24.12.08

Holidays! Holy days!

I have been lazy about posting for awhile but wanted to somehow address the holiday season. I have not been doing anything that I really feels warrants a post. No cooking, crafting or doing strange things and taking photographic evidence. I've been so lackadaisical I even brought store bought fruit salad to my foodiest friend's brunch potluck!

The good thing about the holidays, perhaps my favorite thing, is that it's a time where you're allowed to put a halt to many normal responsibilities. It becomes the utmost importance to attend holiday parties, have long brunches (with naps afterwards) and hole yourself up in cozy bars with good friends and hot beverages. And shopping! It's a time when you absolutely must go shopping. I've been doing a lot of those things but won't write about them here, at least not in detail. After all, this is
Blogspot in 2008, not Livejournal in 2004.

I hope everyone has a happy (and very lazy) holiday season!!!

6.12.08

I have seen the future


The finding aid for the records of the 1939/40 New York World's Fair is finally online!!! All 685 pages of it. Also, 12,000 photographs from the records are being digitalized and will be available for viewing on the Digital Gallery. The photographs are organized in an A-Z run by subject and so far only a few of the A's are up. You can view such exciting photographs as Donald Ackerman dressed up like Satan, purchasing a ticket for the fair. I am consistently surprised at how completely weird people were in 1939/1940!



And for more Worlds Fair fun, click the link below to watch a video about the collection.

1.12.08