Ben Crystal reading Sonnet 29 (in Original Pronunciation) at the Shakespeare Birthday Sonnet Slam in Central Park last week. How fortunate I was to be there!
America’s First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats
Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.
The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.
Via My Modern Met
Oh hey I totally walked by this cat cafe and peeked in the window and contemplated the (multiple block long) line to get in and was like, nope, going back to the apartment to snuggle with my friend’s cats instead.
AoJE ep 87: SPOILERS
Warning, here be spoilers.
Q:somebody might have sent this along to you by now, but bernie's posted stuff about caroline. pemberleydigital*com/emma-approved-bts-caroline-lee-and-her-happy-ending/ figured you'd want to know and maybe comment on it? if you wanted to.
From Damsel in This Dress~
Damsel in This Dress is a super cool rengarb shop that comes to at at least one of the renfaires I frequent. And yes, their stuff is really just this gorgeous. And yes, their name is really just that awesome of a pun.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.
Much thanks to Marie Reist, librarian at a public library in Oklahoma, for taking these pictures of attendees! She tumbls at http://thismostamazingday.tumblr.com/ and can be found on twitter
First row: JoAnn Conlon, Director of Innovative Media Resource Systems at Spring Branch ISD, Houston, TX
Second row: Robert Young, Public Services Librarian, public library, Texas;
Debora, Librarian, public library, Texas.
Third row: Lynn Head, Librarian, middle school library, Texas;
(left to right) Karen, assistant to library director, public
library, Texas. Christina, Youth Services Librarian, public library,
4th row (left to right): Holly, MLIS student and graduate assistant,
Texas. Nora Ohnishi, MLIS student, Texas. Sarah, MLIS student, Texas.
5th row: Cody, Dean of Library Services, academic library, Texas;
(left to right): Rosie, high school Librarian, school library, Texas. Tanya, library assistant, high school library, Texas.
6th row: Karen Yarbrough, job seeking Librarian, Texas.
I had SO much fun doing this! Thank you to everyone who graciously agreed to pose - I only wish I’d have had time for more.
Life tip: bring a book with you everywhere you go
Life pro tip: bring two, in case you finish the first one.
Bigger life pro tip: Bring a kobo/kindle with you everywhere so you have an entire library with you at all times.
Ultimate life pro tip: live in a library and never ever leave.
Supreme life tip: Become a library
Long live the new flesh.
Count the shadows.