Saturday, August 23, 2008
no pics. and the stuff not realy pic worthy as just some silver/silver-plate flatware. laura's collectables, who's sales tend to have a lot of stuff. higher priced. lots of antiques. this was he mother's estate sale, who worked for her. retiring. much stuff. figurines and crap. oh, got a mini greek thing for an e-pal. my om got a bread knife and a sparkly party top. half price! older house, but it seemed we were looking at either collections or antique storage. woodwork painted. ick. wall to wall rug. and tokens. 2¢ kansas sales tax coin. a strange old bank 'coin' from IBERTY state bank. 12th and Garfield. capital $100,000. that seems to be not much. i guess if you give them 50¢ + the token, you will have a bank account opened for $1 AT ONCE! compound interest! $1! cripes. when was $1 something? and a 5¢ token good for trade.. G hesse on the other side. trade coins? i love it. most of the stuff i care little about. darn.
COMINES, PHILIPPE DE- 1445-1509. called the father of modern history, b at the castle of comines. orphaned young. 1463 his goddfather, philipe of burgundy, summoned him to court + soon after 'traded' him to the household of his son , afterwards known as Charles the bold. gained influence over Ch + 1468 appointed chamberlain + councellor. same year when Louis XI trapped in perrone, C cooled Ch's passion + gave advice to L XI + got brownie points. 1772 left bugundy for french court, made chamberlain + councillor. pension of 6000 livres. principality of talmont + other goodies. carried out intrigues in Burgundy for l XI + spent time in Italy. On death of L XI, sued by family from talmont + had to pay damages. plotted against regent Anne de beaujeu + joined the orleans, was arrested in 1489. banished to his estates for 10 years + pay bail. recalled in 1492. opposed expedition of charles VIII. took part in trety of vercelli. retired, but many law suits against him til died. wrote memroirs. 'history'.
COMMERCE- pgs 196-202. NO WANT!
obama is ready. he didn't pick politically, he picked for the country. damn. that's leadership in my eyes.
RANDOM OS 9 KITTY PORN POST
they can't fit on the stool anymore. a lucky estate sale find cause i grabbed it before somebody else.
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiaasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
Arthur james Balfour, earl Balfour, letter to mrs. drew. b. 1848-d?
SATURN'S DAY SCHLITZ BLOGGIONG
a KOKOMO peacock tail. I think i only made 1 or 2 of these. never schlitz glass. shitty brittle bitch KOKOMO. and rather banal glass. not at all like the bird. a total bitch to grind. is this when we were low on grinderbelts? somebody forgot to order them!
KOKOMO GLASS SUCKS!
Friday, August 22, 2008
COMBE, ANDREW, MD- 177-1847. b. edinburgh. an honored man in the field of sanitary reformers sought to PREVENT disease, by careful system of hygiene. into phrenology. head bumps.
COMBE, GEORGE- 1788-1858. b in edinburgh. advocate of phrenology. father a brewer + strict calvanist who brought up his 8 sons + 8 daughters in a rigid system of religeous instruction. grew up to be anti-church(no-really???). 1st apprenticed to lawyer blah blah wrote on phrenology. also philosophy.
COMBE, WILLIAM- 1741-1823. an anonomous hack writer of great fertility + some merit. b. in bristol. uncertain birth and parentage. educated at eton w/ fox, lyttleton, + william beckford. moved to london as law student + booksellers hack. essays published 1775. The Satire 1776. 1780 an inmate of the king's bench + much of the rest of his life in prison. corresponded. more writing.
COMET- calculating them. MATH! OH NOES! EQUATIONS!!!11!!1! p 182-193!!! MATH!!!
RANDOM HOARD POST
sauce smooshers. not sure what they are called. have 1 or 2 new ones. CURLY MAPLE!!
RANDOM OS 9 KITTY PORN POST
DANG, basil looks so small! when it wasn't like picking up a 20lb bag of potatoes with feet. he was supposed to be SMALLER than skipper! the giant kitten. no fair.
FRIG'S DAY ART BLOGGING
a detail shot of a larger vertical painting. i was unhappy with the plainm trees and no idea why i added the donuts. that's what happens when i am unhappy with something. it was getting to anal and......
i ned to take a pic of the whole thing. the donuts make it acceptable to me.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
RANDOM TOASTER POST
so, was 'chatting' with marie in VA, waves hi, and i mentioned i saw a toaster on ebay go for $1k. no way! WAY! it was a beautiful orange porcelain one. VERY RARE. so i went googling and searching for a similar one and sent her other 'big' toaster. tho the side loader isn't primo, BUT i have one. grandma f gave it to me onn my b-day. i LOVE it. and of course, i started getting toasters. right now i have a deco one i got at a flea marker for $5 and i say it is my choo choo toaster. chugachugachuga. my aunt asked me to find one at the flea market when the cottage toaster died. an old 60's copper colored toasmaster. i got the cheapest one there and it was the cleanest. kick ass!
