Addendum: Lists

headmq20.jpgI love lists. This whole blog is more or less dedicated to them and my goal of completing them to various degrees. My problem is limiting how many I try to do and how to best focus on just a few. Of course you know about the museum list and the Connecticut 400(825) Club trail list and the 50 state highpoints list and the Modern Library Top 100 Books of the 20th century list, The Roadfood things to eat before it’s too late list, etc.

Beyond that, I’ve developed some of my own CTMQ-specific lists that I find interesting – and that don’t really fit in anywhere else on the site.

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CTMQ Required Reading List: There are some books that will complement your CTMQ experience nicely. And here they are.

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CTMQ Frustrations List: Around the state there exists several museums and museum-like things that I’ve never been able to properly document for different reasons. If you can help me out with any of these, I’ll buy you lunch. Here’s the list.

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The Connecticut Only “1000 Places To See Before You Die” list: This book is one author’s treatise on exactly what the title says. She contains 4 places from humble little Connecticut – right up there with Machu Picchu, The Great Wall of China, and Mount Fuji. They are (with my visit dates with links):

1. The town of Essex10/20/06 & 12/10/06 and 6/2/07 and 5/18/2011
2. The Mark Twain House, Hartford
3. Mystic Seaport, Mystic8/11/07
4. Litchfield Hills and the Mayflower Inn

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Racist Mammy Dolls: I don’t know why, but I find it interesting that about several of Connecticut’s museums have Mammy dolls. What’s a mammy doll? Now you know.

And you can go here to see them.

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Heads: Long story short; My grandparents collected Royal Dalton mugs which carried over to my dad. Growing up, we had a whole bookcase full of the things. They caused nightmares when I was very young, and struck fear into us because we were told not to touch them since birth. My siblings and I never liked them and our friends would often question why in the world my house had them. Later, my brother’s friend ob deemed them, “The Heads” and to this day they remain a running joke on my family in various ‘zines and blogs. And so, I continue the family tradition in a slightly different way – The CTMQ Head Collection.

Check out the Heads!

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CarCasses: People like to drive their cars to impossible spots in the woods and abandon them. I like to take their pictures.

See the CARcasses here

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Giant Goofy Things: CT isn’t known for such junk, but we have a few giant chairs and such. Check it out.

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Connecticut Wine Trail Glasses in my Backyard: The Connecticut Wine Tour Complimentary Glasses in Various Parts of My Yard Photo-List. You might want to grab a glass of wine for this nonsense.

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Stupid Signs, Vanity Plates and Stuff: I believe this is self explanatory. If not, then you won’t understand why the signs are stupid in the first place.

Check out the fun

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Progressive ET Signs Around the State: This is one of those things that I thought only I found interesting. But over the years, my ET signs pages has proven to be pretty popular. I guess because it’s just so… so weird.

See for yourself.

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Satan is Everywhere: Satan has a huge presence in Connecticut. I must seek him out wherever he lives.

Check out my hunt for evil – Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate!

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3 responses to “Addendum: Lists”

  1. Rob says:

    The CBS Morning Show on Sunday, they have a thing about suns (watch it and you will understand), had a story about the popularity of lists. It was interesting, they interviewed the editor of Men’s Health, those guys really love lists

  2. Rob-Y says:

    If you guys get a sitter and want to have a schmancy night out give us a ring and we can show you some great eateries in the Litchfield Hills, including the Mayflower Inn!!!

  3. Ann K. Harper says:

    http://www.hartford.com/the-hooker-day-parade/. This may belong in here someplace. The parade was just yesterday but it is every year for the past several.

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