Gypsy Librarian's Alchemical Annex

A commonplace book on the web for me. Basically this is sort of annex for my commonplace blog Alchemical Thoughts
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We are now taking wagers for this baby race. #notreally

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Before The Hunger Games, we had…


No menu will ever be the same. In his new book The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky, a MacArthur fellow and professor of linguistics and computer science at Stanford, peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. 

The Atlantic just highlighted Jurafsky’s findings after analyzing 6,500 restaurant menus. After you discover the linguistic divide between Per Se and Pizza Hut, enter to win The Language of Food on Goodreads.

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I will admit that linguistics is not one of my major interests (even though I was an English major in a previous life, I saw taking linguistics more as a chore), but this book does sound intriguing.


Book Cover Spotlight — Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians

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Another one for the TBR.



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So many jokes here… . I guess after three hours, it’s lights out, huh?


Literally my math teacher abandoned today’s lesson because some kid brought his kitten to school i don’t even know

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And now, a kitty break. It’s amazing the power of a kitten to make everyone around them feel all warm and fuzzy.

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Book Cover Spotlight — Yes Ma’am: Erotic Stories of Male Submission

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I am adding this to my TBR list. I have always enjoyed books edited by Ms. Bussel, so I would expect this one to be good as well (even though, to be honest, I am more of a Dominant personality myself, but I can always appreciate good erotica now matter if it is top or bottom).

There are very, very few African-American astrophysics PhDs. That’s for a reason. I was doing something people of my skin color were not supposed to do.

I was stopped and questioned seven times by University police on my way into the physics building,” he explained. “Seven times. Zero times was I stopped going into the gym — and I went to the gym a lot. That says all you need to know about how welcome I felt at Texas.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an anomaly in American science

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It was Texas. Once I heard that, I knew it was just business as usual for the state.

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Happy Constitution Day! Learn more about the U.S. Constitution from the National Archives:


Happy 227th #ConstitutionDay!

September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Learn more about the U.S. Constitution through programs, and resources from the National Archives:

Have you ever been to the usnatarchives to see the Constitution in person?  

Bonus question - have you ever slept over in the same room as the Constitution?

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Today is Constitution Day. Click the links and learn more.


Soviet RoboCop Girl by AldgerRelpa

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Now this is an interesting idea. If someone made a comic out of this, I’d certainly read it.