Anyone got any suggestions for a mix that I want to make to stop myself from falling asleep in the NYPL while looking through microfiche?

Nicki Minaj usually works, but I’m there for about 7 hours and after the first 2 or 3 hours I find myself fading. I need something with a relatively fast beat. (My “Just Keep Going” mix isn’t quite what I need either, though it’s Jo Bros songs that make me laugh and BTR.)

I’m reading through 1890s issues of the Jewelers’ Circular looking for mentions of a specific silver firm, in case you were interested.

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Knitting giveaway!

audrey1nd:

So I hit 400 followers while I wasn’t looking! (I’m not around much these days, though I do try and do answer when I people talk to me.) Which means giveaway time!

Reblog or like between now and 11:59 pm on November 1st, 2014. I will choose a winner and they get a small knitted good of their choosing! Contiguous United States only (because shipping is expensive, sorry). Must be following me.


le-plus-beau-des-mensonges:

Venus Grotto in Ludwig II’s Linderhof Palace

"The grotto is wholly artificial and was built for the king as an illustration of the First Act of Wagner’s "Tannhäuser”. Ludwig liked to be rowed over the lake in his golden swan-boat but at the same time he wanted his own Blue Grotto of Capri. Therefore 24 dynamos had been installed and so already in the time of Ludwig II it was possible to illuminate the grotto in changing colours.”

le-plus-beau-des-mensonges:

Venus Grotto in Ludwig II’s Linderhof Palace

"The grotto is wholly artificial and was built for the king as an illustration of the First Act of Wagner’s "Tannhäuser”. Ludwig liked to be rowed over the lake in his golden swan-boat but at the same time he wanted his own Blue Grotto of Capri. Therefore 24 dynamos had been installed and so already in the time of Ludwig II it was possible to illuminate the grotto in changing colours.”





lonelygiraffe17:

Trusting people is becoming hard

Keeping my grades up is becoming hard

Feeling pretty is becoming hard

Thinking happy thoughts is becoming hard

Doing work is becoming hard

Maintaining a friendship is becoming hard

Doing everything is becoming hard and I don’t like it


robertkazinsky:

It must’ve broken down long ago… Probably a gardener robot. It protected this place even after the people went away.


A long time ago, she remembered her father saying that when the cold wind blows the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. He had it all backwards. Arya, the lone wolf, still lived, but the wolves of the pack had been taken and slain and skinned.


Ichabod Crane: upstanding citizen of Sleepy Hollow, saving children, getting kittens out of trees.

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combeferret:

jobacks:

So, my point is, if you play basketball, you’re gonna end up on a cereal box. If you sing in musicals, you’re gonna end up in my mom’s refrigerator.

there was once a time we laughed at chad’s mom

now we are chad’s mom