Saturday, June 09, 2007

where troubles melt like lemon drops

Dress: Vintage with the original tags, $2 at the Salvation Army. Cat: Fat and fluffy and entertaining, $30 at the local shelter.

I just read an amazing book which I'm prepared to bet you haven't read. The librarian tells me that I was the first one to check it out since it was purchased..six years ago. Did you know that a man named W.C. Minor, a primary contributor to the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, did it all from inside Broadmoor Insane Asylum, where he lived as an inmate? Because of schizophrenia manifesting as extreme paranoia....and guilt...not to be a spoiler, but the man felt that perhaps God would forgive him for certain spicy thoughts if he..well. Too bad that eighty is a bit old to start a new career as a castrato singer. A thrilling read! *bright smile*

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary


Molly said...

Oh goodie! I get to be the first to win that bet. I've read this book.

Abi said...

That is such a cute dress, I want one.

SagePixie said...

You are SO A~DOT~ABLE it's frightening!

I love that you paid more for the cat than you did for the dress.

Don't worry about being single. After you move, hang out at the bookstore alot and all will be well.

Congratulations on graduating!!

Love and Laughter,

April said...

I've read that book and it is highly entertaining!

(This is April M., your queen, btw. I found your link in your facebook profile. Stalkalicious).

Rogue Rylla said...

I have that book, it was very interesting! Oh, and the dress is adorable:)

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