Monday, August 10, 2009

Fairy Doors!


I've been following Christopher Gorham on Twitter, and he's apparently in Ann Arbor at the time I write this. He keeps posting links to photos of Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you've been following me on Twitter, I've retweeted many of them.

Apparently, Ann Arbor is beginning to earn a reputation for being a place to find fairy doors, tiny doors that are located in random places in buildings in downtown Ann Arbor. They seem to appear in baseboards or other low spots in buildings, rather like traditional mouse holes. Only much more endearing and fun.

They seem to have started inside the Wright home, and have spread from there. That last link has a ton of information about them. Just keep clicking the links to other pages on the site. There's even a Tooth Fairy door at a dentist's office (see above)! You can wander around this site for quite a while without seeing it all, so check it out! If you keep going on the site, you will eventually find a way to get some fairy doors of your own!

And you can read about, and see photos of a fairy door hunt here. And don't forget to check out fairy doors on Etsy.

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Book review for a series better than Twilight!

I've just finished reading the whole Mediator series of books by Meg Cabot. The series is one of the best love stories I've ever read. I almost want to go back and read it all over again.

The heroine is wonderful, too. Susannah Simon is the kind of role model that's good for teenage girls, not like Bella, who can't seem to stay out of trouble or do anything to help herself once she's created it. Suze is the kind of young woman who is smart, funny, quick on her feet and with her fists, and an absolute joy to read about.

Suze is a mediator--someone who helps ghosts find their way to wherever they're going after death. She's also someone who isn't afraid of a little action, even if it means punching a ghost. She says, "After all, nasal cartilage is nasal cartilage."

The story starts after her mother marries a man who lives in on the other side of the US, and she and Suze move from New York to Northern California. She not only gains a step father, but three step brothers, which she proceeds to nickname Dopey, Sleepy, and Doc.

Once she arrives at her new home, she finds that she's not only gained a new step family, but also a ghost named Jesse, who is (unbenownst to her mother) her roommate!

If you liked Twilight, try this out, it's excellent.

The books in the series are:


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For any of you out there who are into helping animals in trouble, I have a friend who has opened his home to many rescued, otherwise unplaceable dogs and cats. He's currently in financial trouble, and in danger of losing his home. Losing his home would be a tragedy for him, but would mean a death sentence for the animals he's currently helping. If you feel you can help, here is the link with more information.

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We have another Warehouse 13 to look forward to this evening!

Have fun!

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Addition:

Don't forget to watch the meteor shower tonight!

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