Wednesday Wanderings: English Language Oddities, Organic Food, Coffee is Good, Yoga is Good, and Scary Tower Climbing

I just saw a conversation on Facebook about this very thing. I'm guilty of it with a few. Others make me cringe when I hear them. Here are 25 phrases that many people get wrong: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/25-common-phrases-that-youre-saying-wrong.html In food related "things people get wrong," here are five myths about organic food: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/5-myths-about-organics?sf14914084=1 This one is about … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: English Language Oddities, Organic Food, Coffee is Good, Yoga is Good, and Scary Tower Climbing

Monday Musings: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I have noticed a kind of trend lately with a lot of people I follow, particularly on Facebook. And it is not a good one. It seems there has been a lot- and I mean a whole lot- of negativity lately. No matter what happens, no matter who is involved, where, or why, there seems … Continue reading Monday Musings: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Friday Review: TV Re-watch: Babylon 5

My rating 5 of 5 stars Now that the re-watch of 24 is done, we have started on Babylon 5. It seems appropriate, since the pilot movie first aired in 1993, making this the twentieth anniversary year. As a fan of sci-fi, I watched the show from the beginning and I still enjoy watching it now. It was intelligent, well-written, … Continue reading Friday Review: TV Re-watch: Babylon 5

Wednesday Wanderings: 200 Calories, Crying Babies, Sleep Longer, Neptune’s New Moon, Long Running- and Dripping Experiment, and Wolverine: The Musical (Puppet)!

I firmly believe that it is not what you eat, but how you eat that really matters. Moderation is the key, not denying yourself favorite foods for "health" reasons. Still, this is an interesting series of photos showing what 200 calories worth of some different foods looks like: http://www.artfido.com/blog/photographic-series-showing-what-200-calories- looks-like-in-different-foods/ Interesting article on babies, crying, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 200 Calories, Crying Babies, Sleep Longer, Neptune’s New Moon, Long Running- and Dripping Experiment, and Wolverine: The Musical (Puppet)!

Monday Musings: Weather, Garden, Foster Cats, and the OldDog

The weather has been pretty darned unbearable lately. I really don't like the humidity mixed with high heat. It is just so oppressive when you step out the door. Just standing makes you soggy. But I have to say that I agree with our daughter who posted on Facebook that she is tired of people … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weather, Garden, Foster Cats, and the OldDog

Friday Review: The Goblin Market (Into the Green #1) by Jennifer Hudock

My rating: 3 of 5 stars A retelling of the Goblin King story, with a few interesting twists, The Goblin Market was not a terrible book. A princess is sent from the Underground to the human world above to escape marriage to the Goblin King. She is born into a human family, with no memory … Continue reading Friday Review: The Goblin Market (Into the Green #1) by Jennifer Hudock

Monday Musings: Going VB6, Sort Of

I have been intrigued by Mark Bittman's idea of Vegan Before 6, his dietary regimen of trying to eat (mostly) vegan before 6 PM. He talks about it here in this excerpt from his book: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/06/05/an-excerpt-from-mark-bittmans-vb6/ And in this interview: http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2013/05/14/mark-bittman-says-you-can-part-time-vegan/gDhhRV48x3ikLlnTQonKWJ/story.html The idea intrigues me for several reasons. First, you are allowed to cheat. To tailor your changes … Continue reading Monday Musings: Going VB6, Sort Of

Friday Review: A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett

My rating: 4 stars I've been a fan of Buffett's music for a long time. Some of it is just pure fun, and others cut a bit closer to Life. I have tried to make Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes an anthem for myself, and Trying to Reason With Huurricane Season is another I find inspiring. … Continue reading Friday Review: A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett

Wednesday Wanderings: Legos, Geek Books, Predicting Aging, and Dr. Who Companion Poll

I am constantly amazed by the things people build with Legos, probably because I can barely make a simple tower. Here's a set of pictures of some cool stuff people have built with Lego blocks: http://www.topdesignmag.com/20-really-awesome-lego-sculptures/ A list of 25 geek books you must read (according to Gear Fuse, anyway). How many have you read? … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Legos, Geek Books, Predicting Aging, and Dr. Who Companion Poll

Wednesday Wanderings: Churches renovated to secular spaces, and some lists of 10

What happens to abandoned churches? For these, they were renovated to become homes or businesses. And all kept the beauty of the original church: http://io9.com/beautiful-churches-that-have-been-converted-into-secula-583156045 And now a few lists of 10: Ten Words that Need to Die Now (I agree with most of these): http://bit.ly/12GAGwH Ten Words that People Get Wrong: http://bit.ly/12lHUar And, finally, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Churches renovated to secular spaces, and some lists of 10