Friday Links XI (Good Friday edition, with little or nothing to do with Holy Week)

“Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.”
~ Ogden Nash

Randomness today, pumpkins.  There is no theme or cohesion, don’t look for one, and for Odin’s sake don’t read too much into anything.  Just enjoy the links.

See? Random.

I love museums.  I LOVE museums.  The British Museum, the V&A, the Louvre, the Smithsonian, the MOMA…if I could spend every weekend burried in a museum I’d be a happy Small Dog.  Here are a few things I found in various museums this past week.  Votes for women!   The need of orthodontia!  J. will want to see this exhibition, I’m positive.

Babies in advertising in the days of yore.  Weird.

I’ve got a whole slew of weddings this summer (including one where I’m the best man!  I know, right?!) so here’s a glimpse into the Industrial Wedding Complex, the gown to be specific.

Nutmeg is probably my favorite spice.  I use it in my Mac n’ Cheese recipe, in soups, in cakes and cookies – I love it.  But I had no idea what the process was to get it from beginning to end, or that mace (the spice…not the thing you carry to deter attackers and those people who chase you with fliers demanding you come see their installation art exhibit) came from the same plant!

Not even celebrities look like their magazine covers.

It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year!  Let’s celebrate by looking at her hats!

Mum lived in Japan as a girl and it instilled in her a love of Asian antiques, our house is crammed with them.  She also collected some textiles that she uses to decorate, which is probably what led me to read this article on Kabuki theatre costumes.  I prefer the cabinets and tables myself (the siblings and I are going to have to arm wrestle one another for inheritance rights) but those kimono are pretty fabulous.

These sound delicious.  I’m thinking of getting Dad a few for Father’s Day.

Here, the cover picture should cure you of your recent love affair with sheep pictures (seriously, minions, did I miss a memo and are sheep a thing now?).  Mind you read the article in its entirety.

Here’s some Good Friday stuff after all.  I am a huge fan of eating the proper foods on corresponding holidays.  The food liturgical calendar in the Small Dog clan is strictly observed, and we’ve picked up tons of holidays – and their respective foods – we don’t even celebrate from all the places we’ve lived.  Try it sometime, it’s a blast!  Here’s a good place to start, good old English hot cross buns!

Finally, is this Friday dragging a bit too slowly for you?  Never fear, the internet is here to help!

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