Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween!

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!

Wednesday Wanderings: Thor’s Hammer Prank, What is Orbiting This Star?, Star Wars 7 Trailer, and DIY 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

Monday Musings: O Chistmas Tree, Deck the Hall, and All That Seasonal Jazz

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

Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween, of course.

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.