The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.
i really like looking at google image searches for “firemen rescuing cats” or something because you get super cute pictures like
AND THEN THERE’S THIS ONE
"THAT’S RIGHT TWAS I that set the house ablaze!!!”
"I was very aggrevated [sic] at buying a subway sandwich and going back to my desk to eat to find the bread sale [sic] and ‘crunchy hard’…I had to eat the inside…"
Death in the Afternoon
I love antique and vintage books. I think that old books have a story to tell and it’s not just from the content; I love seeing dog-eared creases in the corners, the tiny notes on the margins, and the underlined passages in a copy of a Betsy-Tacy book or The Republic. I think that’s why I love blogs like Forgotten Bookmarks.
When I was introduced to Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks a few years ago, my [food] life pretty much changed forever and I feel in love with old cookbooks/food books. I wanted to start collecting. I loved seeing the differences between the different editions of the Betty Crocker Cookbook to the downright ridiculousness of Microwave for One (just to name a few). One particular book I’ve been trying to get my hands on, So Red The Nose, Or, Breath in the Afternoon, is a collection of cocktail recipes from thirty writers. I want to try all of them just to see what was en vogue back in the 30’s. When I was trying to find the book online, the price for it was ranging between $100 to $1,400.
One of the cocktail recipes in the book happens to be written by Ernest Hemingway. His cocktail recipe is called “Death in the Afternoon” and it contains absinthe and champagne. It’s interesting because Hemingway is usually associated with martinis, mojitos, daquiris, and [the untrue story about how he invented] the Bloody Mary. Thanks to the internet, I found a copy of the cocktail recipe.