As many of you know, we had to euthanize our chocolate Lab at twelve years old recently. We knew we would get another dog fairly soon, but I intended to wait until after the holidays. Not that our holiday season is hectic, or includes a lot of travel, and such, but it is a busier … Continue reading Monday Musings: Puppy!
Just a quick post to say that the Friday Reviews will be on hiatus until after the holidays. With all the hustle and bustle (which seems to be even more hustling and bustling this year for some reason), I have not been reading as much, and so am falling behind. I am hoping to be … Continue reading Friday Review: On Hiatus
This story is a from a little while ago, but for those Dr. Who fans out there, and after the 50th Anninversary special, it does make you go: Hmmmmm: http://guardianlv.com/2013/12/planet-has-been-discovered-that-should-not-be-there/ This. This is just too freaking cool! A wizard's light up hoodie? Yes, please!: http://bit.ly/1bNw3W0 A few odd (and somewhat disturbing) facts about Santa Claus: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Planet That Shouldn’t Be There, Light Up Wizard Hoodie, and Weird Santa Facts
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan. ― Irving Townsend We lost … Continue reading Monday Musings: The Best Dog in the Whole Wide World
Here is some nutrition information that may change some of the way you think about certain foods: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-11-most-destructive-nutrition-lies-ever-told-2013-11 And a video of some fellows ridge hiking in Hawaii. I believe if I ever go there, I will pass on the certain death and just enjoy the pretty scenery: http://vitaminl.tv/video/1275 Having trouble figuring out what your … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Nutrition Lies, Ridge Hiking in HI, New England Phrases, and Christmas Lights
Last week, the TV presented us with a new performance of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical, The Sound Of Music, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria. Now, from the previews, I had no expectation that this was going to be any good, so we did not watch it when it aired. However, after reading some of … Continue reading Monday Musings: The Sound of- No, I Can’t Call It Music.
The Hammer by K.J. Parker My rating: 3 of 5 stars I'm not sure what is going on with all these depressing books I've been reading lately, but this one falls right in with the trend. Gignomai me'Oc is the youngest son of an aristocratic family exiled to a remote island for their part in … Continue reading Friday Review (On Saturday): The Hammer by K. J. Parker
For all you science-y types out there, and those who have always wondered what Sulley (of Monsters, Inc) looked like on the inside- well, here you go: http://io9.com/dissection-reveals-the-insides-of-sulley-from-monsters-1475194923 A rare weather event filled the Grand Canyon with fog recently. The pictures are incredible: http://io9.com/a-rare-event-turns-the-grand-canyon-into-cloud-city-1474846875 Just in case your usual reasons are starting to sound a … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Inside of Sulley, Fog Fill Grand Canyon, Reasons to Drink More Wine, and Lego Tree Ornaments
Thanksgiving. The holiday for, well, giving thanks. As usual, we spent it with family. This year was a bit different, however, since Krysta's mother-in-law is visiting from Brazil. She is quite allergic to cats, and so the only places that would be big enough to hold all of the people coming both have cats, we … Continue reading Monday Musings: Thanksgiving, Head Colds, and The End of November