Another week is in the books. Seems like they are speeding by now that we are approaching the last months of the year. The holidays are right around the corner. Thanksgiving is next week here in the US, and that is the official start to the Christmas season, although Christmas has been evident in stores … Continue reading This, That, and the Other Things
Well, we really didn't go anywhere, but my hiatus from the blog for Thanksgiving went on a bit longer than I originally planned, and turned into a mini-hiatus from most of the internet, as well. I was around, just not as much as I normally am. And, I see you all managed to survive just … Continue reading Monday Musings: And We’re Back!
Monday is Halloween, so for starters, here's a Wikipedia article on the holiday and its origins and customs: Halloween Want to know the most popular Halloween candy? Got you covered on that one: Halloween Candy Here's a different idea for decorating pumpkins that you can use not only for Halloween, but for Fall decorating, too: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween!
This is a great prank. This guy uses magnets and a thumbprint scanner to reproduce Mjollinor and confound a few would-be Thors: Thor's Hammer Astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope have found something very unusual orbiting this particular star: Unusual Mass Orbiting Star I suppose everyone has seen the new Star Wars 7 trailer by … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Thor’s Hammer Prank, What is Orbiting This Star?, Star Wars 7 Trailer, and DIY Halloween
We went out on Saturday and got our tree. We had an artificial one for years, but in all honesty, it wasn't all that much better than a real tree. I think the darned plastic thing shed more "needles" than any real tree we've had. And then, there is the annual Fight-To-Get-The-Thing-Out-Of-The-Attic fun. And the … Continue reading Monday Musings: O Chistmas Tree, Deck the Hall, and All That Seasonal Jazz
A pretty decent article on the origins and folklore behind Halloween: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/halloween.html Still need some ideas for carving that pumpkin? Here are some, many with free downloadable instructions: http://www.southernliving.com/food/holidays-occasions/halloween-pumpkins And here are some Halloween food and party ideas from Food Network (try to ignore the big picture of Sandra Lee in the middle): http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/packages/halloween.html Last, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween, of course.