Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
This was on someone's grave (?) at the mausoleum. Many people buried (?) there have weird symbols like this above their names. The Freemason and Daughters of the American Revolution ones are easy to figure out, but so many of them are a mystery to me. I guess it isn't normal to join weird societies anymore - you mostly see these on the graves of people who were alive in the first half of the 20th century. I wonder why we stopped doing that. I'm guessing it's the baby boomers' fault. I wish I knew what this one meant. More to the point, I wish there was a search engine where you could upload images of anything - bugs, symbols, flags, minerals, and it would tell you what it was. How useful and terrifying would that be?
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
"I'm sure those are not the right words,' said poor Alice, and her eyes filled with tears again as she went on, `I must be Mabel after all, and I shall have to go and live in that poky little house, and have next to no toys to play with, and oh! ever so many lessons to learn! No, I've made up my mind about it; if I'm Mabel, I'll stay down here! It'll be no use their putting their heads down and saying "Come up again, dear!" I shall only look up and say "Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up: if not, I'll stay down here till I'm somebody else"--but, oh dear!' cried Alice, with a sudden burst of tears, `I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! I am so VERY tired of being all alone here!"
- from "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
"This is the most sentimental of all Gerry Rafferty's songs. It is about a man who dreams of owning a house and living away from his neighborhood, but he is a drunk, and cannot achieve that goal. He drinks to forget what he doesn't have, and never realizes he's a rolling stone with no direction."
from Songfacts.com regarding Gerry Rafferty's 1978 hit, "Baker Street"