Friday, June 6, 2008

Off the Map

To My Ever Loyal Subjects
From Your Humble Servant, Her Majesty of Maps

It is with a sad heart and a deep sense of sorrow that I regretfully inform you that after much thought and deliberation, back and forth, give and take, sturm und drang (yeah, I looked it up!), I have made the painful yet inevitable decision:


Ye royal boyfriend has made Her Majesty an offer which ye (or, she) could not refuse. And believe it or not, and believe me when I say I NEVER thought this would happen, I am moving to, of all places:


Seriously. Ohio.

So suddenly, I need to pack (boxes or garbage bags? boxes or garbage bags?), help ye royal bf get rid of all (!!!) the “stuff” I do not wish to surround myself with and which does not meet with my royal sensibilities, and prepare myself to live in… Ohio.


So much to do, so little time. As a result, I have had to make some sacrifices. And you, my loyal subjects, are my sacrifice. This blog has been a blast. I have loved pretending that the scores or hundreds of you (some days are better than others) who wander to this page every day have said to yourself “very, very cool!” when looking at some neat or weird map. But alas… Googling takes time, and I am just plum out of it.

Mucho gracias for your readership and your interest, for your comments and your ideas. I loved following your leads and your links.

And I wish you the best in all your future endeavors. Map well.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Arms Race

Not to pat myself on the back or anything… but Her Majesty, your royal servant of the map, is truly on the cutting edge. Remember my stalking obsession with mapping celebrities? And remember my posts about map tattoos? Well, I’ve found the jackpot!

Who knew… that one of Angelina Jolie’s tattoos is the map coordinates of the birthplaces of her children?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


So here’s a neat (and somewhat obvious, which makes it all the neater) idea – a map of bloggers who blog about maps and other things. Check it out for NYC:

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Please Don't Stop the Music

Help. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. Waaaaaaay too much time on my hands yesterday. I’m now listening to map music.

Love this!

Famous, I guess.

Fun! (And annoying)

Check out the first track – not my style and very short but I can only imagine what the rest of it is like.

(Gracias, StrangeMaps, for the image. “This is a pretty clever translation of the shape of the world’s continents into the dots, ties and bars of traditional musical notation, but ironically, its main claim to harmony is visual, not aural.”)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Been There Done That, Still in Awe

Some friends were in Baltimore for the Preakness festivities (not the actual race, mind you, just the drinking in the infield) so naturally, when they asked what there was to do in Baltimore, I whisked them away to the Walters Art Museum. (If I have to tell the truth… they asked to go.) Seriously… if you haven’t gone to see the exhibit Maps: Finding our Place in the World, then go. It’s only up for until June 8. My favorite map has changed – I’m now deciding if I like the map of Huron, IL made by Abe Lincoln (THE Abe Lincoln. How cool is that?) or the Rand McNally guide with directions (did I mention this once before?... the book which provides directions with a photo of every turn in a route)?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Inter-state – Inter-esting

Cool. A map of the US Interstate system. Who cares if it’s not actually correct.

Friday, May 16, 2008

One Park

I’m heading over to the Current Gallery this weekend to check out Welcome to One Park. Parks and People put together the exhibit about turning our local parks into one giant, connected park. Neat idea! And I’ve been promised there are lots of maps. So, in advance…very cool. See for yourself.