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Friday Web Roundup: FREE museum booklets! Grammar Nazis! Cricket Pix! Eye Candy! And More!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a Friday web roundup—so long, in fact, that I’m actually posting this on Thursday evening, just because I can. Let’s get started, shall we?


Free Met Museum Exhibit Catalogues!

In a move certain to make all history buffs and writers squee with delight, the Met Museum has made their out-of-print exhibit catalogs available for FREE on their website—you can download a PDF to save to your computer or you can (supposedly) find them on Google Books. They’re chock-full of a wealth of information and full-color photos of items that were on exhibition.

The first one I downloaded was From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1837–1877, but I’m looking forward to browsing through all of the titles to see what’s available that strikes my fancy.

Click here for the list of available titles.


It’s Bath Time for “Kitty”

(Can you imagine having to clean up that bathroom after a bath time like that???)


It’s Not Easy Being a Grammar Nazi

If seeing something like this:

makes you want to gouge your eyes out (or take a Sharpie to it), then you, too, might be a Grammar Nazi.


3,800,000,000,000,000 Words
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then human beings are more talkative than we realize.

Click the photo to read the piece on how many photos humankind have taken over the past 150+ years.


Totally Honest Avengers Trailer


Ten “Greatest” Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couples

Click through to see the full list. Which ones do you agree with? Who would you put on a list like this?


Most Popular Eye-Candy
With 22 Likes, the Uniformed Eye-Candy of the Day of David James Elliott as Cmdr. Harmon Rabb, Jr., in JAG was the most popular over on my Facebook Page. (studio promotional image)

You can “vote” by Liking (and by rallying others to Like) your favorite Eye-Candy posts over there every day.


Cricket Pix!
For those of you who haven’t been following along on Facebook, you probably don’t know that, a few months after the tough decision to have to put beloved Schnauzer Missy down, my dad decided it was time for another little one in the house. And it just so happened that her coming-home day coincided with the weekend that I had already planned to be in Arkansas to speak at the ACFW group there. So I got to spend her first three days at home with her. Her full name is Buffy the Cricket Slayer, but we’ll call her Cricket for short. Click the montage below to view the album on Facebook. (She’s a black miniature Schnauzer—with just a little bit of white on the toes of three feet :-).)

  1. Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:52 pm

    I love that, Buffy the Cricket Slayer! What a cutie!


    • Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:54 pm

      She’s so tiny, that’s about the only size critter she can take on! 🙂 Plus, she hops around like one.


    • Audry permalink
      Friday, October 19, 2012 8:22 am

      One of our chickens (A Buff Orpington) is named Buffy the Mealworm Slayer, lol (mealworms are one of the chickens’ favorite treats). We call her Buffy though.


  2. Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:53 pm

    Psyched beyond belief that Crichton and Aeryn made the couple list! Farscape doesn’t get nearly the love it deserves from the SF community. Also thrilled Max and Liz made the list. Roswell is an awesome teenage angst drama and it’s really well done for its genre.


    • Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:58 pm

      I was team Maria-Michael, myself! Liz and Max were just too goody-goody for me.


      • Friday, October 19, 2012 2:18 pm

        Maria and Michael were awesome too. Everything about that show was awesome. We have it on DVD.


  3. Debbie Mitchell permalink
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:02 pm

    Wow, this was a mixture of some very different things. First of all, I have to tell you that I absolutely adore your little dog. She is so precious! Second, my vote goes for Zoe and Wash for greatest couple. I really enjoyed looking over this whole post.


  4. Friday, October 19, 2012 9:34 am

    What a fun roundup! Been rather crazy, busy, lately so I apologize for not stopping by much. Be blessed!


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