But darling, I wish you well.


Jillian

collecting folklore. libraries & archives. americana. headless horsemen. delta blues. storytelling. roller skating. the arctic. victorians. mysteries.
blonde hair, black tights, boots, black coffee.
old soul.

this tumblr is mostly about watching too much tv.

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iguana bones: the afterlife isnt all its hyped up to be

livelymorgue:   

April 7, 1946: “Despite Cain’s stare, Queen Victoria hasn’t a hangover. The ‘icebag’ protects her elaborately carved crown,” The Times reported in the magazine. “Wonderful as are the works in the display galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art — one of the five or six great treasure houses of this world — a large part of the museum’s wonders is hidden from view in some forty storerooms, most of them underground,” wrote Charles Grutzner. Other pictures of some of the museum’s treasures sport innuendo-rife captions: “Bronze nudes and a marble Antigone share museum’s nether regions with a giant boar and undraped Venuses.”

Photo: The New York Times


Christoffel van Sichem II The Younger, Memento Mori (The Boy In The Skeleton), ca. 1650.

Christoffel van Sichem II The Younger, Memento Mori (The Boy In The Skeleton), ca. 1650.

holiday weekend plans

holiday weekend plans

offtherails:

I finally started watching series five and, well, it’s just not. And why is the first episode a crap remake of Mean Girls? And the Franky-with-a-gun-meets-a-mysterious-stranger scene? What the f was that? Also, those two grunge-punk-whatever boys, just no. Okay, done with the mini-rant. And with this series. 
(Seriously, all I want is a crazed drug dealer and/or maniac gangster to go after the main characters. Is that too much to ask for?) 

I wrote the little rant above about a year ago but I’m going to give season 5 another chance. Maybe I overreacted? Can it be that bad?  

offtherails:

I finally started watching series five and, well, it’s just not. And why is the first episode a crap remake of Mean Girls? And the Franky-with-a-gun-meets-a-mysterious-stranger scene? What the f was that? Also, those two grunge-punk-whatever boys, just no. Okay, done with the mini-rant. And with this series. 

(Seriously, all I want is a crazed drug dealer and/or maniac gangster to go after the main characters. Is that too much to ask for?) 

I wrote the little rant above about a year ago but I’m going to give season 5 another chance. Maybe I overreacted? Can it be that bad?  

Delaware’s Past in Postcards

udspeccoll:

University of Delaware’s students have moved in for the fall semester…some of them into the following residences.

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Warner Hall - ca. 1915

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Kent Hall - ca. 1927

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Brown Hall - ca. 1939-50

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Kappa Alpha Fraternity House - ca. 1901-07

MSS Delaware Postcard Collection: dennewawome011, dennewawome006, dennewauniv004, dennewauniv074. Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE.

Spent 20 minutes on tumblr and now all I want to do is watch Being Human. 

Spent 20 minutes on tumblr and now all I want to do is watch Being Human

I love this idea. 

I love this idea. 

John Mitchell, Being Human

"Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill."

— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles


devilduck: Before amusement parks in California, ostrich farms were all the rage. Proper ladies rode them sidesaddle, naturally.

devilduck: Before amusement parks in California, ostrich farms were all the rage. Proper ladies rode them sidesaddle, naturally.

britishdetectives: Words to live by: Don’t do anything daft.

"…and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, ‘That was fine’. And your life is a long line of fine."

— Gillian Flynn