DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rosetta Stone

I've been absolutely fascinated by Egyptology since I was a child. I would hang out for hours in the Egyptian exhibit at my local museum, looking at the heiroglyphics, the stone pots for internal organs, the jewelry, and the art.

I've also always been fascinated with linguistics. When I was a child, I would look up words in language dictionaries (Encylopedia Britannica had a multi-language one in my family's set) and attempt to put together (ungrammatical) sentences. I studied Spanish in high school and university, and Russian in university. My skills have fallen away due to lack of use, so don't ask....

The Rosetta Stone was what enabled Egyptologists to decipher heiroglyphs. I even wrote a paper about it at university. So when I found myself knocking around London for a couple days, I made a beeline to the British Museum to visit my near-holy relic.

And I bought a scarf. Because I'm a wannabe linguistics nerd.



And I paired it with my checked jacket, because I felt adventurous. But I've learned from history, and did NOT repeat the weird gray "tweed" pants!



Now if only someone could decipher what protocol created the mangled mess at my neck today? At least it looked good with the jacket on....



I have got to break down and watch Une Femme's scarf-tying tutorial video.

Top: Pip's in Corning, NY. I cut out the label because it scratched me. Meanie label!
Jacket: Talbot's (heavily altered)
Pants: Lane Bryant
Earrings: Gold Mine, Bath, NY
Scarf: The British Museum

4 comments:

  1. Cool scarf! I admire your interest in ancient culture.

    And I need to watch that tutorial, too. I have no idea what to do with scarves.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think your scarf looks great! Audi at http://geekthreads.blogspot.com/ has also done an excellent scarf-typing tutorial.

    I have a degree in Linguistics - it is a fascinating field. And did you know...? I saw the real Rosetta Stone this past May at the British Museum in London! It was...incredible. I nearly cried.

    ReplyDelete
  3. wearable egyptology-- a geek's dream come true. i love egyptology too, although any remote study on it has been purely personal. . seems like i should get down to the british museum to get a scarf like that too. .i love the whole concept!

    ReplyDelete