One of the books that I am currently reading is Spook by Mary Roach.
From Amazon: " What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive."
As someone who has interest in the paranormal, ghosts, and the afterlife, this book is right up my alley. Roach goes back in time to investigate seances, death experiments, and more to figure out the whole afterlife deal. She has a sharp wit and humor in her writing, which leaves me not wanting to put this book down.
Boo and I went to a few garage sales on Sunday, and saw an awesome vintage typewriter table. The price was not right, and it made my wallet sob uncontrollably. So the next obvious step was to come home and look some up on craigslist. I've actually found some solid contenders. When I was in college, my roommates and I found a typewriter table of the same style, that we bought to make up for a lack of counter space in our kitchen. If I mean -when- I buy one of these bad boys, it will have a variety of uses in our home. I can use it for a sewing machine table, or as counter space, a laptop desk, a side table... the possibilities are really endless for this table! The leaves on each side can drop down when not in use, or for certain uses, saving space. I love these tables! What would you do with one of these tables?
Aaron Smith is one of my favorite artists right now. He has a ton of paintings of bearded and mustachioed men, which is obviously one of my favorite subjects. Below are two paintings from his Beards collection.
and two from his Historia collection.
for a look at more of his work, go to http://aaronsmithart.com/
Ever since I was younger, I have struggled with dandruff. It can be a pretty embarrassing problem, especially when your wardrobe consists of a lot of black (oh, high school years). Thankfully I have an easy, natural remedy! Here is what you need:
a lemon, fresh mint, apple cider vinegar, and a spray bottle.
Welcome to Art Supplies & Hibernate. This blog was started a long while ago, and was never made into anything exciting. This is my attempt to change that. While I get more into this wonder called blogging, I will be crafting, cooking, creating art, going to graduate school, getting dressed, and living my normal everyday life. Hopefully I will be able to get it all down.
The name of this blog was inspired by a band called the Matches.
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