Funny you should ask, because I just found out that the most beautiful thing in the world is the marble statue in the lobby of the Whitcombe Hotel in San Francisco.
It appears to be a peasant girl bringing in the sheaves. She holds her laden skirts up with one hand, and her other arm is throw up over her head, where a pigeon alights. Another pigeon besieges her skirts, where it pecks at her wheat. It’s absolutely the most lovely statue I have seen in person, and the detail on it is incredible: the sculptor has picked out the lace on her petticoat, the stitched hem on her skirt, the braid on her corset lacing, even the woven tooth on the fabric. I actually got a little flushed and misty in the face while I walked around it.
I’m sure it’s Victorian, but there is no plaque or signature, and neither the concierge, nor the hotel’s little museum, could tell me anything about the origin or the artist. The internet is not a good source of information about antique statuary.
I wish I knew. I like Moleskines a lot, especially the “notebook” type paper, and that other type that’s smooth and thick. Album paper maybe. Not big on sketchbook paper; too toothy.
What I really want is a sketchbook that is hardbound, has smooth but gray-toned paper (I know there’s brown paper sketchbooks, I want gray), and is 6 x 9 or 8 x 10-ish. Far as I can tell, this does not exist.
So I’m taking matters into my own hands and I’m laying out some page designs in Pages right now. I want a planner sort of thing, but tailored for me, and with sketch pages included. We’ll see how it goes.
Buuuuuut I’ll probably just end up getting another goddamed Moleskine.
There is a difference between the words “itch” and “scratch”.
A scratch is similar to a cut, but much less significant, usually a scratch does not draw blood (unless the blood in question is actually from being scratched, in this case the wounds are called scratches. [i.e., “I have scratches all over my chest from when my cat got scared while I was holding her.]).
An itch is an annoying sensation under the skin.
One scratches an itch. Onedoes not itch an itch.
Certain things itch, thereby making you itchy. (i.e., “This wool sweater itches, so I usually don’t wear it.”)
The adjective “scratchy” has a negative connotation and usually refers to an annoying roughness or grating sensation. (i.e., “When I’m sick my voice gets scratchy”)
The verb “to be itching (for something)” is an idiom that means to want strongly or to be very excited (for). (i.e., “I’m itching for the new Harry Potter movie to come out!”)
This is just something random that always annoys me when I hear it misused. It’s such a simple concept.
“Robert E. Howard and Lovecraft “met” via letters after a linguistic correction (Howard wrote to Lovecraft to correct his use of Gaelic in “The Rats in the Walls,” which due to the Welsh setting, should have been Cymric). They then began trading crackpot ideas about prehistory and developed a fast friendship, purely by post).”—ECTOPLASMOSIS! » Archaeology of the Hyborian Age
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Rebecca Black is like Macaulay Culkin. She's going to look back and wonder why the hell she would want to ruin her career like that... I don't really think there's any other way she'd be famous except by everyone laughing at her or... maybe porn. She might be able to get into the porn industry in a couple years... or now.
This isn’t really a question but sure, those are some sound theories. gj
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