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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Five random things

Because we haven't done this in awhile and it seems like a good idea.

1. Because I want this picture on my blog for all eternity.

Britain's Prince Charles, wearing traditional Saudi attire, attends the traditional Saudi dance, known as Arda, during Tuesday's Janadriya culture festival in Riyadh. Because, swords. Read why.
2. My second favorite map (next to the Marauder's Map):
A street map made up from the titles of over 600 books from the history of English Literature (and a few favourites from further afield). The Map includes classics such as Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Bleak House, Vanity Fair and Wuthering Heights as well as 20th and 21st Century works such as The Waste Land, To the Lighthouse, Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse 5, The Catcher in the Rye, The Wasp Factory, Norwegian Wood and The Road. You can order one!
3. We saw The Monuments Men last weekend. You know it's based on a true story:

The Monuments Men is based on the true story of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) program (whose men and women were known as "Monuments Men") established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 to help rescue art and cultural property from obliteration during World War II. The Monuments Men included servicemembers and art historians who aided in tracking down, identifying, and returning priceless works of art stolen by Hitler's forces.

4. Pitchers and catchers, Fort Wayne style:

Carroll sophomore Julian getting in some throws at The Diamond.

5. Schools are having to make up snow days. I'm jealous. And cold.



And this cheers me up.

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