Anyway. Far away in the much warmer San Francisco Airport, an exhibit titled "Out of this World! The Twentieth-Century Space Invasion of American Pop Culture" is currently at Terminal 3. If you happen to be passing through, check it out.
Over the weekend, we got together with some fellow steampunk types and watched The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello. If you haven't seen it, you should, even if steampunk is not your thing -- it's a short, animated, Academy-award-nominated film with sci-fi and humor and romance. And it's pretty, too!
A word of caution to anyone experimenting with making steampunk jewelry and art: you may want to check for radium. Seriously. This is not one look we want to bring back.
There seems to be a growing emphasis on local over global lately, with the economy and all, and one odd result is the growth of local currencies. I saw this on WorldChangingand was startled to find that the featured currency is from the Berkshires, and I really should have known about this since I'm out there to see my family every so often. (The currency is pretty, too!)
The beginning of the year's always a good time to observe anniversaries, it seems. Big Ben turns 150 this year, and a website's been set up for the commemoration. (Incidentally, Big Ben was originally the name of the bell, not the clock tower. Now you know.)