Wednesday Wanderings: Cute Cheese Ad, Neil Gaiman on Reading, Thunderstorms, and Mars Rover Pictures

This is one of the best commercials ever:

Mouse Trap

I guess it is no big surprise that I am a great admirer of Neil Gaiman. Not only is he a most imaginative writer, but he also has wise words to say on many things. Here are some of his thoughts on reading and why it is important:

Neil Gaiman on Reading

Since today is a rainy day here in MA, I thought it would be appropriate to include a slide show of thunderstorm pictures:


And here are some pictures from the Mars Rover Opportunity:

Mars Pictures

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