Saturday, July 24, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of July 18

Well, here we are again!  It's been a quiet week.  I'm getting a bit worried that we are running out of summer much more quickly than I'm ready for.  We've ordered Z's new and bigger backpack for first grade and his first lunch box.  My baby's growing up!

As soon as I have some free time, I'm going to make my handwriting into a font.  I rather like my handwriting.  (via Techland)

Tired of the old-fashioned push-pin method of recording where you've been in the world?  Trade up to a scratch-off map.  It's like a lottery ticket but you've already won because you got to go somewhere new.  (via ApartmentTherapy)

Diane of Bibliophile by the Sea has found that the NY Times has digitized book reviews back to 1981.  Again, when I have some free time ...

If you're getting antsy for Jenny's Diana Wynne Jones week like I am (admittedly, I've just devoured two more DWJ novels in the past week or so ...), read this lovely tribute article.  Apparently, she's an author worth knowing! (via A Fuse #8 Production)

io9 has collected bits of wisdom and advice from 34 sci-fi/fantasy authors.  (Why 34 and not 42?  I don't know.)  I kind of love this one --
"You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you." — Robert Anton Wilson
TastyKitchen has what they say is a muffin that tastes like a doughnut.  I'm going to use my willpower to avoid making them though because they're really just a muffin dipped entirely in melted butter and covered in cinnamon sugar.

And now for a unique photo spread.  The photographer, George Logan, has transposed African safari shots on a Scottish landscape.  Marvelous!  If you choose to buy the book, all proceeds go to The Born Free Foundation -- a very worthy cause.  (via Flavorwire)

Saturday is a fun day,


  1. Handwriting into font: Oo, I want to do mine too. I want to try it with my real handwriting and my two fake handwritings. One time when I was in high school I picked out some fonts I liked and modified them slightly to invent these two new handwritings that I now use sometimes. Because I am weird. I think it would be funny to see them converted back into fonts! :)

    That's such a great article about Diana Wynne Jones, and all very very true. Hearts.

  2. Love the hippo shots!!

    I will have to pretend I didn't see the muffin entry.

  3. I love handwriting fonts! I wish they could be on my blog. How cool would that be?

    I like the photo spread! Awesome.

    That quote is cool.

  4. Jenny - Yes, maybe a bit weird. ;)

    Jenners - I don't know why I follow food blogs. I'm never going to lose weight!

    Rebecca - That would be totally awesome! I want a "handwritten" blog!