RANDOM EBAY OBJECT POST
nice cat drawing print. gee, that looks a lot like a SO ADORABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK i had found at an estate sale. SMUDGE! and it had been a very old library discard. it is still available by the way. same illustrator/artist.
COMANCHE- tribe of native americans. so called by spaniards, but by french Padouques + naiini, belong to the shoshone family + lived between the upper waters of the brazos + colorado + the arkansas + misouri brought to nominal submission by spaniards in 1783 by general anzo(asshole) who killed 30 chiefs.
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Francis Bacon. Of Discourse
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
COLUMELLA, LUCIUS JUNIUS MODERATUS- author of the most complete classical treatise on agriculture affairs. b at cadiz. 1st C ad. same era as seneca. had estate called ceretanum, maybe near the pyreanees or sardinia. traveled extensively, but mainly lived in rome. writing not elegant, but full. cultiration of many fruit + veg, trees, flowers. 12 books. published in 1472, 1735, 1773, english translation 174, french 1551, italian 1554-57-59 + 1808, german 1769.
you can still get this book!
mcPOW is kinda stupid calling obama the anti-christ. that should make a bunch of left-behinders vote for obama. don't they WANT jesus to come back?
obama is a way cool anti-christ.
RANDOM DAILY SQUIRREL POST
Squirrels arrived in America from England as stowaways on Pilgrim ships. Historians have since marvelled at their remarkable survival skills, as squirrels have adapted and thrived all over North America.
THEY AIN'T NATIVE???
WODEN'S DAY FELINE EXPLOITATION
OS 9 basil pic. he tried to 'mount' sybil 3 times tonight. she said no.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
RANDOM E BRITANNICA POST
COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER- 1436-1506. eldest son of dominico columbo + suzanna fontanarossa in genoa. father a wool comber, moved to savona in 1469. cc sent to university in pavia, devoting study to math + natural science + nautical astronomy. at 15 desired to be a sailor. no record of his apprenticeship. 1st part no history, but early years stormy, laborious, + eventful. "whenever ship has sailed, there i have journeyed." known he visited england. "ultima thule" iceland, the guinea coast + greek isles + in service of rene of provance for whom he intercepted + seized a venetian galley w/ bravery + audacity. read ptolemy + marinus nearchis + pliny. cardinal hiacos cosmographia, marco polo + mandville. learned how to draw charts + construct spheres + to navigate. in 1470 went to lisbon after being wrecked in a sea fight in portugal. married felipa perestrello, daughter of a capt in service to prince henry, called the navigator, one of the early colonists + 1stt govof porto santo, island off madiera. employed himself making maps + charts + began thinkingof the world undiscovered + conceived a design to reach asia by sailing west. in 1474 telling paolo toscanelli his plans, who encouraged him. but he needed backing. 1st tried genoa. then turned to john II of portugal, but he was busy looking at africa. then henry II of england thru bro + he went off to spain w/ his son, wife dead. made proposal to duke of medina sidonia next, next medina celi, who liked the idea + housed him 2 years + planned on giving him 3 or 4 ships, but too much for him to undertake + thought france + wrote on behalf of isabella who asked for cc to visit her court at cordova. castille + leonwere struggling to defeat the moors + ferdinand + isabella too busy. who were nice to cc + palmed him off to alonzo de quintanillo who cc convinced him of his theories + made friends + met beatriz enriquez, the mother of cc's2nd son. went from cordova to salamanca, blah blah finally in 1487 fernando de talavera summonded astronomers + cosmographers to confer w/ cc but ecclessiastic poo poo. biblical blah blah. stopped in port town of andalusia + met juan perez de marchena who introduced him to gentci fernandez a dr + student of geography. juan p once queen's confesor + he went to her. blah blah blah. isabella gains crown of aragon + plans set for cc. hard to get men for the trip, but in april-set. santa maria-50 men, pinta-30 men, nina-24. august 1492 set off. 3 days after, pinta lost rudder so sept off. oct land ho! 12th finally 'discovered' santa maria del concepcion, exuma isabella juana or luba bohio, the cuban archapelago + hispaniola. santa maria ran aground + had to be abandoned. built fort w/ the ship + left 43 at ft. la navidad + set off in nina, the pinta out of sight + by feb; cc reached the azores + by march, with much fanfare told the news of his 'discovery'. plans for a new expedition. 3 galleons + 14 caravels. 1500 men 12 MISSIONARIES w/ orders from benedictine friar to CHRISTIANIZE any natives found. blah blah porto rico. from this point cc greatness as a seaman questionable. failures, vexAtions, miseries, insults, he is a planter of colonies + ruler of pitiful + remarkable men. the beginning of the slave trade.mining! the colony in sadshape. unhealthy sick, hungry, indians mistreated + pissed, but brought down w/ spanish superior power.-orinoco-cc suffering from gout + opthalmia. the usual spanish crap. blah blah isabella pissed. you're fired! cc + bro's put in chains + sent to spain. off lightly. back to new world- honduras-disease. back to spain in 1504. died 1506. body moved several times. cc a redhead. grey by 30.