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Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
2:22 pm - Postcards expiring in my shop soon
These cards are expiring in my shop in less than a week.


SALE Big SALE - Hall of FAME, University Heights, New York City, Vintage Postcard, 1930s, Manhattan Post Card Co.
hallf of fame vintage new york postcard

SALE Big Sale CHARLESGATE from the FENWAY, Boston, Mas., Vintage Postcard, Used and Stamped, 1900s, Reichner Bros.
fenway boston vintage postcard

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Friday, April 27th, 2012
10:24 pm - I have a new shop on Etsy!
I don't know how to post the widget to LJ, which is really annoying. Does anyone know how to do that? Or to share Etsy listings to LJ? Anyway, my new shop sells vintage postcards. I have 12 listings up so far and am adding more tonight.

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AgnesOfBohemia

Click here for a scan of one of my favorite listings so far, It's of the State House in Boston. The card itself is from 1907.Collapse )

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Friday, January 27th, 2012
7:55 am - Writer's Block: ONTD Games Giveaway

Which video game character would you like to have as your real-life BFF?

One random response will win a $60 Amazon gift card! [Full contest rules here.]

Don't forget to share your favorite gamer moments on ontdgames at 3 p.m. PST for Free For All Friday (FFAF).

View 1535 Answers



Toadstool from Super Mario Brothers.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010
5:24 pm - I'm currently reading...
The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily by Nancy Goldstone.

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
2:52 pm - Repost from SF_drama
OTT: Help Finding a Missing Classmate
sf_d, you guys rock at this kind of thing, so I am hoping some of you can either help or at least pass on the information so that hopefully we can find him.



This is Doug Donham. He is an awesome guy with a promising academic career. He was reported missing October 30 by his parents and was last heard from on October 17th in Denver.

His apartment lease ended last month around the time he was defending his dissertation at the University of Colorado Denver. Subsequently, he was somewhat homeless while revising his paper: sleeping on a couch in the student union and sometimes getting a hotel room. As of the 17th his phone has been turned off and his parents, friends and adviser have not heard from him since then.

If you have any information on his whereabouts since then, please contact Chris Schilling (chris dot schilling at gmail dot com) who is coordinating with Doug’s parents. Also, more information and updates can be found at the Updates on Doug Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_142396492475424&ap=1

If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
11:15 am - The Chemist's War
The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences.
By Deborah Blum
Posted Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at 10:00 AM ET


Detroit police inspecting a clandestine underground brewery during Prohibition.

It was Christmas Eve 1926, the streets aglitter with snow and lights, when the man afraid of Santa Claus stumbled into the emergency room at New York City's Bellevue Hospital. He was flushed, gasping with fear: Santa Claus, he kept telling the nurses, was just behind him, wielding a baseball bat.

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
12:01 pm - DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF LADY JANE GREY


Known as the “nine-day queen”, Lady Jane Grey has become an iconic Tudor victim: virginal, sweet and beheaded at 16, largely because of the machinations of her evil mother. But is any of this true? Leanda de Lisle discovers otherwise ...

Lady Jane Grey is mythologised, even festishised, as an innocent girl sacrificed on the altar of her mother's ambition. But behind the popular biographies of the Tudor Queen lies a different story of misogyny and masochism. It seems the much-maligned mother is in fact the victim.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
3:03 am - From Twitter 02-02-2010

  • 15:43:48: Especially liked Adaman Islands and Papua.Memoir.'The Naked Tourist: In Search of Adventure and Beauty...' by L.Osborne http://bit.ly/bFndIL

Tweets copied by twittinesis.com

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
3:37 pm - THE NAKED TOURIST: IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE AND BEAUTY IN THE AGE OF THE AIRPORT MALL by L. Osborne

The Naked Tourist: In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

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Saturday, January 30th, 2010
11:08 am - Vintage Postcards
I have a whole bunch. If anyone wants to swap postcards with me, let me know! I joined http://www.postcrossing.com but I still have the postcard itch, heh.

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Friday, January 29th, 2010
3:52 pm - Louis Auchincloss, Chronicler of New York’s Upper Crust, Dies at 92
Louis Auchincloss, Chronicler of New York’s Upper Crust, Dies at 92

By HOLCOMB B. NOBLE and CHARLES McGRATH
Published: January 27, 2010

Louis Auchincloss, a Wall Street lawyer from a prominent old New York family who became a durable and prolific chronicler of Manhattan’s old-money elite, died on Tuesday night in Manhattan. He was 92.

His death, at Lenox Hill Hospital, was caused by complications of a stroke, his son Andrew said. Mr. Auchincloss lived on the Upper East Side.

Although he practiced law full time until 1987, Mr. Auchincloss published more than 60 books of fiction, biography and literary criticism in a writing career of more than a half-century. He was best known for his dozens and dozens of novels about what he called the “comfortable” world, which in the 1930s meant “an apartment or brownstone in town, a house in the country, having five or six maids, two or three cars, several clubs and one’s children in private schools.”

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010
3:03 am - From Twitter 01-27-2010

  • 10:47:23: I want to go to Andaman, Bangkok, Dubai, Papua, Calcutta... 'The Naked Tourist: In Search of Adventure and Beauty...' http://bit.ly/beOdIG

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Sunday, January 24th, 2010
9:33 pm - BANGKOK DAYS by Lawrence Osborne

Bangkok Days at Amazon

My Rating: 4, worth getting in paperback.


I'm going to start with my review, and then I will post what Amazon says.

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2:23 pm - X20: A NOVEL OF (NOT) SMOKING by Richard Beard


My Rating System:

5 - OMG NEED IT. Run to the bookstore! Hardcover!
4 - Worth buying new in paperback.
3 - Worth buying used or taking it out from the library.
2 - This book was a re-gift, wasn't it?
1 - You couldn't even donate it to the library.
0 - Kindling.

My Rating for this book: 3


Before I do my review, I'll post what it says on Amazon. Everything is behind the cut.

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010
4:14 pm - OLD FILTH by Jane Gardam
((I'm going to try to write about all of the books I read this year. Please excuse this review, it's my first one! If you're interested in looking at it, there's a link to the bottom. Yeah, I'm one of those evil Amazon Affiliate people. Don't hate me for it! I'm broke.))

*As advised, I'm going to start a rating system. Until I think of something original, I'm going to use the 5 stars method. 1 being you couldn't even donate it to the library, and 5 being OMG NEED IT.*



My Rating: 5 Stars (This is truely an amazing book)


OLD FILTH was my first book of the year. I hope the rest of my year goes so well. It is now honestly one of my favorite books of all time. I didn't want it to end.

To read the blurb from Amazon, and my opinions on it, click the link.

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