Sunday, August 30, 2009

One little girl in a pale pink coat heard, "Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo." She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd.

KOZA - Czech (eastern Ashkenazic): from western and eastern Slavic koza ‘nanny goat’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.

In case you didn't realize (and if you did, you deserve the Obscure Fact Know-er of the Year award), my last name translates directly to "goat" in the land of my dad's ancestors.

If only I had inherited my mother's plain Anglo-Saxon family name. It would have aroused far less nominal humiliation.

On the bright side, it wouldn't have lent itself nearly as well to thematic Etsy searches...

I spent Sunday...

...lost in the New York Journal(s) of American History. The perfect follow-up to a Saturday night spent joyfully hyperventilating in the Colonial American wing of the Met.

"The New- York Historical Society publishes a semi-annual periodical called The New-York Journal of American History. The journal is a revival of the New-York Historical Society Quarterly, which was published between 1917 and 1980. The new publication, edited by Valerie Paley, is designed to serve both scholars and general history enthusiasts alike."

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Long Goodbye

Because my hero is Caroline Kennedy. Because he was America's greatest senator. And because he proved that resilience is limitless.

Friday, August 28, 2009

I love bookstores, but...

...I am on hiatus from Columbia's. After a morning spent in line at the registrar's office, I was not planning to repeat the process at the bookstore. Two hours later, I emerged with my spoils - the most expensive art history book ever written that has guaranteed my inability to go to J.Crew. Ever. Again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New, from the only store that matters.

Love these. They make me want to go lie in a field with that guy that plays Oliver Wood and blow on dandelions.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pictorial Webster's.

Remember children - it's never too early to start your Santa letters...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

gramercy gingham girl.

As September approaches (gasp!), I thought it appropriate to pay homage to one of summer's best patterns.

Photos courtesy of the multitude of geniuses on Flickr.