Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday Reads & Pins

A roundup of nifty things I found online recently...

Offbeat Home & Life has a great column about how do you mix tattoos and careers. Lots of useful advice in the comments.

Being a word nerd, I loved Fresh Air's piece on the origins of the phrase "the whole nine yards."

Juliet's Lace is taking a three-month shopping ban with specific guidelines. I've done this kind of thing before, & it can be a great way to refocus your priorities (and, of course, save a little money). Have you tried it?

Here's a photo of a 5 megabyte hard drive from 1956 -- considering my iPhone has 32 gigabytes, well, we've come a long way!

A favorite pin from my Pinterest boards -- a silver watch with a skull-shaped case from 1660. Click thru to the British Museum website for larger pix.


  1. That hard drive - too funny! And the watch case ... wow. I'd like to be able to afford a collection of those! :o)

  2. Thank for pinning ;) the ban is driving me crazy already, fingers crossed I make it xo