May 30, 2014

Vintage Apothecary Labels

I love these, but I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's from another life, maybe I was a pharmacist that time. Who knows? At any rate, click any of these to see them full-sized and, as always, take whatever you want!

May 23, 2014

The Shining

Released on May 23, 1980.

There are some incredible images and a lot of information on The Overlook Hotel website; one of my favorites is Stanley Kubrick's personal copy of Stephen King's original book with Kubrick's own notes in the margins. And a continuity picture of little Danny wearing his Apollo sweater.
There's an intriguing 2012 film (if you're into "The Shining", that is) called "Room 237" and you can watch it on Viooz here. It delves into some of the mysteries about the layout of The Overlook.

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Stephen King published a sequel to The Shining late last year; Dr. Sleep does not follow Kubrick's storyline, but King's own instead. I loved the book and had at least as many nightmares from reading it as I did with The Shining.

While I'm at all-time favorite Stephen King novel is Hearts In Atlantis, which I've written about before on this blog, but it's not scary scary.

The scariest of all of King's novels, in my opinion, is Pet Sematary. I got it the year it came out, for Christmas, and stayed up all night reading it. Everyone was in bed and I was frozen in a chair in the family room, continuing to read. I could barely bring my head out of it when everyone got up to celebrate Christmas morning. And that's the sure sign of a good book!

May 20, 2014

Jan C. Garavaglia

Dr. G photo DrG.jpg This show would not usually be my "type" of viewing, but once I got started I couldn't stop. The cases were fascinating, not gross, and the stories are enhanced by the fact that Dr. G is so animated and...alive.

Medical examiners are the folks that function, often, as coroners. So Dr. G's cases are people who have died and her search to find out why.
There are a plethora of full-length Dr. G shows on YouTube. There are also many clips on the Discovery Fit & Health website.

If you give Dr. G a try and decide it's just not your thing, the series Snapped is also posted on YouTube. It's good and scary, but there's little of the blood and guts stuff!

May 18, 2014

Today's Festivities

Today was the all-university time-honored graduation at KU; students walk through the Memorial Campanile and down the hill (KU is very hilly) to their commencement.

Memorial Campanile
the KU Jayhawk walks the walk

...and the baby Jayhawk does, too

Steven walking

...and Steven and Danielle!

May 17, 2014


Today we watched Steven receive his Master's of Science in Geology at the University of Kansas. What a great ceremony! Memorable, emotional, funny and relevant.

In less than a month Steven starts work as a remote sensing research scientist at USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Data Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He already has an apartment leased and has been boxing up his stuff from here at home. It's the job of a lifetime!

This has all happened so fast. Because just a few weeks ago I was walking him into kindergarten and right after that we had a houseful of teenaged boys playing poker and he is still my baby.

Here he is with Danielle today...and Danielle is one of the many blessings Steven has brought into ours lives. We love that girl. 

May 16, 2014

Busy little children

These have been resized to fit this page; click any image to see full-sized and take whatever you like!

May 7, 2014

War Is Not Healthy...

I had this poster. I think my mom tossed it during The Great Clean-Up Of 1988. Just seeing it takes me back to another place and time.

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from Center For The Study Of Political Graphics

Unbelievably, I managed to score the photo below of an actual teenager with the above poster on her wall! You can see her in her natural habitat here. Note the peasant-type dress or nightgown she has on, as well as the entirely groovy pillow behind her back. I'd give a great deal to know what she's reading.
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