Monday Musings: Back to the Grind, Upcoming Stuff, Dog Park Fun, Star Wars, and Audiobooks

And the holidays are officially over, I guess. Most people are back to work today. Most celebrations are over. We try to get back into the normal daily routine, after vacations and holiday travel. As much as the holidays are fun and festive and fantastic, there is a certain feeling of right about getting back … Continue reading Monday Musings: Back to the Grind, Upcoming Stuff, Dog Park Fun, Star Wars, and Audiobooks

Wednesday Wanderings: Kitty Music, Pagan Balsilica Opens to Public, Medieval Cover of Metallica, and Star Wars VII Trailer Supercut

Here's some music developed especially for cats. Apparently, some cats do react to it. Mine didn't seem to care.: Music for Cats This secret pagan basilica under the streets of Rome has recently been opened to visitors: Pagan Basilica Here's something I never would have imagined I'd be linking to. A medieval folk band covering … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Kitty Music, Pagan Balsilica Opens to Public, Medieval Cover of Metallica, and Star Wars VII Trailer Supercut

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

Wednesday Wanderings: Bubbles, Saturn’s Moon’s Ocean, More Star Wars VII Details, and the Wisdom of Yogi Berra

What this woman does with bubbles is amazing: Bubbles Using data from the Cassini mission, scientists have discovered a global ocean on one of Saturn's moons: Moon Ocean This is from a few months back, but it gives more hints and details about the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Star Wars VII Yogi Berra, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Bubbles, Saturn’s Moon’s Ocean, More Star Wars VII Details, and the Wisdom of Yogi Berra

Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Star Wars Merch, Movie Mash-up, Star Wars Ep. VII Comic Con Footage, and 15 Best Space Ships

We all know tie-in merchandise is a big money maker for many franchises. And no one does it better than Star Wars, as these decidedly weird tie-ins demonstrate (that 3PO tape dispenser is just- wrong): Weird Star Wars Merch This is one very well done mash-up video. It is practically flawless in the edits, and … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Star Wars Merch, Movie Mash-up, Star Wars Ep. VII Comic Con Footage, and 15 Best Space Ships

Wednesday Wanderings: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Responds to Racism Issues, Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced, Life Mysteries, and Container Gardens

Serious post first. This is Kareem Abdul-Jabar's response to the Donald Sterling brouhaha. I think he makes some excellent points that we should all think about: http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism/ On to the less heavy stuff. The cast for the Star Wars Episode VII movie has been announced: http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-7-cast-announced.html Some of these "life mysteries" have been around for … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Responds to Racism Issues, Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced, Life Mysteries, and Container Gardens