This and That Thursday is a (somewhat weekly) roundup of interesting personal tidbits and items that I find around the Web (mostly bookish). Hopefully, you'll find something of interest in the following items!
This is a very abbreviated This and That, but I wanted to put up a couple of items.
Found at Chronicle of a Reticent Clack (click pic to open larger in a new window):
I am one of those who HATES it when people crack my books' spines, so this one has a special place in my heart.
Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn is teaching in China this summer! (that's her at the bottom right with her "geek glasses" on). Am I the only one who finds it strange that they're in CHINA, but taking a pic in front of a Japanese restaurant?
Anyway, a recent post of hers explores those "Author Unknown" quotations we always read, but then she ADDS to them. Here's an example (or two, because they just make me laugh [the asterisks are for the benefit of my more sensitive readers]):
“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” Or maybe they only get one soap opera. Stop being so literal, a**hole.
“It’s always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ” So if you have a choice in your college, major in being a horse.
UPDATED: Holy sh*t, you people are brilliant and I’ve been giggling uncontrollably at your comments. Also, lots of you have pointed out (quite astutely) that regarding the horse quote I should have said that you should major in being a coachman since he’s the one who gets the tips but I ask you, what would a horse do with a tip? A horse is happy just being a horse and he’s always employed. Except when he isn’t, in which case he’s just on a paid vacation. Horses almost never care about tips. That’s how you know you’ve made it. When you don’t care about getting tips anymore. Or when you’re a horse. Honestly, people. You’ve gotta think this sh*t through.
That's all for this week's abbreviated edition!