I cobble together for a huge stewpot” sense.
I love one-pot cooking. I love slow cooker cuisine. If you can mush it all together and have it turn out tasty, that’s my thing.
One of my favorite sites is AllRecipes.com. They’ve pretty much got something for everyone and various ways of searching, including the very useful “by ingredients” mode.
A favorite was this slow cooker pulled pork. Absolutely divine.
Another site I follow is Feast For One, a blog penned and occasionally updated by fellow author Dana Stabenow. One of my staples and go-to meals: Utility Belt Penne. She totally pwned me with this recipe and I’ve made variations of it countless times.
I’m a bit of a cookery snob. I like to only use fresh ingredients, do things from scratch. It’s no wonder I don’t actually cook very often, but when I do, I go all out and it’s usually quite yummy.
What are some of your favorite one-pot meals?
Note: the pic above is from Dana’s blog post.