Friday Review: Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar (Audio) Written and Narrated by Neil Gaiman

Rating: 5 stars I don't usually listen to audio books. I lose the concentration, and my mind starts to wander. I find I've missed minutes worth of the narrative, and have to backtrack. But I love Gaiman's work, and this was offered as a free download with a preview of his new novel,┬áThe Ocean at … Continue reading Friday Review: Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar (Audio) Written and Narrated by Neil Gaiman

Wednesday Wanderings: 80’s Tech Ads, Book Cakes, Abandoned Places, and Moving Statues

The first link today is to some rather amusing (in retrospect) tech advertisements from the 1980's. Some predicted the future well. Others are just- funny: http://on.mash.to/14iI9Vt Next up are pictures of some book inspired cakes. There is some really nice work here. Amazing what can be done with cake, fondant, and frosting: http://walyou.com/cakes-inspired-by-books/ And now, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 80’s Tech Ads, Book Cakes, Abandoned Places, and Moving Statues

Monday Musings: Traveling, Perks, and Chili Recipes

We were away again this weekend. Well, just Friday night. We were running the judging area at the ARF/DARE cook off in Woodbury, CT. It benefited the Animal Rescue Fund and the police department's DARE program. It's a new cook off, so it was listed as a District, but we got our 20 cooks, so … Continue reading Monday Musings: Traveling, Perks, and Chili Recipes

Friday Followup (It’s Wednesday!): with SciFi bars, Smart People Drink, and Japan’s Cat Island

I apologize for the lack of a Wednesday Wanderings post. We had no internet access for a couple days. A bit of a dust up, and it took far longer than it should have to get us back. So, here we are, a few days late but I'm posting this week's internet findings today. Some … Continue reading Friday Followup (It’s Wednesday!): with SciFi bars, Smart People Drink, and Japan’s Cat Island

Monday Musings: Father’s Day, New Homes, Maine, and the Great Outdoors

First, I hope every Dad out there had a really nice Father's Day, and got to spend it with family and loved ones. We had a good day here. I made breakfast for the BaldMan: homemade biscuits and sausage gravy (with homemade sausage) with fried eggs, and a Bloody Mary. I think I pretty much … Continue reading Monday Musings: Father’s Day, New Homes, Maine, and the Great Outdoors

Wednesday Wanderings: Creepy Wine Decanters, 5 Meals 1 Chicken, Eat More Pickles, RIP Iain Banks, 24 (expletive not deleted), and a Cute Kitten

Need a new wine decanter? These are really pricey, but kind of cool. And kind of creepy: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2013/06/11/art-drinking-check-out-these-creepy-cool-wine-deca Another from Food Republic, this time on how to get 5 meals out of one rotisserie chicken: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2013/06/11/5-costco-chicken-5-dinners-5-bucks-heres-how-do-it Do you take care of all the good bacteria in your system? Most people don't. This article says we … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Creepy Wine Decanters, 5 Meals 1 Chicken, Eat More Pickles, RIP Iain Banks, 24 (expletive not deleted), and a Cute Kitten

Monday Musings: Biking, Garden Pests, Pig Roast, and Yardwork

We bought TerraTrike recumbent tricycles last year. We rode pretty regularly, until the cold weather set in. With the BaldMan having his knee surgery in May, we haven't been out on them yet this year. But I really need to get some exercise again, so I decided to pull mine out and ride the neighborhood … Continue reading Monday Musings: Biking, Garden Pests, Pig Roast, and Yardwork

Friday Review: (Game) Hellfire for iPhone

Disclaimer: I am not a gamer. I have never played Dungeons and Dragons, I don't do role playing games, and I have only a really cursory knowledge of how these things work. Sure, I got hooked into the Angry Birds thing on my phone, and I have a whole bunch of puzzles, arcade, and other … Continue reading Friday Review: (Game) Hellfire for iPhone

Wednesday Wanderings: Practice Makes Perfect, Kindness by Roger Ebert, Finnish Babies Sleeping in Boxes, and Drowning Warnings

"Practice makes perfect!" We've all heard that, and maybe said it, too. Well, it seems that may actually be true: http://blog.bufferapp.com/why-practice-actually-makes-perfect-how-to-rewire-your-brain-for-better-performance A short bit on kindness, by Roger Ebert: http://zenpencils.com/comic/118-roger-ebert-on-kindness/ For many years, Finnish babies have slept in cardboard boxes. It's part of a health program that provides expectant mothers with essential supplies, including the … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Practice Makes Perfect, Kindness by Roger Ebert, Finnish Babies Sleeping in Boxes, and Drowning Warnings

Monday Musings: Chili Weekend, Victory, and Recovery

There was no review on Friday, partly because I haven't been reading a lot, and so haven't finished anything, and partly because I was busy prepping for our first cooking chili cook off of the summer. The week before a cook off is always busy, with far too much to do. But it got done, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Weekend, Victory, and Recovery