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.