fine art friday…

Richard E. Miller, Blank Mantilla 1910 … [Read more...]

Fillion Friday, Firefly Friday…

... Shiny! Could Netflix bring back Firefly? Discuss.Now, a picture of Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin. … [Read more...]

St. Lucy, a class project…

... I'm such a good mom. Or a very bad procrastinator.I was up till 2am this morning preparing today's project for my son's class. I hand drew and individually cut out 100 construction paper candles, 100 flames, 350 leaves in four different shades of green, and made 25 crowns to decorate.I printed out a color image of St. Lucy, from the link above, on high quality photo paper and put it in a plastic protective sleeve, typed out the craft instructions, and wrote a nice 600 word … [Read more...]

Dear President Obama…

Seen at Return To Rome.and this political cartoon... … [Read more...]

more genuine Christmas music…

... I say 'genuine' since not all music labeled Christmas Music and played this time of year has necessarily anything to do with Christmas. Interestingly too, most typical Christmas Music is played during the season of Advent and immediately stops the day after Christmas, when the rest of us are just beginning the Christmas season. So really it's more Winter Music about snow and presents and flying reindeer.Oh, I'm not one of those people; the anti-Santa crowd who demand everyone say … [Read more...]

¿Quieres un poco de arroz y leche a pasear al perro con el niño dormido? …

... It's becoming imperative that I hurry up and finish Disc 1 of Rosetta Stone so I can expand my vocabulary beyond rice and apples. Here is a snippet from a very real conversation I just had. Me: Blah blah for calling my blah blah company. How can I blah blah help you?Señorita: Bueno? You speak-a Spanish?Me: No. Well, si. Un poco.Señorita: Beuno! ¿Cuál es esta casa? Pasé por la casa y vi y es una hermosa casa. Yo me crié en una casa como ésta. Veo el jardín está cercado. Perfect … [Read more...]

fun stuff, gifts for the bibliophile…

... for your favorite bibliophile, artist Jane Mount sells original works of art titled "Ideal Bookshelf". You can commission a custom 8 x 8 print of your favorite titles at her etsy shop.I saw this article at Garden & Gun, which a subscription to would make an awesome present as well.Also, here is a video trailer for Lane Smith's It's A Book book.Yay for books. … [Read more...]

hump day humor…

... geekery edition.Nod to Sean McGaughey. … [Read more...]

I read the news today, oh boy…

... Don't you love how mainstream media exhibits the highest journalistic integrity and gets their facts straight, presenting all the pertinent information to the public?What wait?Interestingly, WaPo, BBC, and CNN all failed to mention one bit of crucial information, that Nordine Amrani is a Moroccan born Muslim. The only thing all the news sources seem to go through great pains to point out is that this was not a terrorist incident.Contrast this with the media coverage of the … [Read more...]