Guaranteed satisfaction

I’ve been a bit under the weather condition the last few days — fighting off a cold, nothing that Dayquil wasn’t specially engineered by NASA to handle (wait, am I believing of TANG? Oh, well, they’re both orange) — as well as have been casting about a bit to make sure that I satisfy or surpass my suggested everyday allowance of happiness. (Happiness is even more efficient than Dayquil in fighting chilly symptoms. have not yet done the head-to-head of happiness vs. TANG.)

Anyway, some things just WORK, happiness-wise. Like, David Tennant as Dr Who. Like, gratuitous, yet sensitive, utilize of the synthesizer. Like, imagining, even for ONE MINUTE, that at some point, your email inbox will be empty.

But, more than any type of of those things (although, depending upon the episode, David Tennant as Dr who is difficult to beat) happiness is browsing random keywords on Google book Search.

Look at this gem, discovered by looking for “famous” as well as “dresses”:

From 1873 to 1887, particularly in the last three years of that period, the adoption of European gown progressed quickly amongst the upper classes. It had been made compulsory for officials when on duty in 1873, as well as had steadily gained ground amongst students, bankers, merchants, as well as others coming, more or less directly, under foreign influence.The wave of German influence that swept over Japan from 1885 to 1887 brought the innovation to a still more dangerous point. The lovely costume of the women of Japan so absolutely ending up being to its uses that a person can barely envision them clad in any type of other way, was threatened, as well as unfortunate to relate, the women of the Court began to order gowns from—Paris? No—the pen almost refuses to chronicle the appalling fact—from Berlin! In the nick of time, the reaction against a Slavish imitation of Occidental customs unsuited to the country came to the rescue.

[from Japan as Seen as well as explained by famous Writers, by Esther Singleton (1904).]

Did you get that “Slavish” imitation bit? I desire my pen would almost decline to compose when I try to make poor puns like that.

Anyway, if you’re feeling a bit low, begin playing with Google book browse (for maximum enjoyment, I suggest limiting your browse to “full text” books only — under “Advanced Search”).

The photo here, by the way, comes from Fenwick’s Career. If it makes you want to checked out the rest of the book, click on the picture …

Oh, as well as a hearty gown a Day welcome to our newest advertiser, over there on the right: Michelle Lee’s Patterns from the Past! Go inspect out her site, if you will.

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