Sorry about the lack of post yesterday. I am still trying to shake this cold/bronchitis thing and Sunday was not a good night. I came down yesterday morning, got a cup of coffee, and fell back to sleep on the sofa. Woke up to cold coffee and a late morning hour. So, I spent most … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: A Day Late
As usual with the new Fall TV season, we added some of the new shows to our "try it and see" list. They were picked mainly by the previews that were shown leading up to the premieres, and by online chatter. Also as usual, some have been hits and some have been misses. Others are … Continue reading Friday Review: (TV) New Fall Shows We’ve Watched
Sorry this is posting so late. I am off by a day this week, probably since I took that sick day on Monday, and I was thinking today was Tuesday. But, better late than never, right? So, let's wander around the interwebz for a bit, shall we? It seems the sci-fi trope that we are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: We Are Not a Simulation, The Last Jedi Hints, and Nat Geo Photos of the Day
I am taking a sick day. I don't often do that, but this cold/bronchitis/whatever thing seems to have taken up permanent residence, and I am doing my dead-level best to evict it. So, no profound (or not-profound) thoughts today. But here, have a picture I took the other day from our deck. The leaves are, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Out, Damned Sickness, Out!
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Locke Lamora is a thief. He has always been a thief, but while his skills are many, he lacked direction. Until he was sold to Father Chains, the con-man priest who headed the Gentlemen Bastards. Under Chains direction, Locke's skills as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The United Arab Emirate is building an entire simulated city to begin researching how humans could live on Mars: Mars City Launched in 1997, the Cassini spacecraft took its final images of Saturn and its moons before crashing into the giant planet last month: Cassini And here are 10 things we learned about Saturn during … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: A Simulated Mars City in the UAE, Cassini’s Final Images and 10 Things We Learned about Saturn
The BaldMan spent a good portion of Sunday installing the Sonos Connect and hooking up the Advent speakers in my office. Now I can listen to music (or whatever) without the constant hisssssss hisssss from the stupid speakers I had hooked up to the computer. Iz nice! It's October already? Geez, where did September go? … Continue reading Monday Musings: I Can Haz Good Sound!
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton My rating: 3 of 5 stars (Audiobook) In Giving, Bill Clinton gives us a broad overview of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profit groups that are organized around a specific common interest. The book covers NGOs at every level: large international groups, national groups, and … Continue reading Friday Review: (Audiobook) Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton
For the book lovers out there, here are 15 lovely comics about the joys of books: Book Comics In case you are confused about what modern country music is and all the meaning behind it, this here fella can tell ya all about it. (Warning for language and sexual references): Country Music Explained Here's an … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings:
Saturday was the 25th annual Connecticut State Chili Cook Off. As has been the case in the past few years, the BaldMan and I were Chief Judge and Scorekeeper. This is always a good time and this year was even more so, since two long time cooks, past Chief Judge and Scorekeeper, former NY state … Continue reading Monday Musings: Away, and Home Again