* Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter — bluebird of bitterness

A little bibliophile humor today in honor of the birthday of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition.

via Happy [cheery, merry, joyful, jocular, gleeful] birthday, Peter — bluebird of bitterness

Bluebird, you had me at happy!  Let’s all celebrate (commemorate, observe, mark, keep, honor, remember, memorialize) the clever Roget and his thesaurus.

* Cats in literature

You must check out the Bluebird‘s post for the cleverest connections of cat photos to literature.  My faves are “Macbeth” and “Little Women.”  Teachers could use this idea to spark interest, compare-and-contrast, and book conversations!  The one below is “Bambi,” of course.

via Happy Caturday — literary edition — bluebird of bitterness

* Pinpricks of light amid the darkness

You gotta love this sweet kid who sews bears for sick kids.  Perhaps your child may be inspired, too!

Video post by @bitterbluebird.

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* One more profession rendered obsolete

This is hilarious!  I wonder how long it took them to perfect this?  Click and enjoy!

If your dream career is conducting a symphony orchestra, you might want to reconsider. Aleksey Igudesman, Sebastian Gürtler, and the Upper Austrian Youth Orchestra demonstrate:

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